All posts tagged: October 2016

Shadowbox’s 25 Scariest Films

October 31 / 16 Hello pretties…..It’s Halloween. Let’s not beat around the bush…it’s time for Shadowbox’s 25 Scariest Films.   The Exorcist Psycho Halloween Poltergeist Sorry, Wrong Number The Shinning What Lies Beneath The Conjuring The Howling Friday the 13th Alien Hush (2016) The Grudge The Thing (1982) Scream Silver Bullet Insidious Dog Soldiers The Fog Texas Chainsaw Massacre Candyman Amityville Horror Jaws Hellraiser Nightmare On Elm Street   The old with the new. Hope you liked this list, some you may recognize, some you may not, but it’s a good list. Editor’s Desk for November will be posted tomorrow. In the meantime, enjoy the rest of your Monday, don’t eat too much candy, be blessed.                         featured image: gleupold.com     Advertisements

Reflections: Don’t Give Up On Your Creativity

October 29 / 16 Morning! The end of October is already here and it’s time to reflect. I have a piece of wisdom to pass along to you. It’s not long, but you’ll feel inspired by it. For those of you who are traditional artists, musicians, filmmakers, graphic artists, writers, all forms of creativity, this is a subject I’m sure you have come across. We are creative types who follow to our own set of beats. We love to come up with ideas, we have visions, our ideas may not go along with regular folk, but that’s what makes us unique. Once the vision is set and place, all the i’s have been dotted and the t’s crossed, our vision is complete. We get the accolades, the congrats for the work we do, but there comes a time when we get ourselves in a rut. I call it Creator’s Block. This is when we plateau and have come across a fork in the road. We don’t know where to go or what to do next …

This Week’s Favorite Scary Movie: Halloween

October 30 / 16 Hello, the last Sunday and yes, Halloween is this week’s scary film. “To make Michael Myers frightening, I had him walk like a man, not a monster.”  – John Carpenter, director I don’t have to go into detail about this movie. With Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Pleasence, this 38 yr-old film has become and is still a slasher classic.     On a cold Halloween night in 1963, six-year-old Michael Myers brutally murdered his 17-year-old sister, Judith. He was sentenced and locked away for 15 years. But on October 30, 1978, while being transferred for a court date, a 21-year-old Michael Myers steals a car and escapes Smith’s Grove. He returns to his quiet hometown of Haddonfield, Illinois, where he looks for his next victims.         The theme music that made the movie a cult classic……….   Hope you enjoyed all the week’s fav scary films. Tomorrow will be busy: Shadowbox’s 20 Scariest Films, Reflections, and Editor’s Desk! Enjoy the rest of your weekend, be blessed.   …

Creative Close-Up: Art Talk w/Stephen Silver

October 24 / 16 Good Morning everybody! Creative Close-Up has arrived. It’s time for some Art Talk with Stephen Silver. These aren’t just tips either. This is a guy who’s been in the art game for a long time and has seen the ups and downs that come with it. So you might want to hear what he has to say. Here are art talks 21-25.   ART TALKS 21 – 25           Alright, I hope these talks get you inspired to continue move forward with your art career. Art talks 26-30 will be posted next month. Enjoy the rest of your Monday, be always blessed. http://www.silvertoons.com stephensilver.blogspot.com Stephen Silver YouTube               featured image: stephen silver  

This Week’s Favorite Scary Movie: Poltergeist

October 23 / 16 Afternoon folks! Has your weekend a great one so far? This week we got Poltergeist. This classic ghost tale is one my favorites and I’m sure it’s yours too. Directed by Tobe Hooper, produced and co-written by Steven Spielberg, the film stars Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Heather O’Rourke, and Zelda Rubinstein.   Strange and creepy happenings beset an average California family, the Freelings — Steve, Diane, teenaged Dana, eight-year-old Robbie, and five-year-old Carol Ann — when ghosts commune with them through the television set. Initially friendly and playful, the spirits turn unexpectedly menacing, and, when Carol Ann goes missing, Steve and Diane turn to a parapsychologist and eventually an exorcist for help.   “TV people?”      Best scene from this film……   Love this film as a kid, love it even more so today. Like I said, your classic scary film. Monday October 31, Shadowbox will have its 20 most scary films listed before you. Lots of things to share with you this week, so don’t forget to check …

This Weeks’s Favorite Scary Movie: The Conjuring

October 16 /16 Hi and hello. Starting each week I’m choosing some scary films from past to present and on October 31, Shadowbox will have either 30 or 20 countdown of the most scary, disturbing, horror films of all time. This week we have The Conjuring. Directed by James Wan, this film is base on one of the paranormal cases of Ed and Lorraine Warren. The film stars Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Lili Taylor, and Ron Livingston.     In 1970, paranormal investigators and demonologists Lorraine and Ed Warren are summoned to the home of Carolyn and Roger Perron. The Perrons and their five daughters have recently moved into a secluded farmhouse, where a supernatural presence has made itself known. Though the manifestations are relatively benign at first, events soon escalate in horrifying fashion, especially after the Warrens discover the house’s macabre history.     They should’ve added this……….   I’m sure most of you have seen this film already, but if you haven’t you might want to see it, but please with the lights …

@ The Event: Portland, OR

October 14 / 16 Friday is here. I’m happy about this and the fact the weekend is right around the corner. Shadowbox is now heading to Portland, Oregon to see what’s happening for this month. There are lots of things to do in this city….lots. I’m just going to give you a sneak peek. (cred: travelportland.com) Some of these are past events ART & DESIGN 10th Annual Day of the Dead Group Show Art & Design, Exhibition, Free, Multicultural Guardino Gallery   10th Annual Day of the Dead Group Show Art & Design Guardino Gallery   Andy Warhol: Prints from the Collection of… Art & Design, Exhibition Portland Art Museum   Bruce Conkle: Surface Glitch Art & Design, Exhibition, Free The White Box   The Soul of Black Art: A Collector’s View Art & Design, Exhibition, Free Upfor Gallery     MUSIC Portland State of Mind Music, Art & Design, Family friendly, Film, Food & Drink, Free, Readings & Talks, Multicultural, Science & Technology, Spectator Sports Portland State University   Choral Arts Ensemble for Portland: …

Wednesday Scene: Call for Artists

October 12 / 16 Morning y’all! Just a few things to push along your way. This is an opportunity to share with you, to give you the chance for others to see what you work can do. (cred: artshow.com) Small Works 2016 Main Street Arts in Clifton Springs, NY announces its 3rd national juried exhibition of small artwork (12 inches or smaller in any direction), December 3, 2016 – January 6, 2017. $2,000 in cash awards, “Best in Show” receives $1,000! Juror: Bleu Cease, Executive Director/Curator of Rochester Contemporary Art Center. Open to all U.S. residents at least 18 years of age, working in all media excluding video/sound and installation art. $30 for up to 3 images. $35 for 4-6 images. Deadline: October 17, 2016. More info (PDF). Contact: email or call (315) 462-0210.   The Cup, The Mug: A National Juried Exhibition of Drinking Vessels Main Street Arts in Clifton Springs, NY announces a national juried exhibition, December 3, 2016 – January 6, 2017. $1,000 in cash awards, “Best in Show” receives $500! Juror: Peter …