Watch and enjoy:
Ready for Saturday!
Watch and enjoy:
Ready for Saturday!
On Thursday, 26, 2010 officials received reports of a large white cat roaming in the Avondale area. Fire Fighters searched several places within the Phoenix Learning Center where the animal had been spotted, but found no evidence of such a creature.
It’s unclear at this time where these sightings were of an actual cat, possibly owned by a local resident; or if this fits into the mysterious large cat sightings — a relatively new phenomena in the cryptozoological community. Although the cats spotted in those reports are usually black.
According to the Wall Street Journal:
Over the coming weeks, federal officials say, grasshoppers will likely hatch in bigger numbers than any year since 1985. Hungry swarms caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage that year when they devoured corn, barley, alfalfa, beets—even fence posts and the paint off the sides of barns.
A federal survey of 17 states taken last fall found critically high numbers of adult grasshoppers in parts of Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. Each mature female lays hundreds of eggs. So “the population could be very, very high this year,” said Charles Brown, who manages grasshopper suppression for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Last weekend, the Horror Writers Association announced the winners of their annual Bram Stoker Awards. Here they are:
If you haven’t read any good horror lately, these would all be good choices to entertain and keep you reading into the wee small hours of the night.
The Victorian Gothic novel Dracula is associated with the dense forests of Transylvania rather than the Georgian squares of Dublin, but the great great nephew of its Irish born author thinks that is an oversight. In time for the centenary of Bram Stoker’s death, which will be in 2012, Dacre Stoker has begun work to raise money to erect a memorial to his ancestor to join the statues and plaques commemorating Dublin’s many other writers, such as James Joyce and Samuel Beckett.
Sounds like a good idea to us.
Bong Joon-Ho, director of the The Host, has a new thriller coming out called Mother. it’s already won the best picture award at The Asian Film Awards.
Here’s what the description of the film from the official website:
Mother is a devoted single parent to her simple-minded twenty-seven-year-old son, Do-joon. Often a source of anxiety to his mother, Do-joon behaves in foolish or simply dangerous ways. One night, while walking home drunk, he encounters a schoolgirl whom he follows for a while before she disappears into a dark alley. The next morning she is found dead in an abandoned building, and Do-joon is accused of her murder. An inefficient lawyer and an apathetic police force result in a speedy conviction. His mother refuses to believe her beloved son is guilty and immediately undertakes her own investigation to find the girl’s killer. In her obsessive quest to clear her son’s name, Mother steps into a world of unimaginable chaos and shocking revelations.
And here’s the trailer:
Before Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright created a little sitcom called “Spaced”. If you love their movies, you gotta watch “Spaced”. One of the favorite scenes from this series is this famous “gun fight”:
Love it, right? So did recent a “flash mob” which recreated it in Trafalgar Square. Check it out:
This video, showing a V-shaped UFO, was reportedly taken in the foothills of Sacramento, California on March 20, 2010. Who took this video and the circumstances surrounding it are still unclear.
This looks to be unaltered video. It bears none of the hallmarks of digital trickery. If forced to explain it, we’d say it’s an aircraft distorted by atmospheric conditions. But we can’t be certain.
What do you think?
Violence related to drug cartels in Mexico has been on the rise in recent years. And the police have had difficulty combating it. So now they’re turning to the supernatural for assistance. According to the Daily Telegraph:
Police in Tijuana, a city just south of the US/Mexican border near San Diego, have resorted to the strange rituals, which also include animal sacrifice and spirit tattoos amid claims they are “running scared” of the savage trafficking gangs.
During the rituals, priests slaughter chickens on full moon nights on beaches and smear police with the blood while using prayers to evoke spirits to help protect them from drug cartels battling over smuggling routes into California.
These rituals combine elements of Haitian Voodoo, Cuban Santeria and Mexican Witchcraft. Several police officers have claimed that these procedures have saved their lives during confrontations with viscous drug gangs.
London gangster vs. vampires. That’s the premise for the new Brit horror film Dead Cert. Check this “non-official production trailer”. Looks like fun:
The does not yet have an official release date. Though it is expected to be released some time this year.