Eyes Without A Face - Les yeux sans visage (1960) HD 720p Full Movie. English Subtitles. A brilliant surgeon, Dr. Génessier, helped by his assistant Louise, kidnaps nice young women. He removes their faces and tries to graft them onto the head on his beloved daughter Christiane, whose face has been entirely spoiled in a car crash. All the experiments fail, and the victims die, but Génessier keeps trying.... Director: Georges Franju. Writers: Jean Redon (novel) & Pierre Boileau (adaptation) (as Boileau-Narcejac). Stars: Pierre Brasseur, Alida Valli & Juliette Mayniel
Combines rare film clips, stills, and interviews in a chronicle of the fifty years of horror film production. Covers the early days of Nosferatu to today's so-called spatter movies.
Combines rare film clips, stills, and interviews in a chronicle of the fifty years of horror film production. Covers the early days of Nosferatu to today's so-called spatter movies.
A man named Francis relates a story about his best friend Alan and his fiancée Jane. Alan takes him to a fair where they meet Dr. Caligari, who exhibits a somnambulist, Cesare, that can predict the future.
When Alan asks how long he has to live, Cesare says he has until dawn. The prophecy comes to pass, as Alan is murdered, and Cesare is a prime suspect.
Cesare creeps into Jane's bedroom and abducts her, running from the townspeople and finally dying of exhaustion.
Meanwhile, the police discover a dummy in Cesare's cabinet, while Caligari flees.
Francis tracks Caligari to a mental asylum.
John Haloran has a fatal heart attack, but his wife Louise won't get any of the inheritance when Lady Haloran dies if John is dead. Louise forges a letter from John to convince the rest of his family he's been called to New York on important business, and goes to his Irish ancestral home, Castle Haloran, to meet the family and look for a way to ensure a cut of the loot. Seven years earlier John's sister Kathleen was drowned in the pond, and the Halorans enact a morbid ritual in remembrance. Secrets shroud the sister's demise, and soon the family and guests begin experiencing an attrition problem.
Dracula is a 1931 vampire-horror film directed by Tod Browning and starring Bela Lugosi as the title character. It was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (translated as Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror; or simply Nosferatu) is a classic 1922 German Expressionist horror film, directed by F. W. Murnau, starring Max Schreck as the vampire Count Orlok. The film, shot in 1921 and released in 1922, was an unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula, with names and other details changed because the studio could not obtain the rights to the novel (for instance, "vampire" became "Nosferatu" and "Count Dracula" became "Count Orlok").
An eccentric millionaire throws a party for his wife in a haunted house offering each guest $10,000 if they can make it through the night. Only there seem to be schemes at work beyond what the ghosts have planned.
Known for its highly atmospheric settings and structural similarity to "Psycho," which was purely coincidental, "City of the Dead" was poorly received at its US and UK theatrical openings. This changed in 1963 when it was released to US television. It has since achieved cult status and is recognized as a horror classic.
Three strippers seeking thrills encounter a young couple in the desert. After dispatching the boyfriend, they take the girl hostage and begin scheming on a crippled old man living with his two sons in the desert, reputedly hiding a tidy sum of cash. They become houseguests of the old man and try and seduce the sons in an attempt to locate the money, not realizing that the old man has a few sinister intentions of his own.
UFO DOCUMENTARY 2015 The UFO Files Presidential Encounters & Underground Bases
UFO DOCUMENTARY 2015 The UFO Files Alien - National Geographic Documentary.
The Dulce Papers, Project Blue Book, and more @ http://yumpu.com/kiosk/MindSpaceApocalypse
This service, Uploadly, is shutting down their website for some odd reason on August 31st.
So here are some albums/galleries worth checkin' out before they're gone at the end of the month.
If you're not familiar with these albums/galleries, you can click through them with the buttons located on the bottom left corner of each one, or the square button that's between the 'previous' and 'next' buttons opens that particular album in a full page with all of its content showing at once, which you can scroll down through:
I walk where the copperheads are, it's not too far.. From Cities and streets, but the oppressive heat. The crickets are singing, my body is wringing. Bare feet, walking in grass, the cornfield is empty. We're alone so far. I'll take you to where the copperheads are.
