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Nothing that has gone before can compare with this!

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House Of Wax
1953 | 1Hr 28 Min | PG | Horror | Warner Brothers

Director: André De Toth (as Andre de Toth)

Writers: Crane Wilbur (screenplay), Charles Belden (story)

Stars: Vincent Price, Frank Lovejoy, Phyllis Kirk
Professor Henry Jarrod is a true artist whose wax sculptures are lifelike. He specializes in historical tableau's such a Marie Antoinette or Joan of Arc. His business partner, Matthew Burke, needs some of his investment returned to him and pushes Jarrod to have more lurid exposes like a chamber of horrors. When Jarrod refuses, Burke set the place alight destroying all of his beautiful work in the hope of claiming the insurance. Jarrod is believed to have died in the fire but he unexpectedly reappears some 18 months later when he opens a new exhibit. This time, his displays focus on the macabre but he has yet to reproduce his most cherished work, Marie Antoinette. When he meets his new assistant's beautiful friend, Sue Allen, he knows he's found the perfect model -…

Every Town Has Its Monsters

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I Am Not A Serial Killer
2016 | R | 1 hr 44 min | Drama/Thriller | IFC Midnight


Director: Billy O'Brien

Writers: Billy O'Brien, Christopher Hyde

Stars: Max Records, Christopher Lloyd, Laura Fraser
Synopsis: In a small Midwestern town, a troubled teen with homicidal tendencies must hunt down and destroy a supernatural killer while keeping his own inner demons at bay.
If you are new to the cave or stopping by to check out my entry into the Mystery Mania Blog-a-thon hosted by Pop Culture Reveriewelcome and enjoy as we talk about the most whacked out mind trip I have seen in years!

Based on the 2009 novel by Dan Wells, Billy O'Brien tests how far our sympathies can be stretched as we try to identify with amoral or mentally ill protagonists.  And the path O'Brien takes on down is intriguing, to say the least.  O'Brien being from Ireland paints a very harsh and cold look of Minnesota in the winter so elegantly. Shot on 16 millimeters (something rarely done today) his thoug…

Abducted In Plain Sight Review

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Abducted In Plain Sight
2017 | 1Hr 31Min | TV-14 | Documentary | Netflix

Director: Skye Borgman

Stars:  Jan Broberg Bob Broberg Mary Ann Broberg
Synopsis:
In 1974, 12-year-old Jan Broberg was abducted from a small community in Idaho. When Jan was returned 5 weeks later, she assured her parents and the courts that "nothing had happened"....enabling a pedophile to go free and paving the way for Jan's second abduction and years of sexual, emotional, and psychological abuse.

Good lord, what did I just witness? This has to be the strangest story ever told right? I'm not sure how I feel about it still and I watched this days ago. 

The documentary about an Idaho preteen who was raped, abused, and kidnapped by a family friend right in front of her parents’ eyes. Debut on Netflix earlier this month and within two weeks since it arrived on the world’s go-to bingeable platform Netflix, it has generated buzz online and throughout the Twitter'verse so of course, we have to ch…

Day In Music

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Back on March 18th, 1967 The Beatles scored their 13th US No.1 single with 'Penny Lane / Strawberry Fields Forever'. The song's title is derived from the name of a street near Lennon's house, in Liverpool. McCartney and Lennon would meet at Penny Lane junction in the Mossley Hill area to catch a bus into the center of the city.



The Clash released their debut single 'White Riot.' on this day in 1977. The song is in the typical punk style of three chords played very fast. Mick Jones counts off "1-2-3-4" at the start of the album version while the single version begins with the sound of a police siren instead.



And sadly on this day in 2017, Chuck Berry died at the aged 90. The American guitarist, singer, and songwriter was one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. With songs such as 'Maybellene' (1955), 'Roll Over Beethoven' (1956), 'Rock and Roll Music' (1957) and 'Johnny B. Goode' (1958), Berry refined and developed r…

Happy St. Patrick's Day

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Man's first adventure into the incredible 4th dimension

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4D Man
1959 | NR | 1 HR 25 Min | Horror | Universal

Director: Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr.

Writers:  Theodore Simonson  Cy Chermak

Stars:  Robert Lansing Lee Meriwether James Congdon
Synopsis: Two brothers, scientists Scott and Tony Nelson, develop an amplifier which enables a person to enter the 4th-dimensional state, allowing him to pass through any object. Scott experiments on himself and discovers that each time he passes through something he ages rapidly. He begins killing people, sucking out their life energies and regaining his youth as a result. It falls to Tony and Scott's girlfriend, Linda, to try to put a stop to his murderous rampage.
Whoa wait a minute do we have something new on Svengoolie this week? I'm not sure that even I have seen this one. I will be setting the DVR for this one Watch '4D Man' at 8PM | 7C, Saturday, March 16, on MeTV.

Who Farted?

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Ok, so the other day no less than five articles about farting showed up on my Pinterest page. Now I have no idea why it's not like I looked up Farting or taking a dump but yet here they are. So guess what I read one of them and sure it was funny and yet I learned something.

So here are the top five things I learned about Farting.

