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  Ah, August, Sextilis how boring you are. Here in Tennessee its pretty damned hot in August and with humidity often reaching 100% for weeks at a time I find myself wondering if there is really anything interesting about the month.  I researched and found that probably the most interesting […]

Sextilis an Unloved Month


I have posted about Vincent Price before.  It is at this time of the year that Mr. Price’s incredible body of work seems to have its greatest impact.  That being said, I want to point out my favorite Vincent Price Characters and the movies in which he plays them.  Enjoy! […]

Veritable Vincent Video Varia


toil and trouble
SCENE I. A cavern. In the middle, a boiling cauldron.  Sound of thunder,  Enter the three Witches. ALL Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.      Those of you that are fascinated with the darker side of life will no doubt like me be very interested […]

Double, Double, Boil and Bubble



I was talking with a friend at lunch today.  We were discussing the various marketing strategies employed by restaurants to attract their assumed target customers.  The topic of older McDonald’s marketing in the form of funny characters came up.  They were supposedly intended to attract children.  Based on McDonald’s position […]

Why McDonald’s Really Should have Scared the Hell out of ...


villains
The villain is often overlooked in movies.  Truly great stories need memorable villains.  Sometimes the villain is so compelling that he or she even overshadows the hero.  Some actors make better villains than others.  I decided to make a list of actors that make great villains.  Some have tried their […]

Giving Voice to the Villain


galactica space
I know. I know.  The title of this article is rather salacious.  You will soon find that this has very little to do with space or the Stanley Kubrick film. This has been a terrible year for me.  I really feel like this was a throw away disaster of a year […]

2011 a Space Odyssey


Every year at this time I watch several versions of A Christmas Carol. It is my favorite movie during the holidays. The period in which the story takes place has forever fascinated me.  I especially love the hats. If you are like me the most glaringly obvious sign that a […]

A Christmas Carol …about Hats



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


werewolf 1
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


frankenstein
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


witches
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