While death and darkness girdle me I grope for immortality. The life of Man is a long march through the night, surrounded by invisible foes, tortured by weariness and pain, towards a goal that few can hope to reach, and where none may tarry long.
*Last, but not least, if you like to read about anything from UFOs to Government Files, and Conspiracies, Occult, Witchcraft, and Classic Ghost Stories to Blavatsky, Lovecraft, The Necronomicon, and Clive Barker to Weird Tales, Pulp Magazines, and Horror Comics +more:
The verifed documented account from a MKUltra - Project MONARCH - survivor Cathy O'Brien who escaped (and made the book) with help from Mark Phillips. In the beginng it starts with "soft mind-control" aka the control of information and misleading by use of wording and misinformation.
The cartels of Juarez, Mexico, are at war with a group of Mormons, some of whom are related to Mitt Romney. We went there to document the conflict, meet Romney's Mormon family, and find out more about how US policy is impacting the war on drugs.
A documentary exploring the history of the Snuff Film; alleged films where a person is murdered on camera for economic porpuses and the film finds some form of distribution.
Source: Halloween Post 2: Interactive Insanity Friday the 13th Post Number 1 and Number 2 Mind Space Apocalypse Free Full Movie As Long As It's Up: Bloody Pit of Horror - Based on the writing of Marquis de Sad
People would use milk to write their fortune on a plain white paper and after the paper had dried it was fooled and laid into walnut shells. Then the shell is warmed, and the writing that was once invisible on white paper would turn brown and be visible on the white paper. People also used to play the fortune teller game where different symbols were drawn and cut out and placed on a tray. Then one person would be asked to enter a dark room and place his hand on ice and then put the same hand on the plate with symbols. The cutout paper would stick on the hand hence show their fortune based on symbols. The symbols used to foretell wealth, poverty, marriage fame or good luck.
American films are distributed all over the world, just like foreign films are distributed here. A majority of the time the posters widely vary, foreign posters are created by each country to market it to their respective audience and sometimes don't even look like they're for the same movie.
I was curious if posters have ever determined whether or not you saw a movie in the theatres, got you excited for a movie that didn't do live up to the poster, or if (like these examples) they could possibly change your opinion or the way you experienced a film if you saw one of them before seeing the movie.For example, the giant Leprechaun or the way the Poltergeist and Rosemary's Baby posters emphasize the demon/evil instead of just a static tv in the dark or a simple shot of a stroller.
More Foreign Posters Pretend you've never heard of these movies and based only on these posters, "Ticket? Or Skip it?"
Valentine's Day is a time to celebrate romance and love, stupidity and consumerism. However, the origins of this weird candy-heart festival with flying naked baby-archers and overpriced plants wrapped in ribbon are actually pretty dark and bloody. - HEART SHAPED symbols. - According to some, the shape of the heart represents an Ivy Leaf,...
"On this day in 1929 in Chicago, gunmen in the suspected employment of organized-crime boss Al Capone murder seven members of the George "Bugs" Moran North Siders gang in a garage on North Clark Street. The so-called St. Valentine's Day Massacre stirred a media storm centered on Capone and his illegal Prohibition-era activities and motivated federal authorities to redouble their efforts to find evidence incriminating enough to take him off the streets. Alphonse Capone was born in Brooklyn in 1899, the son of Italian immigrants from Naples. In 1921 his old friend Johnny Torrio lured him to Chicago, where Torrio had built up an impressive crime syndicate and was beginning to make a fortune on the illicit commerce of alcohol. In 1925, Torrio was shot four times by Bugs Moran and Hymie Weiss, who were associates of a gangster slain by Torrio's men. Capone was in Florida in February 1929 when he gave the go-ahead for the assassination of Bugs Moran. On February 13, a bootlegger called Moran and offered to sell him a truckload of high quality whiskey at a low price. Moran took the bait and the next morning pulled up to the delivery location where he was to meet several associates and purchase the whisky. He was running a little late, and just as he was pulling up to the garage he saw what looked like two policemen and two detectives get out of an unmarked car and head to the door. Thinking he had nearly avoided being caught in a police raid, Moran drove off. The four men, however, were Capone's assassins. Wearing their stolen police uniforms and heavily armed, Capone's henchmen surprised Moran's men, who agreed to line up against the wall. Thinking they had fallen prey to a routine police raid, they allowed themselves to be disarmed. A moment later, they were gunned down in a hail of shotgun and submachine-gun fire. Six were killed instantly, and the seventh survived for less than an hour."
