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Horror Report may be unavailable if the power situation turns bad. Some models forecast Sandy to directly be over my home base some time around Monday/Tuesday here in Pennsylvania. Areas that were flooded last year from Irene and Lee will be flooded again, and a tumultuous few days is setting up weatherwise Should you be interested and we not be available to update, here are some websites you're sure to get good information from as the storm continues to unfold:

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Horror Report may be unavailable if the power situation turns bad. Some models forecast Sandy to directly be over my home base some time around Monday/Tuesday here in Pennsylvania. Areas that were flooded last year from Irene and Lee will be flooded again, and a tumultuous few days is setting up weatherwise Should you be interested and we not be available to update, here are some websites you're sure to get good information from as the storm continues to unfold:

Latest models on Sandy

Baltimore DC and Philadelphia may end up being in the eye of the storm..




Latest models on Sandy

Baltimore DC and Philadelphia may end up being in the eye of the storm..




The weather models are beginning to converge on Sandy's track

And the worst case scenario appears to be developing. Sandy is expected to hook back to the coast and significantly impact the East Coast.. This weekend is the time to prepare .. I'll be ..




The weather models are beginning to converge on Sandy's track

And the worst case scenario appears to be developing. Sandy is expected to hook back to the coast and significantly impact the East Coast.. This weekend is the time to prepare .. I'll be ..




Interest and intrigue peaking: Will Sandy be a tropical dud or be a Halloween fright?

The jury is out, weather models are still ferociously divided and changing constantly. What is clear though is that if all thing phase together in a scary way it could be a storm for the records and surely be the Grinchette that steaks Halloween. Or nothing more than a dud in the water.. Trick, or treat? Sandy will decide..



Interest and intrigue peaking: Will Sandy be a tropical dud or be a Halloween fright?

The jury is out, weather models are still ferociously divided and changing constantly. What is clear though is that if all thing phase together in a scary way it could be a storm for the records and surely be the Grinchette that steaks Halloween. Or nothing more than a dud in the water.. Trick, or treat? Sandy will decide..



Solar blast from AR1598

As we reported just days ago, sunspot AR1598 had the potential to produce some major M class flares.. On October 23 it surpassed expectation with an X.1 class flare--some earthly technology may be impacted over the coming 48 hours, but the lack of a CME means that no aurora will be occurring from the event..

There are possibilities however that the sunspot could further affect the planet earth.. AR1598 is slowly rotating to be in the direct view of the planet..

Space watchers say another venting of solar activity could occur within 24 to 48 hours..



Solar blast from AR1598

As we reported just days ago, sunspot AR1598 had the potential to produce some major M class flares.. On October 23 it surpassed expectation with an X.1 class flare--some earthly technology may be impacted over the coming 48 hours, but the lack of a CME means that no aurora will be occurring from the event..

There are possibilities however that the sunspot could further affect the planet earth.. AR1598 is slowly rotating to be in the direct view of the planet..

Space watchers say another venting of solar activity could occur within 24 to 48 hours..



MONDAY OCTOBER 22 2012

United States had drones flying over Libya as Benghazi chaos unfolded on 9/11/12

Another tragic Sunday shooting in America: This time at a spa.. the gunman has been found dead, as well of a self-inflicted gunshot..

Major study concludes that groundwater extraction caused a big earthquake in Spain. That same fracking extraction process is taking place in the United States, Ohio and Pennsylvania as examples where the Marcellus Shale zone is high in the riches of natural gas. But at what cost? A major quake could be one of them..

The 2011 Lorca earthquake was deadly.. and a reminder of how we can get bitten back by the earth that feeds us.

Reports from Japan: There are claims that children are bleeding from ears.. Could it be another Fukushima effect?

CDC: Latest numbers on meningitis outbreak released..

Colony collapse: Bumblebees are threatened by two popular pesticides..

A wine shortage brewing: Europe and maybe other places.. Price hikes for sure..

Absolutely ridiculous: Tebow trademarking 'Tebowing'.. When will people finally have enough of this guy's completely see-through act?

Lance Armstrong stripped of seven Tour de France titles..

The third and final presidential debate set for Monday night.. the topic: Foreign policy.

George McGovern dead..

Sun unleashes plasma wave larger than earth.. it took ten hours until it was out of site..

A sunspot to watch over the next 72 hours: AR1598. It's crackling with C and M class flares..

Mars Rover Curiosity finding shiny particles on planet's surface..

Could it be? A diamond bigger than the planet earth itself!? Maybe.. if scientists are right about a rocky planet called 55 Cancri e..

9-year-old girl in Pennsylvania shot by man who thought she was a skunk..

New research shows that fish can break the laws of physics: They become invisible to their prey!

Box office follow up with more numbers in: PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4 takes narrow number 1 place for weekend..

Is work the place for Halloween costumes?

