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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

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Krampus won't steal Christmas. But he'll try



December 5 2015: Happy Krampus day

KRAMPUS news.. The box office numbers are now coming in..

KRAMPUS is besting original box office estimates..


Tdhe Christmas nightmare film may still finish third place, but the dollar amount may be $4 to $5 mil higher than projections prior to the Friday night release.. MORE// HUNGER GAMES and GOOD DINOSAUR set to stay in the lead.. Developing//

But what is KRAMPUS.. Those who have followed my website know.. you can search the archives for stories I have done over the past several years about Krampus.. Even personal connections I have had to the longstanding myth.

When I was a children in a new closed down elementary school in Pennsylvania named Holy Spirit, we had a yearly regiment of putting out shoes in the hallway during a particular time of day and listening for bells. We were told that St. Nick would be coming around to give candy to good kids. You did not want a wooden stick, though–we were not told by teachers then that Krampus was the one who would give the sign that you were a bad child during the past year.. and later we found out that the school janitor was St Nick anyway, so the whole episode became defunct ..

But that little charade was a part of a grand tradition in some parts of the world–the first week of December is when Krampus gets his holiday. People dress up like the Christmas demon and have wild parties.. As custom in some nations, such as Austria, Romania, and Croatia, younger men will dress as Krampus and roam the street at night to play morbid tricks on children.. they will walk with rusty bells and chains.

This year, in preparation for the increasingly popular KRAMPUS and the motion picture that is being released this weekend, SMITHSONIAN ran a story worth reading about the background of Krampus..  One part in particular to know:
In fact, Krampus’ roots have nothing to do with Christmas. Instead, they date back to pre-Germanic paganism in the region. His name originates with the German krampen, which means “claw,” and tradition has it that he is the son of the Norse god of the underworld, Hel. During the 12th century, the Catholic Church attempted to banish Krampus celebrations because of his resemblance to the devil. More eradication attempts followed in 1934 at the hands of Austria’s conservative Christian Social Party. But none of it held, and Krampus emerged as a much-feared and beloved holiday force.

For some, the annual festival of child-hunting Krampus is fun—but concerns that refugees in the Alpine towns that celebrate Krampus could find the tradition frightful has prompted some towns to consider taming the horror. This year, Krampus’ scheduled arrival in the Alpine towns that celebrate him coincides with an influx of refugees from Syria and Afghanistan. Though the festival is well-loved, it gave rise to concerns that the new neighbors might be scared of the tradition and its nightmare-fueling costumes. Rather than cancelling the parade, town officials decided to educate the newcomers. The Telegraph’s Rozina Sabur writes that refugee children in Lienz were invited to a presentation where they learned about the props, costumes and customs of Krampus.

The Krampus myth will continue to receive attention.. Even if this movie underperforms (which it is not) it will be widely received for years.. It will become the newest horror/Christmas flick, ranking up with SILENT NIGHT DEADLY NIGHT and GREMLINS..

Yes indeed. Krampus isn’t going anywhere..

Friday, December 4, 2015

The media invades! Evidence be damned.. The SAN BERN shooters' apartment open for all to see



Anyone else a little shocked by the media storming the apartment of the San Bernandino shooters that took place yesterday?? Journalists opening the fridge.. Rummaging through potential evidence! This is shocking..

The story goes: The landlord opened up the home for review.. Reporters did not waste time turning into a mob, or hoard of heathens, and racing into then either private property or crime scene investigation.

But on the other hand if you were the one reporter to raise moral and ethical objections to the entering the treasure trove of potential exclusives, you most likely would have been out of a job..

Either way shocking to my eyes..

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Tracy Morgan opens up about coma: He said he spoke to God on the other side

Yet more paranormal headlines making it into the mainstream.. this time from Tracy Morgan, who said during an interview he spoke to God while in his coma following a near fatal crash..

Morgan:


“You’re never going to be normal after you go through something like that. You don’t die for a few weeks and then come back to normal, trust me,” he said. “Something’s going to be missing, something’s going to be gained – you just got to live your life after that. But after surviving something like that, I’m probably never going to feel normal.”


Morgan said he “went to the other side” while he was in his coma and learned that his time on Earth was not quite up.“This is not something I’m making up,” Morgan said. “Do you know what God said to me? He said, ‘Your room ain’t ready. I still got something for you to do.’ And here I am, doing an interview with you.”

