Here is a rather loosely organized collection of Halloween-appropriate images. None of them are half as scary as the 2020 presidential election, believe me.
“Unusual times demand unusual pictures.” This ad copy could have been written today.
Joan Crawford’s final feature film (1970). The ape suit was reportedly left over from Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). It’s good to recycle.
“The Public Hating” appeared in the January 1955 issue of Bluebook magazine. It was Steve Allen’s first published short story, and it’s really something. That’s right, Steve Allen, the comedian and first host of the “Tonight” show. This profoundly unsettling story can be read here, at a site called SFFaudio. When the page comes up, scroll down to “Here’s a link to a PDF of the story” and click on that to read the story. It’s definitely worth the time.
That’s all for now. Be safe. Don’t forget to vote, if you haven’t already. This one’s important. HAPPY HALLOWEEN! — Ted Hicks