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Archive for November 1st, 2021

by Sam Juliano

Halloween 2021 is now past us, but it was wonderful to see trick or treaters out there in our neighborhood in large numbers.  This pleasant surprise did its part to bring us closer to a sense of normalcy, and as always we got to see some creative costumes.  Jamie Uhler’s sensational “HorrorFest 2021” was the best yet, and many of us have lists from which we can explore over the coming months and year.  God willing we can hope it will happen again in the late summer of 2022, and we can only say “Thank you Jamie” for engaging us with your brilliant capsule reviews.  The email chain where they were first presented was a real joy to read!  This week we have a bonanza of seven (7) more, all persuasively posed, most on the positive side.

The German Film Polling concludes today at 5:00 P.M.  Voting Tabulator Extraordinaire Bill Kamberger informed me yesterday that an astounding forty-six (46) ballots have been cast, and we are excited to hear the results, which we be sent on shortly after polls close today.  Next up will be Canada and its rich animated history.

Speaking of polls, Election Day is tomorrow, and here in New Jersey our Democratic Governor Phil Murphy seems headed for re-election, a prospect we are fully endorsing.  Murphy appeared in Garfield on Sunday morning to rally the troops.  Wishing all a wonderful week.  Here in the Garden State we teachers are off on said Election Day and on Thursday and Friday for the Teacher’s Convention.

Final proof-reading on Paradise Atop the Hudson by the ever-generous and brilliant Bill Kamberger will mean the novel should finally publish in two weeks.  As my great friend and motivator Valerie Clark has opined, this is a very exciting time!

This past week J.D. Lafrance published a fabulous review of H.P. Lovecraft’s Re-Animator at the site!  Jamie’s amazing seven film horror presentation follows here: (more…)

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