What with one thing and another and yet another, I haven’t kept you posted on my postings at Limerwrecks, home of the noir and horror limerick. So let’s catch up.
WHIP REPLACEMENT. THERE WAS A CROOKED DAN. These are about J. Carroll Naish, who I was sort-of pleased to see getting a shout-out from Orson Welles in My Lunches with Orson. Welles calls Naish a bad actor who was always an absolute delight to see.
THE UNDYING MISTER. This is about Lon Chaney Jnr’s unexplained inability to stay dead. Co-authored with Hilary Barta.
YOU THAW THE HOWL OF THE MOON. Another collab on Lon.
FROSTY THE WOLFMAN. And another.
HUMPED DAY. Horrid one about Naish.
PLOTZ STRUCTURE. Examining the weird shape of HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN.
KISMET OF DEATH. Karloff never gets scorn or snark.
THE CREATURE WALKS A MONGREL. Karloff’s man-dog transplants sparked a great many rhymes…
But rather than just reading my limericks, go to the site and read everything! Maybe not all in one sitting though. (A better policy is to drop by on a daily basis.)