Monthly Archives: October 2020

Mike & Cindy’s Date Night For Weirdos (Halloween Faves)

The family that reads together … stays together. Michael & Cindy McCarty at the GHOSTS OF THE QUAD CITIES book signing, The Book Rack, Davenport, Iowa

MIKE & CINDY’S DATE NIGHT FOR WEIRDOS
by Cindy & Michael McCarty

Love is in the air and so are the bats. It is the Season of the Witch, so cast your love spells and cuddle on the sofa with your ghoul-friend, guy-fiend or significant other-thing…. and stick one of these movies into your VCR, DVD player, beta-player, streaming device or whatever you kids have today:

  1. Going Ape For His Girl….

KING KONG (1933)

Bruce Cabot, Fay Wray

the first remake….

KING KONG (1976)

Jeff Bridges, Jessica Lange

… and let’s not talk about all the other ones after that

King Kong just wants to “monkey around” with Fay Wray (in the original) and Jessica Lange in the remake. He goes on a date with her on Skull Island and shows her an exciting time in the Big Apple … falls in love and then falls off the Empire State Building in the original and the World Trade Center Towers in the remake.

“It was beauty that killed the beast.”

Poor beast.

2) Love and Demons Will Keep Us Together

The Warrens series:

The Conjuring / Annabelle and The Nun universe

Edward (played by Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (played by Vera Farmiga). He was a demonologist and author she was a psychic medium … together they did thousands of cases involving ghosts and demons. And wrote several books, that were turned into movies about them.

The Conjuring (2013)

Annabelle (2014)

The Conjuring 2 (2016)

Annabelle Creation (2017)

The Nun (2018)

The Curse of La Llorona (2019)

Annabelle Comes Home (2019)

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021)

There are other films as well, about the Warrens featuring different actors including The Haunting in Connecticut (2004) and The Amityville Horror films.

3) They were made for each other … literally

The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester and Collin Clive

Frankenstein’s monster needs a date … even a mate …. but Eharmony wasn’t invented yet. So Dr. Frankenstein creates the woman of his dreams for the monster…

the problem… she just isn’t that into him …in fact, she likes the doctor better … women always go for the doctors … LOL

The Bride of Frankenstein starts to bobble like a swan and even screams like a banshee after meeting the monster.

The monster, heartbroken says, “We belong dead….”

And the house comes tumbling down — another heartache and destruction for the monster….

4) Love at first bite

The Hunger (1983)

Susan Sarandon, David Bowie and Catherine Deneuve

Sexy vampire thriller without the characters muttering the word vampire. Bowie and Deneuve a swinging couple that thrives on drawing blood from others. Bowie starts to prematurely age quickly and he seeks medical help from Sarandon … who eventually is turned into the undead by Deneuve.

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 (David Bowie, Catherine Deneuve)

The first installment of Mike & Cindy’s Date Night for weirdo’s link is:

https://monstermikeyaauthor.wordpress.com/2020/08/01/mike-cindys-date-night-for-weirdos/

If you like this blog … let us know, we might do another one or two or three of them….

and also, if you like this blog please check out these two books … the ebooks are only .99 cents … and they have great interviews too:

Kindle:

http://amzn.to/2cpr637

Nook:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/modern-mythmakers-michael-mccarty/1008846244?ean=2940153349589

Modern Mythmakers is a collection of 35 interviews from horror and science fiction’s most influential writers and filmmakers, including…
•Ray Bradbury
•Dean Koontz
•Richard Matheson
•John Carpenter
•John Saul
•Graham Masterton
•Joe McKinney
•William F. Nolan
•Peter Straub
•The Night of the Living Dead crew (including John Russo, Kyra Schon and Russ Streiner)
•Elvira
•Whitley Strieber
•and of course, Bentley Little

…and many more.

•Science fiction & fantasy interviews
•Horror legends
•Films and Television
•Inspirational
•Authorship
•Films and screenplays

And

ESOTERIA-LAND by Michael McCarty
The ebook is only .99 cents

Interviews with Justin Hayward of The Moody Blues, Tommy Chong of Cheech & Chong, Terry Pratchett, Mojo Nixon, Bobcat Goldthwait and many more…

 

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Ghosts of The Quad Cities on PBS

Co-author Mark McLaughlin was interviewed Fall of 2019 on WQPT’s “The Cities” about GHOSTS OF THE QUAD CITIES (unfortunately I unable to get away from work that day)

GHOSTS OF THE QUAD CITIES, co-written by Michael McCarty and Mark McLaughlin. Now available in Kindle, trade paperback and hardcover.