Number One

Men fart a lot! They fart more than women! Well duh but I bet you did not know a Fart from females stink much more than male farts as females possess a higher grouping of hydrogen sulfide. Female farts are also more beneficial to smell.



Number Two
Adult people fart about 14 times a day on average which means that the air which comes out of the anus 14 times a day can fill up a balloon and Farting can go as quick as 10 feet per second



Number Three
The creatures which fart the most are termites. Others include sheep, camels, elephants, canines (especially retrievers and labs) and zebras.


Number Four
In case of a tight sphincter, your farts will be lo…

Burn, Witch, Burn 1962

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Burn Witch Burn
1962 | NR | 1 Hr 30 Min | Horror | Independent Artist

Director: Sidney Hayers

Writers: Fritz Leiber Jr. (novel)  Charles Beaumont (screenplay) Richard Matheson (Screenplay)
Stars:  Peter Wyngarde Janet Blair Margaret Johnston



Synopsis: A skeptical college professor discovers that his wife has been practicing magic for years. Like the learned, rational fellow he is, he forces her to destroy all her magical charms and protective devices, and stop that foolishness. He isn't put off by her insistence that his professional rivals are working magic against him, and her protections are necessary to his career and life.
This post is part of The Richard Matheson Blogathon! so make sure to check out the other's, and if this is your first time to the cave welcome!

Norman Taylor (Wyngarde) is a psychology professor lecturing about belief systems and superstition. One day he discovers that his wife is practicing witchcraft. She insists that her charms have been responsible f…

Havoc! Chaos! Destruction!

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It Came From Beneath The Sea
1955 | PG | 1 Hr 19 Min | Horror | Columbia

Director: Robert Gordon

Writers: George Worthing Yates (screenplay), Harold Jacob Smith (screenplay)

Stars: Kenneth Tobey, Faith Domergue, Donald Curtis
Synopsis: After an encounter at sea with an unknown underwater creature, a naval commander works with two scientists to identify it. The creature they are dealing with is a giant, radioactive octopus that has left its normal feeding grounds in search of new sources of replenishment. As the creature attacks San Francisco, the Navy tries to trap it at the Golden Gate Bridge but it manages to enter the Bay area leading to a final confrontation with a submarine.

Watch 'It Came From Beneath the Sea' at 8PM | 7C, Saturday, March 9, on MeTV.
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deadwax Review

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deadwax | 2018 | 8 Episodes | Thriller | Shudder

Directed and Written by:
Graham Reznick

Stars:
Evan Gamble
Hannah Gross
Tracy Perez Ted Raimi 
Synopsis: A mind-bending neo-noir set in the obsessive world of vinyl collecting. Etta Pryce, a vinyl tracker, is hired by a rich collector to hunt a legendary rare record that has driven its owners mad and killed anyone that has dared to play it.




Dead Wax is the area on vinyl records between the last track on the record and the label, varies greatly from one record company to the other, regarding value as well as the quantity of useful information. The dead wax data on the products of smaller labels are often written manually, i.e. by hand.


One of the coolest things I have been doing with my daughter has been hunting down cool vinyl through record stores to flea markets it has been a blast sharing music with her on so many levels. So when I joined Shudder this one caught my eye right away. This psychological horror series is binge-worthy to t…

Quick Review Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror

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Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror 2019 | R | 1Hr 23 Min | Documentary | Shudder
Director: Xavier Burgin

Writers: Ashlee Blackwell, Danielle Burrows

Stars: Meosha Bean, Ashlee Blackwell, Robin R. Means Coleman
Synopsis: Delving into a century of genre films that by turns utilized, caricatured, exploited, sidelined, and finally embraced them, HORROR NOIRE traces the untold history of Black Americans in Hollywood through their connection to the horror genre. Adapting Robin Means Coleman’s seminal book, HORROR NOIRE presents the living and the dead, using new and archival interviews from scholars and creators; the voices who survived the genre’s past trends, to those shaping its future.




Based on the book by the same name from author Dr. Robin R. Means Coleman, this Shudder exclusive feature acts as a celebration as well as a criticism of how black filmmakers have been portrayed since the creation of cinema. Digging deep into the ugly history of racism expressed cinematically starting…

Quick Review Joan Jett Bad Reputation

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Bad Reputation
2018 | R | 1Hr 33Min | Documentary | Magnolia Picutres
Director: Kevin Kerslake
Writer: Joel Marcus

Stars:  Joan Jett Eric Ambel Billie Joe Armstrong
Synopsis The life and career of rock ‘n’ roll icon Joan Jett from her early years ripping it up onstage as the founder and backbone of hard-rock legends The Runaways, to her longtime collaboration with Kenny Laguna as Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, and her enduring presence in pop culture as a rock pioneer and mentor. With her inimitable singles “I Love Rock N’ Roll,” and “Bad Reputation” Joan Jett inspired a generation of young women to rock.

Man, I was 11 years old when I first heard "I Love Rock and Roll" and was hooked forever! That sound, that badass image, and Joan it was love, at first sight, thanks to MTV! I still had money left over from the summer of mowing lawns so it was not hard for me to catch a ride to the mall and buy my second ever album. When the song "Nag" came on it was the first ti…