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Will There Be Monsters?

As I continue to trudge and stumble through my four day week (YES, I am grateful it is a four day week! I can’t help it if I trudge and stumble; I am tired and clumsy! Sheesh!) (And at least I continue to move in what I hope is a forward direction) (But I digress)…

Where was I? Ah yes, Mid-Week Monsters. Or should this be Way-Back Wednesday? In either case I intend to share a few pictures, type in a little nonsense, hit Publish, and hope for the best. It has worked before, I think it will work again. Here goes.

Scary!

I quite frankly do not remember adding this picture to my Media Library, although I obviously did. I also do not remember the movie, yet the title is familiar. I must look through my DVD collections of cheesy movies. There are so many.

Not so scary!

Here is a Way-back Monster photo, although not really so far back. It is my front porch in Halloween of, I think, 2019. I went to the photos on my Tablet, since I am having such trouble with my Media Library these days. They are not dated, and I did not scroll slowly enough to keep track.

Scary again!

Here is an authentic Way-back Monster: Nosferatu from 1922. It is one of the few movies I can reliably remember the year of, because 22 is my favorite number and Nosferatu is my favorite monster.

I think that is a pretty good note to end on. Here’s hoping for a non-monstrous rest of the week!

Once Again, Monsters to the Rescue!

I want to make a blog post. However, I do not want to make yet another post about how I just can’t seem to make a post. I also do not want to spend any time whining about my personal problems. I know! Mid-week Monsters! That will solve everything!

It’s easy to lose your head over these things.

Here are a couple of creepy guys from Pumpkin Junction in Sauquoit, NY. How many months till they open back up?

“May I have this dance?”

I’m not sure where I got this photo, but it appears to be a video case of one of our favorite movies, House on Haunted Hill. Old movie, old medium, I believe I am veering into Way-back Wednesday territory. Who says I can’t multi-task? Oh yeah, I usually say it.

Isn’t he cute?

Now I veer into cuteness, with this adorable little vampire. What a sweet smile! The awesome pot was sent to me by my friend, Marsha. She knows I love all things Halloween. The orange cloth is an old t-shirt which has a logo on it for a business I no longer care to promote.

Ooh, I am approaching 200 words. One more blog post in the books! By the way, in a very few days it will be ten years I have been writing this blog. Do you suppose I should celebrate? Discuss amongst yourselves.

Crawling Through a Creepy Week

How about a Mid-Week Monsters post? I could use a few creepy-crawlies to cheer myself up. My only problem is, will I be able to find some good ones to share?

It’s creepy! It’s crawly!

This is only a shadow, but it is The Tingler (1959), a terrifying creepy-crawly from the brilliant oeuvre of William Castle. I love that movie, but Steven is less of a fan. We have it on DVD, which is a delightful thing for me.

“It creeps, and leaps..”

This is more of a creepy than a crawly, The Blob (1958). I think you need feet to be a crawly, and the more feet you have, the creepier. I should do a study of these things. Maybe a master’s thesis. I could get a PhD in Monster Theory.

Incidentally, we do not have this movie on DVD, although we would like it for the collection. It is a classic. I am especially fond of the theme song.

EEEEEEEE!

Here is a definite crawly, using all six legs to terrorize Joan Collins in Empire of the Ants (1977). I have not seen that movie in years. This is why I miss movie rental places.

As this week continues to creep and crawl towards Friday, I guess I have cheered myself up somewhat. I hope my readers have found my monsters equally as cheering.

Now I’m Monstrously Tired

I realized last night after I hit Publish that I had referred to the last two posts as Tired Tuesday Posts. I admit I had two tired posts, but I have had, in fact, only one Tuesday this week. I damn well did have a Monday (yes, autocorrect, I meant “damn well,” not “can well”) (Sheesh!). And it was not a Monstrous Monday Post. Therefore, I will feel free to have a Mid-Week Monsters Post. I could use a little monster.

“Who are you calling a monster?”

I open with my beloved Nosteratu. I may watch that movie one day soon. It has been too snowy and icy for me to run lately. I like to watch a silent movie while I run in place on the mini-tramp.

