The spookiest time of the year–one of my most favorite times–is finally here! And hey, I managed to hold off from decorating my apartment until…well, a few days ago. (Ahem.) Allow me to sound a trumpet and say that October will hereby be dedicated to the silent era’s more “gothic” side (with the possible exception of Buster Keaton’s upcoming birthday, just so ya know), from obscure “old dark house” type films to that darn fascinating genre of German Expressionism.
You probably haven’t noticed, but 2020 has been a rather odd year…which is all the more reason to let loose and get some perfectly harmless thrills from some of our oldest horror classics! So if you’re a kindred spirit, please stop by when you can this month, and don’t forget to grab some candy corn (the bowl’s on my coffee table). The awesome image in the banner, by the way, is a still from The Sorrows of Satan (1926), one of D.W. Griffith’s lesser known films. Will it be covered this month? Or will I cover something equally overlooked? You’ll just have to tune in, my friends…! Halloween time is back!