Friday, October 24, 2008


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 coun
try? 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!


Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

I'm so old that I saw Rocky Horror during its original theatrical run when it was trashed by critics and was a financial bomb. Most of the eight other people in the theater walked out until there were maybe two of us left. I didn't really get it back then but was too cheap to walk out.

I loved that Tim Curry played the prudish academic in the movie Kinsey. He is definitely under-rated. He was also in Annie of all things.

A Lewis said...

Alright, I'll go to San pedro or Santa Monica with you...but just to be with your Haunted Halloween Hotness...not because I like the holiday. And I've never seen Rocky Horror. Oops.

Todd said...

I'm thinking of doing Rocky Horror on Halloween night. It's a big, big deal here. There's also a pub crawl that's absolute insanity.

Have you heard this Paul McCartey cd yet?


Gary said...

Halloween is my favorite holiday too. There is nothing but fun connected with it. It is one opportunity to act silly, laugh and simply play. Christmas is a close second but Christmas brings with it so much stress. There is the shopping, decorating, music to learn for the concert at church, visiting, etc.

I went to see Rocky Horror for the first time (finally) when I moved to Manhattan. It was a midnight show in the village with all the craziness/fun. I was totally overwhelmed by the scene. I was lost but enjoyed it. I saw it live on Broadway too. By that time I knew what to expect and had a better time.

Have a great weekend!

Palm Springs Savant said...

Yes yes yes! I love Halloween and all the spooky fun. Its my favorite time of year.Enjoy Wat!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

i am sorry but rocky....silly...i think not!

hope you have the