My favorite little repository of dark curiosities, Wolf’s Museum of Mystery in Saint Augustine, Florida–home of Eddie, the werewolf prop (or one of them) from THE HOWLING–will be hosting “Haunted Happenings” this coming October, Saturday the 21st. I plan to be there, even if only in spirit. Artist Jeffrey Wilkins will be unveiling ten pieces of custom, framed artwork. The last time I was down at Wolf’s, I purchased a set of Universal Monsters cards bearing the artwork of Mr. Wilkins. These cards, now framed, hang in a place of honor in Bleak Room–that’s what I call my home office, named in honor of Guillermo del Toro’s “Bleak House,” the extra house in which he stores all his collectibles and movie memorabilia. (He got the name from the book by Charles Dickens, for the benefit of the literarily ignorant out there.)
In addition to the debut of these new paintings, there will be a screening of the WOLF’S MUSEUM OF MYSTERY short film in the courtyard and the release of the film onto Blu-Ray. Also in attendance will be snake-handlers, belly dancers, and the star of the movie, “Ghost Mary.” A measly $5 gets you in.
Sheesh. Okay. How long does it take to drive down there? Could I make it in a single weekend, if I manage to do without sleep? Maybe I can study the esoteric arts and manage to astrally project myself down there. I’ve got a couple’a months. It’s doable!