The Oddities Flea Market was held over the weekend of Rocktober 5th and 6th. As DarkestGoth Girl 2019, I decided to attend and take in the activities. What a fascinating find. Right dead smack in the middle of LA, a few blocks from “Skid Row”, is a diamond in the haystack called “The Globe Theater.”
In 1913, The Globe Theater, a performing arts center, opened it’s doors and now is the oldest functioning theater on Downtown LA’s Broadway Street. This 27,000 square foot historic landmark is full of plush grandeur and is true to it’s time (forget finding an elevator, use the stairs).
In San Quentin Prison, it was announced today that the first woman to become warden is now ruling over the facility. The California state prison incarcerates the most ruthless convicts in the state. In a government assignment to make the prisoners more docile, the state officials have complied with new documentation from an in-depth scientific study. A psychological research team from Harvard University proved that effects of the brain waves on hard core criminals is more serene when the presence of a woman is taking control.
Get ready for a fang’tastic hard rockin’ time as vampire turned rockstar, L’Estat (Stuart Townsend), has risen from his New Orleans crypt after 100 years of sleep. His motive is to resurrect a few old friends….daring them to “Come out come out, wherever you are… See you all in Death Valley.”
I’ll take your life-force
I’ll take your life-force
For eternal life
John Hobbes (Denzel Washington) is a Philadelphia murder detective who is responsible for supplying pertinent evidence which in turn is bringing justice to a close for serial killer Edgar Reese (Elias Koteas), who is sentenced to die in the gas chamber. The condemned murderer leaves cryptic coded hints behind in riddle form before his last dance with death. The detective soon discovers a diabolical copycat killer. He then begins studying the mysterious clues left behind from his last conversation with Reese, just moments before his execution.
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Harry Angel (played by Mickey Rourke) is a bottom of the barrel simple task New York detective hired by Louis Cyphere (played by Robert De Niro) at a law firm called Herman and Winesap. Louis hires Harry to locate a missing wartime crooner, Johnny Favorite, that he claims is indebted to him. In this “neo-noir” psychological horror, you are escorted on a journey through the world of Voodoo, murder mystery, steamy sex, and legendary deal making with the devil for fame and fortune.
At an abandoned asylum, photos of a latex nurse were left behind. They were uncovered in a metal file cabinet inside a bolted down locker by nocturnal trespassers who roamed the premises scouting for unique historical treasures. Inside the decaying hospital, they uncovered a rundown electroshock room and various vials of syringe meds in a locked cabinet. The shredded rubber had been ripped off the walls of the solitary confinement ward.
As the earth cleanses itself from pollution and climate change, a tattered and torn witchdoctor warrior is spotted holding a staff to signal her victory.
The Akademia Awards asked Vamplified to come forth this year and give an awards acceptance speech. Last year “Skeleton Keys” won an award in instrumental music. Vamplified’s rock ballad, “Quicksand” also made it to the #1 chart position for both Hot XM and Star 100 Radio. Karen St. Claire, president of Vamplified speaks candidly about The Akademia. Winning in instrumental music she adds a surprising twist into the speech as she sings a diddly, acapella style from a 20 year recollection. This year she won an “Executive Award” in Rock.
Exploring the dark side of Hollywood, I take you on a journey. This debut is episode 1 of my series “Goth Hollywood.”