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Showing posts from November, 2023

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