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Halloween Spotted: The Black Phone behind the scenes...

I started working my way through my new themed list of movies (more on that closer to October) and one of the entries I was looking forward to watching was the adaptation of author Joe Hill's "The Black Phone" short story.  Having really enjoyed it I of course dove into the making-of featurettes that were included on Peacock Premium.  I was super surprised and pleased to see that both lead actor Ethan Hawke and the Make-Up FX Department Head Rick Pour made references to the Halloween season in their interviews.  Ethan Hawke, The Black Phone behind-the-scenes.   "The joy of doing a scary movie is that I always like to picture a group of friends going to a movie theater at midnight on Halloween or people having a sleepover party, and it's your job --like you're sitting around a campfire-- it's your job to tell a scary story." - Ethan Hawke, The Black Phone "Ethan Hawke's Evil Turn" behind the scenes segment. Rick Pour, Make-Up FX, The B
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Halloween Spotted: New York Times Arts & Leisure Film section...

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Halloween Spotted: "Light & Magic" documentary on Disney+

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What did Steven Soderbergh watch on Halloween in 2021?

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Halloween Spotted: "The Storyteller" by Dave Grohl

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"Halloween" poem by Robert Burns

  I was tooling around THIS website: OldBookIllustrations.com and found this etching from ~1896 entitled "Halloween"from The Poetry of Robert Burns, Vol. 1 .  This, of course, moved me to seek out the poem that it accompanies, and I found that HERE.