The tricks and treats of “Halloween”…

A new “Halloween” film (the eleventh of the franchise to date) arrived in cinemas this past week.  I’ve long been fan of both the films and the holiday, but I wish I hadn’t heard so much positive buzz on this one before I saw it for myself (it’s that whole ‘expectations’ thing).   While I…

Trekker Treat? Star Trek TOS: “Catspaw”…

I absolutely adore Halloween.  It is easily my favorite holiday.  See: This is Halloween: 25 years of “The Nightmare Before Christmas”… I also love Star Trek (that’s fairly obvious if you’ve seen the rest of this site).  Like Halloween, I’ve loved Star Trek since I was a kid.  It is one of my all-time favorite entertainment franchises,…

Retro-musings for Halloween: 1973’s “The Legend of Hell House”…

“It’s the Mt. Everest of haunted houses.”   ^ This was the apt description of the old “Belasko house,” given by Dr. Lionel Barrett (Clive Revill), physicist and lead investigator of the bricked up, abandoned mansion informally known as “hell house.”   And 1973’s “Legend of Hell House” is, for me, the ‘Mt. Everest’ of haunted…