On February 14, around the year 278A.D., Valentine, a holy priest in Rome in the days of Emperor Claudius II, was executed. Under the rule of Claudius the Cruel, Rome was involved in many unpopular and bloody campaigns. The emperor had to maintain a strong army, but was having a difficult time getting soldiers to join his military leagues. Claudius believed that Roman men were unwilling to join the army because of their strong attachment to their wives and families. To get rid of the problem, Claudius banned all marriages and engagements in Rome. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine’s actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death. Valentine was arrested and dragged before the Prefect of Rome, who condemned him to be beaten to death with clubs and to have his head cut off. The sentence was carried out on February 14, on or about the year 270. Legend also has it that while in jail, St. Valentine left a farewell note for the jailer’s daughter, who had become his friend, and signed it “From Your Valentine.” For his great service, Valentine was named a saint after his death. In truth, the exact origins and identity of St. Valentine are unclear. According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, “At least three different Saint Valentines, all of them martyrs, are mentioned in the early martyrologies under the date of 14 February.” One was a priest in Rome, the second one was a bishop of Interamna (now Terni, Italy) and the third St. Valentine was a martyr in the Roman province of Africa. Legends vary on how the martyr’s name became connected with romance. The date of his death may have become mingled with the Feast of Lupercalia, a pagan festival of love. On these occasions, the names of young women were placed in a box, from which they were drawn by the men as chance directed. In 496 AD, Pope Gelasius decided to put an end to the Feast of Lupercalia, and he declared that February 14 be celebrated as St Valentine’s Day. Gradually, February 14 became a date for exchanging love messages, poems and simple gifts such as flowers
St Valentine’s Skull:
6 Surprising Facts About St. Valentine
A man named Valentinus was martyred on February 14 late in the third century A.D.—this much we know. But when it comes to details about the life of St. Valentine, legend often supersedes fact. As you celebrate this Valentine’s Day, find out the truth about the man for whom the day is named, as well as some other intriguing facts about history's most romantic holiday. 1. The St. Valentine who inspired the holiday may have been two different men. Officially recognized by the Roman Catholic Church, St. Valentine is known to be a real person who died around A.D. 270. However, his true identity was questioned as early as A.D. 496 by Pope Gelasius I, who referred to the martyr and his acts as “being known only to God.” One account from the 1400s describes Valentine as a temple priest who was beheaded near Rome by the emperor Claudius II for helping Christian couples wed. A different account claims Valentine was the Bishop of Terni, also martyred by Claudius II on the outskirts of Rome. Because of the similarities of these accounts, it’s thought they may refer to the same person. Enough confusion surrounds the true identity of St. Valentine that the Catholic Church discontinued liturgical veneration of him in 1969, though his name remains on its list of officially recognized saints. 2. In all, there are about a dozen St. Valentines, plus a pope. The saint we celebrate on Valentine’s Day is known officially as St. Valentine of Rome in order to differentiate him from the dozen or so other Valentines on the list. Because “Valentinus”—from the Latin word for worthy, strong or powerful—was a popular moniker between the second and eighth centuries A.D., several martyrs over the centuries have carried this name. The official Roman Catholic roster of saints shows about a dozen who were named Valentine or some variation thereof. The most recently beatified Valentine is St. Valentine Berrio-Ochoa, a Spaniard of the Dominican order who traveled to Vietnam, where he served as bishop until his beheading in 1861. Pope John Paul II canonized Berrio-Ochoa in 1988. There was even a Pope Valentine, though little is known about him except that he served a mere 40 days around A.D. 827. 