DING DONG CHARLIE MANSON IS DEAD!

We’re not in Wonderland anymore Alice -Charles Manson   Maybe we can all sleep a little more sound knowing that yesterday marked the passing of one of the world’s most notorious criminals – Charles Manson. Infamous for bringing a dark turn to 1969’s Summer of Love co-ordinating a string of horrific murders in the Hollywood…

Music Minute: Krzysztof Komeda “Rosemary’s Baby Interlude”

“A chance to sit quietly and find out who you are; where you’ve been and where you’re going.” -Ira Levin, Rosemary’s Baby {published in 1967}   I called this an interlude because of its sauntering sweet nature between the high stakes and drama that is”Rosemary’s Baby”. Polanski’s iconic film had many claiming he had beckoned the…

STYLE {WISE} Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922)

Poor little hysterical witch! In the middle ages you were in conflict with the church. Now it is with the law. Title Card: “Häxan (1922)” We really ought to be saving this one for our own private inspiration board, but a higher wisdom has urged us to share.  We swear! This sinisterly beautiful Style {WISE} is…

{MUSIC MINUTE} MURDER He Says! Betty Hutton cries out loud.

Growing up in the dirty thirties, with a rough and tough childhood, our lady crooner has been through a lot more than most have to experience! Bouncing around from city to city through her childhood gave this woman real tenacity.  Money troubles abound kept her family on their toes, shifting from town to town running…

Commercial Break: Seventies Style Orgy – “Baba Yaga” (1973)

Perhaps its the fashion photographer protagonist . . . or maybe the sexy 1970s set decor; most definitely attribute the funky score by Piero Umiliani (you know him – “Mah Nà Mah Nà”), as well as the brilliant presence of film legend, Carroll Baker (“The Watcher in the Woods“, “Babydoll“), and those quirky illustrations that appear,…

{PHOTOBLAST} Can You Spend a Night in a Haunted House?

Well, can you? They don’t have out contests like this anymore…can’t even imagine the liabilities and lawsuits that could potentially haunt the contest’s organizers in the long-run. We procured this 1958 issue of “Suspense Magazine”, and couldn’t ignore the idea of this contest invite. In fact, it got us really thinking if we could truly…