Remember the scene in Taxi Driver in which Travis Bickle first sees the teenage prostitute Iris Steensma tottering on her ten inch platform shoes in front of a cinema called Variety Photoplays? Or the montages of him driving along the neon lit forty-second street where the marquees of the Lyric or the New Amsterdam cinemas
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In Boyle Heights, on the corner of South St Louis and Inez Street, is the old Linda Vista Community Hospital. This building is one of the oldest medical facilities in Los Angeles. Although the hospital initially opened its doors in 1904, many of the urban legends and stories of hauntings are due to the gang
The “Death Game” is an unofficial genre of thriller wherein a set of humans (or at least sentient beings) are pitted in a contest where the consequence of failure is the player’s last reward. The appeal isn’t hard to explain – the premise packs immediate tension as characters are faced not only with the threat
*Warning this article contains graphic description of self-mutilation and animal cruelty, reader discretion is advised* Every year, the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network surveys citizens of each UN member state. In the “World happiness report 2021” Finland took the number one spot and Iceland the second. The rest of the Nordic counties Denmark, Sweden
Now that we have watched all four seasons of Call My Agent, some of us several times, we need something fresh from Netfilx or anywhere else to keep lockdown boredom at bay. There’s not much coming from Hollywood and absolutely nothing from the Marvel Universe. Star Wars trilogies? Insult to intelligence, an abomination to the
Clive Barker is a figure whose name may not be as well-known as Stephen King or John Carpenter, but even if you don’t know him, you know his work, thanks to the earth-shaking impact his film Hellraiser has made on the horror genre. However, he has yet to recapture this level of mainstream success. Nightbreed,
You are probably safe in a secure country – friendly neighbours and a military might, even allies, so nobody would dare to attack you, your pets and your city. Before, the Cold War was a time of uncertainty for those in developed nations – it was considered a realistic possibility for another world war engulfing
What exactly is fog and mist you may ask? Certainly we see it, but can we really touch it? I am not sure, but Dictionary.com defines fog as a cloudlike mass or layer of minute water droplets or ice crystals near the surface of the earth, appreciably reducing visibility. Mist, on the other hand, is
Stalking the night, with the pallor of a corpse, thirsting for the blood of humans, living amongst the plague-ridden vermin and predatory beasts. Throughout the centuries, they have gone by many names — Galli, Empusa, Alukah, Estries — but we know them most commonly today as Vampires. Since the early days of civilization, the specter
With a record like “FFA” by The Leather Nun containing lyrics like “I shoved my greased fist right up to your prostate” and “shit on my knuckles, pain up the ass for you” we are talking about punk, right? Twanging guitars, synthesizers recorded way too upfront and subject matters such as bestiality and shooting heroin?