People will say what they will and judge how they might. But I will take a step back and just let this idea fester in my own brain, and hopefully yours too. 

Did Tracy Morgan talk to God? Since we weren’t there, we will never be able to say. We all have a our own personal view of death and religion, God, and faith. Some of us believe. Some of us don’t. But what happens at the time of death if unknown to us, besides the scientific studies presented to date. When does the body die? That is changing.. When does the mind vanish? When does consciousness end? And does it end..? All questions that, quite frankly, we will ALL know the answers to one day. 

But, for now, Tracy Morgan said he saw God. 

The woman you’re looking at is real..She removed six ribs and...



The woman you’re looking at is real..

She removed six ribs and spent over $100,000 to look like a cartoon character..

She has a 16-inch waste.

Merry Christmas to someone.

Pope Francis-Islamic State Plot: Four Arrested In Italy For Planning ISIS Attack On Catholic leader Following Paris Terrorism

Pope Francis-Islamic State Plot: Four Arrested In Italy For Planning ISIS Attack On Catholic leader Following Paris Terrorism:

MORE..
Acting on a tip from the FBI, Italian authorities arrested four people in Italy and Kosovo Tuesday who were suspected of planning an attack on Pope Francis, the Local reported. The seat of the Roman Catholic Church is the Vatican, situated just outside of Rome, where security has been high since the Islamic terror organization known as the Islamic State group, ISIS or Daesh, threatened attacks on the Italian capital.

All four people arrested by police during raids are from Kosovo, a region inside Serbia in southeastern Europe where international recognition remains disputed. The four people stand accused of participation in a terror ring with specific intent to target the pope.


You better watch out.



You better watch out.

A creepy REDDIT post about something seen in Chernobyl

You will have to read the REDDIT post yourself in entirety.. it’s a great read. Whether a work of fiction or a true gritty report about what actually may exist within the destruction in the city.. unknown. But it’s a great read.

In summary, the poster indicates that his father told him of alien creatures in the nuclear reactor..

The highlight for me:


What he told me didn’t make much sense at first. You have to figure someone running at a dead sprint to pull an emergency alarm at a nuclear power plant wouldn’t stop for anything. But he stopped. And he stared. Something had floated to the top of the boiling water. The way he described it, it was dark, grayish red, almost shaped like a person, but much bigger and dreadfully deformed. It floated, facedown, in the pool. The Party members didn’t react but the soldiers raised their rifles at the thing until one of the politicians barked an order at them to stand down.







A moment or two later, the thing crawled out of the pool and raised itself on thick legs to stand before the gathered crowd. What dad said he remembered most about the thing was its head. It sat directly on its lopsided shoulders and it had no eyes, no nose, no ears. All that was there was a gaping hole. Not even a mouth, but a hole. And inside, the same blue glow from the pool shone out onto the faces of the people surrounding it.


KRAMPUS is out this Friday..We have talked about him many times...



KRAMPUS is out this Friday..

We have talked about him many times over on this website, if you take a look through the archive. Now the creature is returning to pop culture like he was many decades ago..

The Top Ten Things to know about Krampus, as provided by reporter Kelly Kazak..

Thursday, December 3, 2015

What is known today about the San Bernardino shooters

The shooters were a husband and wife team..
The shooters were at a Christmas party prior to the massacre..
The male shooter,

Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, was a county health inspector. The female shooter,

Tashfeen Malik, 27, were killed after a wild shootout with police ensued ..

The shooters were reportedly very well armed, appearing to have planned the shooting in advance as opposed to just leaving a party angry and coming back with a weapon.. and one report indicates that they were wearing GoPro cameras.

The links to read this morning:

NY DAILY NEWS

There have been active shooter drills at the location for months..

Farook dating profile showed he liked reading ‘religious books’ and indentified himself as a Sunni Muslim..

Obama calls for gun control..

The day of the shooting, the couple left their 6 MONTH OLD DAUGHTER with Farook’s mother, saying they were going to a doctor’s appointment.. The real plan was slaughter..

Inside the hospital where victims were taken..

Family of killers shocked about outcome..

