Hey everyone! I've got a special treat for you today! My friends Jason and Pete have banded together to give the world a show that delves into the unusual. Kind of a modern day, "In Search Of". Well, this week, their show, "Hunting the Haunted" did an episode one of my favorite cases- the Enfield Poltergeist. This case covered a span of two years- from 1977 to 1979. It started with Peggy Hodgson calling police saying that furniture was moving. Soon the Society for Psychical Research sent Maurice Grosse and Guy Lyon Playfair to investigate. Their investigation is covered in Playfair's book, "This House is Haunted". This case has been called "England's Amityville" due to it's validity being as hotly debated as the case in Amityville. But enough of my rambling, click on the video below- and give it a watch!
Some might argue Byron Haskin’s adaptation of H.G. Wells’s classic novel is more sci-fi than horror, and technically, they’re right. But the story of Martians attacking Earth, and pretty much kicking our collective asses all over the planet, is a scary one. And Haskin delivers scenes of mass destruction and human tragedy with such panache and gritty realism (for the era) that this film is still horrifying. That’s my pretzel logic on the matter, anyway. Owing more than a bit to Orson Welles’s famed Halloween radio broadcast, this version quickly brings audiences up to speed on the Martian plan, and settles in on a small California town that becomes the focus of much of the film. As with the radio version, the Martian reveal is slow at first, building suspense and drama, before the attack happens. Haskin and screenwriter Barre Lyndon borrow heavily from Welles for the first half hour, but that’s fine. It’s understandable, given what a landmark production his radio play was. Spiel