One week till Halloween! YAHOOEY! My favorite holiday of all time!
There's tons of stuff I'd like to do this coming week! There's some local haunted houses for free (or a small charge) in my local area that I'd like to see; amateur regular folk who like to decorate their yards every year and let others come by to see and enjoy! I also may want to go to Knott's Berry Farm, which year in and out puts on the best Halloween-themed mazes in Southern California. It's a bit on the pricey side, but worth going to once in a while. Some of our old vaudeville-type/style movie houses screen some pretty cool old horror flicks for cheap as well. I love this city. As much as people wanna detest Los Angeles, there truly is so much to do in this rich vibrant town. I hope I don't tire myself out in trying to do too much, but I LOVE Halloween! The Christian conservatives say it's a sinful and demonic holiday, but BLAH! I'm into it for the fun! The funny thing is, I don't have any set plans for Halloween night itself, other than to come to work perhaps in a costume and then play it by ear as the sun sets and beyond on October 31st.
Possibly tomorrow Saturday, I can maybe convince one or two buds to come with me to either Santa Monica or San Pedro to experience one of the silliest and most incredibly enduring midnight traditions in American history: The Rocky Horror Picture Show! What is it about this silly 70s film that has inspired decades of crazy, wacky, and zany people to dress up and act out the film and its musical numbers in movie houses across the country? I don't know man! I just don't know! I think I saw the movie once when it aired on TV years ago, but it's nothing they say compared to the experience of actually going to a midnight showing at a theater and witnessing all the insanity. There she is, a young Susan Sarandon, who is now a fine respected actress, forever immortalized in this campy gender-bending classic! And Tim Curry! WOW! This guy is so underrated! He's really quite brilliant in almost everything I have seen him, but will forever be known as his alter tranny ego Dr. Frank-N-Furter. I tells ya, it would be lots of fun, or at the very least most interesting to see this film on the big screen acted out by the loons! I hope we're not spotted and picked on if we do go; I hear "virgins"/people who have never been to a RHPS screening are teased and possibly hazed! If I'm not mistaken, it's the longest continuously-running motion picture on the big screen in history right? 33 years and counting!
A salute to the New York-born of Lithuanian/Cuban descent horror master movie director George Romero! Who has done zombie movies better than this guy right?!
A great weekend to ye, and here's to your comments!