...Depp's new film, Dark Shadows, that is.
Prescription eyeglasses: (frames) Venus Eye Design V-12
Photography by Antonio Cangiano
My relationship with vampires never veered into pop lit territory (save for a brief encounter with Anne Rice when I was about 13, and of course, Bram Stoker's classic), instead I've always preferred my ashen skinned undead as part of the overall package of Halloween.
Like most rules however, there's exceptions to this point, and one of them is when I hear that a certain Mr. Johnny Depp has a new movie out in which he plays a vampire who's unearthed for the first time in 200 years only to find he's suddenly smack dab in the crazy days of the 1970s.
It had been a long time since I last went to the movies. Try as I might to peg exactly when then was, I can't seem to. I'd say at least 1.5, but maybe as many as 2 to 2.5 years ago. When I heard that my local movie theater (where I saw many a film as a youngster) was slatted to be closed shortly (a new, much larger one is being built in a different part of the downtown area) however, I knew that I had to visit it one last time - so long as I could get my health to cooperate long enough.
Fortunately such was a the case one cloudy, rain drenched weekend evening recently, so Tony and I met up with my mom and step-dad and headed down a familiar haunt. It was a very pleasant treat to find ticket prices considerably lower here than in Toronto, and also to settle into a quaint little screening room comprised of just a few rows of seats on both sides of a single aisles. We all ended up adoring the film and agreeing that it's one we'll definitely have to watch again come this Halloween and many Octobers thereafter.
The rain was still pouring down when we left the theater and the sun had all but vanished, so we headed back home (after a quick stop by Dairy Queen) and there Tony snapped a few quick photos of me in our dining room. I was really touched when earlier in the evening Tony said that he loved my hair (and generously sized hair flower), and that he continued to shower me with compliments all night long.
This purple dress is just about as comfy as a vintage frock can possibly be. The classic jersey fabric is simultaneously loss fitting and figure flattering, making it an excellent choice for periods of being seated for a long time, such as at the movies, on an airplane, or while taking a road trip.
Earlier this spring I found this cute plumy-carnation hued cardigan at Value Village with the original tags still on it (I got it for about 1/10th of the original asking price, plus a further 30% off that thanks to a coupon I had - hard to beat that!), and it too is wildly cozy and perfect for a night spent inside a room where one never knows what the AC is going to be up to.
I hope that you sweet gals don't mind my attention grabbing title post today. I'm not usually one to do such things, but as it really is an extremely rare treat for me to get out and head to the movies, so seeing Johnny's new vampire film almost is as exciting for me as an evening spent with the actor himself (*almost!*).
If you haven't seen Dark Shadows yet and are a fan of comedic horror flicks (with an awesome camp factor), I highly recommend this movie - it's really one you can sink your
teeth fangs into!