Happy Hauntings to all, and to all a frightful night!
Monday, October 31, 2011
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
"Making something disappear isn't enough... you have to bring it back."
Another great film with an amazing plot twist to continue this year's Halloween Movie Countdown. The element of surprise gets a whole new meaning in this movie about two magicians in the ultimate rivalry.
Set in the late 1800's, the film focuses on one of the popular forms of entertainment at the time, magic... and the tricks that come with it. (Sorry for the pun.) One of the things I love about this Christopher Nolan work of genius, is how the story is actually told. Not only is the story itself so intricate and clever, but with the use of non-linear story-telling, you are kept at the edge of you seat.
The turn of the century style, mysterious plot twists, and overall direction keep you intrigued and curious while watching making this another great film to add on to our Halloween Movie Countdown.
Soudtrack Selection: Are You Watching Closely? by David Julyan
Monday, October 17, 2011
"Personally, Doctor, I'd have to say 'screw their sense of calm...'"
I have decided to save the Halloween Movie countdown for the last 13 days of Halloween (like ABC Family, I know...). This is purely due to the fact that I have been busy working on several theatre productions lately as well as some film projects and of course, Halloween! I thought it would be great to start this years countdown with one of my all-time favorites, Shutter Island.
To me, this film is a masterpiece. While directing the movie, Martin Scorsese made sure that all vital elements to a great production were there: plot, spectacle, character, theme, language, and music. Shutter Island explores arguably several themes, but the main one being presented in one simple question "Which would be worse, to live as a monster or die as a good man?"
Now, I don't want to give anything away because I am one of those people who never spoils the secrets of a great film in hopes that people will just watch it for themselves, but I will say this: it is the ultimate psych-thriller and it keeps you on the edge of your seat literally throughout the entire movie. Trust me it's definitely worth seeing and will probably require multiple viewings as most people feel mind-boggled after watching it for the first time... which Martin Scorsese would only have done to us intentionally. Hey, it takes place in a mental institution... we should feel crazy by the end of it, right?
Soundtrack Selection: On the Nature of Daylight by Max Richter
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
Having been to Old Town many times, it's great to see the boys investigating in a place I know pretty well- although it is quite a bummer they could not investigate the infamous Whaley House. Hopefully one day they will return to San Diego and spend the night in one of America's most haunted houses.
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Thursday, October 6, 2011
Monday, October 3, 2011
So sorry for any ridiculous typo's or misspelled words in the past few posts, particularly the previous one saying it's my "one year anniversary" when it's really been my second... been sick this weekend and I seem to have lost my head.
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Proud to say Vintage Seance is two years old! I first began blogging (mostly sharing interesting media) on October 1st of 2009. It's been a great two years and I am happy to always find new links, photos, videos, and articles to share with those who have enjoyed Vintage Seance and for those who are soon to discover it. Thank you to all my loyal readers/viewers and commenters, it means a lot! Also thanks to all the bloggers, haunters, photographers, filmmakers, and other artists who have inspired me. I say raise a glass of your drink of choice and here's to another fun year, a terrific & beautiful haunting season , and let the partying forever carry on!