Let's get into the mood - I'm going to give you options for 4 movies for Halloween night based on themes.
I am giving you 4 films in each category that helps you to pace with both gothic and classic, modern and truly terrifying, so all levels and tastes are satisfied across decades and styles. You should have no more cravings after you finish the marathon in your chosen theme. **You provide the candles and candy**
Don Monroe is such a singularly unique researcher that there really are no other contemporaries. I have gotten to know him well over the years and his thought process when researching is to remain super vigilant. Nothing misses Don's notice and his recall is tremendously accurate. So, when he tells me he's studying a circuit of caves in the Northwestern US that are yielding amazing knowledge about our tall feral people, I am all ears.
It was comforting to learn that men can be self conscious about how they can pull off a costume because it sure as hell is a nightmare for women at Halloween time. There are not many unrevealing costume available for the ladies and it becomes as anxiety-provoking as bikini season.
What was once "Pagan" in Europe became "folk beliefs." It is an interesting thing to study the various forms of paganism expressed throughout Europe. Each region has its own creatures in their story lines. One such creature is the alp demon.
Some of us are old enough to remember the threat of the "killer bees" coming to America! Then, the fire ants arrived. Pretty soon, with city crowding, cockroaches and rats were horrifying. Don't even mention birds!
We utilize farmer's markets to get freshly grown items to enhance our cooking experience, but many chefs find items grown in the wild to be exotic local tastes to add to their dishes. They consider it a natural enhancement, but the woodlands really were the first growing sources for food.
In the photo above, I told the photographer of my aura that I was going to look at the place in which I believe I get my psychic info (upper slightly right). She laughed a little that I thought something might show.
Then, it did, surrounded by indigo blue (psychic third eye).
There are so many horror movies in the genre and so many decades they span, but every now and then one emerges that forever changes a genre and starts copycats and similar themes. Here are some of my favs that influenced the genre-
If you want a unique and inspired Halloween costume that leaves people wondering at the meaning and greatly unsettled, there is no better way than to look to Native costumes and Pagan ceremonial costumes to find some very creepy ideas -
Are there times in your life that you ponder if your soul might leave your body upon occasion and ramble around in your sleep or perhaps while you're getting surgery? There are some clues that our souls may not be as attached to our bodies during mortal phase of life than we assumed.
It's one thing to break down on a road trip and quite another to be faced with a strange world, as well. Here are some creepy horror movies that are based on the premise that some places are just wrong to be helpless in -
AtmosFX is one of those cool technology and entertainment companies that totally gets us para geeks. I can't say enough how totally awesome this company is. Some people dream of being ice cream tasters for a living, I dream of being on their innovative team to make new projects that fit our quirky para and horror geek needs.
Anyone who has sneaked into a cemetery at night knows that is a thing of terror and equally as much a thing of exquisite beauty. Even in daytime, cemeteries are like memorial parks, still and contemplative, well-manicured and unhurried. But, at night, they become a strange black and white world in which the headstones are the only thing visible in the dimmest of moonlight. In fact, cemeteries real character comes out at night.
I have been following Scott Shoyer's amazing horror review site, Anything Horror for many years. He is a most talented author and also extremely knowledgeable about the horror genre. I'm excited to share his latest release -
You know you want it. You've had enough heat and humidity and are glad to be releasing the kids back to school soon. Now, you're getting that nesting instinct to make soups and chili, sip hot cocoa, watch the leaves turn, and get creeped out by the Halloween season. So, go for it! Get your spook on with autumn-themed horror movies!
An anomaly in Antarctica seen on satellite imagery has many wondering if there was a possible mass extinction type of impact crater long ago. Others, however, are speculating about Hollow Earth, Nazi bases, Alien bases, and more.
Some of the most abandoned places in the world are mining towns that tapped out the resources and moved on, towns hit by natural disasters, and ones in the most extreme climates. Here are some examples of what Alaska has left behind, beautiful and sometimes quite mysterious!
Fire tower lookouts were built in the early 1900s and workers or volunteers manned them to keep an eye on any potential fire outbreaks following camping season and electrical storms. They are lovely solitary buildings that create a romantic notion of being in a bird's nest away from the hustle and bustle, king of the forest.
Source:Apparently, these are the largest stone tools yet found and there have been many huge ones around the world. Who wielded these, do you suppose? These ones (above) were found in a lake bed in Botswana from between 10,000 to 250,000 years ago!
In 2009, I had a post-apocalyptic graveyard theme for a Halloween party. It was very cheap to put together and very effective. You don't have to spend a lot for a Halloween party, as the idea is to make it as dark and rugged as possible which means repurposing junk.
One thing I know about new-age healing is that belief has an amazing power. People who believe in prayer, believe in crystals, belief in hands-on healers, release their own chemicals in their bodies to do that which they seek. Some people can use meditation, others aggressive exercise, and for some, sex. However you find your healing, if there is belief-there is response.
During a cholera outbreak in 1833 in Mexico, many bodies were interred underground in an air-tight catacomb. When families couldn't pay taxes, they were disinterred and placed in a building where many of them mummified. The building was turned into a museum called El Museo De Las Mamios (Mummy Museum).
I am always pleased to make readers aware of smart sources of information. I recently met someone who runs a YouTube channel from Romania including all the strange and unexplained things. I was very impressed.
There are the usual places like Party City and Spirit Halloween to shop for Halloween items, but I like to get things that are unique, individual, and sometimes so damn pretty, you use them year-round if you're a horror/Victorian Era freak like me. In fact, I suspect that any of these shops you would want to buy from year-round.
It's HOT and most of us are growing weary of it, so let's escape a bit with some horror and scenes of chilly snowy places. I'm going to share a long list of snow-involved horror movies for your chilling pleasure.
America was founded in the 1950s as the subdivision maker of the world. Whole neighborhoods with quaint-named streets and tract housing went up all over the country during the boom. Highways were being built at an amazing rate, infrastructure was the boom industry. Then, decades later, as recession hit, shopping malls closed and even whole subdivisions went under before they were event inhabited.