Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Each Wednesday features a different theme. We begin with a salute to Lionel Atwill, the English actor who was a stalwart of horror movies of the 1930s and '40s, including Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) and Doctor X (1932), co-starring Fay Wray, one of the great "scream queens" of Hollywood horror.
Hauntings would be incomplete without The Innocents (1961), with Deborah Kerr in a brilliant turn as a turn-of-the-century governess who is either haunted or deluded--you be the judge! Hammer Horror celebrates the deliciously macabre offerings of the 1950s and '60s from Hammer Films including Curse of Frankenstein(1957), Horror of Dracula (1958) and The Devil's Bride (1968, aka The Devil Rides Out).
Scare specialist Edgar Allen Poe gets his own day of darkness with such signature titles as The Raven (1963),Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932), and the TCM premiere of the 1949 film The Fall of the House of Usher.
Our fright festival ends with such incomparable classics of Universal Horror as Frankenstein (1931) and The Wolf Man (1941), along with the TCM premiere of The Mummy's Hand (1940), which mixes comedy with its chills.
Posted by Annabella at 10:13 PM
They only have schedules through Oct 21, 2012.
Check the website for more updates.
The link is at the bottom of the post.
Friday, October 19
The Addams Family at 7p
Addams Family Values at 9p
Saturday, October 20
Hocus Pocus at 8p
Sunday, October 21
Coraline at 9:30a
Tim Burton's Corpse Bride at 11:30a
Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas at 6:30p
Beetlejuice at 8p
Edward Scissorhands at 10p
Monday, October 22
Practical Magic at 9p
Wednesday, October 24
Scooby Doo at 7p
Thursday, October 25
The Addams Family at 7p
Addams Family Values at 9p
Friday, October 26
Pratical Magic at 7p Matilda at 9p
Saturday, October 27
Monster House at 7p and 9p
Sunday, October 28
The Sorcerer's Apprentice at 7:30p
Monday, October 29
The Mummy at 8:30p
Tuesday, October 30
Edward Scissorhands at 7p
Wednesday, October 31
Hocus Pocus at 7p
You can get all the details here!
Posted by Annabella at 9:51 PM
Friday, August 26, 2011
They just added links for the Blackberry & Android D*C 2011 Mobile App's. Look for the links at the bottom of the page.
D*C 2011 Mobile App's Link
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Thursday, August 25, 2011
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Monday, August 15, 2011
Con Crud - a slang term for that illness that either hit you at a con or that hits you right after you come home from a con. It is usually caused by non-life-threatening viruses such as a cold, influenza or swine-flu. On more rare occasions, it can also show up as stomach flu.
Con Crud is all about the germs. These germs can be transferred to you via air (sneezing and coughing), direct contact (shaking hands and hugging), indirect contact (touching door handles or stair railings) and the exchange of bodily fluids (sex and kissing).
People have many different ways of trying to minimize their risk of getting and spreading Con Crud.
1) Increase your vitamin intake. Extra everything from one-two weeks before
D*C until the day after you get home.
2) Wash your hands frequently throughout the day. Soap and water are better than
3) Hand sanitizer. It is better than nothing.
4) A daily shower. You will have been exposed to tons of germs. Get them off!
5) Eat well. Take time at the con to eat real meals. Consuming nothing but junk
food will lower your resistance to getting sick.
6) Sleep. Yes you can power through the con on energy drinks but it will weaken
your body and make it easier for you to get sick.
7) Sneeze into your elbow. The chance of someone touching your elbow is
miniscule compared to your hand. At the very least, shield your nose and mouth
with your hands (and then wash them, see rule # 2)
8) Don't share your drinks. This is for safety as well as sanitary reasons.
9) Don't lick the elevator buttons. I know it's tempting, but just say no.
If you are a little more paranoid than most then you might also want to consider…
1) Limit Physical Contact by minimizing hand shaking and giving hugs.
2) Purify the Hotel Room by getting some disinfecting wipes (preferably ones that
claim they can kill the flu virus) and use them to wipe down the common surfaces,
like the door handles, TV remotes and toilet flusher.
I will personally start my Airborne regiment today. While some people believe Airborne is a waste, it has worked for me in the past so I will continue to use it. I will also be diligent about my daily vitamins and I am considering picking up some vitamin C. I have already packed my personal hand sanitizer to carry around with me and the large one that sits on my dresser in the hotel room. Lastly, I will be following the 3-2-1 rule but mine is more like 6-2-1. Six (6) hours of sleep, two (2) decent meals and one (1) daily shower.
If all else fails and you still get Con Crud, I recommend seeing a doctor if it involves a fever, or doesn't clear after 24 hours or so. It is probably more than just the common cold. You could have caught something serious. If you did contract something more serious (i.e. influenza or stomach flu, etc,) at the con, it may be worth alerting your closest con buddies so they have a heads up and can take extra precautions.