Saturday, 24 June 2017

My Favourite Freaky TV Shows - True Blood

This show wasn't just about a family but whole town and their interacting lives. The town was only a small country town and all the towns folks lives seem to eventually merge in some way. The protagonist is Sookie a waitress working in a little country bar and eating place.

Her story revolves around her relationships starting with her falling for a much older man, Bill and gradually draws in the lives of others around her, work colleagues, friends, neighbours and future lovers. It involves all the normal everyday things a town drama is known for; personal lives of it's inhabitants, gossip, crime, good times and bad. A very traditional and simple tale of a small town and its inhabitants who just happen to be mainly vampires, fairies, werewolves or other inhabitants of a shape shifting world.

Written as part of the Beautiful Freaks Fest hosted by Magaly Guerrero and Emma Yardis

(Hmm reading back maybe still not so freaky, maybe my freaky dial is faulty.)

Friday, 23 June 2017

My favourite freaky TV shows - Addams Family

The everyday story of a new family moving into a new neighbourhood first went to air on the 18th of September 1964. At the heart it was a very traditional story of an extended family and their everyday lives and tribulations. The one main thing that always stood out and made this family drama somewhat different to many other family shows was that this family actually cared about each other.

The husband and wife really were a love match. As an extended family of three generations they of course had their private squabble occasionally but they always stood together by the end of the show. Their tastes in furnishings were somewhat eccentric, hobbies somewhat macabre. They had a retinue of staff that could on first meeting be unnerving to any new visitors.  Yet all their staff were very loyal to the family, from Lurch the butler to 'Thing', a disembodied hand which given how adapt it was at tasks would have seem to be an asset to any home. The families pets were also apt to take visitors by surprise, yet I'm sure Kitty cat really did only want to play. I guess some people are scared of cats, though why they tried to always run, I've no idea.

Sadly the family didn't always seem to be accepted in to their neighbourhood, it was very hard to see why as when viewed aside of their neighbours the Addams seemed the most decent and rock solid family in the area.

A catchy theme tune that stuck in your head was the hook that drew you in and the family were one you wanted to be part off. Good solid homely fun.

Joining in with the fun of Beautiful Freaks Fest hosted by Magaly Guerrero and Emma Yardis. 

Edit - Opps I've just realised this blog party is suppose to be about the freaky,
sorry I've written about such an ordinary family TV show, I should have 
concentrated more on their everyday neighbours, now they really were quite freaky. 

Monday, 19 June 2017

Beautiful Freaks Fest 2017

The most delightful, freaky and deliciously wicked ladies of blogosphere are having a party Magaly Guerrero and Emma Yardis of Little Gothic Horrors are hosting a Beautiful Freaks Fest, June 23-25 2017. So time to let your personal freaky side out to dance around and put on a show. Click on the picture link to sign up for the party and find out more.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Please Mr. Postman, have you a letter just for me?

Ebony sighed as she picked up the post off the mat, a brochure on coffins for her father and two magazines for her mother, Midnight Style and Gothic Housekeeping. It wasn't what was there so much as what wasn't, with a heavy heart Ebony realised another Valentines day would pass without any card from a beau. She'd long since ceased to count the card that appeared under her bedroom door every Valentines Eve. Her mother was not the subtlest of people and creating a sense of curiosity was not her strong point either as a card signed with just the letter B and a picture of a bat had proved over the years. While Ebony loved her loyal Batty pal in a way that not even a beau could replace in her affections, she was not blinded to the fact that he could not write let alone go and purchase a card.

Placing the post, such as it was, on the tray in the hall Ebony walked dejectedly into the library, alongside Batty, books always provided comfort. She curled up in the big chair near the fire and took down the biography of her several times great grandfather to read through once more, though of course the ending was so sad, but then as her father pointed out it was a biography. She really wished someone would write a new version someday as she rather thought the writer of this one, a certain Bram Stoker seemed rather biased against her illustrious ancestor. Still she still love to read it and of his story on arriving in this country and his attempts to be accepted in to high society, his numerous love affairs and adventures. It all sounded so thrilling, life just wasn't like that anymore in the 21st century, at least Ebony had seen no evidence of it.

Maybe it was exiting in some places, she'd seen some of the modern vampires who had actually become film and TV stars, she was sure they must have glamours existences. Her mother of course didn't approve of such things, called them imposters. In fact she seemed to disapprove of most of the modern world. She nearly had a fit when Ebony came home with sparkles in her hair after a short holiday with her lovely but rather eccentric Aunt Corvidia. She threatened to ground Ebony for a century, remove the TV and no more visits to her Aunt who was now classified as a bad influence. It took quite some time for her father to calm things down again. Ebony settled down to read, if life wouldn't provide any excitement she'd disappear into her books.

The letter box clattered once more, strange, we hardly ever get a second post anymore, 
that is something else that seems now to belong to another age.


Thanks to Holly from Hollys Horrorland for once more hosting
this annual Vampire's Day Soiree. Please visit her blog if you wish 
to find the other people playing along today.