Time, alas, is running out on this year’s big Countdown to Halloween. Click the link to discover a cornucopia of blogs, many of which, I guarantee, you’ll want to bookmark and continue following. Congratulations and thanks to John Rozum who, with a generous assist by Shawn of Branded in the 80s, has pulled off a truly spectacular blogging event!
This year, I really enjoyed the photographer blogs, notably All Eyes and Ears —which is outstanding year-round, not just at pumpkin season. Visit and you’ll see beautiful cemetery gates and tombstones, creepy statues and eerie topiary, and The Tomb of Frankenstein, no less, decorated with a baby pumpkin.
I also loved Warren Harold's THAT… was my foot. His Halloween-themed photo series was both haunting and humorous, which is the whole idea of Halloween, isn’t it.
Frankenstein is always popular at Halloween, natch, and numerous blogs carried Frankenstein film reviews, film stills, and Frankenstein merchandising. I love the Frankenstein image — at the top of this post — from a General Telephone ad of 1970, found on The Gallows. And then there’s this giant-size Frankenstein toy from Imperial, courtesy of Geek Orthodox.
Boris Karloff was also in evidence in many Halloween posts throughout the Countdown. Consider the outstanding caricature by Scott Brothers reproduced here.
And, speaking of Karloff, there’s the Boris Karloff Blogathon, coming this November 23, right here on Frankensteinia! Reaction to my announcement has been flat-out flabbergasting. Check the list of scheduled participants on the sidebar, currently standing at 68 blogs, and still growing!
Film critics, pop culture bloggers, horror experts and Karloff fans will review films and discuss Karloff’s life, career and his ongoing influence. There are artists who will be creating original pieces, illustration and 3-D art, especially for the Blogathon. We’ll even have foreign language bloggers participating, with contributions in Spanish, Portuguese, French and German!
I am amazed and grateful for the interest shown already, and I can hardly wait for the great Boris Karloff Blogathon!
Meanwhile, have a spooky weekend. Happy Halloween!