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS mocks Republicans candidates who called for prayer as shooting was taking place:

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS: MASS SHOOTING IN SAN BERNARDINO

This Drudge Report headline sums up the situation in San Bernardino so far.. 14 dead.. 14 injured.. it’s being called terror. And with that said, police don’t seem to have any active leads–at least nothing being made public at this point.. But rumors are flying..The word terror is being used..Rumors of “Middle Eastern origin” .. rumors of a getaway car being found.. rumors of 3 shooters being heavily armed and firing on a social services facility..This is a fast developing and ever-changing situation..

This Drudge Report headline sums up the situation in San Bernardino so far.. 14 dead.. 14 injured.. it’s being called terror. And with that said, police don’t seem to have any active leads–at least nothing being made public at this point..

But rumors are flying..
The word terror is being used..
Rumors of “Middle Eastern origin” .. rumors of a getaway car being found.. rumors of 3 shooters being heavily armed and firing on a social services facility..

This is a fast developing and ever-changing situation..

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Police being dispatched to key locations…

Police being dispatched to key locations…

 

Another day in December .. Another mass shooting in America <br/>Developing San Bernardino shooting .. Mass causalities ..

Another day in December .. Another mass shooting in America
Developing San Bernardino shooting .. Mass causalities ..

Refugees in Austria told 'don't be afraid of Krampus the child snatching Christmas Devil'

Refugees in Austria told 'don't be afraid of Krampus the child snatching Christmas Devil' :

When cultures collide..

From the IRISH MIRROR: Officials in the Austrian village of Virgen are worried its traditional festival of Christmas Devils where Krampus runs amok trying to snatch children will cause panic among Syrians and Iraqis new to the country.

The Christian St Nicholas tradition has long involved Krampus.. For as long as memory serves, there have been Krampus festivals go coincide with December 6.

And now it appears that an influx of refugees will get pretty freaked at the notion that in leaving a war torn life their children may be at risk of being taken by a demon and killed..

You escape DJinn and get a beast from the East Christmas demon.. A world full of paranormal anguish indeed.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

NYC's Salt Warning Rule Set to Take Effect

NYC's Salt Warning Rule Set to Take Effect:

And chain restaurants are really, really angry about it..
 

The average American consumes about 3,400 mg of salt per day, and public health advocates have cheered the measure as a smart step to make diners aware of how much sodium they’re ordering. A T.G.I. Friday’s New York cheddar and bacon burger counts 4,280 mg, for example; a Chili’s boneless Buffalo chicken salad has 3,460 mg. The figures come from the companies’ published nutritional information.

 

'Mad Max: Fury Road' Named Best Film by National Board of Review

'Mad Max: Fury Road' Named Best Film by National Board of Review:

This was unexpected..

This is how VARIETY sums up the surprise today:
It was an unexpected victory for the summer tentpole starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron, which received favorable reviews when it opened in May, but is seen as an awards season longshot. So far, most of the advanced buzz in this year’s Oscars race has focused on such indies as “Spotlight,” “Brooklyn” and “Carol” versus the box office goliath “The Martian.”

The MARTIAN was good. But not as good as I expected–even with the ABBA music..

Here is a list of the winners:

Best Film: “Mad Max: Fury Road”
Best Director: Ridley Scott, “The Martian”
Best Actor: Matt Damon, “The Martian”
Best Actress: Brie Larson, “Room”
Best Supporting Actor: Sylvester Stallone, “Creed”
Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Jason Leigh, “The Hateful Eight”
Best Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, “The Hateful Eight”
Best Adapted Screenplay: Drew Goddard, “The Martian”
Best Animated Feature: “Inside Out”
Breakthrough Performance: Abraham Attah, “Beasts of No Nation” and Jacob Tremblay, “Room”
Best Directorial Debut: Jonas Carpignano, “Mediterranea”
Best Foreign Language Film: “Son of Saul”
Best Documentary: “Amy”
William K. Everson Film History Award: Cecilia De Mille Presley
Best Ensemble: “The Big Short”
Spotlight Award: “Sicario” for outstanding collaborative vision
NBR Freedom of Expression Award: “Beasts of No Nation” and “Mustang”

 

LEO AND THE BEAR



It has been a long time since the DRUDGE REPORT posted a story of its own. Today that changed.. the siren was blazing this morning with a headline that Leonardo DiCaprio was raped by a bear.. You had to click on the story to see that it was about a new movie with him as the star–no spoiler warning was given prior to the pronouncement of DiCaprio’s unfortunate scene in the upcoming film REVANANT..

