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So Matthew, how’d it go this year?

“Well, you know every Halloween is a good Halloween for me.  For 364 days of the year, I look kind of weird in all honesty.   463 more words


Pyewacket: lots of cats named “Pye”, why? If you’re of a certain age (born in the 60s at the very least) you might associate this name with the 1958 Jimmy Stewart/Kim Novak film… 522 more words


Opals : Mine to Market - Matthew Hopkins

Matthew Hopkins discussed the early Australian mines, mining processes and the stages opal goes through to get from mine to market. Matthew Hopkins is a partner in Hopkins Opal, a family mining, cutting, jewelry design, and wholesale distributor dealing in high quality Australian Opals. 1,324 more words

Meeting Archives

Positively The Most Horrifying Film Ever Made

I’ve just watched a horror movie, originating from West Germany in 1970, written and directed by Michael Armstrong (“The Haunted House Of Horror”), titled “Mark Of The Devil” 460 more words


Echoes of Nantes, 1793: Drowning in the Mediterranean

Over the course of the last few months, I’ve been increasingly horrified by all the accounts I’ve seen of mass drownings of migrants in the Mediterranean. 1,528 more words

Current Affairs

Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live

In the lost mists of time, long before the advent of monotheist religions, man worshiped Mother Nature. Time passed, civilisations developed, and somewhere 4 000 years ago, the old veneration for Mother Nature – a most female deity – was replaced by the decidedly male God of the Hebrews, soon to become the equally male God of Christians and Muslims. 1,106 more words


Witchfinder General

On paper almost everything about Michael Reeve’s 1968 horror masterpiece, Witchfinder General, suggests a film that shouldn’t really work.

Taking the style of Hammer, melding it with the incoming violence of ‘The New Hollywood’, casting an American as a notorious British historical icon and filming on location in East Anglia smacks of a production gone awry before the camera even rolls, but somehow Reeves took this and constructed something that has entered the lexicon of popular culture. 536 more words