When watching a horror period movie, I wonder if the torture they use is true to the time. I’m a medieval history nerd, and here is my conclusion on the matter.
Before The Puritan torture of Jane Doe let’s make something clear:
SPOILER ALERT is in effect! Movies are dissected, and plots revealed. MATURE AUDIENCE: Subjects of violence, torture, sex, and gore are part of this article. TRIGGERS: Abuse, Torture, PTSD, Mental Illness.
Consider yourself warned!
Official IMDb Synopsis of The Autopsy of Jane Doe
A team of father and son coroners investigate the death of a beautiful ‘Jane Doe’. As they aim to ascertain who she is and how she died they find an increasingly bizarre sequence of clues.
Last night I queued up Netflix and saw a new tremors film had come out, so naturally, I had to watch it. This film hit all the familiar beats I know and love from this franchise, but it also did something I never expected and shook me to my core. They killed Burt Gummer.
My favorite horror movie genre is found footage. It’s like I can’t get enough of that style, and I know what many people think, it’s cheap, and it’s cheesy and bad. But, many underrated movies are gaining popularity in the genre. Here are some!
The Found Footage Debate
Many of us believe that the found footage style began with The Blair Witch Project in 1999. Then you have those who argue that Cannibal Holocaust from 1980 is the first of its kind. However, maybe some of us were wrong. The ups and downs of found-footage started in the new millennium for sure!
*** Before we go any further, let’s remind ourselves of a great tool to avoid trauma while watching horror movies: Does The Dog Die ***
While Cannibal Holocaust was part found footage, it wasn’t all found footage. However, maybe they were the first to exploit the marketing method of asking their actors to hide to reinforce the “true story” part. The director was also dragged to court and had to pay a fee for animal cruelty.
We often associate Death with the Grim Reaper or a dark silhouette. However, its origin and appearance are quite different than we know, and the name is Azrael.
The Origin of Death
Did you know Death was an angel? Having a being the representative of Death is part of many cultures, but here we are focusing on Death’s relatively old portrayal. It is part of Islam, Jewish, and Catholic faiths.
In Norse, the goddess Hel is the Underworld ruler and is, by definition, Death. In Greek as well as Roman mythology, Thanatos is the one to bring Death upon humans. Those are the bearer of the end of life and the beginning of the afterlife.
If you grew up Catholic, you must well know the story where Archangel Michael defeated the Devil, and he fell from Heaven. But, where exactly did he land? Satan created Hell following his fall. The answer might surprise you.
The Fall Of All Falls
As part of the Abrahamic religions, Satan or the Devil often uses seduction to induce a sinful response from humans. The Devil is part of almost all religions throughout history. But the one we are addressing comes from not only Catholicism and Christianity, but also Islam as well as Judaism. The Devil’s landing on Earth, is it real?
The Devil is a fallen angel, but when angelic one of the most precious ones to God. He was his favorite and most beautiful angel and ‘son’ at the time. Despite his rebellion against God when he refused to bow to Adam, the Devil lived.
My love for horror goes way back. I think I preferred horror to any other genre. So, I subscribe to Shudder and watch the first movie that popped up Satanic Panic!
Satanic Panic Original Summary
A satanic panic worth watching read the summary!
A pizza delivery girl at the end of her financial rope has to fight for her life, and her tips, when her last order of the night turns out to be high society Satanists in need of a virgin sacrifice. — IMDb.
“As above, so below, as within, so without, as the universe, so the soul…” — Hermes Trismegistus
As Above So Below Original Summary
As above so below be careful…
Archaeologist Scarlett Marlowe has devoted her whole life to finding one of history’s greatest treasures: Flamel’s Philosopher’s Stone. According to legend, the artifact can grant eternal life and turn any metal into gold.
This modern reimagining of the Shirley Jackson novel follows siblings who, as children, grew up in what would go on to become the most famous haunted house in the country. Now adults, they are forced back together in the face of tragedy and must finally confront the ghosts of their past. — GOOGLE
IN THE BEGINNING
Welcome back readers and sorry for the pause. With all the chaos going on in our world, let me say that I hope that the one reading this is safe and that all in their life is peaceful as it can be in this time.
I was going to do another Goosebumps or Animorphs run on an article but The Haunting of Hill House was one that I had just finished and since that wholly fits in with Gothic Bite Magazine, that is the one I shall give you for food of thought.
Not too long ago, I had the pleasure of watching the horror series Hemlock Grove based on the literary work of Brian McGreevy. It is a three-season series that has the viewer wonder where the story might end and which answer might surface.
Find Hemlock Grove
What to say about this unique series? Well, when werewolves find Hemlock Grove anything can happen!
Based on the book by Brian McGreevy and executively produced by acclaimed horror master Eli Roth (Hostel,) this Netflix original series revolves around the peculiar residents—and killer creatures—of Hemlock Grove.
In the 90s and 00s, the series of Sabrina The Teenage Witch was one of the rare cute shows I watch. I had a taste for dark series, as you would guess. Now, Netflix brought back Sabrina from the dead in a unique way.
The Original Sabrina The Teenage Witch Summary
“Sabrina Is Back On Netflix With Chilling Adventures, but first, here is the original blurb of the show!
Sabrina Spellman is a teenager with magical powers who comes from a long line of witches. Until going away to college, she lived with her wacky aunts, who would teach her to use her witchcraft wisely, and Salem, the talking black cat, who always has a scheme up his paw.
Not too long ago, a new fantasy series hit our small screen. The Witcher, based on the work of Andrzej Sapkowski, is now part of the Netflix family! From an obsessive fantasy fan, here are my thoughts.
SPOILER ALERT is in effect! Movies and Series are dissected, and plots revealed. MATURE AUDIENCE: Subjects of violence, torture, sex, and gore are part of this article. TRIGGERS: Depression, Language, PTSD, ‘Racism.’ Consider yourself warned!