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A Thrill Ride Into the Fifth Dimension: Rod Serling’s Impact on Disneyland

By: - June 11, 2016
Category : People, Places

Imagine with me for a moment that we traveled back to October 2, 1959. You grabbed your glass bottle of Coca-Cola from the five-and-dime, and made it home just in time to huddle around the television set. For a moment the screen was blank. Then suddenly a black and white curtain backdrop appears in front […]

Tragedy Is Stranger Than Fiction : The Accidental Death on The Twilight Zone

By: - November 17, 2015
Category : 80's, Case Study, People

After writing about Spielberg’s departure from the Twilight Zone film, I thought it might be smart to recap exactly what caused the riff between him and John Landis. Since I’ve somehow been on this Landis kick (without fully realizing it until now) I figured I’d go full throttle and conclude it with this one. Sadly, […]

Under The Moonlight – The Phenomenon of Thriller

By: - November 2, 2015
Category : 80's, People

In the spirit of Halloween, I’d like to discuss a music video that not only impacted audiences around the globe, but would forever change how music and modern songs are packaged. That video is Thriller. If you’re out for any length of time in a crowd full of people in Halloween costumes, it’s almost obligatory […]

From Twilight Zone To Amazing Stories – How Spielberg Turned Tragedy Into Art

By: - September 30, 2015
Category : 80's, People

By 1985, Stephen Spielberg had already established himself as the top-tier director, gaining praise in virtually every genre. After riding high on the expected success of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Spielberg decided to try his hand at a completely new subject matter… Well, sort of. Being a completely obsessive Twilight Zone series […]

Dreams, Nightmares, and Freddy Krueger – How Wes Craven Impacted Our Views on Sleeping

By: - September 22, 2015
Category : 80's, People, Toys/Nostalgia

On August 30, 2015 the world lost one of the pioneers responsible for turning the masses onto horror, while creating a string of iconic films that re-sparked a stagnating genre, and cemented his status as a classic visionary. That man is Wes Craven. Craven first took audiences by storm when he released his directorial debut […]

Cracking the Code of The Thomas Beale Cipher

By: - July 17, 2015
Category : People, Unsolved

There’s nothing in the world that gets people hyped up quite like the thought of finding buried treasure. Often times in the most unforgiving terrain – land or sea. Some of the greatest explorations have revolved around sunken ships, harsh desert conditions, and murky rainforests. Empires were cemented and others crumbled while seeking routes during […]

The Max Headroom Incident

By: - June 2, 2015
Category : Nostalgia, People, Unsolved

I recently began reading the book For God, Country, and Coca-Cola I received for Christmas from my girlfriend’s parents. The book tells the story of how America’s favorite drink came to be. Its weird to think a pharmacist, John Pemberton, began serving his concoction as a tonic for ill patients and spun into the biggest […]

The Truck Stops Here

By: - March 21, 2015
Category : People

With the new Fast & The Furious film Furious 7 coming up a lot of people are really looking forward to seeing the late Paul Walker make his final onscreen performance. Albeit with the help of his two brothers covering a lot of his scenes. Sadly, the movie was only about halfway through filming while […]

A Mystery In Lakeview

By: - December 9, 2014
Category : People

The day after Halloween marked the 1 year passing of my great uncle. It was really hard for my family, not only because he was a great uncle, but he was one of the most inspiring people that I ever knew. He was 93 and had such an optimism about life. Yes he had times […]

The Haunting Sound of Robert Stack

By: - August 29, 2014
Category : People

The shows that really impacted me when I was younger, were always those that had real events with an element of danger and theatrics thrown in for good measure. The kind you’d stay up late to watch on a Tuesday night and spend the rest of the night in bed thinking how you could be […]