I don’t sleep well, and this has led to strange online shopping and lots of semi-conscious thinking. That second part is usually announced to Dr Jim with the immortal phrase, “Okay, you know xyz, right?” Sometimes I even make sense, but it’s certainly not required. 🌕🌕🌕 Okay, you know Monster Mash, right?
There is a lingering idea in our culture that animation=children’s entertainment. As well as being a risky mental shortcut for harried parents—there is a TV room someplace at this very moment where little Horace and little Jocasta are being babysat by Bojack Horseman—the stigma that treats animation as an entertainment for infant brains pushes adults away from watching some pretty incredible art.
Hallowe’en is too busy begging strangers for candy and appeasing the dead to have developed a huge musical tradition like that other holiday with the cherubs and the tinsel and stuff. It has one song, and it’s a legend. Here’s a playlist of 14 versions of Monster Mash. Let’s dance.
Incubus (1966) was very nearly a lost movie. If it had been lost, it would be hard to believe that an American movie filmed entirely in Esperanto existed at all. But it squeaked through the closing doors of history and it’s possible for doubters to see it with their own eyes and be amazed. Incubus (1966) exists, and it is the stuff obsessions are made of.