The final countdown: Just two months left until December 21 2012

Pennsylvania man claims that Bigfoot damaged his 1973 Winnebego

MONDAY OCTOBER 22 2012

United States had drones flying over Libya as Benghazi chaos unfolded on 9/11/12

Another tragic Sunday shooting in America: This time at a spa.. the gunman has been found dead, as well of a self-inflicted gunshot..

Major study concludes that groundwater extraction caused a big earthquake in Spain. That same fracking extraction process is taking place in the United States, Ohio and Pennsylvania as examples where the Marcellus Shale zone is high in the riches of natural gas. But at what cost? A major quake could be one of them..

The 2011 Lorca earthquake was deadly.. and a reminder of how we can get bitten back by the earth that feeds us.

Reports from Japan: There are claims that children are bleeding from ears.. Could it be another Fukushima effect?

CDC: Latest numbers on meningitis outbreak released..

Colony collapse: Bumblebees are threatened by two popular pesticides..

A wine shortage brewing: Europe and maybe other places.. Price hikes for sure..

Absolutely ridiculous: Tebow trademarking 'Tebowing'.. When will people finally have enough of this guy's completely see-through act?

Lance Armstrong stripped of seven Tour de France titles..

The third and final presidential debate set for Monday night.. the topic: Foreign policy.

George McGovern dead..

Sun unleashes plasma wave larger than earth.. it took ten hours until it was out of site..

A sunspot to watch over the next 72 hours: AR1598. It's crackling with C and M class flares..

Mars Rover Curiosity finding shiny particles on planet's surface..

Could it be? A diamond bigger than the planet earth itself!? Maybe.. if scientists are right about a rocky planet called 55 Cancri e..

9-year-old girl in Pennsylvania shot by man who thought she was a skunk..

New research shows that fish can break the laws of physics: They become invisible to their prey!

Box office follow up with more numbers in: PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4 takes narrow number 1 place for weekend..

Is work the place for Halloween costumes?

The final countdown: Just two months left until December 21 2012

Pennsylvania man claims that Bigfoot damaged his 1973 Winnebego


ALL THE ACTIVITY HAS LED TO THIS: $30 MIL 'WEAK-END'.. MUCH LESS THAN EARLY PROJECTIONS, FILM MAY BE SUFFERING FROM BAD REVIEWS AND STALE STORYLINE

It's a good domestic open for the fourth installment in the horror franchise but the $30 mil estimate is far lower than projections made Thursday that the movie could surpass $45 million total. Despite the somewhat weakened numbers compared to previous PARANORMAL releases the green light has been given to PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 5.. You read that right. Nikki Finke has more details..


ALL THE ACTIVITY HAS LED TO THIS: $30 MIL 'WEAK-END'.. MUCH LESS THAN EARLY PROJECTIONS, FILM MAY BE SUFFERING FROM BAD REVIEWS AND STALE STORYLINE

It's a good domestic open for the fourth installment in the horror franchise but the $30 mil estimate is far lower than projections made Thursday that the movie could surpass $45 million total. Despite the somewhat weakened numbers compared to previous PARANORMAL releases the green light has been given to PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 5.. You read that right. Nikki Finke has more details..

Dreaming of another white Halloween?

It may not happen, but here is a weather forecast run from tonight's GFS model for Halloween night:



The white on the map is the forecast snow.

Just when you say it can't happen stop and recall Halloween 2011.

It happened then and can again.

As for me I'm nor hoping for it this early.

Dreaming of another white Halloween?

It may not happen, but here is a weather forecast run from tonight's GFS model for Halloween night:



The white on the map is the forecast snow.

Just when you say it can't happen stop and recall Halloween 2011.

It happened then and can again.

As for me I'm nor hoping for it this early.

A beautiful sunset in autumn, October 21 2012


























A beautiful sunset in autumn, October 21 2012


























TAKING ANOTHER LOOK AT HALLOWEEN 3, THE SEASON OF THE WITCH


Years ago, I would host and attend regular movie parties. We'd sit and watch awful films, laugh at plots, mock the narrative, and just have genuine fun. It was like MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 with a bunch of immature brats and younger adults who wanted to stay young--all of us were not paid for our efforts, but I dare say we came up with good comedy. If only iPhones and YouTube were available in the late 1990s, we'd have great podcasts. Maybe we would have been sued by companies for copyright issues.

One film caught our attention early and became a long standing joke for life: Halloween 3, the Season of the Witch.

If you never saw it, don't be fooled by the name. It has nothing to do with the lunatic killer Michael Myers, and no it was not made by Rob Zombie. This movie was from director John Carpenter. He didn't want to create another Halloween starring 'The Shape' so instead he changed the story. This one features a mask making company called Silver Shamrock that does some funky things with cursed rocks from Stonehenge and comes up with a plot to kill all kids that buy masks they create. The movie features women who look like robots that have their heads come off, awful music that never seems to end, and kids wearing pumpkin masks that turn into bugs and snakes.  In doing so John Carpenter violated a rule some horror movie makers go by: Not to kill off children in brutal ways in movies. Though it wasn't brutal but actually quite tacky, leading to the humorous nature of the film.. In other words,it's one of the one films ever made.