3. Valentine is the patron saint of beekeepers and epilepsy, among many other things. Saints are certainly expected to keep busy in the afterlife. Their holy duties include interceding in earthly affairs and entertaining petitions from living souls. In this respect, St. Valentine has wide-ranging spiritual responsibilities. People call on him to watch over the lives of lovers, of course, but also for interventions regarding beekeeping and epilepsy, as well as the plague, fainting and traveling. As you might expect, he’s also the patron saint of engaged couples and happy marriages. 4. You can find Valentine’s skull in Rome. The flower-adorned skull of St. Valentine is on display in the Basilica of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, Rome. In the early 1800s, the excavation of a catacomb near Rome yielded skeletal remains and other relics now associated with St. Valentine. As is customary, these bits and pieces of the late saint’s body have subsequently been distributed to reliquaries around the world. You’ll find other bits of St. Valentine’s skeleton on display in the Czech Republic, Ireland, Scotland, England and France. 5. Chaucer may have invented Valentine’s Day. The medieval English poet Geoffrey Chaucer often took liberties with history, placing his poetic characters into fictitious historical contexts that he represented as real. No record exists of romantic celebrations on Valentine’s Day prior to a poem Chaucer wrote around 1375. In his work “Parliament of Foules,” he links a tradition of courtly love with the celebration of St. Valentine’s feast day–an association that didn’t exist until after his poem received widespread attention. The poem refers to February 14 as the day birds (and humans) come together to find a mate. When Chaucer wrote, “For this was sent on Seynt Valentyne’s day / Whan every foul cometh ther to choose his mate,” he may have invented the holiday we know today. 6. You can celebrate Valentine’s Day several times a year. Because of the abundance of St. Valentines on the Roman Catholic roster, you can choose to celebrate the saint multiple times each year. Besides February 14, you might decide to celebrate St. Valentine of Viterbo on November 3. Or maybe you want to get a jump on the traditional Valentine celebration by feting St. Valentine of Raetia on January 7. Women might choose to honor the only female St. Valentine (Valentina), a virgin martyred in Palestine on July 25, A.D. 308. The Eastern Orthodox Church officially celebrates St. Valentine twice, once as an elder of the church on July 6 and once as a martyr on July 30.
This six minute short produced by Encyclopedia Britannica Films follows a seemingly typical American family as they prepare for Halloween activities. The principal casts consists of the father, mother, young son and daughter, and their German Shepherd.
The father brings home some seasonal decorations, the son teases the dog with his paper cat mask, the father carves a pumpkin and places it in the window, the dog is spooked by the pumpkin, on Halloween the dog destroys the son’s paper mask, the mother makes a new costume for the disappointed son, the family goes to a Halloween costume contest, and the son wins and shares his prize with his friends. No trick-or-treating is part of their activities.
Yep, it is a six minute semi-educational or perhaps even pseudo-educational clip on what people can do on Halloween. It will perplex most modern viewers and is not for anyone other than people seeking nostalgia or a look at 1950s life. Dialogue is mostly narration with a small amount of poorly done voice over work for some cast members.
For those who haven't heard, vidme decided to shut down and close their entire damn site, out-of-nowhere and permanently..
Which means I now have a ton of fuckin' video embeds and links all over the place to fix or delete, so for now here are some playlists from our youtube channel that are full of Short-Films (mainly horror).
I'm a fan of good short-films so I'll still be collecting the best of them all in one place, but they'll be posted on here now instead of having a dedicated channel or "tube" like our vidme account was,
If you're a fan of 'em too keep an eye out for more...
If you've never seen it, "Kung Fury" is an epic short with a throwback '80s style:
"Who's There" film challenge from Bloody Cuts:
• Entrants were invited to create their scariest horror-short, the only rules were it had to be under 3 minutes long and use the theme of “Who’s There?” •
Ghosts, Zombies, Vampires, Werewolves, Serial killers, Evil clowns, Psychos and Insane cultists, Giant killer lizard beasts from hell, Found footage, Horror-Comedies, Documentaries.. a little something for everybody..👇
Winners got $13,000 in prizes and a chance to have your work seen by industry top professionals.
