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Perhaps now we are seeing why ROTTEN TOMATOES didn't release JUSTICE LEAGUE ratings until opening day: The numbers are weak. Scoring below 40%..

4058 THEATERS STRONG FOR 'JUSTICE LEAGUE' OPENING

Friday, November 13, 2015

The horror in Paris

The world is going to hell tonight. Friday the 13th.. attacks in Paris--lots of them. It's horrific..

There are no words at this point to describe the chaos.. instead we can only relay some news articles from the world at large covering the madness in Paris..

A sampling:

All hell breaks loose in Paris France .. Major attacks.. Major death toll.. Major emergency response as the situation unfolds . The world is watching ..

All hell breaks loose in Paris France .. Major attacks.. Major death toll.. Major emergency response as the situation unfolds . The world is watching ..

As many as 100 people were killed in the attack at the Paris concert venue Bataclan, police said Saturday, according to Agence France Presse. President Francois Hollande is on his way to the venue, according to AFP. »


 

OBAMA CALLS PARIS FRIDAY THE 13TH ATTACK HEARTBREAKING AN ATTACK ON ALL HUMANITY

OBAMA CALLS PARIS FRIDAY THE 13TH ATTACK HEARTBREAKING AN ATTACK ON ALL HUMANITY


 

Art Bell’s FRIDAY THE 13TH MIDNIGHT open lines have just been preempted by 9/11 in Paris..

Art Bell’s FRIDAY THE 13TH MIDNIGHT open lines have just been preempted by 9/11 in Paris..

 

THE NIGHTMARE IN PARIS DOES NOT SEEM TO BE ENDING YET.. THIS JUST IN: Five suspected attackers “neutralized,“ Paris prosecutor’s office says, according to French media


 

Fran├žois Molins, the public prosecutor for Paris, told reporters that terrorists had struck six sites: Stade de France; Rue de Charonne, where 18 died; Boulevard Voltaire, where one died; Rue Fontaine le Roi, where five died; Rue Alibert, where 14 died; and The Bataclan, a live music venue.


 

 

Scenes of utter absolute horror in France..

Scenes of utter absolute horror in France..

 

“A journalist who was at a concert at the Bataclan concert venue and escaped after the shooting started told CNN: “We lied down on the floor not to get hurt. It was a huge panic. The terrorists shot at us for 10 to 15 minutes. It was a bloodbath.” Julien Pearce didn’t hear the attackers speak, but he said one friend who escaped heard them talk about Iraq and Syria. Later, he said the men were speaking French.
CNN affiliate BFMTV, citing French officials, said gunmen were still at large.”

 

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This is a developing story..

 

 

Thursday, November 12, 2015

The personal cell..

 

 Sometimes in life when you build your own jail cell, the beautiful view of the outside world will be haunting. Make today be a day you plan your breakout. 

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

What are what you drink

I don’t want to be on the perch of preaching. But I did want to share something you should see.. there are horrors in the world of food as much as news and entertainment. Proof in the pudding: This video from the Master Vegan which shows what coffee creamer REALLY looks like and what ingredients go into it to insure you don’t see it in the natural state.Drink up!

 [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhJAa9PN_8U&feature=player_embedded]

Pluto wackiness

Science textbook writers: You may as well stop now. You will never get ahead of the great Dwarf named Pluto. 

New scientific revelations claim these startling and amazing potential facts: There are volcanoes on Pluto, there are strange moons that don’t act as they should as they move in unpredictable patterns, and the mountains on the faraway dwarf—even the largest—is floating on a sea of nitrogen. Now how cool is that?

The details can be found in NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC. It’s an article worth the read. (http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/11/151109-astronomy-pluto-nasa-new-horizons-volcano-moons-science/) 

Scientists aren’t yet willing and ready to make conclusions. If they do there’s big implications. Implications already seen: Everything you have learned about Pluto was and may still be wrong…

 

The 'routine' Trident test: Military prowess or social media?

There have been varied opinions from a lot of sources.. People confused by the recent missile tests—one Saturday night that lit up the sky over the West Coast and another one yesterday during daytime hours, obviously without the fanfare a night test would bring. 

The Navy was forced into admitting that they set off a Trident missile for what they labeled a “routine” test. The routine nature of the situation is questionable. Routine? When an entire area around Los Angeles is put into a de facto no fly zone? Routine, when you launch a missile during the evening hours for eyewitnesses to see and become freaked out collectively? Routine? When you launch a missile that typically has a nuclear payload? 

An article by Peter Holley in the Washington POST describes what I also wonder (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2015/11/09/california-missile-test-social-media-nightmare-or-exactly-what-the-navy-wanted/) :

Did the Navy think the test would go largely unnoticed by the public? Did officials underestimate social media’s ability to turn a routine event into front-page fodder?

