This week's creepy post explores what's new in paranormal pop culture! Brought to you by myself and loglady!
Author Keith Lindel’s book, The Bothell Hell House: Poltergeist of Washington State was released in April of this year. The Bothell Hell House describes the paranormal activity which occurred while he and his girlfriend were living in the house for four years. Interestingly, the Travel Channel’s paranormal TV show did investigate the Bothell House for one night and couldn’t find any evidence of the supernatural. A UK paranormal investigator, Don Phillips was brought in and for two weeks documented phenomena, and ended up making a documentary about it.
HELLBOY: THE COMPLETE SHORT STORIES Vol. 1 is here! Before the events of Seed of Destruction, #Hellboy spent 50 years fighting monsters as a member of the Bureau for Paranormal Research & Defense. These new volumes present those early adventures: https://t.co/oPfPrd43ZH pic.twitter.com/fgd89Oo90g— Dark Horse Comics (@DarkHorseComics) June 14, 2018
Hell Boy fans! Just released on June 13, HELLBOY: THE COMPLETE SHORT STORIES VOLUME 1 is here. From the source: This 368-page volume covers Hellboy's adventures from 1947 to 1961.
AlienCon touches down in Pasadena; David Duchovny, Sean Astin set to show at cosmic event https://t.co/l1aiea8gyj— NBC Los Angeles (@NBCLA) June 13, 2018
My Drunk Kitchen star Hannah Hart attended Alien Con with her mom:
Want to attend the next Alien Con this year? They have another event planned this fall in Baltimore! Tickets are on sale now:
Alien Con is coming to Baltimore! Tickets are on sale now! pic.twitter.com/rT0lon2h9C— Ancient Aliens (@AncientAliens) June 17, 2018
If that's not enough UFOlogy for one post, we got something else. Check out the upcoming Denver Comic Con where there will be a panel on UFOs in Pop Culture: A discussion about real-life inspirations for UFO/ET movies and TV shows, and how Hollywood influences our perception of UFOs and extraterrestrial life.
Help! My House is Haunted and Ghost Adventures will be airing in July and October, respectively. More info in the tweet:
WOMEN IN HORROR!
.@KelseyChapstick interviewed director @laurelvail about her brilliant new feminist metal horror flick, 'What Metal Girls Are Into' @WMGAI_film.— Kim Kelly (@GrimKim) June 8, 2018
Don't worry, it gets bloody.https://t.co/UotMW7cgSr pic.twitter.com/ZRpo6jKMZE
Laurel Vail gives an interview with Vice about her short horror film, What Metal Girls Are Into. Vail wrote, directed, produced, and starred in the film, which is about three women going to a heavy metal music festival but find something disturbing in their vacation rental. In the interview, she discusses her influences, how she got the film made, women in the horror community, and the reaction to the film at various festivals - she won the award for best short at the American Horror Film Festival.
"Denise Castro's Dracula", the misfortuned mockumentary about a group of filmmakers on their way to Dracula's Castle to film their own #BramStoker adaptation movie, will premiere at @VampireFestivall in Transylvania - https://t.co/yF4DKHTjjT @dniscp #DeniseCastrosDracula #Dracula— Ganiveta (@ganiveta_online) June 7, 2018
Filmmaker Denise Castro recently premiered her new film, Drácula de Denise Castro, at the International Vampire Film and Arts Festival in Sighișoara, Romania. Castro wrote, directed, acted in, and even did the sound recording for the film. From the source: "The movie is some sort of found footage films parody about a small crew in Transylvania with the goal of filming their own version of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Serving also as a fake documentary (or mockumentary), the filmmakers suffer all kinds of maledictions and misfortune as supernatural events take over the filming sets."
Thanks to the @VampireFestival, to @ChristophGolden for your words, to all the audience that attended, and to my friends @ricardbalada @clautrujillo_r Alfredo Ruiz Forca Daniel Garcia for this special premiere. Next stop in the @STCFantastic! ⚰️🦇🧛🏻♂️ pic.twitter.com/mFQB9mR9ue— Denise Castro (@dniscp) June 11, 2018
And finally, Issa Lopez’s Tigers Are Not Afraid (also known as Vuelven) has won over 30 international awards. Synopsis: Estrella is 10 years old, and three wishes: the first, is that her missing mother returns. And it is fulfilled; but she is dead and follows her everywhere. Terrade, Estrella tries to escape, joining a band of children orphaned by violence. He soon learns that in reality the dead are never left behind, and that when one lives in the midst of brutality and violence, though desires never go forth as the heart wishes, only warriors survive.
Most recently, at HOLA Mexican Film Festival, which is the largest Mexican film festival outside of Mexico, Lopez won both Best Director and the Audience Choice Award.
Cinelatino Best Director Award was presented to @IssitaLopez for Vuelven. This award was selected by representatives from Tomorrow’s Filmmakers Today, a program created in collaboration with HOLA Mexico Film Festival and the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). pic.twitter.com/ntJ0NlxM1M— HolaMexico Film Fest (@holamexicoff) June 11, 2018
🍿Cinelatino & DishLATINO Audience Choice Award was presented to Issa Lopez’s Vuelven for receiving the highest number of audience votes, and will receive a cash prize on behalf of @CinelatinoUSA and @dishlatino. 🎉Congratulations @IssitaLopez ! 🎞 pic.twitter.com/4kfNxfSlfs— HolaMexico Film Fest (@holamexicoff) June 11, 2018
Filmmaker Simon Barrett, who wrote acclaimed features The Guest and You’re Next, had this to say about Tigers Are Not Afraid:
Tigers Are Not Afraid is every bit as good as everyone has claimed and perhaps more so. Wonderful, socially conscious kids vs. gangsters plot with unique supernatural elements. Feels like a modern classic.— Simon Barrett (@Simon_Barrett) June 7, 2018
Based on 15 reviews, the film currently has 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Eli, a horror film currently in production and starring Max Martini, will use this creepy Louisiana jail, which sits about 200 miles away from New Orleans, for the film. To make it seem like the jail is in New Orleans, “the crew plans to make a 3-D digital scan of the jail and grounds, and superimpose those images over a New Orleans site during editing.”
The sci-fi/horror UFO cult film, The Endless, is out in the UK on 29 June. Digital Spy brings us a clip from the film. (The Endless comes highly recommended by your OP!)
The Endless is an engrossing SF/horror about two brothers (@JustinHBenson & @AaronMoorhead) who return to the UFO death cult they fled years earlier. But is it really a death cult? – check out our exclusive clip. #TheEndless is out in the UK on 29 June pic.twitter.com/ydAhFFd56m— Digital Spy Film (@digitalspyfilm) June 15, 2018
Finally... NEED SOMETHING TO WATCH?
...And you don’t mind if it happens to have subtitles? Here are five selections from Indie Wire’s list (not all require subtitles!):
- A Dark Song
- Under the Shadow
- The Devil’s Candy
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Favorite woman made film? Favorite foreign horror film? Discuss the post, ONTD!