October 31, 2003

linkage/classics

Posted by Arcane Gazebo at October 31, 2003 12:47 PM Water fell from the sky this morning! It was terrifying. Possibly a sign of the end times.

I wanted to post some Halloween linkage but haven't found many appropriate links. Well, there are always the classics:

Edgar Allan Poe's "The Masque of the Red Death", a tale of a Halloween party gone horribly wrong. (The E. A. Poe Society of Baltimore has quite a few of his stories online.)

H. P. Lovecraft's "The Colour Out of Space", which I recall being a creepy story but which I also have not read in a few years. Unlike Poe, Lovecraft's work is not public domain (your Mickey Mouse Copyright Act at work); fortunately this has never been a barrier to being posted online.

Jack Chick's "Happy Halloween". After all, what could be scarier than fundamentalist Christian tracts? Don't read too many of these; they'll rot your brain.

The Zombie Infection Simulation v2.3. I know you've probably all seen it by now, but it should be here for completeness. It needs Java to work. I think the zombie speed should be adjustable so that 28 Days Later scenarios can be created with fast predatory zombies. However, you'd need a larger population base to make it interesting. London-sized, perhaps.

Today is Peter Jackson's birthday. Before directing Lord of the Rings, he was responsible for the zombie film Dead Alive, in which he used 300 liters of fake blood in a single scene. (And you thought Kill Bill was bloody...)

You've probably also seen Retrocrush's bad Halloween costumes article.

And if you really need more Halloween links, here's a memepool search for "halloween" to get you started. Tags:
Comments

I kick ass for the Lord!

I saw Dead Alive!! I still like that better, although there was no Gogo :p

~Raell

Posted by: Anonymous | October 31, 2003 1:13 PM
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