“Vampires, werewolves, fallen angels and fairies lurk in the shadows, their intentions far from honorable.”

Fern was hiding this morning, but I managed to find her. She was under a guest room bed sitting on an afghan. She let me pat her, but she didn’t come out. I got her food and water and put it in front of her. She had some of each. I think that is hopeful, but I do wish she were feeling good enough to come downstairs. I’m going to go back up to her when I’m finished here hoping to entice her downstairs where it is far easier to watch her. Fern is almost 18.

The weather has been chilly and rainy. The sun appeared early this morning but is now hidden by clouds. It is really a gloomy day. My heat is on and the lamp in here is lit, but neither keeps that gloom away. My front yard is filled with small pine branches and needles. It will need raking again.

My dance card is empty. I have nowhere fun to go and no one to see. Watering the plants, taking the trash to the dump and doing a load of laundry is what will keep me busy. I also have a couple of new books, and there is always MSNBC.

TCM has made my evening. I can watch all the horror classics like Dracula, The Mummy, The Invisible Man and The Wolf Man. When I was a kid, they were the scary movies. Even though you never saw Dracula take a nibble, you knew just what he was doing behind that cape. Imagination provided the fright. I always felt bad for The Wolf Man. Larry Talbot was just trying to save a woman when he was bitten by the werewolf attacking her. Throughout the movie, he hoped to find a cure but never did. Once that moon had risen, Larry was on the hunt. The worst thing was the ending when his own father killed him with the wolf cane he had used to kill the werewolf which had bitten him. The Mummy too was scary with his dragging bandages and his limp, but I was less afraid of him than the others. I didn’t figure a mummy would likely find me.

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12 Comments on ““Vampires, werewolves, fallen angels and fairies lurk in the shadows, their intentions far from honorable.””

  1. BG Says:

    I had to write and thank you for connecting a couple of dots for me. I’ve been watching Showtime’s Penny Dreadful on Netflix — it’s a Victorian era mix of scary characters, including Dracula, Frankenstein, and others, including a sad, sympathetic werewolf, played by Josh Harnett. The character’s name is Ethan Chandler but as the show progresses we learn his real family name is Talbot. I didn’t connect the name until I read your post about poor Larry in the original movie, and then it all came back to me!

    • katry Says:

      BG,
      I too have been watching Penny Dreadful. It is a wonderful series and it has all the gloom of Victorian England. I knew the Talbot name as Larry is one of my favorite characters with all his pathos and misery. I’m glad it brought all together for you!

  2. Hedley Says:

    This morning Muse were very fast out of the gate with this cover of The Cramps. Very funny

  3. olof1 Says:

    We’ve had a rather perfect autumn day here today and they say it’ll stay this way until Monday evening. Wee need some sunshine during the weekends no when it’s dark all the time after and before work.

    I do hope Fern gets better soon!

    I read Hallmark is starting their Christmas season now by showing Christmas movies from now on 🙂 I have to say I feel it is a bit early 🙂

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen the Mumy. I read about him in comic magazines but they are never really scary to be honest.

    Have a great day!

    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      It is still damp and cloudy. The only difference is my lawn got mowed and cleared as did my deck. They also took away all the boughs and sticks I had amassed from the back yard. I did my laundry too. I guess there was a bit of accomplishment.

      Fern came out but she isn’t walking good, dragging that back leg again.

      I watch all those Hallmark movies. They are sugary which is fine for Christmas. I hadn’t seen they were staring. I’ll have to check.

      The Mummy is a great old film.

      Have a wonderful evening!

  4. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    I hope Fern improves.

    Same weather up here. Windy, cold and rainy. My lawn guys had cleaned up the leaves that I raked earlier in the week. Now it looks like nobody had touched anything out there.

    Enjoy the evening.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      I keep checking her, but Fern just isn’t getting better. I’m really nervous about her condition. I hold on to how bad she was before but came back.

      My lawn got cleaned this afternoon, and they also took the pile of boughs and such from the backyard. It all looks great and will until the next wind.

  5. Bob Says:

    All the old horror movies scared me when I was a kid and now seem silly. My favorite is Young Frankenstein by Mel Brooks. He used some of the original equipment from the Boris Karloff film. At least you know it’s a spoof. 🙂

    Glad to hear your cat has at least one more life.

    I voted early yesterday so I can ignore the craziness of the next 11 days.

    Today was warm and clear with calm winds. We’re still waiting for Autumn to arrive. Watching the first World Series game in Wrigley Field since 1945. Go Cubs!

    • katry Says:

      Bob,
      I don’t think them silly. I find them amazing for their time. They had no computers, just the art of the set designers, the make-up men and the directors.

      I also like Young Frankenstein. It is a funny movie.

      Fern isn’t better tonight. I am quite worried about her.

      I voted on Wednesday, and it was quick as there wasn’t a line.

      I’m with you: Go Cubs. It is finally their time.

      • Bob Says:

        Yes they did a lot to create the scariness without CGI but it still seems silly that I was scared as a kid. When Spielberg made Jaws they tried to make a mechanical shark work without success. He then decided to just make the mechanical mouth and use the music and editing to create the danger and the suspense without showing the animal. Had he been successful with the mechanical shark or had CGI the movie would not be a classic.

      • katry Says:

        Bob,
        It doesn’t seem silly at all that you were scared. The movies take place in the every day so the idea of creatures, monsters, is extra scary.


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