Saturday, October 31, 2009


Happy Halloween, Everybody!

Today is the first Halloween that I've been able to kick back, watch some movies, and do something FUN to celebrate in three years. There are no deadlines looming over my head, and everything I can do at this point is pretty much done.

So I've chosen the films for my daytime movie marathon and I've just realized that they're all of the Black & White variety. Nothing wrong with that....

So here's my list for the day-

Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein:

I blogged about A & C Meet F during last year's countdown, so I'll let y'all go read that post if you're so inclined. This movie is without a doubt a MUST WATCH for me every October. Love A & C, and this one is by far my favorite.

Movie #2: Young Frankenstein

Again, another MUST for Halloween. I can't even begin to tell you how much I love this movie. It's my #3 Favorite Movie of All Time. It was in the #2 spot for many years, until Devil's Rejects replaced it. (Nothing -not Evah! will budge DOLD from the #1 spot). I can watch this movie over and over and over and never get sick of it. It's endless quotable - and I'd like to pause to give a shout out to my bestie, KK:

Thank you. Now back to our show.....

Movie #3: Lost Skeleton of Cadavra

There are soooooooooooooooooooo many movies that I would have LOVED to watch today, but I went with this one because it fits in with my theme of the month of watching movies that honor days gone by.....and this movie is, in my opinion, really the King of all those films. Not only does it do a great job of honoring the genre, it's funny as hell.

Then it'll probably be time to get ready to go out for dinner, and then....well, I still don't exactly know what we're doing. I'm sure it'll either be Paranormal Activity or Rocky Horror, or both. Either way, I'll be blogging tomorrow about it. It's kind of chilly out there, so going to Rocky Horror is going to require a few layers of clothing. (No matter what, there's always at least a half hour wait outside)

Since it's the last day, I'd like to take a moment to look back at this great month. I still can't believe that I managed to post EVERY day. I did prepare a handful of posts, but I used them up quickly - so I ended up writing almost every day.

I got to do some fun Halloween things this month - much more than I thought I would. Not only did I get to spend a whole weekend at Zombie Con, I went to a haunted high school, went to go see the play Dracula at midnight last weekend, and saw a bunch of scary movies at the theater: Halloween II, Jennifer's Body, and Zombieland.

I also discovered some great blogs that were also part of the Halloween Countdown.
Check out my list on the right: most of those bloggers were participants.

Also thanks to the fellow bloggers who took the time to leave comments. Here's links to their great blogs!

My little bro JL from Project Blue and Old Spooky House

Dane from All Eyes and Ears

Belle Dee from Doo Wacka Doodles

Jay Amabile from The Sexy Armpit

Dusty from Crass Pip ( and for putting my review of NOLD: The Puppet Show on their website!)

Tor Hershman from Tor Hershman

HarleyGirl from Old Spooky House and Halloween Horror Night

And a thanks to my two AWESOME friends, Mandy and KK for leaving comments on the blog or in my email. I really appreciate anyone taking the time to read the blog and leave feedback.

And, finally, a HUGE thanks to the three people that organize the Halloween Countdown.....much love and appreciation!!!!!!! It's been a blast - thanks so much for inviting me last year and remembering to include me this year.

John Rozum from John Rozum

Shawn Robare from Halloween Countdown

Jon K from Ultimate All-Star Random Acts of Geekery (among others)

Thanks to John and Shawn for their comments as well.

Also thanks to everyone who signed up to follow my blog this month! Check out their great blogs (some of them listed above) on the right.

I'm especially grateful for the feedback this month because I was thisclose to taking this down and closing up shop. I've been writing about the films I watch for a few years for my own enjoyment - mostly through a personal log I keep at home. My brother encouraged me to start doing this in August 2008. I didn't start off writing about horror movies exclusively and soon it evolved into another version of what I'd been doing in my log. But I wasn't sure I was going to try to keep it up - sometimes my posts have been very intermittent due to school. But I really wanted to do the Halloween Countdown - so I thought I'd decide what I wanted to do after that.

I had so much fun this month writing and reading other blogs - combined with also having more free time than I've had since starting nursing school - that I'm planning on hanging in there and continuing on. I doubt that I'll be able to post every day - I am on the verge of graduation and have a few obligations left to fulfill - but I think the worst of the craziness with all that is over.

Now....back to my movies and to thoroughly enjoy the rest of my Halloween.
Have an awesome and safe holiday and I'll be back soon to let you know how the rest of the evening unfolded......

I'll leave you with a screencap of my absolute favorite moment in A& C meet Frankenstein. It completely sums up about how I feel about the scary.
I might start out a little apprehensive:

But, in the end, it always ends up like this:Yummy and Oh yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh..........

Taffeta, Darling.......
Mother Firefly


Jay Amabile said...

I appreciate you listing my name/site! I've been enjoying your website and I'm glad you didn't take it down. It's really tough to blog frequently with the craziness of life getting in the way...and the fact that's it's like having a second job sometimes except we don't get paid unless we're immensely popular. For me, I make it more of a hobby than anything...once it becomes serious or I have deadlines or someone's telling me what to write about or editing my stuff, I'd start to dislike it. It's all about the freedom in my eyes. Keep up the great posts and btw I love A&C Meet Frankenstein as well! Awesome classic film.

Mother Firefly said...

Thanks for your encouraging comments, Jay! The '31 Days of Halloween' blogging was a lot of fun and not only did it re-ignite my passion for watching scary movies and writing about them - I discovered a lot of great blogs, such as yours.

You're welcome for the link -I really appreciate anyone taking the time to write something. It IS tough sometimes to keep up with a blog - but I'm hoping that I'll continue to have time to post regularly. I also agree that you have to keep it fun and write from the heart - no matter what the topic is.

Thanks again and I look forward to keeping up with your blog!

Geof said...

I saw Lost Skeleton a few years back and thought it was funny as hell too!

Mother Firefly said...

I think Lost Skeleton is the Granddaddy of all movies that spoof/imitate/give tribute to movies of that era.