Friday, October 31, 2008

The Fall of the House of Usher

Today is Halloween, and what could be a better post than that of Vincent Price's movies? And as the title implies I will be talking about this fantastically-low budget 1960 film:


This is a just alright movie. But what really caught my attention was Roderick Usher's paintings. They are creepy and insane in the best possible way, with bold slashes of oil paint. Here is a Flicker with some on it: Usher Gallery
I particularly like the first and second ones. They seem like depictions of Madeline, the first being before she was entombed, and the second being her vengeful rage.

Also I dare anyone to not love this: Vincent Price's Halloween Special

Sunday, October 26, 2008

I'm Not Dead Yet

To make up for the lack of Halloween posts, I bring you this sensitive, young man:




Oh Tim Burton, my love for you can not be described.

Did anyone watch Saturday Night Live last night and see "Vincent Price's Halloween Special" ? That was great fun. "When I say I'm a pirate, that means I'm a pirate. Rrrrrr!" And Jon Hamm's impression of James Mason was uncanny.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Snaggy

I smell a project coming on.











I love how the collection was inspired by Japanese horror films.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Bad Things

Did anyone see the first episode of True Blood? I thought it was okay, I'd have to see another episode to get a real feel for it. But one thing is for sure, I really liked the opening credits.



On a slightly different note, Pottery Barn has really amazing Halloween stuff this year. Which was pleasantly surprising. I might use these for inspiration for my own Halloween party.






Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Amabo?



I'm a sucker for a "The Shining" reference.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Napoleon Complex


The art of Lisa Falzon is breathtaking. The colors, the imagery, everything. Though I love almost everything of hers, my favorite is the image of Jos├ęphine de Beauharnais and a tiny Napoleon Bonaparte wrapped around her finger.



Lisa Falzon's Micro-Fiction Blog