Or was that the plan all along, using the inevitable influence of social media to flex America’s military might for observers in Beijing and Moscow?

The conclusion that Holley makes: It’s complicated.. 

Some may wonder if this whole thing was something more than a test of military prowess but also a trigger of social media triggering.. How war in the social media era may work.. How an entire city seeing missile strikes could potentially go to Twitter or Facebook and describe it for the masses.. Maybe this was seeing what the implications were when closely associated with densely populated areas. After all, most of the places that see this missile fly into the night sky were cities filled with people out and about for Saturday night social hours..

And what message is being sent? Beyond the borders of America? To China, perhaps. That nation has developed its Navy and is upgrading. We may not have done the same at the pace they have.. but perhaps we’re showing a missile of defiance in the night sky. As the sun sets on America. Perhaps our Navy timed it perfectly at that minute to showcase that the land of the Rising Sun isn’t the world’s leader yet.

 Military games across the world.

Sure feels like World War III’s chess pieces are all lining up in the predicted location.

Monday, November 9, 2015

WHOOPS THEY DID IT AGAIN: ANOTHER MISSILE LAUNCHED NEAR L.A.

As if this weekend's excitement wasn't enough.. it happened again.

The United States Navy said it launched another missile from a submarine off of the California coast line..

They also said it was the FINAL missile launch planned--meaning if another blueish beam of light is seen over the skies at nightfall it's a whole other problem..

More from the LA TIMES:
The second test launch of the Trident II (D5) missile from a ballistic submarine in the Pacific Ocean took place Monday afternoon, the Navy said. The blast-off took place to far less fanfare than Saturday night’s launch, which provoked residents from San Francisco to Mexico to take to social media, posting photos of an eerie-looking bluish-green plume smeared above the Pacific.

Navy test fire

The weather outside is getting colder.. don't you think?

There is no doubt after seeing THESE PHOTOS that you'll see why the fine people of the Left Coast freaked out accordingly..

Surprise: Photographer Abe Blair, 36, was taking pictures of the San Francisco skyline when a dazzling blue light streaked across the sky

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Gunnar Hansen dead

You knew him has Leatherface--the psychopathic killer in the original TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE. His real name was Gunnar Hansen.. and today, according to his publicist, he is dead at the age of 68..

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Hansen, who was born in Reykjavik, Iceland and moved to the U.S. at age 5, got his first role as the iconic, chainsaw-wielding Leatherface in 1973.

People who met him were reportedly in shock because he was so unlike the psychotic character from the classic horror film.

His role was memorable and achieved a deep fan base in horror circles..

This has been a tremendously bad year for horror icons.. Hansen now joins the crowd of people gone too soon in the world of entertainment in 2015..

Gunnar Hansen, best known for his role as Leatherface in "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," died at the age of 68 on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015. <span class=meta>AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty</span>

Spot the Toynbee Tiles in your neighborhood today!

1498560327_12d80eb9ab_zI love Toynbee tiles!

I have loved them ever since I first started reading about them a decade ago.. And just this week, I was reminded of how cool they were when I read an ONLY IN YOUR STATE story about them in the city of Philadelphia, in my state of Pennsylvania.. You, too, can read that here.

The author writes this:
You may have spotted them before, or stepped over them without even noticing. About the size of a license plate, they can easily blend in with the storm drains and manhole covers in the streets. These bizarre tiles have been appearing on streets, not only in Pennsylvania, but throughout 26 major American cities and some cities in South America since the first one was spotted in Philadelphia in 1982.

There are also other cities that have the tiles.. Some iof the include this:

TOYNBEE IDEA
IN MOViE `2001
RESURRECT DEAD
ON PLANET JUPITER

Others have political messages.

They are also in Boston, Kansas City, and Washington DC. Some reports indicate Baltimore is included with that.. I have even heard there is one hidden one under some brush in the city of Harrisburg PA. I will feverishly look for that one during my daily grind..

There was a story back in 2013 from a FOX affiliate in Salt Lake City freaked lots of people out with a “mysterious message” appears story.. However the story from FOX 13 also offered up some good history on the Toynbee tiles:
In 2011, a documentary titled “Resurrect Dead” followed the efforts of a group from Philadelphia who attempted to uncover the mystery surrounding the tiles. According to their research, the original Toynbee Tile may have come from a man who believed in the theories of a historian named Arthur Toynbee, who wrote that life could be resurrected.

The first tile that appeared carried a message reading, “Toynbee Idea Movie 2001 Resurrect Dead Plan Jupiter.” The image then began to spread to other states and countries, including Brazil, Argentina and Chile. In many instances, it took on different slogans, as copycat artists began to emerge, much like the one in Salt Lake City.

