Historical Happening – Jonestown Mass Suicide

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Today, in 1978, over 900 people died from mass suicide-murder, under the leadership of Reverend Jim Jones.

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Historical Happening – Gojira / Godzilla

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Historical Happening: Gojira

The King of the Monsters, Godzilla, first appeared on movie screens on this day–in 1954 (in Japan).

It was released 2 years later in the United States (where it was “Americanized–even adding Raymond Burr to better appeal to U.S. movie-goers).

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Historical Happening – John Carpenter’s Halloween

Posted in Cool Stuff, creature features, creepy, dark, fantasy, Film, halloween, horror films, monster movies, monsters, movies, mythology, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on 10/25/2016 by Edward Brock

John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN was first released on this day–in 1978.

It introduced the world to Michael Myers and kick-started the “slasher film” craze.

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Historical Happening – Twilight Zone

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Historical Happening: The greatest TV show in history first aired on this day, in 1959.

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Historical Happening – Stephen King

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The King of Horror was born on this day–in 1947.

His importance to the world of literature–especially Horror–cannot be overstated. He truly is the “King”.

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Historical Happening–The Hobbit

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One of the most important books (especially in Fantasy literature) was published on this day in 1937.

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien popularized modern Fantasy and is still loved by fans to this day.

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Gene Wilder (1933-2016)

Posted in adventure, art, books, children's book, comedy, Cool Stuff, creepy, dark, fantasy, Film, funny, kids, laughter, legends, literature, movies, music, scary, sci-fi, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on 08/29/2016 by Edward Brock

Wow. Really unhappy with 2016–where so many of iconic figures have died.

Now, we have lost Gene Wilder.

Those who remember him probably have a particular place in their heart for him. For some, it might be as Dr. Frederick Frankenstein in Young Frankenstein. Others likely laughed at his portrayal of Jim, The Waco Kid in Blazing Saddles. Still others will remember him co-starring with Richard Pryor in 4 movies–including Stir Crazy.

But, for me, it was his portrayal as the brilliantly lunatic chocolatier in Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. It has been one of my favorite films since childhood–and still makes me smile when I watch it now.

His genius will be missed.

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