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Penny darling, that painting looks like my very own concept of Heaven!

ghoulishly,

GotheEEEEK

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Current Talk '09 II / Re: Veteran cousins? / Wars on DS
« on: November 12, 2009, 04:12:36 PM »
Counter-culture?  Don't forget Buzz, Collinsport's very own answer to the Beats, Hell's Angels and Easy Rider:

"If ya feel it ... SIT IT!"

G.

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Rawk!  what a deliciously ELDRITCH brew you concoct... and the humor is so delightfully reminiscent of our beloved Horror Host/esses of Yore!

Love the Barnabas portrait in the Uncle Chester sequence, too!  You know how to warm the cockles of an old Fan's heart!

The invocation of Lilith actually reminded me of some of our own Angelique's more fervent incantations...

Best of Luck with the new season!  Wow, and there are DVDs too.  Must go see!

cheers, GothEEEEEK

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Current Talk '22 I / Re: Another New Slideshow
« on: November 02, 2009, 11:55:41 PM »
Wow, MB, I know I've never seen either of those two stills!  Truly way out!

This really seems to emphasize the "Witchy" aspect of the thrall Angelique held over Charles...

Love it!  Thanks for sharing!

Best, G.

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Current Talk '22 I / Re: Another New Slideshow
« on: November 02, 2009, 04:17:43 PM »
Further on deleted scenes from NoDS--I got out the DS Movie Book this past weekend and was reading NoDS cinematographer Richard Shore's fascinating description of a Quentin/Angelique lovemaking sequence that was filmed in the swimming pool with lots of "trippy" lighting and effects.  Stills exist, but the sequence itself was deleted from the MGM release print.  This is all detailed in Darren Gross' excellent article about the making of the two DS features.

Anyone out there remember whether the swimming pool makeout sequence is among the footage that was recovered by Darren?

I did happen to find the part in the script for the piano sequence and smirked all over again at the interchange between Laura and Ange.  Ange is so catty when she says "Laura my darling..."

G.

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Current Talk '22 I / Re: Another New Slideshow
« on: October 30, 2009, 07:54:20 PM »
Well, thank goodness for that!

I mean, bits of rotted carrion-eaten flesh littering the front lawn are one thing, but any "scandal" in the local press would be absolutely unacceptable.

Once again the Collinses prove their fealty to the family motto--"hypocrisy above all!"

I'm glad it's getting close to the time when I do my annual drive-through of my favorite highlights of the Leviathan story...

cheers, G.

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Current Talk '22 I / Re: Another New Slideshow
« on: October 30, 2009, 06:34:32 PM »
I just have to comment,  as regards the recent grouping of images up to and including today's (Friday 10/30):  who in the right mind has a lynching/hanging in their front yard and then leaves the corpse just hanging there, to rot and moulder, FOR DAYS?  Apart from anything else, the smell, not to mention the slowly dropping body parts covered in maggots and pecked at by carrion, must have been horrific.

Even by the loopy standards of the Collins family (and remember, "hypocrisy above all!" IS the family motto according to Mrs. Carolyn Stoddard Hawkes), this is just way, WAY out there. 

And they were always depicted as being so averse to publicity... whatever passed for the local paper would have had a field day.  Can't you just see the scare quote headlines: "CORPSE OF COLLINS STRUMPET BIGGEST BOOST TO LOCAL TOURISM IN DECADES, MAYOR SAYS."

Ah, the team of Dan Curtis and Sam Hall....

G.

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Current Talk '09 II / Re: Today's NoDS Pic (127)
« on: October 29, 2009, 02:17:42 PM »
Hi Patti and MSC,

It's not really remotely spoilerish to answer these questions, so, in brief:

Sarah in the NoDS story was Sarah Castle, the daughter of the Collinwood housekeeper in 1810 (a character played by our beloved Clarice Blackburn).  Sarah does not exist as a ghost in the 1971 sequences, but she is linked to the "present day" in a way that's explained at a pivotal moment in the story.

Selby has a dual role in NoDS:  in the present day he is Quentin Collins, an avant-garde Manhattan painter who inherits the Collinwood estate after the death of Mrs. Stoddard.  And in 1810, he is Charles Collins, who was romantically involved with a lovely woman named Angelique (who may or may not have been a Witch).

NoDS is often shown on one of the cable channels at this time of year, so perhaps you can catch it at some point. 

G.

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What fun.  I enjoyed hearing his latest update--there's something very innocent about the idea of Mr. Frid entertaining himself at home paging through his edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica...

G.

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How odd.  It looks from what I can see of your scan as if they're claiming that Christopher Lee did 12 Dracula films.  But from my own knowledge of his work, I make it seven Hammer feature films, plus El Conde Dracula directed by Jesus Franco in 1969 (produced in Spain, with Klaus Kinski a very disturbing Renfield) and a cameo as Dracula in The Magic Christian. 

I'm again very surprised that Barnabas was included at all in such an article.  It's almost starting to remind me of "that year of insanity, 1968"--everytime I turn around, I see Barnabas!  Nice to see this surge in his popularity!

G.

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Current Talk '22 I / Re: Another New Slideshow
« on: October 26, 2009, 11:42:53 PM »
Misterioso darling, YOU are priceless for re-posting that previous day's capture here--I'd missed it as I was not online for most of the weekend.

Poor Clarice!  I could speculate on what hit her, but I won't.  (At least on THIS picture, we know that the infamous Roger Davis and his actress-shoving ways had nothing to do with it!)

G.

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Hey, Birthday Boy!  Here he comes, fiercely rulling the catwalk!

Have a wonderful day full of treats and goodies!

Birthday cheers!

G.

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Current Talk '22 I / Re: hoDS/NoDS DVD Release?
« on: October 26, 2009, 02:16:48 PM »
May I just say again that I am LOVING these images.  In the scene shown for today (10/26/2009), I'm seeing people I NEVER saw before, either because my laserdisc print is p & s, or because I was always so focused on Angelique and Sarah when watching this that I didn't get to catch the different expressions of the people around them. 

Love the respective looks on the faces of Clarice and Diana.  And is it just me, or is Selby's pose practically pornographic??

Hats off once more, MB!

cheers, G.

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My copy of The Curse of the Concullens arrived last night and I began reading it on my morning commute today. It's definitely the novel I recall from way back when!  It's a fun read for anyone who enjoys spoofs of the Gothic literary genre.  So far, the character of Dimitri has just come onstage, and seems every bit as Quentinesque as I recalled!

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '09 II / Re: Happy Birthday to marcos1
« on: October 23, 2009, 08:41:22 PM »
Happy birthday indeed to an exceptionally nice guy.

cheers, Gothick

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