Unfortunately responsibilities around the Vicarage have prevented your ever-lovin' Vicar from partaking in the bounty of MMMMMovies stored in the cathedral vaults as much as he would like this week--suffice to say that the Holy Water Cistern has sprung a leak and the Papal Plumber won't be in till the weekend, causing no end of soggy cassocks and dissolving undead servingmen. As if it weren't hard ENOUGH to find good help! However, until I can deliver my next sermon, I thought I'd take some time to point out a few things of interest to the congregation.
First of all, thanks to Vicar-buddy Gator for pointing me toward this trailer for the upcoming movie Fear(s) of the Dark, an animated horror anthology that looks UH-MAZING. With artists like Charles Burns (whose excellent Black Hole is required reading), Marie Caillou, and others, this is going to be some beautiful, powerful nightmare fuel, methinks.
Also, thanks to blogger's newfangled "Followers" gadget on the right sidebar (though the Duke and I prefer the terms "Parishioners and Subjects"), we've been able to get to know many of the people who enjoy MMMMMovies and reciprocate the enjoyment by visiting some of their excellent sites. For instance...
- Several of our brethren from the League of Tana Tea Drinkers have signed up, including such horror blogging luminaries as the excellent Frankensteinia (all Frankenstein, all the time), Kindertrauma, Gloomy Sunday (Gothic horror novel reviews from the past, along with excellent cover art), The Moon is a Dead World, Max the Drunken Severed Head, Blogue Macabre, long-time pre-code comics compadre Karswell of THE HORRORS OF IT ALL, and the inimitable Empress Kate of Love Train for the Tenebrous Empire. Do yourself a favor and check out what all these wonderful, intelligent, sexy people have to offer to satisfy your hunger for horror.
- In addition, parishioner Professor Grewbeard offers a shot of wonderful nostalgia over at Magic Carpet Burn, with scans of the old Collegeville Costume catalogs the elder among us remember well and with undying love. The Costuminatrix looks at horror with an eye to fashion at her excellent blog The Fashion Victim. MJWho's Plan9 From offers lots of appealing weirdness, and even though I can't (yet) read French, I can still tell that Ghidora at Acheter et entretenir sa tronçonneuse and I are speaking the same language.
- Finally, our newest friend is Kerry Kate at October Effigies, a truly wonderful showplace of truly wonderful art in the form of CREEPY DOLLS. If you're looking for a gift for the little girl who has everything but something to give her nightmares for the rest of her life, this is the place to go. Even if not, browse around--it's fascinating, beautiful, horrific stuff.
Nota Bene: followers who were not mentioned are nonetheless fabulous, wonderful people who should receive all praise and sexual favors. Present a print-out of this post at the Duchy to collect.