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Featured Movie & Review : Big Trouble in Little China

 I wanted to continue with my homage to the incredible John Carpenter with my thoughts on his film Big Trouble In Little China. It was a tough call considering he has quite a few brilliant, and memorable movies. However, there's time enough to cover those and who knows I might just do that this month. I guess you'll just have to wait and see darklings. In the mean time I'm giving a never before 5 out of 5 Zombie Claws to John Carpenter's unique classic Big Trouble In Little China. Read on to find out why! In the realm of 80s action-packed comedies, one film stands out for its over-the-top action, flamboyant characters, and unique blend of humor and fantasy: Big Trouble in Little China. Directed by John Carpenter and released in 1986, this cult classic has gained a devoted following over the years. Let's dive deeper into the world of Big Trouble in Little China and explore its incredible cast, fascinating storyline, and some fun facts along the way. Big Trouble in Li

History, Legends & Myths & Movies It Inspired : Día de los Muertos - Day of the Dead

Día de los Muertos, also known as the Day of the Dead, is a vibrant and colorful celebration that takes place in Mexico and certain parts of Latin America. This unique holiday, which occurs on November 1st and 2nd each year, is a time to honor and remember deceased loved ones.  The origins of Día de los Muertos can be traced back to ancient indigenous cultures of Mexico, such as the Aztecs, Mayans, and Toltecs. These ancient civilizations had a deep reverence for death and viewed it as a natural part of the human cycle. They believed that the souls of the departed would return to visit their families during this time.  When Spanish conquistadors arrived in Mexico in the 16th century, they encountered these indigenous traditions and incorporated them into their own Catholic practices.  As a result, Día de los Muertos became intertwined with the Catholic holidays of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day.  One of the most iconic symbols of Día de los Muertos is the calacas and calav

History, Legends & Myths & The Shows & Movies It Inspired : Holiday Special - Halloween

 Halloween, also known as Samhain wasn't always, the freaky, fun, Hollywood monster filled spooky holiday we all love. No, it was a serious time of year, one for observing the last of the harvest days,  as well as remembering our dead ancestors.  It is a holiday celebrated on the eve of All Saints' Day, the first of November, and is widely recognized for its mysterious and festive atmosphere. Originating from ancient Celtic traditions, this holiday has evolved over time to become a beloved celebration marked by unique customs and traditions.  Halloween traces its roots back to the ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain, as I mentioned. Celebrated by the Celts over 2,000 years ago, this festival marked the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter. It was believed that on this night, the boundary between the living and the dead blurred, allowing spirits to roam freely on Earth. With the advent of Christianity, the Catholic Church sought to incorporate pagan tradit

History, Legends& Myths & The Shows & Movies They Inspired : Scarecrows

 Scarecrows. I hate them! Few things freak me out in this world, but these creepy abominations do. Way before there were movies or tv shows made about them, their presence put me at unease. Truthfully, it shouldn't have. After all they were created as a protection to keep birds from eating crops. However, having grown up all, ancient Irish druid/pagan witch. In my mind, they represent poppets, and of course the wicker man. To me, they just aren't "right". Laugh all you wish, but I dare you to go into a field, or orchard at night, where one of these twisted effigies of a person hangs. Stay near it for a bit and then tell me it didn't, at the very least make you uncomfortable. Think about this darklings. "If scarecrows weren't so creepy,  why are there so many movies, tv shows, books, and art dedicated to their darker side?" So, where did these sinister scarecrows get their start minions. There are conflicting historical facts about the actual when,

History, Legends& Myths & Movies They Inspired :Haunted Attractions - Featuring : Hell House LLC Trilogy

 Haunted attractions have long fascinated and intrigued people, drawing them into a realm where the line between reality and the supernatural blurs. These spine-chilling experiences, often found in amusement parks, abandoned buildings, or specially designed locations, have become a popular form of entertainment worldwide. Let's delve into the captivating history of haunted attractions and explore some of the eerie and unexplained occurrences that have taken place within them. The concept of haunted attractions can be traced back centuries, with roots in ancient folklore and superstitions. In medieval Europe, plays and performances centered around ghostly encounters and macabre tales were a common form of entertainment. These early renditions laid the groundwork for the haunted attractions we know today. The modern-day haunted house emerged in the 19th century when phantasmal entertainment took a new form. The infamous Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in London began incorporating eerie e