Tuesday, October 17, 2023

I'm the White Rabbit


From their 1990 MASTERPIECE, Confessions of a Knife. I've probably posted this one half a dozen times here before, and I'll probably do so again. Doesn't matter - classic track from a classic album, and a staple of my October listening.

31 Days of Halloween:

I totally missed the fact that Creepshow was returning to Shudder for a fourth season this October, so when I saw it drop this past Friday, 10/13, though I was busy watching Never Hike Alone 2, I made a note to try to get to at least one episode over the weekend. Sunday night I did, and in typical Creepshow fashion, the first episode was pretty damn great. The opening segment "Twenty Minutes with Cassandra," written by Jamie Flanagan and directed by Greg Nicotero is everything about this show that is great. I loved that they leaned into humorous but not comedic territory, and what I mean by that is the humor comes from the characters in relation to the situation, not simply the characters or the situation. This one stars Samantha Sloyan and Ruth Codd, both of whom I knew from Mike Flanagan's previous work (Writer Jamie is his brother). The second segment "Smile" was also good; however, "Cassandra" really stole the show here. I'm hoping the rest of the season will stand as strong. 

1) When Evil Lurks/VHS 85/Adam Chaplin
2) Tales From the Crypt Ssn 1, Ep 6 "Collection Complete"
3) VHS
4) All You Need is Death
5) Slashers (2001)
6) The Beyond/Phenomena
7) The Convent
8) Evil Dead 2
9) The Autopsy of Jane Doe
10) Totally Killer
11) Ritual (Joko Anwar)/The Final Terror/Grave Robbers
12) Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (w/Joe Bob)
13) Never Hike Alone/Never Hike in the Snow/Never Hike Alone 2
14) Puppetman
15) Creepshow Season 4 Episode 1
16) Return of the Living Dead


Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats - Blood Lust
Ennio Morricone - John Carpenter's The Thing OST
Type O Negative - Origin of the Feces
Zeal and Ardor - Eponymous
My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult - Confessions of a Knife
Misfits - American Psycho
Type O Negative - Dead Again
Sleep Token - Sundowning
The Damned - Evil Spirits


From Jonathan Grimm's Bound Tarot, which you can buy HERE.

• Four of Swords 
• I: The Magician
• IV: The Emperor

Lots of Fours in my vocabulary of late, which tends to indicate Stability first and foremost. I read this one as a reminder to keep one eye on the structure of the life we've built out over the previous year. I harbor a lot of plans, as does K, and often pretty easy to look right past what you have. The Skill and Wisdom of the Magus (Magician) tempered by the structure of linear thinking (my read on The Emperor in this particular instance) is a great structure for moving forward. 

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