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Happy All Hallows' Even

Posted by Eric Brightwell, October 30, 2008 08:05pm | Post a Comment
Vintage Halloween Card

You know those grinches that, on Valentines Day say, "I don't need a holiday to tell me when to express my feelings for my loved one" or, on Mothers Day say "I don't need a stupid holiday to tell me when to call my mom?" Well, that's one reason I like Halloween --because those bias keep their yaps shut for once. After all, it's unlikely that those negative nancies are going to say, "I don't need a stupid holiday to tell me when I can dress like Boba Fett and go door-to-door begging for candy from strangers." Like so many holidays, most of the customs are under threat of disappearance due to the media standardizing, simplifying and corporatizing its observance.

Vintage Halloween Card

Halloween origins

On Halloween, the boundary between the alive and deceased is erased or at least thin. It was observed as Samhain by the Celts and other Euros until 837 AD, when one of the popes decided to move All Souls Day from May 13 (previously chosen to capitalize on another pagan holiday -- The Feast of the Lemures -- on which day Romans would exorcise their homes of evil spirits) to its current date. Over time it has evolved from a harvest festival, to an opportunity to divine the future (in the 18th century), to an opportunity for children to obtain candy, to its current status as an excuse for drunken adults to dress like media figures or slutty versions of mythological beings.


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Iced

Posted by phil blankenship, October 26, 2008 06:49pm | Post a Comment
Iced skiing slasher horror movie  Iced 80s horror movie

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Prism Entertainment 2460

The Willies

Posted by phil blankenship, October 18, 2008 06:46pm | Post a Comment
The Willies horror movie starring Sean Astin  The Willies horror monster movie

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Catch A Tingling case of The Willies

Paramount / Prism Entertainment 51449

Minimal Synth & Maximum Horror

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, October 18, 2008 11:45am | Post a Comment
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A perfect nite. 
12 hours of Horror / Exploitation @ the New Beverly and 4 hours of Minimal Synth / Punch Out @ the Barcade. The venues are 2 mi apart-- go back and forth all nite!! All proceeds from the film festival go towards upgrades for the theater. XY:XX is hosting a release party for the new Mt. Sims CD, out on Hungry Eye Records!!!

House on Sorority Row poster zombie t-shirt goth girl

  The film festival starts @ 7:30
  XY:XX opens around 10:30 and it's free!



New Beverly Cinema
Los Angeles, CA 90036-2548

Barcade
Los Angeles, CA 90004-2607


The Chair

Posted by phil blankenship, October 16, 2008 06:28pm | Post a Comment
The Chair horror movie  The Chair prison horror

Imperial Entertainment Corp 2901
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