Happy October everybody!
October at last—my favorite month, especially in Arizona; the month of Halloween and the
month of gradually falling temperatures.
Also, it’s the month of Phoenix Magazine’s “Best of the Valley” issue:
again, a bunch of this year’s picks were written by Your Humble Narrator. No
prizes for guessing which ones, but you can check out the issue here, or on
Monster-of-the-Week is back, too. This past weekend, we had a “supermoon,”
seen here over Bell Road
in north Phoenix...
…and last week we also had the story about a woman in Indiana who jumped out of her car when frightened by a spider, leaving her 9-year-old son to crash
into a school bus (no one was seriously hurt). So, between the two stories…
Monster-of-the-Week: …only one choice seems possible: The terrifyingly
realistic giant moon-spider that attacks the astronauts in 1953’s Cat-Women of theMoon (aka Rocket to the Moon):