*I put the winner of the challenge at the very bottom by itself*
Webcam Network | EarthCam is proud to present New Year's 2016 from Times Square and a host of cities around the world. Enjoy multiple webcam views, along with streaming video and audio, and watch as the world ushers in 2016!
Watch in real-time as the New Year moves across the world map from east to west.
👉 Click on any of these fireworks for different New Years interactive Fireworks Shows 👈
Jack Benny New Years, because why not..
New Year's Day, also called simply New Year's or New Year, is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.
In pre-Christian Rome under the Julian calendar, the day was dedicated to Janus, god of gateways and beginnings, for whom January is also named. As a date in the Gregorian calendar of Christendom, New Year's Day liturgically marked the Feast of the Naming and Circumcision of Jesus, which is still observed as such in the Anglican Church and Lutheran Church.
In present day, with most countries now using the Gregorian calendar as their de facto calendar, New Year's Day is probably the most celebrated public holiday, often observed with fireworks at the stroke of midnight as the new year starts in each time zone. Other global New Year's Day traditions include making New Year's resolutions and calling one's friends and family.
In Christendom, under which the Gregorian Calendar developed, New Year's Day traditionally marks the Feast of the Circumcision of Christ, which is still observed as such by the Anglican Church and the Lutheran Church.
Mesopotamia (Iraq) instituted the concept of celebrating the new year in 2000 BC, celebrated new year around the time of the vernal equinox, in mid-March. The early Roman calendar designated March 1 as the new year. The calendar had just ten months, beginning with March. That the new year once began with the month of March is still reflected in some of the names of the months. September through December, our ninth through twelfth months, were originally positioned as the seventh through tenth months. (Septem is Latin for "seven"; octo, "eight"; novem, "nine"; and decem, "ten".) Roman legend usually credited their second king Numa with the establishment of the months of January and February. These were first placed at the end of the year, but at some point came to be considered the first two months instead.
The January Kalends (Latin: Kalendae Ianuariae) came to be celebrated as the new year at some point after it became the day for the inaugurating new consuls in 153 BC. Romans had long dated their years by these consulships, rather than sequentially, and making the kalends of January start the new year aligned this dating. Still, private and religious celebrations around the March new year continued for some time and there is no consensus on the question of the timing for January 1's new status. Once it became the new year, however, it became a time for family gatherings and celebrations. A series of disasters, notably including the failed rebellion of M. Aemilius Lepidus in 78 bc, established a superstition against allowing Rome's market days to fall on the kalends of January and the pontiffs employed intercalation to avoid its occurrence.
In AD 567, the Council of Tours formally abolished January 1 as the beginning of the year. At various times and in various places throughout medieval Christian Europe, the new year was celebrated on December 25 in honor of the birth of Jesus; March 1 in the old Roman style; March 25 in honor of Lady Day and the Feast of the Annunciation; and on the movable feast of Easter. These days were also astronomically and astrologically significant since, at the time of the Julian reform, March 25 had been understood as the spring equinox and December 25 as the winter solstice. (The Julian calendar's small disagreement with the solar year, however, shifted these days earlier before the Council of Nicaea which formed the basis of the calculations used during the Gregorian reform of the calendar.) Medieval calendars nonetheless often continued to display the months running from January to December, despite their readers reckoning the transition from one year to the next on a different day.
Among the 7th century pagans of Flanders and the Netherlands, it was the custom to exchange gifts on the first day of the new year. This custom was deplored by Saint Eligius (died 659 or 660), who warned the Flemish and Dutch: "(Do not) make vetulas, [little figures of the Old Woman], little deer or iotticos or set tables [for the house-elf, compare Puck] at night or exchange New Year gifts or supply superfluous drinks [another Yule custom]." However, on the date that European Christians celebrated the New Year, they exchanged Christmas presents because New Years' Day fell within the twelve days of the Christmas season in the Western Christian liturgical calendar; the custom of exchanging Christmas gifts in a Christian context is traced back to the Biblical Magi who gave gifts to the Child Jesus.
