Sunday, October 21, 2012

Giant Horror Glasses

As you will no doubt be thrilled to hear, our annual Halloween Film Festival has continued with THE CABIN IN THE WOODS (a hint of Lovecraft there) and the awesome FROM BEYOND (a whole lot of Lovecraft). The leading lady of FROM BEYOND sports the enormous eyeglasses you may recall from 2009's Halloween film festival feature SWAMP THING. I have a vague recollection of renting FROM BEYOND many years ago at the Phar-Mor drugstore in Mobile, Alabama, with the amazing VHS selection. As I watched it tonight I suddenly had an epiphany about the connection between H.P. Lovecraft and Shirley Jackson. It's really obvious but I'm saving it for scary story class tomorrow.