"Geoff, Geoff, two young millennials arranging the classic hits of metal bands like Iron Maiden, Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, and Scorpions for duet harp---hovering at the brink of a put-on? Oh say it ain't so! And yet, I think it's the said…"
"I went to their site and they do a version of Stairway to Heaven dressed as angels at the foot of a fancy staircase. You're right, they seem like they are hovering right at the brink of a put-on. The act is almost supernaturally flat and…"
"Geoff, if I didn't know they were for real, I would have taken their videos as SNL skits. And even though they don appropriate costumes for all of the cover songs they do, somehow I envision them as milkmaids in their everyday attire. Their…"
"I remember the doll. The part where it jabbed its spear under the door was very effective. Around that same time I saw the pilot for Rod Serling's Night Gallery--also a trilogy. The segment that scared me was the first one (not so much the…"
"My little niece (now in college) was terrified by a big papier mache monster arm in the window of a local video rental store. She called it the Claw Thing and she told the store clerks about it. They were very sympathetic and my niece has grown up…"
"There was a wonderful documentary/fiction hybrid that came out several years ago about a director trying to make a pilot for a projected cable series "Provincial Puzzlers." That much is true. It was gonna be an exploration of local urban…"
"Good reading of the Gorey story and a great choice of mood music for it. Unfortunately, my parents did not read to me at all once I got beyond the age of four, and before then, just Beatrix Potter and a thin collection of fairy tales. So I missed…"
"Ah, urban legends! Without a doubt, the scariest books I ever read weren't horror novels. They were non-fiction books by Professor Jan Harold Brunvand about the phenomenon of urban legends. I read four of his books in the 80s when I was working…"
"I don't remember the image that accompanied the story that was read to me, but I too was creeped out by the troll that lived under the bridge. It might have been my first encounter with the concept that things that intend you harm could lay in…"
"I found these three things to be pretty scary when I was a kid. The first image was from a movie called The Thing That Couldn't Die. I saw it one Saturday afternoon on TV when I was quite young. It was about an evil disembodied head that lived…"
"Charm coupled with sinister is deeply unsettling. I have seen the Gorey work but must have shuddered and given it a miss and now I more fully know why.
That Willy Wonka scene is a right horror and one that lingers. A lesson to children that…"
"Wow, that is an amazing transformation. You so rarely see any improvement for a face that was ruined by bad plastic surgery. I'm glad for him. A good story of how the human body can bounce back from a lot of punishment. Thanks, Lima."