I saw that HorrorHound magazine will be featuring Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, in its next issue. I can’t wait to pick that one up!
For Elvira fans who want a little something to keep them occupied until the issue arrives, here are five facts about the actress who plays Elvira, Cassandra Peterson, on the American Grandparents Association website:
5 Things You Don’t Know About Elvira, Mistress of the Dark
Dario Argento’s Suspiria
I watched my first Italian horror movie last night. I began with Suspiria. The soundtrack was the highlight of the movie. The music made the simplest of scenes terrifying, and reminded me of Kubrick’s The Shining. It was obvious to me that Kubrick liked this movie, and I discovered that he is not nearly as original as I had thought. The deaths throughout Suspiria were satisfyingly gory, and the plot about a coven of witches was just good enough to keep the gore moving while not bogging the narrative down with explanations. This movie is one of a trilogy about witches by director Dario Argento. I’m looking forward to seeing the other two, Inferno and The Mother of Tears.
Visit 10 Famous Japanese Ghost Stories on the 百物語怪談会 Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai blog for a great collection of spooky tales.
Happy Birthday, Hitchcock!
Triumph of Death. Psalter. Germany (S., Ausburg?), 1st half of the 16th century.