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How To Photograph Black-Eyed Children

THE BlackEyed Children (aka Black-eyed kids: BEKs) have been making news.

But how do you take a photo of a BEK or, indeed, any other kind of ghoul?

Well, thatnls to this 1979 tome from Usbourne Publishing, we know how to take snapshots of the SUPERNATURAL WORLD.

 

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Posted: 10th, October 2014 | In: Books, Strange But True | Comment


The Five Most Shocking Death Scenes Of The ALIEN Franchise

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FOUR movies strong, and spanning three decades (the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s), the cinematic Alien saga — consisting of Alien (1979), Aliens (1986), Alien 3 (1992) and Alien Resurrection (1997) — is renowned for its titular creature, one of the most terrifying silver screen boogeymen of all time.

Given the nature of this franchise’s hostile (and perfect?) monster, it’s no surprise that the death scenes featured throughout the saga are frequently terrifying, bloody, and brilliantly-orchestrated.

Yet the truly memorable death scenes possess another quality as well. They’re shocking. These scenes strike with a combination of terror, disgust, sorrow, and surprise, leaving a permanent imprint on the viewer’s mind.

For a death scene to be considered shocking, it must be one that the audience can’t  see coming.  In other words, we expect that Colonial Marines fighting aliens by the pack are going to die, or that confused convicts running from a monster in a dark corridor will come to a bad end.

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Posted: 10th, April 2014 | In: Film, Flashback, Key Posts | Comments (2)