Sunday, March 25, 2018

THE CANTERVILLE GHOST SHORT STORY REVIEW


THE CANTERVILLE GHOST SHORT STORY REVIEW - In Oscar Wilde’s first published story, the ghost of an English lord from the distant past, tries and fails to frighten an American family, residing in his former mansion. The Canterville Ghost is a study in opposites, chock full of humorous quips and witty banter, quite unlike The Picture of Dorian Gray, more in the vein of The Importance of Being Earnest. There are shaking chains, bleached bones, creaking floorboards and a parade of disguises. But the ghost is frustrated by his attempt at frightening residents because they find him comical and not scary.  While old fashioned, his other works include stage plays, and endless stream of witty quotes, which are a window into the mind of one of the greats of English literature. Do you like classic horror? Then do yourself a favor and read The Canterville Ghost!








 

 

Sunday, March 18, 2018

27 CLUB

27 CLUB - The following musical artists died at the age of 27 at the height of their fame. Did public attention have an impact on their final demise? Read this list or any others on the web and decide for yourself.

Amy Winehouse (alcohol poisoning) 2011


 Kurt Cobain (gun suicide) 1994


Jim Morrison (heroin overdose) 1971


Janis Joplin (heroin overdose) 1970


Jimi Hendrix (asphyxiation) 1970


Brian Jones (drowning) 1969

Sunday, March 11, 2018

THE STRANGERS: PREY AT NIGHT

The Strangers: Prey at Night – Second in series, this 2018 film stars Christina Hendricks, featuring a clip from Tiffany’s smash pop hit “I Think We’re Alone Now”.  Kids of the 80s will remember her mall concerts. The original 2008 film, The Strangers, stars Liv Tyler and makes another unique song choice in the country classic "Mama Tried" by Merle Haggard. No, it wasn’t really a sequel. I thought the original movie was better than the second, but maybe it will grow on me over time. Worth watching? I say yes.  



 






Sunday, March 4, 2018

Harvey's Dream

Harvey's Dream

Janet turns from the sink and, boom, all at once her husband of nearly thirty years is sitting at the kitchen table in a white T-shirt and a pair of Big Dog boxers, watching her.