There's More Countdown to Halloween Fun in Pylon-Land to Be Had!
On my animation website, Cinema 4: Cel Bloc, I have a new post about a longtime Halloween favorite, Walt Disney's classic Mickey, Donald and Goofy vs. spooks romp, Lonesome Ghosts (1937). Goofy quite literally says, "I ain't afraid-a no ghosts!" in this film, and with our three heroes trying to remove a quartet of pesky creeps from a haunted house, you can bet that if this film isn't a direct inspiration for Ghostbusters, it at least had some residual influence on its creation.
You can read all about Lonesome Ghosts by clicking here.
But that's not all! My writing partner and pal, Aaron Lowe and I have a Stephen King blog called We Who Watch Behind the Rows. Our ritual is to take a written work by King, read it, and then discuss it back and forth. Once the book is done, we then tackle any film adaptations (and even their sequels) made from that written work.
Our concentration for October is on King's first published novel (not his first written, mind you), 1974's Carrie, which many of you may know even better from the 1976 film directed by Brian De Palma. We will tackle the De Palma film in the coming weeks, but for now, we have published our discussion of the novel on our website. For me, it was the first time in roughly thirty years that I have read the book, and for Aaron, who has actually read far more of King's works than I have, it was his first crack at this book.
To read our discussion of Carrie [The Novel], click here.
And keep checking back here at The Cinema 4 Pylon every day throughout October. You never know what you might find here!