Well, a few of 'em at any rate, brave hearts! As long as you're this deep in my maze, you might as well indulge in further exploration.
But be warned!
Always remember the gate by which you entered, or you may lose the path.
And if you do that...
...the graveyard shift reports for duty at midnight.
(Come in a half-hour early so we can process your paperwork.)
Fan Trek - A Raft of Cons:
This is your Auntie M's home away from home, and the place that gave me my start. (But then, I gave them quite a start too...) 2015 will mark my 32nd year with them -- and after the lovely way they've treated moi, how could I not go back again? Grab your gear--why not wear a costume?--and come on down to Biloxi's Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center to celebrate with folks who know how: Gulf Coast Fandom! March 20th-22nd, 2015.
Crescent City fandom is alive and well, getting it going and getting it on the weekend of October 3rd-5th, 2014, with the fannish fun with that New Orleans style. Located at the N.O. Airport Hilton, Kenner, LA. I am so gonna be there. Reader, go thou and do likewise!
Oh, tidings of joy! Something new has been added this year for Gulf Coast fandom, like an interdimensional, pangalactic holiday present: It's the first GEEKONOMICON, coming Dec. 12th-14th, 2014, to the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center, Biloxi. I'll see you there!
Dump those mundane Winter blahs and dive into a supersized mess of fannish festivities at the Crowne Plaza Grand Hotel and Pensacola Bay Center in downtown Pensacola, FL, coming back again Feb. 27th-March 1st, 2015.
Hie thee over to Mobile, Alabama, and join the celebration for more good and seriously fannish fun, coming 'round again at the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel, in May 2015. Don't miss it!
Expand your Horror IQ ("More brains! More brains!"):
The Boris Karloff Homepage
"It's alive! It's alive!!" This is the official Karloff Enterprises page, celebrating the legendary King of the Boogey Men, Boris Karloff!
The Officially Licensed Website of Bela Lugosi
Because the night is not complete without the suave Master of Melodramatic Menace, Couch Pumpkins.
The Official Chaney Website
Both Lon Chaney and Lon Chaney, Jr. are known for portraying many frightening and unusual characters. With over 300 film credits collectively, the father-son actors have carved their own niche in entertainment's history books.
Peter Lorre Tribute
Versatile enough to play brilliantly in darkest horror or daft comedy, and walk off with the whole scene. I couldn't really forget our dimininutive master of menace, now could I? Because you really daren't turn your back on him...
THE Peter Cushing Appreciation Society, UK
Whether as Herr Baron, Von Helsing or Holmes, this Hero of Hammer is always "spot on!" And this is his spot!
The Official Christopher Lee Web
Can you tell I love my classics? The suave and sinister Mr. Lee is celebrated here in his several incarnations.
The Official Vincent Price Page
As the clan Price explains: "This website, created and maintained by the Vincent Price family, is dedicated to preserving and promoting the legacy of this horror movie actor for classic horror movie fans by sharing the many facets of one of the most fascinating men of the 20th century."
Pitt of Horror
Ingrid Pitt, that is, Hammer's very own Countess Dracula. (And Leona Helmsley thought she was the "Queen of Mean"! HA!)
The beauty that launched a thousand nightmares, and Queen of Eurohorror. (Also, apparently, queen of the witches, and queen of the night, and...) It just wouldn't be a proper Black Sunday without her. And here she is!
Paul Naschy Tribute
Often called "the Spanish Lon Chaney", and best remembered for his doomed lycanthrope Waldemar the werewolf, Paul Naschy (born Jacinto Molina Alvarez in 1934) had a long and enduring career in cinema, as actor, screenwriter, and director--often all three at once for his numerous films.
Bruce Campbell Online
For those who "Don't know Jack" or cannot get enough of Ash, this is the official place for BRUUUUCCE! (And Bruce--it's "NIKTO!" Try to remember, okay?)
Horrorfind.com is the first search engine dedicated to "all horror, all the time"; a directory and search engine dedicated to Horror, Hallowe'en and sundry spooky subjects galore. They claim to be "the ultimate source", so give 'em a try. Happy hunting, Brave Heart!
"Illuminating the dark heart of video, Stomp Tokyo brings reviews of the best and worst monster flicks, b-movies, kung-fu battles, sci-fi adventures and other schlock cinema to the World Wide Web." And that's just part of what they do! See for yourself, Couch Pumpkins...
(Or cut to the chase...)
AND they have many more good links there, too! (But if you must wander off, do try to remember your way back here, Brave Heart. I hate having to use those flying monkeys...)
Jabootu's Bad Movie Dimension
If you just can't get enough of Things Man Was Not Meant To Know (and certainly shouldn't watch!), then visit Jabootu, "devoted to the savoring of films at the very bottom of the Cinematic Bell Curve since 1997." Nuff said, m'dears!
For an online treat, Couch Pumpkins, you really must check into "Creature Feature: The Weekly Web Program" hosted by that charming Count Gore De Vol. "For he's a jug-u-lar fel-low, he's a jug-u-lar fel-low..."
And be sure to check in with Count Gore's Horrorhosts Mailing List, dedicated to Horrorhosts of the Past, Present & Future.
Brian's Drive-In Theater
Park it here, m'dears, and prepare to step back in time. The Drive-In has thousands of photos and oodles of information about your favourite B-movie actors and actresses from the 1930s through the 1980s. Check out all the different sections Brian offers here. Way cool, as they say (or said).
And for that drive-in ambiance (minus the mosquitoes)...
Sure, Joe Bob has long since moved on to other things and TNT has forgotten about we The Faithful Late-Night Viewers, but the memory lingers on here. Not unlike last week's fish...
Then, because you simply cannot properly celebrate the sinister magic of our favorite horrors without invoking the spirit of Forrest J. Ackerman...
Famous Monsters of Filmland!
The beloved publication that has corrupted generations of young, impressionable minds is still carrying on the legacy of dear Uncle Forry. Find it here. They have so much to show you (heh-heh-heh...)
And yes, they're on Facebook, too. (Tell 'em Auntie M sent ya.)
And speaking of 4SJ--and we were!--bop on over to "The Official Forrest J. Ackerman Fan Page" on Facebook, and celebrate the friendly fiend who gave fandom so much to savour.
"It's been lovely, but I have to shop now...":
One of my favourite sources for my expanding video library. They have classics, serials, silents, "forgotten" horror, mysteries and much else. There's also a movie board for exchanging messages with other film buffs.
Ah, yes! Another of your Auntie M's recommended sources for video (and more!) to feed your horrible hunger.
The Astounding B-Monster
Consider it essential reading, Couch Pumpkins!
The name alone should clue you to go here--very carefully!
"Well, I had it all together. Now where did I put it?" (i.e., more neat stuff):
When these folks say "All About Halloween!" they mean it! If you can't get enough of our favourite holiday, just you wait 'til you check this site! You'll never run out of links! Of course, you may never find your way out again either...heh-heh-heh...
There'll be more to come, but a sorceress' work is never done, brave hearts.
This page last updated on 7/10/14 -- under a waxing moon in the steamy Summer night on Bayou DeGradeabelle. If you find where something has died here, please let me know.
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Do you get the feeling your Auntie M really likes that "Burton's Nightmare" font? I mean, really likes it!
The phantasmagorical phantom background comes to us from the good folk at animatedgifs.net. Spot on, lads 'n' lasses!
And what better to go with said background than the "Graceful Ghost Rag" by William Bolcom, here thanks to Full Moon Girl's Haunted Halloween. Much appreciated, Kim!