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Where do urban legends, conspiracy theories, and old wives’ tales originate, and are any of them true? Have you heard the one about Walt Disney's frozen body? Does Coca-Cola own Santa Claus? Do alligators live in NYC sewers? More than just a collection of folklore, PHANTOM HITCHHIKERS & OTHER URBAN LEGENDS is also a detective story, exploring the real events behind modern myths, proving that truth is often stranger than fiction. English writer and historian Albert Jack became a publishing phenomenon in 2004 when his first book Red Herrings and White Elephants, which explored the origins of well-known phrases in the English language, became a huge international best-seller, staying in the top ten of the UK Sunday Times best-seller list for sixteen months.
His follow up book Shaggy Dogs and Black Sheep was also a best seller and has sold over 150,000 copies since publication in October 2005. It became Penguin Book's Christmas best-seller - he has now published 12 books in the U.S.
Fascinated by discovering the truth behind the world's great stories, Jack has become an expert in explaining the unexplained. The success of his books has a lot to do with Albert's invention of what he calls the "ten minute read," enabling readers to open his books at any point and be fully entertained for ten minutes at a time before "going off to do something more productive with their time."
Currently hosting a series of Writer's Workshops in England and South Africa, Albert has plans for another ten hard backs that look set to continue his success for many years to come.
The Total Tutor Neil Haley will interview Anne Kanengeiser. She will discuss her role in the hit Broadway Series The Phantom of The Opera.
ANNE KANENGEISER (Madame Giry). Broadway: Ragtime; Little Women. National Tour: Beauty and the Beast (Mrs. Potts); The Phantom Of The Opera (Mme. Giry); Little Women. Helen Hayes Awards for Eleanor: An American Love Story (Eleanor Roosevelt, Ford’s Theater); Passion (Fosca, Signature Theatre). Regional: Fiddler On The Roof (Golde, Penn. Shakespeare); Carousel (Nettie, Goodspeed). TV: L&O: SVU; Guiding Light. Recordings: Ragtime; Eleanor: An American Love Story.
In Pittsburgh, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will play Wednesday, February 18 through Sunday, March 1, 2015, To purchase tickets, visit www.TrustArts.org, call 412-456-4800 or in person at Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue. Ticket prices start at $40.
On tonight's thrilling episode of The Phantom Zone, actress Brittani Ebert tells us about her life in Hollywood and how she got started in this crazy business we call, show! From General Hospital to her upcoming appearance on The CW's new hit series, Jane the Virgin, Brittani is making some serious strides in the industry! With music by Tom Petty, Cyndi Lauper, White Zombie and Def Leppard to set the mood and of course some funny, madcap conversation with your hosts, Jay Luna & Nikki Meow, be ready for some side splitting banter and an entertaining show!
On Sunday January 18th at 8pm est, 7pm cst and 5pm pst, please join Joe and Albert as they welcome special guest Phillip Root, maker of Coral Rx for a discussion on all things hitchhiking. The good, the bad and the ugly as well as prevention and removal of unwanted hitchhikers. Lots of fascinating things to hear about.
Writer, director and artist James D. Schumacher invades The Phantom Zone to tell Nikki Meow & Jay Luna what inspires him to be the creative force of nature that he's become. From his new short film titled " The Astronaut " to his graphic novel titled " The Inheritance ", James has quickly made a name for himself as a filmmaker that creates emotionally evocative films, with heart wrenching stories within the world of fantastical visuals. Exploring subjects from the paranormal to transcendental meditation, this show's gonna be full of out of this world conversation and music that is sure to inspire you to start creating a whole new world of your own, put your hidden talents to good use and to never give up on your dreams.
Nothing is as it seems as an ex-con and aspirant filmmaker set out to manufacture a horror film by scaring real people; however, when it goes too far and someone actually dies, the pair decide that killing for real on film is the way to make a truly terrifying movie... That's the description for the indie film, CUT! Directed by David Rountree and starring Suze Lanier- Bramlett ( The Hills Have Eyes 1 & 2 ) . David and Suze will be calling into the show as well as other gruesome members of the cast and crew to tell us about their twisted escapades making this crazy movie and we can expect once the directer yells, CUT!
