Monthly Archives: October, 2012

Bride of Frankenstein

I’ve recently watched the classic 1935 horror film Bride of Frankenstein. directed by James Whale, Bride of Frankenstein is the first sequel to Frankenstein (1931) and stars Boris Karloff as The Monster, Elsa Lanchester in the dual role of his mate and Mary Shelley, Colin Clive as Henry Frankenstein, and Ernest Thesiger as Doctor Septimus …

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Halloween A.K.A All Hallows Eve

Halloween or Hallowe’en (a contraction of “All Hallows’ Evening”), also known as All Hallows’ Eve, is a yearly celebration observed in a number of countries on October 31, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows (or All Saints). According to many scholars, it was originally influenced by western European harvest festivals and …

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More Horror for Halloween

Witchfinder General

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War of the Worlds

Continuing with the Halloween theme, On October 30th 1938, the American actor, director, writer and producer Orson Welles broadcasted his radio play of H. G. Wells’s The War of the Worlds, causing widespread panic and anxiety in some of the audience in the United States, who thought it was genuine. He is also remembered for …

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Halloween 2012

Halloween is nearly upon us. So to get you in the mood here are some suitably spooky movies Texas Chainsaw Massacre The Omen Halloween Amityville Carrie

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Indian Grand Prix 2012/Happy Birthday Tiff Needell

The Indian Grand Prix took place on Sunday 28th October 2012 and here are the results Sebastian Vettel – Red Bull Fernando Alonso – Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen – Lotus Mark Webber – Red Bull Lewis Hamilton – McLaren Jenson Button – McLaren  Nico Rosberg – Mercedes Romain Grosjean – Lotus Felipe Massa – Ferrari Sergio …

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Happy Birthday Stephen Morris (New Order)

Stephen Morris, British musician with Joy Division and New Order was Born October 28th 1957. Joy Division were formed in 1976 in Salford, Greater Manchester. Originally named Warsaw, the band primarily consisted of Ian Curtis (vocals and occasional guitar), Bernard Sumner (guitar and keyboards), Peter Hook (bass guitar and backing vocals) and Stephen Morris (drums …

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Happy Birthday Bill Gates

American business magnate, software executive and philanthropist William Henry “Bill” Gates III was born October 28th, 1955. Bill Gates is the former chief executive and current chairman of Microsoft, the world’s largest personal-computer software company, which he co-founded with Paul Allen. He is consistently ranked among the world’s wealthiest people and was the wealthiest overall …

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Tribute to Canaletto

Venetian painter Giovanni Antonio Canal was born in Venice on 28th October 1697.  Better known as Canaletto he painted many fantastic landscapes  of Venice. He was also an important printmaker in etching. Canaletto served his apprenticeship with his father and his brother. He began in his father’s occupation, that of a theatrical scene painter. Canaletto …

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And now for something completely different…

Best known for being a member of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, the British actor  comedian, writer and film producer John Cleese, was Born 27th October 1939.He achieved success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and as a scriptwriter and performer on The Frost Report. In the late 1960s he became a member of Monty Python, the …

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