short fix: HIPSTAMATIC HALLOWEEN
ONCE UPON A MIDNIGHT DREARY, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten Halloween flicks,
While I nodded, nearly blinking, suddenly there came a syncing,
As of someone gently linking, linking to a new Short Fix.
“’Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “drinking in a new Short Fix –
Some camera tricks, and nothing more.”
For a special trick or treat delight, we turn to Jason Willis, purveyor of one of our favorite monster kid websites, Scar Stuff, which sadly—albeit seasonally appropriate—is more dead than alive nowadays.
Armed with an iPhone, the Hipstamatic app and a lot of free time, Willis brought to life one of his favorite songs from when he was a kid, “Halloween,” off of Kay Lande and Wade Denning’s 1963 album, Halloween: Games, Songs and Stories.
If watching Halloween has got you in the mood for more macabre shorts, Razorblades in your Reese’s returns to Los Angeles’ Downtown Independent on Wednesday, October 31. The evening will include a program of Halloween-themed shorts, including Willis’ Halloween, followed by dancing, costume contests and an in-theater séance. We’ll be there… in spirit. (For complete effect, please imagine Vincent Price’s maniacal Thriller laughter here.)
– Quoth Doug Jones, “Nevermore.”
October 31st, 2012 • No Comments