I know how to make your foggy day better. Just click on this link. Look at the pictureÂ And then keep in mind that snuggling with a baby walrus was described thusly: “[It] feels like being pinned under a warm, very chubby person who is wearing a damp velour jumpsuit that smells faintly, almost pleasantly, like low tide.”
Should you happen to find yourself in Denton, the newly minted Denton Film Society screens their first film of choice: the silent, black-and-white Nosferatu. Was it basically a knock off of Bram Stoker’s Dracula with fewer periphery characters and the names changed? Yes. Is it incredible, and incredible-looking? Yes again. Murnau’s 1922 film inspired Werner Herzog’s tribute, Nosferatu the Vampyre, a painstaking homage to the famous film Herzog clearly loves. That’s certainly enough to convince me. Also, the screening is free (but you can donate $5 if you like, because you’re nice).
Nosferatu pairs almost too perfectly with the WaterTower Theatre’s production of The Mystery of Irma Vep, a bit of a theater stalwart that Lindsey Wilson, reviewing the show for FrontRow, found delightful–and not in the least bit stale.Â I don’t want to spoil the surprise of playwright Charles Ludlum’sÂ twisty, frequently revived satire, but highlights include two male leads playing eight parts and a well-timed spoof of Gothic melodramic and the supernatural drama genre from Shakespearean times to the reign of Alfred Hitchcock. Lindsey wrote in her review that part of the fun was imagining what was going on backstage, since the costume changes came at such a breakneck pace.