I watched Boris Karloff ham it up in The Mask of Fu Manchu, and rewatched it with commentary. I listened to the commentary on The Mark of the Vampire - the movie itself I had watched last week.
|Things That Go Bump in the Night|
I finished reading the story, "Children of the Kingdom", by T. E. D. Klein (in his Dark Gods collection.) Another tale of the lost subterranean race(s), but this time they are moving through the underbelly of NYC.
I also read the Dynamite trade paperback collection of Army of Darkness: Ash vs. the (Classic) Monsters. I hadn't tried any of the AoD comics and I was disappointed. They overplayed "Ash is a horndog" and "Ash gets people's names wrong" until it was tedious. And the Monsters - aside from a thinking Frankenstein monster - didn't feel special or Universal whatsoever.
Finally, I started reading the second Titus Crow novel, The Transition of Titus Crow. I wasn't expecting to return to Crow so soon, but seeing as how the novel is the second-half of the omnibus, I decided to finish it off. So far, it's another occult adventure as opposed to atmospheric Mythos horror, but it's a fun romp.
|The Transition of Titus Crow|