I could use one of these!

Here’s a good picture for today! The whole week, in fact. It is The Brain from Planet Arous. Regular readers may remember that this is the picture I like to share when I feel I have no brain of my own.

Isn’t he sweet?

I close with a nice dose of cuteness. My husband Steve gave me the adorable skeleton and rubber duckies separately. The mug was a present supplied by Herkimer County Historical Society. They had made one to join the WKTV Mug Club to advertise our murder mystery, Fabulous and Fatal. Steven asked them to make another one for me.

I guess this post has been a little random, as my posts tend to get sometimes. But I feel pleased with myself as long as I am writing something. Thank you for tuning in.

I’m Not a Monster

This will either be a Wuss-Out Wednesday or Mid-Week Monsters. I wonder if I could be suffering from a post-Christmas letdown. Really, I feel quite ashamed of myself for being in any kind of a bad mood, let alone sliding into depression and despair. My life is not all that bad, especially when I look at what others are going through. Additionally, there is the thought that we must do what we can to improve our own circumstances.

Reflecting on those last two sentences does not always help. Sometimes it snowballs the mood, because of the added guilt and feeling of What-the-hell-is-the-matter-with-me? I am not currently experiencing such a snowball, so there’s that.

Kafka knew from monsters.

I was searching my Media Library for a monster picture, just to take a break from whatever we might call the preceding paragraphs, when I came across a quote I like. I was just questioning whether I should continue this admittedly foolish post. Kafka obviously feels I should. So there.

Like this monster, Kafka?

Now there’s a monster who never did any writing. He is from The Brain That Wouldn’t Die, one of my favorite cheesy horror movies. I wonder if I can talk Steve into watching cheesy horror movies for New Year’s Eve. Or we could go with the classics. Classic horror movies, of course.

He is fine, yes.

I see I am over 200 words, so I feel I have met my minimum standard. I am also feeling some improvement mood-wise. As I observed on Sunday, monsters often help.

Not Too Tired for Monsters

I had been thinking that the reason I was so tired was that I was not used to working eight hours a day. Then I remembered I have ALWAYS been tired after working eight hours. This is why I have features like Monstrous Monday and Wuss-Out Wednesday. Or my favorite combination of the two, Mid-Week Monsters.

I would love to have a hairdo like that.

Full disclosure: the above picture is the real reason I wanted to have a Mid-Week Monsters Post. Isn’t that awesome?

And here is her husband.

This is a picture I have used before. I just love a monster in a Santa hat.

Two of my favorite monsters!

I have always loved the fact that Boris Karloff narrated How the Grinch Stole Christmas. He is and will always be the only Grinch for me.

Just to include the happy ending.

Some people celebrate Halloween, then move on to celebrate Thanksgiving and then Christmas. I am obviously not of their number. But I think I have shown that I can enjoy my monsters and still be seasonal. Merry Monsters, everyone!

Mid-Week Monsters, Random and Related

I promised myself I could do a Mid-Week Monsters Post. Who could be uncheered by monsters? That is an homage to Winnie the Pooh, who famously said, “Who could be uncheered by a balloon?” I may have that quote wrong, but nobody is perfect.

It is no shame to be unable to pick.

Regular readers know who my personal favorite is, but I love them all.

He is fine, yes.

I continue with a picture of one of my personally owned monsters, Harold Ghoul. I got him at a neighbor’s garage sale last summer. I gave him the name.

He’s scary!

Back to movie monsters with my beloved Nosferatu. I am currently reading an annotated version of Dracula by Bram Stoker. It is absorbing and educational.

Talk about a hot flash!

Here is a dramatic scene from Horror Hotel, another favorite of mine. I guess this week’s monsters are not particularly interrelated, despite my using Nosferatu twice. But what is wrong with a random stroll among monstrous memories?

Not exactly a monster, but close enough.

Here is a picture tangentially related to the first one. Vincent Price was in The Fly. This particular picture is not from that movie, but please bear in mind my earlier assertion about nobody being perfect. In fact, I am not a fan of The Fly, but I LOVE House on Haunted Hill.

