Saturday, October 31, 2009

Hallowe'en Birthday Boy|Helmut Newton

"There's someone at the door..."

The Screaming Room
The International Edition

Audition (Japan, 1999) Dir: Takashi Miike.
A middle-aged, widowed Aoyama is encouraged by his film producer friend to hold a fake audition for the leading lady to find a new wife, during which Aoyama is besotted by a former ballet dancer Asami. Romance soon blossoms between them, but Asami is not who she seems to be.

Dark Water (Japan, 2001) Dir: Hideo Nakata.
Engaged in a bitter custody battle with her ex-husband, recently divorced mother Yoshimi moves into a decrepit apartment building with her young daughter, but she soon encounters an ever-expanding pool of water dripping through her ceiling and the mysterious girl in yellow raincoat.

The Eye (Thailand, 2002) Dirs: Danny and Oxide Pang.
A blind young woman, Mun wakes from a pioneering eye transplant to find that she can see the souls of the unquiet dead. Plagued by visions, she sets off to find out whose eyes she inherited.

Host (South Korea, 2006) Dir: Bong Jun-ho.
In 2000, the American military base of Yongsan releases toxic chemicals down the drain into the Han River. Six years later, a mutant monster emerges and attacks people. A young girl is carried off by the monster and disappears. When her family finds out that she is still alive and kept in a big sewer nearby the river, they join forces trying to find her and rescue her.

Ju-on: The Grudge (Japan, 2002) Dir: Takashi Shimizu.
The volunteer social assistant Rika Nishina is assigned to visit a family, but the house is haunted by vengeful spirits: a mother and child who were brutally murdered there. One by one, anyone who has lived or visited the house experience the supernatural curse.

Ringu (Japan, 1997) Dir: Hideo Nakata.
It begins with an urban legend about videotape; anyone who sees it receives a phone call telling them that they have one week to live. A reporter watches the tape and sets out to track down the source of the curse, and her trail leads to Sadako, a child psychic who has been dead for some thirty years.

A Tale of Two Sisters (South Korea, 2003) Dir: Kim Ji-woon.
After being treated in a mental institution, two teenage sisters return home in the countryside. Soon, the sisters are plagued by terrifying nightmares and visions, and there are hints of abuse in the relationship between the younger sister and her stepmother. While the older sister struggles to fight off their stepmother, a picture of trauma and tragedy gradually emerges.

Three…Extremes (2004) Dirs. Fruit Chan, Park Chan-wook and Takashi Miike.
Comprising three segments – “Dumplings,” “Cut,” and “Box” from Hong Kong, South Korean and Japanese film directors, the Pan-Asian horror omnibus films present ordinary people capable of doing evil and psychotic things to each other. There is no connection or link between the stories and none of them involves a ghost.

Three Extremes 2 (2002) Dirs: Kim Ji-woon, Nonzee Nimibutr, and Peter Chan.
In actuality, the predecessor of the Three…Extremes (its theatrical title was Three), the first horror omnibus is consisted of “Memories”, “The Wheel” and “Going Home” with directors from South Korea, Thailand and Hong Kong: tales of supernatural horror and existential dread.

Things they say in a horror movie!

1. Wait here in the car.

2. Wait. Did you hear something?

3. I'll be right back. Let me go outside and check around.

4. Did you see that?

5. The car won't start. It must be the battery or something.

6. Look, we're not lost. There's a sign up ahead.

7. C'mon now. Stop fooling around. I'm being serious.

8. こんにちはこんにちは?? (Japanese: "Hello? Hello?)
Moo-she, mah-shee? Moo-she, mah-shee?

9. I suppose you've tried this.

10. What's happening?

11. I think we're lost.

12. The telephone's dead.

Hallowe'en Soundtrack|Ministry
Ev'ry Day is Halloween
Original Cut + Extended Remix

Trick or treat here.

Hallowe'en 1983|The Saint Nightclub NYC

Dark Shadows Opening Theme (Color)
ABC TV Network, 1967 - 1971

Dark Shadows Opening Theme
ABC TV Network, 1966 - 1971

Hallowe'en 2009
Roman Polanski v OrangeMercury
Where is Rosemary's Baby?

Street Scene
Halloween Night
Hartford CT
©2009 bernard m lynch jr

Greetings of the Season!

©2009 bernard m lynch jr

Rainbow Cleaners
Hamden CT

Friday, October 30, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Vault|Anonymous by Request

The Vault|1987
St Rita of Cascia

This Day in History|1929
Black Tuesday

The crash of the stock market, and the beginning of the great depression.

You know, like it is now.

Break his fucking neck.
The End of Hussein's Reign.

This Hallowe'en,
I've already rattled my bones. TRUST ME!

Where was I for Hallowe'en 1983?
Don't Ask. Don't Tell!
But...I'm still here!

Silence is Golden.
Duct Tape is Silver.

This day in 1884|Bela Lugosi's Born

Bela Lugosi's dead, here.

The Saint|Nightclub, NYC
Hallowe'en 1983

Born this day in 1948|Kate Jackson


A powerful piece of film about the madness which ensues when one couple loses a child in the Phuk Et tsunami, and never gives up hope that he is alive, refusing, until the very end, when...

Grace Jones Pumps DIESEL!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Saint|Nightclub, NYC
Blueprints+ Photos: The Dancefloor.
Where I Thrived.

The Saint|Nightclub, NYC
Blueprints, The Balcony
Where AIDS Thrived.

Where was I for Hallowe'en 1982?
Don't Ask. Don't Tell!
But...I'm still here!

Mapplethorpe v Schwarzenegger

Dear Governator: Fcuk You!

H - 2
Hallowe'en :: 25 hours & Counting

Dying and going to gay heaven...
dancing with Grace!!!

Give the videographer
(read: person with cell phone video camera)
a break as the party starts ripping the venue
after about one minute.

But it ends flawlessly!
(Watch Grace throw the beer bottle
off the stage
when she says
"no beer!")

Grace Jones|Fashion Rocks 2003

Why Grace Jones Wears Costumes!

Shopping with John Michael|1858
Macy's Department Store Opens!

Born this day in 1949|Bruce Jenner

Born this day in 1955|Bill Gates

Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, we focus on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, we seek to ensure that all people—especially those with the fewest resources—have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. Based in Seattle, the foundation is led by CEO Jeff Raikes and co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett.

Number of employees: approximately 781(1)
Asset trust endowment: $30.2 billion(1) (2)
Total grant commitments since inception: $20.5 billion (1)
Total 2008 grant payments: $2.8 billion

Geographic reach
The foundation supports grantees in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Internationally, we support work in more than 100 countries.

Born this day in 1914|Jonas Salk
Cured Polio. Gave the vaccine away.

Roy DeCarava: Master of Visual Composition