Lately, I have been dwelling in the depths of vintage television series. I must say that I am ashamed at myself for almost forgetting one of my favorite vintage television shows:
This television series was the underdog of the popular television series, The Twilight Zone. The original run of this series was from 1959 – 1961. It’s a shame it only had three seasons because it was much different from the Twilight Zone. This series was introduced by John Newland in each episode. Unlike Twilight Zone which was a series composed of fictional science fiction and horror stories to stimulate your brain, One Step Beyond is a show that re-created REAL cases that have been documented. What I like about the show is that they don’t tell you if the tales are true or false. It’s up to the audience to come to their own conclusion and wonder the wonderful question: “What if…” It’s like a constant cliff hanger that would drive a nerd such as myself to research the cases presented for more information to come to a well thought out conclusion.
I always enjoy shows that are based upon documented cases. It’s good to see this series up on Youtube with a channel dedicated to these marvelous episodes. If you like shows such as Twilight Zone, Night Gallery, The Outer Limits, etc. and are a huge vintage nerd, check out the episode below:
Thanks for wasting time with my existence.
Blood & Guts,
Hello my creeps.
Yes, I am writing a lot in my blog tonight because I have the funny feeling that I shall be busy writing my horror film today and will be neglecting my blog for a little while. I have been inspired to write my own horror film. It started off as a short story is now turning into a film within my brain and I’m inspired to write music and lyrics for it as well. My creativity is sky rocketing lately and I’m going to take advantage of it.
I will lock myself in my room with my notebooks, candles, and snackage to work upon this master piece festering within my brain. I enjoy creative binges. I must say though the best inspiration always comes when in the shower. Why is that? I hate it sometimes. Because when I get out and I’m back to reality — I forget what I have thought up. Soooooo — Lock away in my room with Mozart and candles to go on a creative splurge.
– Blood & Guts
– Mercy Desdemona
I must share with you my obsession with Night Gallery. This sequel to the television series, Twilight Zone (although not as epic as Twilight Zone), has always been one of my personal favorites. I’ve always been a fan of all vintage horror television series. It’s so interesting how the tales of horror and such pertain to certain aspects of current living.
It’s as if in mysterious tales they predicted the future. It’s quite uncanny and makes you think. That’s one thing I love in this world. If a film or t.v. series can really put your brain to work — it’s worth it. That is what we’re missing in today’s television and films.
Enough about that, into the review. I must say I enjoy the narration of Rod Serling:
He comes along after the theme song walking along a bunch of unusual paintings. The paintings usually have part of what the short story will be about. Serling’s introductions are quite intriguing and get you interested in the tales for the evening. My favorite episode would have to be from Season 2 — The episode entitled: Question of Fear and also the Class of ’99 which stars my ever so favorite, Vincent Price.
Although these tales are of horror, mystery, uncertainty and more… it gets deep within your soul and triggers deep thought. I’ve always been inspired by shows like Night Gallery, Twilight Zone, Outer Limits etc. Always peaked my interest as a child and even more so now as a young adult. Although, Twilight Zone the Original Series will always be my favorite — the cheesiness of Night Gallery holds a special place within my heart. I thank these shows for inspiration for my writing, my confidence in being the twisted individual I am, and my music.
Blood & Guts,
I’d like to take the time out to talk about how I feel towards people that leave rude comments about a piece of work I have written or that bring about questions and concerns.
This means that I am doing my job as a writer to stir emotions deep within you. To cause you to think, to cause you to question.
Sure, you may be pissed at a piece of work of mine or hate that I brought out an emotion in you one of which, you’d love to keep hidden from the world.
But it means I’m doing my job.
Hello Creeps. I hope you all had a dreary holiday with all of your fiends. Tonight, I am reviewing one of my personal favorite films: Nightmare Castle.
Nightmare Castle has to be one of my favorite films because it’s have vampiric undertones mixed with mystery, thriller, mad science and more. To summarize the film, Muriel is the wife of a scientist and they live in her castle. You see that they also live with their elderly maid as well. The scientist is clearly not a nice Doctor at all; a bit of a mad man with a greedy streak. It’s clear that he is only married to Muriel to inherit her belongings. Muriel and her lover are killed by the Scientist, which you think at first is out of jealous rage. But as the film goes on you see that it’s more than just that. Muriel has a sister named Jenny, of which she willed the estate too incase of her death. Only problem is, Jenny is known to be in a mad mental state. After finding out that Jenny would be the one to inherit the estate, he plots to marry her so he will again have a chance at the estate. We soon find out that the scientist gave the blood of Muriel and her lover to the maid which is (what I think is his creation but it’s not said in the film) his lover and needs blood to regain her youth. Jenny and her doctor soon find out what the Doctor was up to and the ghosts of Muriel and her beloved come back from the grave to take revenge.
This film has a tad bit of over acting, a bit of a lag when you watch it and a catchy piano tune that will be stuck in your head for a while after watching it. It has to be a dark, romantic, mystery, vampire, horror that we just don’t have in current films.
I’d highly recommend this film.
Blood & Guts,
P.s. My boyfriend and I are thinking of having a live movie night on Saturdays (this is just in the works mind you) where we’d watch horror films with the watchers, talk about them, and review them. If you’re interested — feel free to subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/vintagehorrormadame
I always love a good B-Movie. My boyfriend and I are completely obsessed with the 1991 film, Winterbeast. Mostly, because it makes our brains feel like home. I first stumbled upon Winterbeast when I was a little kid. I remembered that I used to imitate the dance of the crazy Inn Keeper. Most recently, my boyfriend and I watched it and the whole time it brought back odd memories of my childhood.
This film is honestly, only for a select few to enjoy. If you sit through this film and laugh, enjoy it, and can relate to all the fucked up shindigs that go on – Congrats. Winterbeast has chosen you.
To be honest, this film deserves a video review which my boyfriend and i will be happy to post when it’s finished.
It seems to me that the end of the world isn’t on the 21st. But, rather we will be gaining a new outlook on life. I’ve heard more Martin Luther King Jr speeches being brought up around. I’ve talked with individuals in my travels and they all say the same thing: “I’m tired of fighting with men and women that are in the same boat as I am.” How much longer can we keep fighting each other for the amusement of the wealthy and powerful?
People say the statement: History Repeats Itself.
But, that’s not all a good thing. It doesn’t have to repeat itself. Many people are talking about a civil war in America. When I asked someone who was for it: “Who would you be shooting?” Their answer was: “Family, friends, anyone.” Now, why on earth would you fight amongst yourselves? I’m sorry but that’s idiotic.
We don’t have to use War as the only way to fix issues. At the risk of sounding like a tree hugger hippy, I’m against the civil war. I don’t see the need for it. It’s playing into the hands of big money and Government.
Just because our ancestors fought constantly doesn’t mean we have to. They had a genuine reason for war. We don’t. The longer we are divided and conquered the more pain and agony we’ll go through. We allowed to become divided. They’ve conquered and now we have the nerve to blame ethnic groups, religious groups, races etc. for the issue. When the issue itself is people. EVERYONE allowing hatred to spread. No, you won’t get along with everyone. But if you don’t like em, just leave them alone.
I think people get along much better without the influence of media – which is supposed to give us facts but thats no longer the case.
Enough power to the people from me.
This is poorly written due to my over tired nature.
Blood & Guts.
† Mercy Desdemona †