Because of the leap year error in the Julian calendar, the date of Easter had drifted backward since the First Council of Nicaea decided the computation of the date of Easter in 325. By the sixteenth century, the drift from the observed equinox had become unacceptable. In 1582, Pope Gregory XIII declared the Gregorian calendar widely used today, correcting the error by a deletion of 10 days. The Gregorian calendar reform also (in effect) restored January 1 as New Year's Day. Although most Catholic countries adopted the Gregorian calendar almost immediately, it was only gradually adopted among Protestant countries. The British, for example, did not adopt the reformed calendar until 1752. Until then, the British Empire – and its American colonies – still celebrated the new year on 25 March.
Most nations of Western Europe officially adopted 1 January as New Year's Day somewhat before they adopted the Gregorian Calendar. In Tudor England, New Years Day, along with Christmas Day and Twelfth Night, was celebrated as one of three main festivities among the twelve days of Christmastide. There, until the adoption of the Gregorian Calendar in 1752, the first day of the new year was the Western Christian Feast of the Annunciation, on 25 March, also called "Lady Day". Dates predicated on the year beginning on 25 March became known as Annunciation Style dates, while dates of the Gregorian Calendar commencing on 1 January were distinguished as Circumcision Style dates, because this was the date of the Feast of the Circumcision, the observed memorial of the eighth day of Jesus Christ's life after his birth, counted from the latter's observation on Christmas, 25 December. Pope Gregory acknowledged 1 January as the beginning of the new year according to his reform of the Catholic Liturgical Calendar.
Festivals and celebrations marking the beginning of the calendar have been around for thousands of years. While some festivities were simply a chance to drink and be merry, many other New Year celebrations were linked to agricultural or astronomical events. In Egypt, for instance, the year began with the annual flooding of the Nile, which coincided with the rising of the star Sirius. The Phoenicians and Persians began their new year with the spring equinox, and the Greeks celebrated it on the winter solstice. The first day of the Chinese New Year, meanwhile, occurred with the second new moon after the winter solstice.
The Celebration of Akitu in Babylon
The earliest recorded New Year’s festivity dates back some 4,000 years to ancient Babylon, and was deeply intertwined with religion and mythology. For the Babylonians of ancient Mesopotamia, the first new moon following the vernal equinox—the day in late March with an equal amount of sunlight and darkness—heralded the start of a new year and represented the rebirth of the natural world. They marked the occasion with a massive religious festival called Akitu (derived from the Sumerian word for barley, which was cut in the spring) that involved a different ritual on each of its 11 days. During the Akitu, statues of the gods were paraded through the city streets, and rites were enacted to symbolize their victory over the forces of chaos. Through these rituals the Babylonians believed the world was symbolically cleansed and recreated by the gods in preparation for the new year and the return of spring.
In addition to the new year, Atiku celebrated the mythical victory of the Babylonian sky god Marduk over the evil sea goddess Tiamat and served an important political purpose: it was during this time that a new king was crowned or that the current ruler’s divine mandate was renewed. One fascinating aspect of the Akitu involved a kind of ritual humiliation endured by the Babylonian king. This peculiar tradition saw the king brought before a statue of the god Marduk, stripped of his royal regalia, slapped and dragged by his ears in the hope of making him cry. If royal tears were shed, it was seen as a sign that Marduk was satisfied and had symbolically extended the king’s rule.
Ancient Roman Celebration of Janus
The Roman New Year also originally corresponded with the vernal equinox. The early Roman calendar consisted of 10 months and 304 days, with each new year beginning at the vernal equinox.
According to tradition, the calendar was created by Romulus, the founder of Rome, in the eighth century B.C.
However, over the centuries, the calendar fell out of sync with the sun, and in 46 B.C. the emperor Julius Caesar decided to solve the problem by consulting with the most prominent astronomers and mathematicians of his time. He introduced the Julian calendar, a solar-based calendar which closely resembles the more modern Gregorian calendar that most countries around the world use today.
