Sunday, October 26, 2008
Halloween Day 26-Clap for the Wolfman
Well, DANG IT. Another week has went by and despite my best efforts, I was unable to keep up with my good Halloween intentions. I don't think it makes much sense to try to catch up at this point. I had some plans- but when the choice is between blogging and turning in assignments on time, well, I suppose you know which one wins out.
Also at this point in the semester, I find myself beset by chronic fatigue. Not Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, but simply fatigue......that seems to be chronic. For most of my life I was the kind of person who couldn't sleep sitting up or riding in a car or even the kind that fell asleep in class- I might get drowsy and relax, but I never could really fall asleep unless I was laying down in bed or on a couch. These days, if I'm not standing up and moving around, I'm falling asleep. I've heard from at least one nurse who experienced the same thing in her last semester of nursing school. I can't even count the number of times I've jerked my head up at the last second before it slams into the table in class. Thankfully at this point in my life I am not driving more than ten minutes at any one time.
So, anytime I am at home on my couch doing homework, I am fighting falling asleep roughly 60-75% of the time. The later in the day it gets, the better I seem to do- but not always. Tonight I finally stopped fighting, put Mad Monster Party in the player and fell asleep to Boris Karloff singing 'You Gotta Stay One Step Ahead'.
I am disappointed I wasn't able to keep up with the Halloween blog, but I can promise that there will be MANY more horror films to come. I just placed an order with Amazon and it's filled (typically) with all kinds of honest to goodness crap. I mean bad movies of the most enjoyable sort. For those of you that don't know, Amazon is having a HUGE sale on horror DVD's- probably the best I've seen this year. After I went through and literally marked anything I'd like to buy, I had over 300.00 in my cart. Obviously a graduate student who works a whopping 8 hours a week can't come up with that kind of buckage, so I worked for THREE DAYS whittling my list down to something affordable and also tried to get the biggest bang for my buck. Which often meant a double movie DVD for 4.99. Friends and family will know that my CHEAP ASS just loves that. I truly think I have some badness of the highest caliber coming my way, so bad that I can't even ruin the surprise except to hint that one of the offerings might involve a nudist colony and a killer gorilla.
It just MIGHT.
Back to my Halloween films- last year was bad but this month was terrible in that I wasn't able to watch anything I really love to rewatch during October. I usually love to revisit the Universal horror films, the other films I've mentioned, and I was planning on a triple feature with American Werewolf in London, The Howling, and The Wolfman. Well, you can probably guess that hasn't happened. But what I did do was put in The Howling while I wrote this here blog.
I personally ADORE the living hell out of this film. I saw it back in the 'On Tv' days and it scared the piss out of me. I suppose it would be somewhat easy to find a lot wrong with it- a psychiatrist runs a colony of werewolves? But the images I saw back at that time were seared forever on my brain. I don't find it scary anymore- but when I watch it, I do remember EXACTLY how it made me feel the first time I watched it. I try to watch it once a year and the day I got it on DVD was indeed a happy one.
That's all I really have time to say about this film- Mother F has to be up bright and early to go take a practice NCLEX. A full night's sleep probably would have been called for, but hey, why start now?