Or is it?
This is where I wonder if it was maybe not as bad as it seems. Are we just judging the movie when compared to Sam Loomis shreaking about a monster in Haddonfield? If so Halloween 3 will never be as good. 

In all fairness, the notion of wearing a mask and having it turn into snakes and bugs is frightening. In the movie it happens at 9pm because Silver Shamrock has seemingly been able to convince the entire youth of America that they should be home by 9 to watch 'the big giveaway' live on TV. It's assumed that all cable networks at the time (1970s) were going to run the 9pm ad from the company. I know, I try to be logical, even with an illogical horror movie.

I think this film would have been much better were it to have been made in current times. Seriously. Think of it, minus our the mockery of the movie I'm sure you have done along with me and my friends, the movie has a social message: People are convinced easily by awful ads on TV to do just about anything. Including rushing home from tick or treating to tune in for some stupid giveaway. People are mind-numbed by television.. and even more modern technology has fried the parts of the brain that did not happen to become numb in the process of life.

In other words Halloween 3 is an epic narrative... a dark comedy.. an eloquent judgement on our times: Parents who will buy anything for their kids, including masks that will eventually turn into the demise of the nation. And kids will want anything to fit in. And in the end,  parents and kids will be equal in their inability to think for themselves and be convinced by whatever advertising tells them to do. 

I don't think John Carpenter thought he was making a social commentary. Instead, watching Season of the Witch, it would appear that he was just smoking a hell of a lot of pot.

So ... sing the song and watch the TV. Watch... watch... watch... 

TAKING ANOTHER LOOK AT HALLOWEEN 3, THE SEASON OF THE WITCH


Years ago, I would host and attend regular movie parties. We'd sit and watch awful films, laugh at plots, mock the narrative, and just have genuine fun. It was like MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 with a bunch of immature brats and younger adults who wanted to stay young--all of us were not paid for our efforts, but I dare say we came up with good comedy. If only iPhones and YouTube were available in the late 1990s, we'd have great podcasts. Maybe we would have been sued by companies for copyright issues.

One film caught our attention early and became a long standing joke for life: Halloween 3, the Season of the Witch.

If you never saw it, don't be fooled by the name. It has nothing to do with the lunatic killer Michael Myers, and no it was not made by Rob Zombie. This movie was from director John Carpenter. He didn't want to create another Halloween starring 'The Shape' so instead he changed the story. This one features a mask making company called Silver Shamrock that does some funky things with cursed rocks from Stonehenge and comes up with a plot to kill all kids that buy masks they create. The movie features women who look like robots that have their heads come off, awful music that never seems to end, and kids wearing pumpkin masks that turn into bugs and snakes.  In doing so John Carpenter violated a rule some horror movie makers go by: Not to kill off children in brutal ways in movies. Though it wasn't brutal but actually quite tacky, leading to the humorous nature of the film.. In other words,it's one of the one films ever made.

Or is it?
This is where I wonder if it was maybe not as bad as it seems. Are we just judging the movie when compared to Sam Loomis shreaking about a monster in Haddonfield? If so Halloween 3 will never be as good. 

In all fairness, the notion of wearing a mask and having it turn into snakes and bugs is frightening. In the movie it happens at 9pm because Silver Shamrock has seemingly been able to convince the entire youth of America that they should be home by 9 to watch 'the big giveaway' live on TV. It's assumed that all cable networks at the time (1970s) were going to run the 9pm ad from the company. I know, I try to be logical, even with an illogical horror movie.

I think this film would have been much better were it to have been made in current times. Seriously. Think of it, minus our the mockery of the movie I'm sure you have done along with me and my friends, the movie has a social message: People are convinced easily by awful ads on TV to do just about anything. Including rushing home from tick or treating to tune in for some stupid giveaway. People are mind-numbed by television.. and even more modern technology has fried the parts of the brain that did not happen to become numb in the process of life.

In other words Halloween 3 is an epic narrative... a dark comedy.. an eloquent judgement on our times: Parents who will buy anything for their kids, including masks that will eventually turn into the demise of the nation. And kids will want anything to fit in. And in the end,  parents and kids will be equal in their inability to think for themselves and be convinced by whatever advertising tells them to do. 

I don't think John Carpenter thought he was making a social commentary. Instead, watching Season of the Witch, it would appear that he was just smoking a hell of a lot of pot.

So ... sing the song and watch the TV. Watch... watch... watch... 

Central California shaking

The earthquake swam that has made news in California continues.. though officials have been hesitant to speculate on a cause and even more reluctant to predict bigger seismic activity, a 5.3 temblor was felt in Central California .. But who's counting?

Central California shaking

The earthquake swam that has made news in California continues.. though officials have been hesitant to speculate on a cause and even more reluctant to predict bigger seismic activity, a 5.3 temblor was felt in Central California .. But who's counting?

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