London After Midnight, (a.k.a., The Hypnotist) is a 1927 silent horror film starring Lon Chaney. The last known copy of the film was destroyed in the MGM vault fire of 1965. This is just a little snippet of music in tribute to it. (For those who care about such things, […]
My daughter Rose created a comic of Chapter 23 of Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. I am biased, naturally, but I find it moving. And now, with my inept commentary.
You can never laugh at a Jim Gaffigan joke the way you did the first time you heard it because you see the punchline coming. You’ll never be as scared of The Sixth Sense as you were the first time you watched it because you know where the jump scares […]
A few years back, I took twelve colleagues to a Pirates game. The American and Japanese spectators cheered for the hometeam, booed the umpire, and jumped out of their seats to watch a double-play. The two Englishmen in the group, on the other hand, gave up and left their seats […]