Saturday, October 31, 2020

Happy Hallowe’en!

     The Fortress doesn’t get trick-or-treaters even under normal conditions – no sidewalks – but we enjoy the holiday even so. Part of the reason is that we eat the candy ourselves. Another part is the stirring performance of the underappreciated Cassandra Peterson:

     Finally, there are the...eerie events that seem to happen here at this time of year. If you remember this odd occurrence — for which no explanation has ever been offered me, by the way – powers beyond human ken have decided that it shall be reprised:

     Words cannot capture the sense of dread I experienced upon finding the tableau above. It seemed powers from dread R’lyeh had intruded into my very home, determined to impose their wills upon us despite the crucifixes, the holy water font, the many sacred images, and the shotguns in three different gauges.

     Bar your doors, Gentle Reader! The night is young, yet full of unholy promise...


JC said...

What's the caulk doing there?

Francis W. Porretto said...

Oh, that's just a condiment. (:-)

HoundOfDoom said...

Elvira - had the opportunity to see her (Cassandra) @ Knots Scary Farm a couple of years ago. Even knocking on the door of 70, she's still got it, and is a fairly limber dancer. And very easy on the eyes.

We've mentally accelerated from when her movie came out, but it's still a hoot.