Posts Tagged ‘history’

Museum Macabre: The Brazen Bull of Phalaris

Museum Macabre: The Brazen Bull of Phalaris

Welcome to the Museum Macabre.




The Pope’s Debt to Dracula: Vlad the Impaler, Revised and Edited

The Pope’s Debt to Dracula: Vlad the Impaler, Revised and Edited

“Saint: A dead sinner, revised and edited.” — Ambrose Bierce, and let me tell you, it goes both ways.




White Sands and Red Scares: Why I’m Still Watching the Skies

White Sands and Red Scares: Why I’m Still Watching the Skies

Despite common assumptions to the contrary, America’s sci-fi/horror of the 1950s Boom was in fact littered with intelligent films containing thoughtful discussions of socio-political matters disguised in the veil of thrilling entertainment. Films such as THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL and THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD tackled the growing paranoia of the Cold War, while THEM! dealt somberly with the significance of the splitting of the atom.