Fall

Like most folks I love Spring and Fall the best because of the temperatures. Luckily in Tennessee the weather is not too volatile at these times.


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Carving a pumpkin, wearing a costume, and collecting tasty candy are really the only things a child dreams about during the month of October. One of my absolute fondest memories of Halloween growing up was picking out my costume.   I was lucky enough to have been of trick or […]

Cooper Halloween Legacy


What would Halloween be without Horror movies? I wouldn’t be very fun for adults. Now let’s think a bit about what makes a Horror movie so damned scary. The story is most definitely a key element. A spooky soundtrack and good Foley adds to the experience. These aren’t the reason […]

Prolonged Halloween Effects


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Werewolf Folklore permeates the fabric of our lives.  Stories handed down through the ages that become part of our culture make us who we are.  We don’t think about it much in our day to day activities.  It is usually during special occasions that ritual and traditions are observed in an obvious […]

The Evolution of the Cinema Werewolf




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The story of Frankenstein has always been one of my favorites.  I love the romanticism and mysticism that surrounds it.  I also love science so it’s really a match made in heaven.  We all probably know the story of Frankenstein, which I won’t go onto here, but as usual I […]

Frankenstein’s Real Father


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October is without question my absolute FAVORITE time of the year.  I have studied all manner of folklore and custom in my quest to better understand my atheism.  None fascinate me more than the true story of witches.  You will find my blog filled with posts like this. HERE Traditionally […]

Witches take the Hat





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Religious zealots complain about the increasing tendency of the popular mind to make the association between Halloween and secular or pagan imagery.   What is really amusing is the utter seriousness with which they disregard the fact that Halloween predates Christianity by thousands of years.  The Halloween we celebrate today is […]

Sunday Halloween


The scarecrow is a fascinating piece of Halloween cornucopia that just does not get the attention it deserves in my opinion. Some of the best scary stories ever told contain themes of this icon of fall. It is about more than scaring a crow but coming to life and behaving […]

Rustle Scare Crow


September, in Old England, was called Haervest-monath (Harvest Month). Michaelmas, on the 29th is an ancient Celtic “Quarter Day” which marked the end of the harvesting season and is steeped in folklore. It used to be the 7th month of the year if you were a Roman until about 153 BC.  That […]

September, Formerly the 7th Month in the Year