One of my favorite purveyors of monsters.

This picture is related to the one immediately previous. It is of the producer-director extraordinaire William Castle, coaching one of the other actors in House on Haunted Hill.

My Mid-Week Monsters Post has, indeed, cheered me up. I hope my readers are reasonably entertained. Happy Wednesday, everyone!

I think he is cool.

So there I was, watching a DVR’d episode of Svengoolie when I decided I ought to make a Mid-Week Monsters post. And while I searched for a picture of Svengoolie, I missed some important plot points on the movie was currently watching. These things happen.

It would be nice to make a post about the movies I was previously and am currently watching. Please do not judge me because I am doing no such thing. Then again, go ahead and judge me if you are so inclined.

I don’t remember him having a wife, or even a girlfriend.

While scrolling through my Media Library, I found this image. I think this movie was featured on Svengoolie one week. I could be mistaken, of course. These things happen, no doubt.

Ooh, those eyes!

Having referenced Dracula’s daughter, I append what many consider the quintessential Dracula. Who am I to disagree?

How could I choose a favorite and hurt the others’ feelings?

I wanted to include one more picture and found this one. Perhaps I would have been better served by waiting till tomorrow to make today’s post. I am not the best judge of that. Happy Wednesday, everyone!

No Brain, Mummers, Mummy… How Monstrous!

I normally do not call it Mid-week till Wednesday,  but I really want to make a Monstrous Post.  Then again, who knows what will catch my eye when I go to my Media Library?  Maybe I should just go for a Tired Tuesday.  How fun to begin a blog post with no idea of where it is going!  I shall try to plan better for tomorrow,  just for a compare/contrast.

How would you like to fit this guy with glasses?

How appropriate for me to find the monster from The Brain That Wouldn’t Die on a day when my brain has definitely died. Oh how I love a cheesy horror movie!

HOW I miss my theatre friends!

I found the first picture in June 2018.  The above is from June 2019.  They are Mummers Along the Mohawk, a group that performed at The Great American Irish Festival.  Only the headgear makes them monstrous.  In the performance they are merely boisterous players, and in real life utterly delightful people.

You could not toss and turn. Just saying.

I put in this sleeping (for now) mummy, because I was feeling a little tired myself (you know, Tired Tuesday).  Personally, I have trouble sleeping on very warm nights, in addition to suffering from insomnia in general.  I can only imagine how difficult it must be for the undead in the dessert.

My favorite side eye.

I close with a more familiar shot from The Brain That Wouldn’t Die.  It is perhaps my favorite cheesy movie.  Then again, I have not seen them all.  So many things gs to add to my To Do List!  No wonder I am tired.

 

Where Is Nosferatu?

I felt so happy when I realized I could make a Mid-Week Monsters Post today.  I am feeling so tired, and not for any good reason, but I do so love to be a daily blogger.  I also love monsters.

“Aaaaah! A monstrous mid-week!”

I open with my favorite,  Nosferatu.  I love this shot of him, because I think it looks like Canal Place in Little Falls.  Perhaps in reality it does not, but how awesome would that be if Count Orlock joined LiFT, Little Falls Theatre Company?

Are we monsters? Or do we just play them on stage?

Here is a shot of the building I think Nosferatu is standing in front of.   It was taken at a rehearsal for The Tempest three years ago (yikes!  Has it really been that long?).  I’m the one in the middle, with the big hat.  I can’t remember who took the picture.

Hmmm, no. These windows are different.

This is not a monster, but I think it is quite possibly haunted.  It is the Lorraine Billings School in Herkimer, NY, a sadly derelict building.  I noticed it while searching my Media Library for more monsters.  I wondered if the windows were similar to those in picture number one.

“Hey, wasn’t this post supposed to be about me?”

Back to Nosferatu, and I do not believe I have any other pictures of such an arch.  Perhaps that could be a mission for me on a future walk:  to find a similar local setting for a future Monster Blog Post.  In the meantime,  I am over 250 words.  I call that OK, and I hope my readers were reasonably entertained.