As part of his reform, Caesar instituted January 1 as the first day of the year, partly to honour the month’s namesake: Janus, the Roman god of change and beginnings, whose two faces allowed him to look back into the past and forward into the future. This idea became tied to the concept of transition from one year to the next.
Romans would celebrate January 1st by offering sacrifices to Janus in the hope of gaining good fortune for the New Year, decorating their homes with laurel branches and attending raucous parties. This day was seen as setting the stage for the next twelve months, and it was common for friends and neighbours to make a positive start to the year by exchanging well wishes and gifts of figs and honey with one another.
Middle Ages: January 1st Abolished
In medieval Europe, however, the celebrations accompanying the New Year were considered pagan and unchristian-like, and in 567 AD the Council of Tours abolished January 1st as the beginning of the year, replacing it with days carrying more religious significance, such as December 25th or March 25th, the Feast of the Annunciation, also called “Lady Day”.
The date of January 1st was also given Christian significance and became known as the Feast of the Circumcision, considered to be the eighth day of Christ's life counting from December 25th and following the Jewish tradition of circumcision eight days after birth on which the child is formally given his or her name. However, the date of December 25th for the birth of Jesus is debatable.
Gregorian Calendar: January 1st Restored
In 1582, after reform of the Gregorian calendar, Pope Gregory XIII re-established January 1st as New Year’s Day. Although most Catholic countries adopted the Gregorian calendar almost immediately, it was only gradually adopted among Protestant countries. The British, for example, did not adopt the reformed calendar until 1752. Until then, the British Empire, and their American colonies, still celebrated the New Year in March.
Maybe I'm alone, but I didn't know that for the last few years NYT Magazine has teamed up with filmmakers and "actors-of-the-year" to make a series of short-short-films based on a subject.
After watching them, last year was the best in my opinion. It was Horror or "Fright Club" and the year they did villains in the "Touch of Evil" series was good too. You can see them all below and each short is only around 1 minute long. I went ahead and gathered them all because if you go looking around on NYTimes Magazine they only let you read a few articles for free and then they want you to pay for a subscription to continue, but if you still want to see the original layout and stuff, those links are below too. I'd check out "Fright Club" first, it's semi-interactive and has a pretty cool design and look to it.
Fright Club and Touch of Evil:
1. Jack Nance as Henry Spencer in David Lynch’s ‘‘Eraserhead’’ (1977).
2. Images of invisible men, including ‘‘The Invisible Man’’ (1933) and a photo of the Chinese artist Liu Bolin (in front of the taxi van).
3. The ventriloquist’s dummy Fats from ‘‘Magic’’ (1978).
4. Louise Fletcher as Nurse Ratched in ‘‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’’ (1975).
5. Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko in ‘‘Wall Street’’ (1987).
6. Charles Laughton as Captain Bligh in ‘‘Mutiny on the Bounty’’ (1935).
7.Dominique Sanda as Anna Quadri in Bernardo Bertolucci’s ‘‘Conformist’’ (1970).
8. The silent film star Pina Menichelli.
9.Catherine Deneuve as Carole in Roman Polanski’s ‘‘Repulsion’’ (1965).
10. Faye Dunaway as Bonnie Parker in ‘‘Bonnie and Clyde’’ (1967).
11. Malcolm McDowell as Alex in ‘‘A Clockwork Orange’’ (1971).
12. A still from ‘‘Green Street Hooligans’’ (2005).
13. Lana Turner as Cora Smith in ‘‘The Postman Always Rings Twice’’ (1946).
The rest include some 'girl-power' in an all-female series, surreal dreamlike scenes in Take Flight and Wide Awake, some classic Noir with a 360 twist, "Making a Scene", some kissing, and more.. Enjoy..
The 1929 silent surrealist short film by the Spanish director Luis Buñuel and artist Salvador Dalí. It was Buñuel’s first film and was initially released in 1929 with a limited showing at Studio des Ursulines in Paris, but became popular and ran for eight months.
