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FlashCast 40 – The Strange Love of Dr. Monstrous

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Hello, and welcome to FlashCast episode forty – prepare yourself for superstitions, candy, light jazz soundtracks, evil hair, the return of a legend, and a Blackhall/Coffin crossover.

Pulp-ular Press

  • Silver coins and sator squares.
  • Smarties discussion has proven something: The Mob LOVES candy.
  • Fantomah
  • Fantomah transforms

    October 31:

  • Insidious
  • [youtube_sc url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1YbOMDI59k]

  • The Tingler
  • [youtube_sc url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTS_wxFzKok]

  • House on Haunted Hill
  • [youtube_sc url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmgAsLr2bgI]

  • A Bucket of Blood
  • [youtube_sc url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tqkewj1XMn8]

  • House of Wax
  • [youtube_sc url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vll8TZ4Qo4]

  • Curse/Night of the Demon
  • [youtube_sc url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSTA97Msls8]

  • The Covenant
  • [youtube_sc url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aP0C9gox1yc]

  • Ogre
  • [youtube_sc url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WJ8GnXgFTk]

  • Friday the 13th Part 3
  • [youtube_sc url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQ9SO2cWC30]

  • Ben Affleck may direct new The Stand
  • Bryan Singer theoretically helming BSG flick?
  • Ben Stiller to Direct The Mountain – Period horror movie based on Edith Wharton’s 1917 novel “Summer”
  • Pride and Prejudice sequel by P.D. James
  • NPR Star Wars
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    Fresh Fish, with Threedayfish

    Contact Fish at his Facebook Page or on Twitter.

    This week’s review – Paranormal Activity 3:

    [youtube_sc url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90r3CnPI0AM”]

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    A Spot of Bother:

    Find Jeff at @PleaseLynchMe or at the Spot of Bother Blog

    Read more at his site.
    Basement Dungeon

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    New York Minute:

    Find Barry at http://bmj2k.com or on twitter
    Sewer Gator

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    Curious Tales of Vienna:

    Find Ingrid at Dancing Ella’s WordsViennese Legends

    The Ninth Pin or The Skittle Player of St.Stephen’s

    The Ninth Pin
    [youtube_sc url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2PPgcNjols]

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  • Superstitions!
    • Treed mentions knocking on wood.

    • Matt, of The Movie-o-Meter, mentioned not allowing the bride & groom to see each other on the wedding day.

    • Nick/Captain Pigheart mentioned, “My other half, the lovely Marilyn Bird, will never leave a book open at p13 or stop reading during chapter 13. Also, if the first person over the threshold is ginger it’s terrible luck… And never trust a man in brown shoes. Oh, peacock feathers in the house are bad luck – the sign of pride (Hera). And never put shoes on a table – that should only happen when a body is laid out in state.”

    • Ingrid provided a large listing:
      • Shards bring luck; but
      • a broken mirror means seven years bad luck.
      • the same applies when a black cat crosses the road from left to right. (or is it the other way round?)
      • When you hear the owl screaming, then someone dies.
      • The one who finds a four leaf clover, has luck.
      • Luck is also with you when a chimney sweeper touches you.
      • The horseshoe brings luck too, but it has to be fixed on the wall with the open end up. (so that luck can’t flow out)
      • One should avoid to walk under a ladder this might bring bad luck.
      • The first time when you hear a cuckoo call in spring you should have some coins in your pocket. The saying goes that you don’t have to worry about anything for the rest of the year.
      • And with the words “Hopefully everything goes well” (or similar words) people add “let’s knock on wood”. And if there is no wood around they knock with their knuckles on their head.


    • TheRevP mentioned, “My gran was convinced she heard a banshee when she was a slip of a girl in Ireland, and someone did indeed die the next day. Don’t have much more info than that I’m afraid.”


  • Eric The Mailman wrote in asking about Bimbos of the Death Sun, our book club selection, which set off a chain reaction;
  • Some thoughts from the always marvelous Colorado Joe
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    Art of Narration

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    Backroom Plots:

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    Audio-dacity of Hope:

  • Jessica May has a new song up!
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    Also, many thanks, as always, Retro Jim, of RelicRadio.com for hosting FlashPulp.com and the wiki!

