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  1. Haunting Science

    Anyone who knows me knows I love big displays of science. Sure, vinegar and baking soda is a mildly interesting reaction, but put it in a ziplock and it explodes, which is much better! Put it in a volcano model, and ...well, we have all seen that. Mentos and Diet cola is another spectacular reaction. I am always looking for something that makes a big impact.

    You have probably seen a Jacob's ladder. Nothing says "mad science" like a buzzing, sparking thing that serves ...
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  2. Halloween On The Air

    What do you think when you think "old fashioned Halloween"? I was listening to a recording of "The Great Gildersleeves" From 1943, when one of the characters said "Let's have a real old-fashioned Halloween party". I thought about that. Here is a show about 75 years old. What would characters in their 40s consider old fashioned?

    Turns out, it was mostly about pranks that were clever but harmless. Perhaps a sock filled with chalk powder for smacking ...
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  3. The Beast Within

    I have always been drawn to werewolf stories. The idea of the shapeshifter intrigues me, but a werewolf is typically a tragic figure more than anything else. At first, it seems very cool. Every full moon the werewolf metamorphoses into a powerful beast, seemingly invulnerable to all but silver.

    The thing is, this is a curse, not a gift. The werewolf, by his very nature, is separated from mankind by the beast within. Worse, the victims will inevitably be those he loves. Therein ...

    Updated 07-06-2018 at 03:56 PM by JustJimAZ

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  4. High Spirits #5

    And the hits just keep rolling...

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  5. Creepy ambience from a master

    Really, the whole film (Vampyr) by Carl Theodore Dreyer is an exercise in creepy ambiance. The light and shadow, the sets, the characters - they are all more than a little surreal. This particular clip, however, is just one set that could have been rather mundane. It is the doctor's office. I think you will agree, however, that this is no ordinary doctor.



    The very first feature of the room is a small child's skeleton. That's creepy and unusual ...

    Updated 07-01-2018 at 08:40 AM by JustJimAZ

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