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Bizarre Bucket List

The other day I thought about my bucket list. A few items have been completed, including spending Halloween in Salem, Massachusetts, and visiting the mine where the remake of My Bloody Valentine was filmed. (The mine used in filming the original My Bloody Valentine is in Canada and is closed). Also scratched off the list was staying at the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast on the anniversary of the murders. We were even able to stay in the room where her mother’s body was found, and visit the graves of Lizzie and her family.

I started thinking about other things I would like to do and came up with three ideas. First, I would like to participate in the reenactment of the famous scene from 1958’s The Blob, when people run out of the Colonial Theater. This is part of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania’s annual Blob Fest, an event celebrating the classic film. Although I understand obtaining tickets for the theater run out is difficult, I plan to at least visit Blob Fest this July.

Although not a huge fan of the zombie horror genre, I would like to shuffle my way through the Monroeville Mall, the original mall used in George Romero’s Dawn of the Dead. Every year a zombie crawl is held; unfortunately, the five-hour drive is a bit of an obstacle.


Zombie Prom, Philadelphia, 2007

Much closer to home than the Monroeville Mall is the grave of Edgar Allan Poe. I would like to visit his final resting place. This adventure would be an interesting day trip.

Just as there is Christmas in July, I am looking forward to Halloween in July when I attend Blob Fest. Perhaps someday I will visit Monroeville, Pennsylvania and Baltimore, Maryland. What’s on your bucket list? Perhaps your list is more “normal” than mine.

Zombie Prom, Philadelphia, 2008

Zombie Prom, Philadelphia, 2008

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