Saturday, 18 November 2017

Foggy woods walk

Friday, 17 November 2017

Bat Skirt?!

What!? A local place that sells Sourpuss?! Skulls, bats, witches, and pumpkins abound! Oh, will wonders never cease!! Located in the newly expanded and wondrous Posie Row space! Up the stairs, past all the pressed tin, to the very tippy top! Bat skirt (blurry due to my excitement) was hard to resist at Dead Issue.

Visit Dead Issue

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Lost in a lodge...

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Best of 2017

Not sure you're familiar with Rue Morgue, but according to Burning Witches Records they are currently doing a horror survey. You can vote for you favourite tv show, music, poster art, movie, etc.

Click here for survey

Friday, 10 November 2017

Gotta light?

Spoilers ahead....

Twin Peaks - The Return is not something I feel equipped to talk fully about yet. But I do agree with much of what this article in Rolling Stone says. Except for the part about it being ground breaking tv. I think the ground's been Lynch himself back in 1990. This feels more like a return to the very familiar, albeit mostly cinematic, world of Lynch. Echoes of Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart and, of course, Fire Walk With Me...they are all there.

And so too is a certain despair. Sure we're all getting older and a little world weary but there's not much to counter balance the feelings of "oh, what's the use we're all going to die anyway." It's true a number of original cast members are no longer with us (watch the dedications after each episode) and several of The Return's cast members were ill and died during shooting or soon thereafter...which has gotta have an effect. Oh yeah, then there's the actual world we live in full of 'fake' news, sexual predation, climate change, corporate cannibalism, and Trump. And while the final conversation between the log lady (actress Catherine E. Coulson was dying of cancer during shooting) and Deputy Hawk was touching her words to Hawk, “You know about death, Hawk, that it’s just a change, not an end" ring hollow.

Where's the hope?

During much of the first 10 incredibly slow paced and dialogue deficient episodes I found myself feeling distinctly disappointed, uncomfortable and maybe even a touch annoyed. Things do pick up in the final 8 episodes in terms of the action, and no one does crazy coincidences like Lynch, but I felt like I was racing to the end (yes, I binge watched) so I could just get it over with.

For me The Return was not an escape into the spooky, occasionally tragic, but ultimately charming world of Twin Peaks. This is a place of failed good intentions, violence, and...evil. The upside down.

Lots of good music tho. Here too.

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Currently watching...

Black is a Korean supernatural drama that features a young woman who sees 'shadows.' These ghoulish shadows foretell a person's imminent demise.

It's available on Netflix and if you don't mind reading subtitles, is well worth a look.


Sunday, 5 November 2017

Bonfire Night

Went to the one in Portugal Cove / St. Philips. Volunteer firefighters built the fire while local school kids had a bake sale. And there was plenty of warming hot chocolate! Very crisp but spectacular night :)