This filed by Matt Drudge today:
The explicit moment from Oscar winning director Alejandro Inarritu has caused maximum controversy in early screenings. Some in the audience escaped to the exits when the Wolf of Wall Street met the Grizzly of Yellowstone

 

As written only as Drudge can write it..

The now famous dog duct tape photo that made its way around...



The now famous dog duct tape photo that made its way around social media like wildfire.. Too fast. So much attention that now the person who posted it got arrested!
A woman has been charged with animal cruelty for allegedly posting a photo on Facebook last week showing a dog muzzled with electrical tape, officials said Monday. The post sparked outrage online, and went viral.

A Facebook user with an account registered to Katie Brown posted a photograph on her Facebook wall Friday of a dog that looks like a chocolate lab with electrical tape wrapped around its mouth and the message, “This is what happens when you dont (sic) shut up!!!”

Monday, November 30, 2015

GEORGE LUCAS HAS NOT BEEN ONLINE FOR 15 YEARS!

GEORGE LUCAS HAS NOT BEEN ONLINE FOR 15 YEARS!:
 

But Lucas won’t read that, or your comment below, because he also admitted in the interview that he has “assiduously avoided the Internet since 2000 — no Facebook, no Twitter, no e-mail even.” The first of the oft-derided Star Wars prequel movies, The Phantom Menace, was released in 1999, so that was probably indeed a good time to bail out.

 

It’s true.

Just imagine..

No cats.. no Janet Jackson nipplegate memes.. no Facebook.. no early Twitter.. no blogs..

What a sad 15 years!

Why in hell are exorcisms still so popular? Joseph Laycock from Texas State University explains

Why in hell are exorcisms still so popular? Joseph Laycock from Texas State University explains :

And a part of the explanation written:

 
So why has exorcism made a comeback? It may be that belief in the demonic is cyclical.
Historian of religion David Frankfurter notes that conspiracy theories involving evil entities like demons and witches tend to flare up when local religious communities are confronted with outside forces such as globalization and modernity.
Attributing misfortune and social change to hidden evil forces, Frankfurter suggests, is a natural human reaction; the demonic provides a context that can make sense of unfamiliar or complex problems.”

The golden age!
When exorcisms take place outside Starbucks and the Pope lays hands on people to rid them of demons.. The golden age indeed.

The paranormal’s golden age is potentially here as well. When mainstream news focuses like a laser beam on devilish subject matter and strange lights in the sky.
It’s a good time to be alive. And if you believe exorcisms are the true manifestation of evil, then to appears to be a prime time to be a demonic entity.

11/22/63 trailer

This was released a week ago, but with news and events, we didn't get the chance to relay the message.

This is the 11/22/63 trailer, a movie coming to Hulu based off of the Stephen King book. The subject matter at hand: Going back in time to prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy..



As seen, James Franco is starring in the trailer, playing a teacher with the mission. The series also stars Chris Cooper, Josh Duhamel, T.R. Knight, Cherry Jones, Sarah Gadon, and Daniel Webber as Lee Harvey Oswald.

It premieres February 15, 2016: Presidents' Day.

There is something larger in play here as well. The 8 part mini series is not on ABC. Not NBC. Not CBS.. and certainly not FOX.. It's on HULU, the land of the internet. Gone are the days when cable platforms matter. AMC, HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu are the newly uncrowned kings.

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Sunday, November 29, 2015

THANKSGIVING BOX WRAP: UP COMPARED TO A YEAR AGO

HUNGER GAMES MOCKINGJAY continued to dominate the Thanksgiving box office this weekend followed by family friend THE GOOD DINOSAURS.. the MARTIAN stayed strong..

MORE..

$62 mil for MOCKINGJAY and Pixar's DINOSAUR had a 79% makeup of families during the weekend to $28 mil in America and $82 mil globally..

The big story of the weekend is not the individual amounts of each movie, but the overall theme: The box office was 12% up compared to the 2014 Thanksgiving weekend..

Store shopping was down. Perhaps black Friday bargains don't need attention when Cyber Monday is around the corner. The same people shopping years previous are picking time with family in theaters.. Which is an amazingly great concept to me.

There have been some years previous when Thanksgiving and Christmas days ended at the movies. That may be an up and coming tradition so as long as major production companies continue to give quality reasons to make it happen.

 

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