Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Haunted House of Mouse

alloween has a long, cold running history in our culture. For centuries – in one ghastly form or another – spooks and ghouls have been plaguing us this time of year, creeping into our neighborhoods, minds, and homes. It’s the time of year when the supernatural are able to frolic into our dimension, wriggling and grooving to the sweet sounds of our screams. Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion is one the ultimate culminations of all macabre aspects of this gothic holiday… but 40 years before this creepy old crypt rose into our world, Mickey Mouse discovered a haunted home of his own. Here, the inhabitants (including a cameo appearance by the stars of The Skeleton Dance, released that same year) dare to dance on Mickey’s would-be grave, forcing him to play spirited sonnets on the piano. Let’s join Mickey now in his historic first encounter with the undead…

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