In 2006, WPVI in Philadelphia had a special report on the Toynbee tiles in that city.. From reporter Matt O’Donnell, a fascinating report that goes into some good detail..
The three filmmakers are Justin Duerr, Colin Smith, and Jon Foy. They run a website called resurrectdead.com, and have been investigating the strange case of the Toynbee tiles for several years now. You may discredit them as true investigators by their looks and youth, but they seem to have done a thorough job so far, and claim they have a prime suspect for the tile-doer.

Duerr says the tiles began appearing sometime between 1983 and 1987. He believes they are constructed out of true linoleum, asphalt, crack filler, glue and tar paper. While there has never been an instance where a tile-maker has been caught, Duerr claims he missed seeing one being placed on a West Philadelphia street by about five minutes (he crossed an intersection, went into a convenience store, and came back out to find a fresh Toynbee tile at the same intersection that wasn’t there before; he says the tile was already affixed to the pavement).

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The amazing time: As time goes on the popularity of these tiles have staying power. They are appearing in more places.. their strange and obscure message is constantly being debated..

Even Clyde Lewis, the host of the nationally syndicated night time radio show GROUND ZERO, had a special show about Toynbee Tiles..

Because they are really, really mysterious. Fun. Creepy. Weird. And interesting.

Those descriptions of Toynbee Tiles will never go away..

My son asked me abut horror movies and I didn’t know what to say

Ever since childhood, I recall having horror movies somehow in my life. Pop cultural icons of the 1980s included HE-MAN and ALF, and Freddy Krueger as well. Entertainment news was saturated with the blood of slasher flicks. There was no escape. Nightmare on Elm Street had multiple parts. As did Jason Vorhees’ seemingly yearly trips to Camp Crystal Lake. The early 2000s saw a bit of a change. The PG-13 crowd came out. After 9/11 and countless wars, the SAW franchise made it big, complimenting the culture of the time. Torture and fear.. hidden enemies that filmed our every need for status and forgiveness. Horror had changed.

As had I.

I may have written about this before. If so, forgive me and indulge me a bit on this.

My wife and I rented * I actually said ‘rent,’ yes, we’re talking the final years of Blockbuster world here* the movie THE HILLS HAVE EYES. The remake version in 2006. That movie may have had two of the most disturbing scenes I have ever seen horror—at least up until that point. One being a mutant rape scene, and the other being a moment when a father was burned alive on a cross in front of his family. The HILLS HAVE EYES remake is counted as one of the best re-dos in cinema. Not to make. I hated it. My wife hated it. And it was very well these two scenes that made us dislike the movie as much as we do.

Fast forward a few more years and .. birth.. new life. Our world turned towards the less than macabre, Sesame Street and silly songs. I loved every minute of it.

As my son got older a bit, his tastes changed as well. He is curious about GOOSEBUMPS but doesn’t want to watch it. He has quickly become a master at PLANTS VS ZOMBIES and enjoys watching the zombies eat brains and vegetables.


At the tender age of 4 and three quarters—proving how perceptive children can be—Ayden asked me a week ago: Why do you like Freddy Krueger so much? It think this query resulted from a conflagration of all of the Halloweenish atmosphere in stores and school, along with his noticing of my Freddy memorabilia I have in a big bag.

It was hard for me to explain why I had the items.

I had to soul-search a bit to my past and figure out how I even acquired them.

Let me go back.

When I was a kid, age 10-13 or so, my cousins and friends loved watching Halloween. There is a morbid curiosity in life, after all. From then on I enjoyed broadening my horror movie mastery. When I was in high school, especially towards my junior and senior year, I remember countless late night and even all-nighters when friends would gather with pizza and soda and laugh at movies of our choice. We’d have a MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 attitude when we viewed them. We had some very memorable quotes. This all before the time of cell phones. I wish we would have had the chance to record some of these nights. They are forever some of the greatest in my memory.

Horror sort of stuck there with me. Horror can be laughed at, especially 80s slasher flicks. Horror of today is a different story. There are movies that I feel are actually quite scary. The BABADOOK and IT FOLLOWS don’t have much of a potential laugh track, after all. Instead they are quite visceral. They hit deep.

But back to Ayden. How could I explain to a nearly-five you old intuitive and innocent child that I like horror for nostalgic reasons? How could I explain that I really don’t “like” Freddy as a friend but consider him one of the biggest pop cultural icons—and perhaps one of the most emblematic creatures of fear—of my generation? How could I explain to him that horror is not really something to like for the wrong reasons but respect for the right? And how.. how .. could I make it clear that a killer isn’t someone to hold dear? Especially when I had Freddy masks, heads, and foot-tall figures of his image?

