Friday, September 19, 2008
Yarr! Talk Like a Pirate Day! And here...some scary Pirate Yarns...
Avast....Scary Pirate films (and books for ye literate 'uns):
The Fog- 1980 John Carpenter flick with Adrienne Barbeau & scream queen herself Jamie Lee Curtis. Not really a pirate movie...but it does involve a boat, attack sailors, and Jamie Lee Curtis...so I figured it was close enough... There's a remake with the yummy Tom Welling..but other than for the sake of his superman hotness...not really worth the watch.
The Ghost Pirates
Spooky pirate tale...also in the public domain...so read it..or else!
"The Ghost Pirates . . . is a powerful account of a doomed and haunted ship on its last voyage, and of the terrible sea-devils (of quasi-human aspect, and perhaps the spirits of bygone buccaneers) that besiege it and finally drag it down to an unknown fate. With its command of maritime knowledge, and its clever selection of hints and incidents suggestive of latent horrors in nature, this book at times reaches enviable peaks of power." — H.P. Lovecraft
And don't forget the bloodiest Pirate of them all...Bluebeard! He had a real issue about his ex-wives and keeping his 'home office' private...