As I write this I am watching "War-Gods of the Deep". Vincent Price is engaged in an underwater battle with some people that he was holding captive in his castle (of course). I'm not exactly sure what's going on because I tuned in in the middle of it, but it doesn't matter, I'm not moving from the sofa until this is over.
As a kid, I loved vampire movies and before I decided on an art career I wanted to be a vampire. I could never understand why a person wouldn't want to be a vampire. You had a rich, handsome vampire husband, you lived forever (in a castle), got to stay up late and you got to wear really stylish clothing. What's not to love? Sure there's that pesky drinking blood thing but I figured if you're rich you could just buy blood. If I remember correctly, my vampiress name was going to be Carlotta.
Fortunately I had a mother who indulged this obsession and would let me stay up late to watch these movies. Come to think of it, she probably liked them as much as I did.
I was also devoted to shows like "The Outer Limits", "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" and "The Twilight Zone". In a funny way, some of these shows made me think that anything was possible and that has stuck with me to this day.
In honor of Halloween, there are a few channels who are running these movies all day. I'm pretty sure I won't be getting much work done.
Here are a few of my favorites.
"The Brain from Planet Arous"
A battle between two floating brains.
"The House on Haunted Hill"
or about anything with Vincent Price
and I would be remiss if I didn't give a special shout out to
"The Ghost and Mr. Chicken"