Like any parent would, I artfully dodged the question and dismissed it before changing the subject, knowing of course it would rear its head again.

It certainly is not easy to explain to a child why horror matters. And I think it does matter.

I don’t like torture porn saturated flicks. I really never enjoyed much of anything from Rob Zombie. And I certainly dislike remakes. My horror tastes sort of orbit around POLTERGIEST in 1980 and BABADOOK and JEEPERS CREEPERS of the modern era. Movies that hit you on a level that means something, films that take your hidden primal fears and expose them to the elements of modern life. There are scary things in this world. Too often those scary things are based in reality. So telling Ayden that Freddy really is not that scary doesn’t work. His mind has yet to see images of war-torn nations and badly bruised populations due to dictatorships and famine, disease and pestilence. Freddy will suffice for now. Maybe that’s safer.

Horror, when effective, is not the escape that other movies are. Horror is the symbolic nature of fear of our time. And even though I did not like it much, that is why the show 24 and the horror franchise SAW worked so well. We, as people, decided torturing people during war was alright. We figured they hit us, so we’d shed our humanity, and hit them back. International law be damned. And that is what SAW was. No rules. No humanity. No forgiveness. It worked for that reason.

I don’t think my son will be a big fan of horror. And that’s fine. I was not either, at least not until those aforementioned moments with sleepovers and movie nights occurred in my life. And I’m a big baby anyway. I still squint my eyes so I won’t see too much, but just enough that others think I’m still watching. Even with that said, the documentary I’ve written about called THE NIGHTMARE admittedly is one of the scariest movies I’ve ever seen, mostly because I had two incidents in my life of sleep paralysis, with one time occurring during my childhood. It was that incident when I believe, wholeheartedly, I saw a hat-man staring at my through my second floor window.

My son will learn and develop, discover and evolve.

He will ask questions.

This one about Freddy was easy.

They will get tougher from here.

The ones I dread more than any inquiry about a fictional demon are those about real demons, real nightmares, and real world horror that children too often encounter on a regular basis on this pale blue dot, somewhere on the fringes of the Milky Way Galaxy.

The blue light special: Trident launch video

This is video I found on Youtube, posted January from the British Armed Forces, of a Trident missile being fired.

It looks quite a bit like the blue lights last night over California and other states..

Check it out:

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cQhus_EdRY&app=desktop]

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I did see a LOT of posts that are dubious of the Navy taking credit for the lights. But as posted earlier on the HORROR REPORT, LAX was told that a week of military operations were going to take place and that they were going to be mysterious. I believe last night's Saturday's main event light night show may have been the first of several more we will see and not see..

Finally, one theory I saw plastered around on Facebook this morning was interesting to think of and thankfully not true: The United States intercepted a missile coming at us.

Creepy thought.

And with World War III being just around the corner, we have 99 problems. Thankfully an incoming missile ain't one of them *(as least not yet)*

“Mysterious military maneuvers” and West Coast Lights

missile

Last night was wild..

Images and pictures, Tweets and messages were coming from me from various people along with the West Coast saying to perk up the website a bit for a Saturday night and get reporting on strange lights. I did just as would be expected.. Several articles were posted and I activated my Twitter account to respond accordingly.. and then the Navy came to stage and took credit for the night light show..

Today I went back to November 6–Friday–and found an article that may give credence to the very normal earthling/Navy source of the blue light special over California, Arizona, Utah, and Nevada.. The story was posted by KABC and reported this
Mysterious maneuvers over the Pacific are forcing a change in Los Angeles International Airport landings late at night, meaning noise for thousands of people in the flight path.

Instead of landing from the east over Inglewood, planes begin flying from the west and over the ocean to keep noise levels down, but due to secret military operations, the airspace over the Pacific is closed to incoming flights for the next week.

“We clearly understand that neighbors and communities east of the airport will experience noise and we apologize for that,” said Nancy Castles, LAX public relations director.

The military is not saying what exactly is causing the change, and LAX claims it’s also in the dark. Castles said all they know is planes can’t be flying at low altitudes to our west.

The story concluded that it was going to be a week of ‘mystery.’

Last night may have begun those mysterious events..

Cue the Carpetners.. “we’ve only just begun” …

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Website claims "new" 11B-X-1371 video

11B-X-1371I am being cautious on the content and source..

The viral .. something .. video has been previously been reported about from a variety of soruces. Including me.

There is now a new video .. we are being told..

Disclose TV is where I saw it first..

I checked the REDDIT channel which has been focusing on this, and there is some contention about this.. some confusing viewpoints.. And an overriding sense that this video may be a hoax and did not come from the same source.

But you should be aware..

11B-X-1371 ..the story that never seems to get old..

 

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