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“Another lovely day begins, for ghosts and ghouls with greenish skin. So close your eyes and you will find that you’ve arrived in Frightenstein. Perhaps the Count will find a way to make his monster work to-day. For if he solves this monster-mania, he can return to Transylvania! So welcome where the sun won’t shine, to the castle of Count Frightenstein!”
As we get older, we inevitably start wondering where our love of certain things comes from. We ponder what could have influenced us in the early days of childhood. Every October, I shift into full on horror-mode, both here on the blog and on Twitter. And at some point, I asked myself the question, “Why are you such a fan of horror? Where did that come from? When did it start?”
As it so happens, I actually know the answer to all of those questions. Here, I’ll show you.
That, my friends, is of course the great Vincent Price. And this is the intro to a little-known Canadian children’s sketch comedy program called “The Hilarious House of Frightenstein”. And I’m quite certain that this is where my love of all things creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky came from. (Also my adoration of Vincent Price, obviously!) Continue reading