Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween 2012

Thanks to Xavi, we have gotten into the Halloween thing a little bit more this year. But as you can see he isn't that into it, he doesn't like scary scenes and we did not go trick or treating. But we did go to the kiddie's Halloween party & parade at Bleecker St playground on Sunday and then the Halloween party today in our building. He did look cute in his Robin outfit, which we borrowed off a neighbor.
Because of Sandy, the annual NYC Halloween parade in Greenwich Village tonight is canceled (still blacked out and underwater) but you could do worse than stay home and watch TCM. This is what the TV program says about their line up. Incredible! 8 P.M. (TCM) CLASSIC HORROR An all-day fright fest wraps up with an assortment of timeless thrillers, starting with “Frankenstein” (1931), James Whale’s adaptation of the Mary Shelley novel about a scientist (Colin Clive) who constructs a monster (Boris Karloff) out of body parts, not realizing that he has given it the brain of a madman. The lineup continues with “Son of Frankenstein” (1939), at 9:30, in which Baron Wolf von Frankenstein (Basil Rathbone) tries to prove that his father’s experiments were meant to aid and not injure humanity by bringing that monster (Karloff) back to life with the help of his father’s demented assistant, Ygor (Bela Lugosi); “The Wolf Man” (1941), at 11:15, in which a British nobleman (Lon Chaney) undergoes a startling transformation after being bitten by a werewolf (Lugosi); “The Mummy” (1932), at 12:30 a.m., with Karloff as an Egyptian mummy that returns to life to stalk the reincarnation of his lost love (Zita Johann); “The Mummy’s Hand” (1940), at 2, in which archaeologists are tormented by a resurrected mummy (Tom Tyler) during a dig in Egypt; “Island of Lost Souls” (1932), at 3:15, with Charles Laughton (above right, with Kathleen Burke) as Dr. Moreau, who transforms wild animals into human beasts; and “The Invisible Man” (1933), at 4:30, with Claude Rains as a scientist whose experiments with invisibility send him on a murderous rampage.

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