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Tales to Terrify No 36 Maria Alexander / Angela Slatter

September 14, 2012 by tony

Coming up:

Good evening: 0:00:40

A short riff on comedy and horror 0:00:55

Fiction: A Conspiracy of One by Maria Alexander 0:08:35

Fiction: The Bones Remember Everything by Angela Slatter 0:31:53

Pleasant dreams… 01:01:54

Narrators: Steven Howell, Elise Goodman

Comments

  1. Aloha Terror Tribe!
    Larry, I agree with you about some of the new horror vs the old horror. Less is more sometimes.

    I’m not a huge fan of maniac splatter flicks… however, I do like Zombie films: My favorite is the VERY FIRST zombie movie – “White Zombie” with Bela Lugosi (1931) It has some amazing scenes; such as the silent and ragged zombies working in the mill – very weird and eerie. Or Val Lewton’s “I Walked With a Zombie” (1943). You are really missing out if you have not seen these “Zombie” movies!

    Yes, I love the glorious black & white images of the huge gnarled dark trees rising out of the glowing white mist in “The Wolfman” (1941), and the strange, moody, huge castle rooms of “Frankenstein” (1931) & “Bride of Frankenstien” (1935), and my personal favorite: Bela Lugosi and his hypnotic gaze in “Dracula” (also 1931). Lugosi is a special effect all by himself. And, yeah, I do dig that new score by Phillip Glass in the Universal Legacy collection version of “Dracula”.

    Plus “The Old Dark House”, “The Invisible Man”, & who cannot have seen “Nosferatu”!? No color – all where light and deep black shadows are oh so, so important. These are amazingly beautiful films.

    And, just as thrillingly fantastic, of course, are the books “Frankenstein” & “Dracula” & “The Invisible Man” … there are so many delicious classic tales to be read with the same excitement as any new fiction. More so, as they have stood the test of time and reward the reader richly.

    I hope the new generation of horror fans still stalk through the tombs of past horror,& dig up from the ancient soil some of these fearful treasures, and appreciate their bones. Their glorious black and white bones.

  2. Wow! Angela Slatter’s “The Bones Remember Everything” is a fantastic tale with rich, dark prose. Elise Goodman’s narration was delivered with teeth and pitch-perfect for the tone of the story. I hope to hear more from both of these ladies in the future.

    You guys are doing a fantastic job with the content and delivery of these shows. Thanks for all the hard work!

  3. A Conspiracy of One: I’m afraid I don’t agree with Larry here. An interesting concept, but the letter to self was not engaging me the same way as the direct story did. Not quite in the league with the referred Heinlein piece, but definitely an interesting concept and strong writing otherwise. And the narration, by the way, was definitely good.

    The Bones Remember was lovely! Dreamlike in its alien familiarity, familiar in its subversion of fairy-tale tropes. And again, a narrator that fits the story so thoroughly.

    Thanking you, all you contributors, again.

  4. Hey. Old Man Parker. Take a look at the TtT Facebook page.

  5. Re: “A short riff on comedy and horror”
    Thank you Larry. Something everyone should always keep in mind.
    We’re all here for the familiar, the strange, the notable and the yet to be noticed.
    Some things will ring our personal bells till they’re hard rung and cracked.
    Others will merely jingle once and fall flat…
    But there’s no need for us to begrudge the infinite shapes that bell can be.

    But we’re not talking bells are we…? Oh the bells bells bells…

    Much love, thanks and admiration always.

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