Grindhouse Veterans JOHN LINK & EDWARD X YOUNG angrily demand to know why The Academy Awards®, of February 22, 2015, in their televised Memoriam refused to acknowledge the passing of CARLA LAEMMLE, who died on June 12, 2014 at the age of 104! Carla Laemmle was the niece of Universal Studios founder, Carl Laemmle; her screen career spanned over 90 years from the silent classic, "The Phantom of the Opera" (1925), to her final role in 2014; and she has the first spoken line in the first talkie horror movie ever made, "Dracula" (1931). • Also snubbed, inexplicably, was beloved comedienne JOAN RIVERS, who hosted the pre-Oscar® Red Carpet show for years, in which she playfully mocked the pompous hoopla of the night. Joan Rivers omission from the tribute must have been borne out of revenge and hatred for her satire! • JULIANNE MOORE copped a Best Actress statuette for STILL ALICE; but she really deserved it for David Cronenberg's MAPS TO THE STARS. However, the supercilious & Scientologist-ridden Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences would never give kudos to a picture made by a foreign-based horror film director that horrifically castigates Hollywood Hierarchy for their decadence & depravity! • Independent horror movie producer, Cameron Scott joins John Link & Edward X Young in their rant.
Tune into Horror Society Presents Flesh Wound Radio W/ Todd Loya and Daniel Schein Thursday 2/19/15 at 9:30 pm eastern.On this episode we break down Camp Massacre, a slasher flick in which a bloodthirsty killer slices and dices his way through a group of obese reality show contestant. Also on the slasher front a deformed serial killer terrorizes four gorgeous women at an S&M convention in A Darker Fifty Shades: The Fetish Set. We will Also have reviews for Arkham Sanitarium: Soul Eater, Poker Night, and the new Phantom Of The Opera Blu Ray with Robert Englund. All that plus tv terror talk W/ Walking Dead and horror hot topics. Tune in Flesh Wound Radio Freaks.
THE TRUTH NOT A TRUTH
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Satan that old dragon has deceived the whole world....Rev 12:9
THE NEW TOTALITARIAN STATE
The saddest part about mass delusion, mass confusion, and mass media collusion is that even though we are moving towards Orwell’s totalitarian vision of society, thus far, technology, triviality and an unending array of distractions have lured the masses into passive preoccupation with egotistical pleasures. We’ve been persuaded to love our servitude while drowning in a sea of irrelevance, diversions, and trifles. We continue to amuse ourselves to death while forging our own chains of debt and yielding to the direction of an all-powerful welfare warfare surveillance state that promises to protect us from phantom threats while actually abolishing our rights, freedoms, and liberties. No coercion necessary. We have been trained to love our servitude.
“A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude.” – Aldous Huxley – Brave New World
Tonights episode of reflections comes from one of my greatest inspirations within the Jedi Realist community. Many may remember this TV spoiler poem from Star Wars The Phantom Menace, others may remember the source of the poem from reading the book. For the movie it was a way to attact attention and put asses in seats, for me it was a call to action and a time to dedicate myself to something.
"It will be a hard life.
One without reward. Without remorse. Without regret.
A path will be placed before you.
The choice is yours alone.
Do what you think you cannot do.
It will be a hard life.
But in the end you will find out who you are."
Love and Light
On this episode, we will have Director Casey Crow, Sound Design/Visual Effects Brandon Gene and Actor Matt Willis of the short Klagger. We will ask them about their previous work in the industry, as well as about how the concept for the short Klagger came to be, how in depth they got with the backstory and mannerisms of the character, what the critical response has been and if there are any plans for a feature length film...
We will be reviewing Scream Factory's Blu-Ray Release of Phantom of the Opera , as well as reviewing Kino Lorber's Blu-Ray Release of Black Sunday (AIP U.S. Release Edition!
We will also be featuring several bands in our Mrtal Blade Spotlight!