DARK SHADOWS* premiered on this day, which gives reason to ponder that when Magus LaVey founded the Church of Satan in Year One therein, The Gates of Hell were truly thrown open in more ways than one! One prominent manifestation was in the multimedia arena.
For not only was DS unleashed, but Addams Family, Munsters, Bewitched, along with a plethora of movies and additional broadcast presentations were to come forth even from those, all with Gothic and Satanic sensibilities in either aesthetics and/or philosophical applications, in a much more apparent and literal, dramatized sense, the microcosm of Our Lairs expanded into the macrososmic, much like Halloween does for us all year round personally, and expounded shortly after Independence Day and even well into November, if not December, with The Nightmare Before Xmas contributing to its expansion, which is much appreciated, for much merchandise, housewares and the more elegant decor is more readily available, from the "spooky" to the cartoonishly 'cute', whatever suits our fancy. ∞
* I had the pleasure of attending Fridiculousness at the Rio Hondo College Auditorium.