Kindle & Trade Paperback:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07W99R753/

Hardcover:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1540240525/

Divided by state lines and the Mississippi River, the Quad Cities share a common haunted heritage. If anything, the seam that runs through the region is especially rife with spirits, from the Black Angel of Moline’s Riverside Cemetery to the spectral Confederate POWs of Arsenal Island. Of course, the city centers have their own illustrious supernatural residents – the Hanging Ghost occupies Davenport’s City Hall, while the Phantom Washwoman wanders Bettendorf’s Central Avenue. At Igor’s Bistro in Rock Island, every day is Halloween. Michael McCarty and Mark McLaughlin hunt down the haunted lore of this vibrant Midwestern community.

Also

EERIE QUAD CITIES by Michael McCarty & John Brassard Jr. Introduction by The Amazing Kreskin Afterword by Rick Lopez of Igor’s Bistro
Like the mighty Mississippi River that cleaves the Quad Cities, the region’s history can trap the unwary in some unexpected eddies. Peer through the fog of the past to catch a glimpse of the Tinsmith Ghost of Rock Island or the river serpent with a price on its head. Get the back story on the Banshee of Brady Street, read the 1869 report on a Bigfoot sighting near East Davenport and run the numbers on local UFO activity. From phantom footsteps in the Renwick Mansion to a mausoleum heist in Chippiannock Cemetery, Michael McCarty and John Brassard Jr. trace a path through the shadowy heritage of the Quad Cities.
Now available in kindle, nook and trade paperback


Barnes & Noble:
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/eerie-quad-cities-michael-mccarty/1139398369

Amazon:

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Guest blog: Ghosts of the Pandemic (Part Two): Home Front

Michael McCarty here.

I interviewed John Brassard Jr. for several chapters in the book: GHOSTS OF THE QUAD CITIES by Michael McCarty & Mark McLaughlin.

John wrote this 3 Part series, which was published last month in September 2020, this is Part 2 (October 2020) and finish up in November 2020.

Here is the link:

and of course, please check out the GHOSTS OF THE QUAD CITIES Facebook website:

https://www.facebook.com/Ghosts-of-the-Quad-Cities-103021898053505

GHOSTS OF THE QUAD CITIES, co-written by Michael McCarty and Mark McLaughlin. Now available in Kindle, trade paperback and hardcover.

Kindle & Trade Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07W99R753/
Hardcover: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1540240525/

Divided by state lines and the Mississippi River, the Quad Cities share a common haunted heritage. If anything, the seam that runs through the region is especially rife with spirits, from the Black Angel of Moline’s Riverside Cemetery to the spectral Confederate POWs of Arsenal Island. Of course, the city centers have their own illustrious supernatural residents – the Hanging Ghost occupies Davenport’s City Hall, while the Phantom Washwoman wanders Bettendorf’s Central Avenue. At Igor’s Bistro in Rock Island, every day is Halloween. Michael McCarty and Mark McLaughlin hunt down the haunted lore of this vibrant Midwestern community.

Also:

EERIE QUAD CITIES

by Michael McCarty & John Brassard Jr.

Introduction by The Amazing Kreskin

Afterword by Rick Lopez of Igor’s Bistro

Like the mighty Mississippi River that cleaves the Quad Cities, the region’s history can trap the unwary in some unexpected eddies. Peer through the fog of the past to catch a glimpse of the Tinsmith Ghost of Rock Island or the river serpent with a price on its head. Get the back story on the Banshee of Brady Street, read the 1869 report on a Bigfoot sighting near East Davenport and run the numbers on local UFO activity. From phantom footsteps in the Renwick Mansion to a mausoleum heist in Chippiannock Cemetery, Michael McCarty and John Brassard Jr. trace a path through the shadowy heritage of the Quad Cities.

Barnes & Noble:

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/…/eerie…/1139398369…

Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/…/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi…

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