Bat-Man Paratroopers – 1942
On the United States home front, particularly on the Pacific coast where the threat of a Japanese invasion seemed imminent, even a military expert’s creative juices could take a curious turn. Such was the case for the California State Guard and Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson, who dreamed up the idea of “bat-man” paratroopers.
The major’s concept of paratroopers using jump suits modified with bat-like “diving wings” was inspired by the trick parachuting stunts of American entertainers. Nicholson had observed that in free fall, sky divers using these wings were able to better control their speed and descent as well as their manoeuvrability before opening the their parachutes.
Nicholson envisioned winged paratroopers evading enemy fire by swooping through the air like their namesakes. In 1942, the California State Guard found the notion so intriguing, they asked famed jumper Mickey Morgan—whose career often included testing wingsuits—to head a bat-man paratrooper unit of their own.
News crew does report in real haunted house.
I don’t know about this one yet. Lorraine should go investigate and share her thoughts!
Unemployed Anthony Stallard, from Portsmouth, was seen flapping his arms and making ghost noises as mourners visited graves nearby.
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HÄXAN: Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922)
Seriously though, a woman gives Satan a rim job in this movie.
We have very sad news to share. Marilyn Burns, who played Sally Hardesty in 1974’s hit horror movie ’Texas Chainsaw Massacre,’ reportedly died on Aug. 5. She was 65 years old. So heartbreaking. Mar…
One of the first horror movies I remember seeing with a female heroine. Rest in Peace & thanks for the screams!
Police in Japan say that a 16-year-old girl has admitted to slaying her classmate because she “wanted to kill someone” and “dissect” the body, according to Japanese news agency Kyodo News. The victim, Aiwa Matsuo, 15, was found…
Black Sabbath 1964
I’ve only gotten to the 1st story in this film & it literally made my boyfriend and I both scream. Dare you to watch it! If you can’t tell I’ve been on a bit of a Bava kick lately & I have not been disappointed in anything I’ve seen yet!
Black Sunday 1960
Mario Bava starring Barbara Steele
"My revenge will seek you out, and with the blood of your sons, and of their sons, and their sons, I will continue to live forever!"
The Mummy’s Tomb (1942)
Look at the detailing in the costuming and make-up. It’s really something to behold & you can see why movie goers would have been so frightened in 1942!
If you’re an animal that enjoys eating mayflies, and you live in the Upper Mississippi River Valley, this is your time to chow down. If (as is likely the case) you are human, you’re out of luck. The annual mayfly hatch along the Mississippi River…
Can you imagine wrecking your care because the street is covered in too many bugs? This make that scene from Indian Jones look tame. Do not want.