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    Freesound.org credits:

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    Scarily Classy (and Acting!)

    You’ll have to excuse me if I go into weekend blogging mode a little early – I don’t mean to turn the site into some fourteen-year-olds tumblr full of animated Glee images, but check out this fantastic publicity still of Vincent Price and Peter Lorre’s wax head, from Tales Of Terror.

    Tales Of Terror
    Last night Mac of BIOnighT was mentioning John Wayne’s dislike of Gene Hackman, which seemed, to me, to come out of that odd clash between classical and method actors that reached its peak in the ’60s and ’70s.

    I have a lot of love for the personalities that arose out of the earlier style, and the realism that came with the later, but I have a theory that we’ve moved into a third phase – neo-classical.

    Green screens, casting looks over talent, the tween market, and an aging Hollywood pantheon, have brought us back to where we began. At the risk of receiving a beating in my own home, let’s use Robert Pattinson as an example. He’s not a bad new-school actor, he’s a bad old-school actor: handsome, wooden, and without the charismatic personality to sell his roles.

    (Yes, by this logic Vin Diesel is the new Errol Flynn. Dandy swashbucklers, sure, but let’s keep their dialogue to a minimum.)

    Don’t fear, however, as this also means the new Orson Welles is somewhere in the wings, busily producing some under-appreciated bit of work we can all claim we discovered before anyone else.

    [youtube_sc url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NMGsRmZTFQ]

    Warning: NSFW language, if you can stand to watch the clip to its conclusion.

    Old Toys, New Toys

    My Mother-In-Law has me figured to a tee. While sorting through her closet, she came up with this item, and thought that I might like it.

    Step Into The Third Dimension

    “Step Into The Third Dimension” not ringing a bell as a Price classic? I understand why you might be confused, as the credits make it seem like this is actually a dramatic production – it is not. That thing he’s holding isn’t a device to suck your soul from your body, it’s a 3D camera.


    Also, Nishika sounds like the name of a Russian-trained attack dog.

    It takes two rolls of film, and to have them developed you needed to send them to a company that I can only assume is long defunct. I’ve seen indications online that it may be possible to self-develop the pictures, so I may have to buy a bunch of cheap cardboard glasses.

    I found a reproduction of the instructional video on youtube, but I really want to drag out our actual VCR to get the full effect.

    Vincent Price's Menu

    For my birthday a few years ago the lovely Jessica May ebayed me a copy of A Treasury Of Recipes by Vincent and Mary Price. It’s been one of the prides of my book shelf since, and occasionally we try out a recipe.

    I recently mentioned it to some folks, who, understandably, immediately began referencing ‘eye of newt’ as a key ingredient – really though it’s a fascinating book, and an interesting bit of culinary archeology. I believe it was written near the end of Mary and Vincent’s relationship, and its easy to imagine their storied history spread across the international menus within.

    A Treasury Of Recipes Cover - Vincent & Mary Price
    A hefty cover for a hefty book.
    A Treasury Of Recipes Intro - Vincent & Mary Price
    A nice little essay explaining the important role food played in the Prices' lives.
    A Treasury Of Recipes - Vincent & Mary Price - Sardi's Intro Page
    Each restaurant gets a signature dish shot across from a little illustration and intro text about the Prices' experiences with the place.
    A Treasury Of Recipes - Vincent & Mary Price - Sardi's Interior
    A couple of recipes from Sardi's, across from a view of the restaurant interior and some classic New York exterior.
    A Treasury Of Recipes - Vincent & Mary Price - Sardi's Recipes
    We've tried several of the recipes from the book - not so much with the frogs' legs.
    A Treasury Of Recipes - Vincent & Mary Price - Sardi's Menu
    Another neat item is that each restaurant's menu is presented before the recipes - time travel and culinary snobbery in one.
    A Treasury Of Recipes - Vincent & Mary Price - At The Prices' House
    An interior shot of the Prices' dining area, for the intro to their personal favourites.