Simone Mareuil as Young Girl (as Simonne Mareuil)
Pierre Batcheff as Young Man and Second Young Man (as Pierre Batchef)
Luis Buñuel as Man in Prologue (uncredited)
Salvador Dalí as Seminarist and as Man on Beach (uncredited)
Robert Hommet as Third Young Man (uncredited)
Marval as Seminarist (uncredited)
Fano Messan as Androgynous Young Woman (uncredited)
Jaime Miravilles as Fat seminarist (uncredited)
A movie called Hereditary recently premiered at Sundance and has filmmakers, critics and viewers going crazy and they all say it's fucking scary.
"Hereditary follows a family and the mysterious legacy they find themselves entwined in once they move into their dead relative's home. Strange and eerie things start happening to the family as they begin to unravel the cryptic dark secrets of their ancestry."
It's already scored a perfect 100% on Rotten Tomatoes (so far) with people calling it "emotional terrorism" and "deeply upsetting" and even warning viewers that it'll leave them "too scared to turn off the lights in their own home for weeks" and that it's too scary to even watch, that Critics are leaving the cinema terrified, and not only are people screaming inside the theatre but people are just walking out completely..
And we're not talking about the usual reviews you always see here & there that say every fuckin' movie is the greatest shit they've ever seen, the 'reviews' for this are similar pretty much anywhere you look and posted by everything from viewers to bloggers to critics to filmmakers etc.. which might not be a good thing cause people are going in expecting too much rather than being shocked or surprised. I never listen to critics personally, and we'll find out for ourselves when it opens on June 8 (2018).
*Here are some tweets, comments and reviews from various random places:
- “Hereditary” ... I haven’t been this upset and freaked out by a horror movie since the original Ju-On. My stomach NEVER turns because of a movie, and there’s a moment in this movie so upsetting I almost lost it. Every inch is crafted to horrific detail. Fuck me. #sundance2018
- Hereditary isn't just the freakiest thing I've seen in ages, but by far the most emotionally upsetting. Never feels like a tease; every scare has a very cruel purpose. Toni Collette astonishes. Couldn't have asked for a more satisfying end to my #Sundance2018.
- Just watched a really fucked up movie called Hereditary. It’s the kind of horror flick designed to get under your skin and holy shit does it. I recommend any viewers go in as cold as possible.
- HEREDITARY chilled me to my bone. It's pure emotional terrorism, gripping you with *real* horror, the unspeakable kind, and then imbuing the supernatural stuff with those feelings. I loved it/resent it for the nightmares I'm going to have. #Sundance2018
- #Hereditary is so disquieting, you’ll be gasping for air in the theater. Utterly believable supernatural horror. There will be no scarier movie this year. If there is, it means we’re in a new golden age. #Sundance
- I just saw the scariest movie I have ever ever ever seen in my entire life. I. Am. Shook. #Hereditary #Sundance
- There are moments of #Hereditary where I felt genuine terror. Not shock. Not “oh that’s a clever twist” Just. Pure. Terror.
- Move over IT, Get Out, Annabelle: Creation, and The Exorcist. There is a new king of horror coming to
- After premiering at the Sundance Film Festival, critics have unanimously called Ari Aster’s Hereditary the “scariest horror movie in years”.
- “This isn’t a scary movie. It’s pure emotional terrorism, gripping you with real horror, the unspeakable kind, and then imbuing the supernatural stuff with those feelings,”
- Hereditary is the most traumatically terrifying horror movie in ages
- ‘Scariest Horror Film In Years’ Hereditary Is So Terrifying People Are Crying In The Cinema
- People are literally walking out of the cinema because it's just too traumatizing.
- “Hereditary seeks to confound by swinging between moments of controlled Kubrick-ian terror and unhinged emotional hysteria,”
- The screams in the theatre were almost as frightening as what was on screen. #Hereditary
- the most insane horror movie in years, If you’d ever like to sleep again, then you should probably steer clear of A24’s latest horror offering Hereditary
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