There are so many events happening at Fantasia 2022 between July 14 and August 3, including world and North American film premieres, a tribute to John Woo, and a special screening series as part of a celebration of the tenth anniversary of Kier-La Janesse’s book, House of Psychotic Women (2012). And, you might not have […]Read More The cultural Gutter Goes to Fantasia 2022!
Things started to get out of hand and this post got way too long, so I have added some movies, tv shows and horrible doings to Part III. But don’t worry, right now there’s more Spookoween, including: more bad friends, ill-advised sleepovers, strangers’ creepy houses, cults, contention over wills, killers in the carriage or car, […]Read More Spookoween 2018: 31 Days of Horror, Part II
This year’s Spookoween starts off with cults, other worlds, the power of Metal, demons, possessions, hauntings, vengeful ghosts, battle axes, overnight stays in mansions with a catch, extremely contested wills, Kālī Mā, protective circles, 3D wonders and the mysterious happenings of early 1980s. But before I go into my 31 Days of Horror, behold my… Spookoween […]Read More Spookoween 2018: 31 Days of Horror, Part I
“The 1915 Moon University Fight Song” From the Moon Ocean of Storms To the Sea of Tranquility The Fightin’ Moon Spiders Boing with Impunity! The Spiders are undefeated. The Moon is too advanced! If you try to rile us, We will steal your pants! Fight! Fight! Boing! Boing! Fight! The Moon reigns over you! Nestled […]Read More The 1915 Moon University Fight Song (And General Discussion of Moon University)
Could this beautiful, refined woman have a potty mouth? Beijing is a city with its own particular culture, in particular it has a strong tradition of eloquent swearing, jing ma, one that Chinese authorities wanted to crack down on before the 2008 Olympics. There’s a tradition of crowd cursing, demonstrated in this video of the […]Read More BEIJING FLICKERS: A Beijing Tradition