I guess Islam is Islam
Okay, Palestinians, you’ve convinced me. I had always been a big supporter of the Two- State Solution but you have convinced me I’m wrong for thinking of you as civilized human beings who can operate a state that would not just be another Muslim theocracy advocating non-stop bloodshed toward non-Muslims. I was wrong. You don’t deserve your own state and you would be just another ISIS or Al Qaeda or any of the other organizations that go under the umbrella of I.S.L.A.M. (Intolerant Savages Loathing All Modernity).
The Palestinian Authority under Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and his Fatah movement praised the Muslim terrorist who killed three-month old Chaya Braun and injured eight others last week calling him a “martyr” and considering his suicidal attack “his wedding”. The wedding remark is, of course, further proof that even THE OFFICIAL REPRESENTATIVES of the Palestinians buy into the superstitious gibberish about slain Muslim fanatics being rewarded in a mythical afterlife with 72 Virgins (unless they’re killed by a woman – further evidence of Islam’s UNAVOIDABLE misogyny.) Continue reading
CARL BLUVEN AND THE STRANGE MARINER (1833) – By Henry David Inglis. Halloween month continues! This story from Norway would likely appeal to fans of the recent Pirates of the Caribbean movies with its combination of marine lore and supernatural doings.
One evening Carl Bluven, a poor fisherman, is given a gift for his upcoming wedding. That gift is a cask of butter washed back up from a merchant ship that was sucked into the legendary Maelstrom off the coast near Bergen and Stavenger. The gift is from Kahlbranner, the undead and supernaturally-powered mariner who rules the whirlpool called the Maelstrom and owns all the booty from the ships sucked into it.
After his honeymoon Bluven is settling into married life with his bride Uldewallas and one evening the tide, commanded by Kahlbranner, withdraws prematurely, grounding Carl’s fishing boat amid rocks. The strange mariner rises up from his home at the bottom of the Maelstrom in a sailboat that moves with no wind in its sails. Pointing to a ship on the horizon Kahlbranner informs Bluven that the whirlpool he controls will suck that ship down to the bottom of the sea and he will send along another gift. Continue reading
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Crimson Stain Mystery
Halloween month continues at Balladeer’s Blog with this look at two dozen of my favorite silent horror films.
THE CRIMSON STAIN MYSTERY (1916) – This was a 16 chapter silent serial that contained multiple horrific elements. The fact that it is so little remembered these days makes it perfect for this list, given Balladeer’s Blog’s overall theme. A mad scientist calling himself the Crimson Stain experiments on human guinea pigs in an attempt to create an intellectually superior race. His experiments all fail, producing hideous, mutated monsters. The Crimson Stain organizes his misbegotten menagerie into a villainous organization and wages a campaign of terror on the world at large. A heroic detective leads the opposition against them and tries to learn the identity of the Crimson Stain. Chapters in this serial boasted wonderfully campy titles like The Brand of Satan, The Devil’s Symphony, Despoiling Brutes and The Human Tiger.
THE MAN WITHOUT A SOUL (1916) – A man returns from the dead bereft of any trace of morality or humanity. He now views the people around him as victims and prey.
THE GOLEM AND THE DANCER (1917) – In the very first known horror movie sequel Paul Wegener starred and directed himself once again as the clay monster called the Golem. In this enjoyably “meta” production decades before Scream or The Human Caterpillar II, Wegener played himself. In an innovative storyline the Continue reading
A REMINDER OF WHAT IS AT STAKE IN THE CLASH BETWEEN THE CIVILIZED WORLD WITH ALL ITS FLAWS AND THE SUPERSTITIOUS SAVAGERY OF ISLAM
Welcome back to Balladeer’s Blog, the only site on the web that equally criticizes Liberals and Conservatives. As I’ve often stated I feel hostility toward Conservatives but for Liberals I feel absolute contempt. The predictable Liberal reaction to the Muslim terrorist attacks in Canada last week provided more examples for me to cite.
“It’s been a tough week for Canadian Muslims.” – That was the actual line used by a Canadian Liberal who, typically for western Liberals, is a spineless, groveling enabler of Muslim violence. They used the line in Canada’s National Post to start a story dealing with the two separate attacks by Muslim terrorists last week. Do an online search if you’re skeptical.
Glenn Greenwald, another typical coward who crawls for Islam every chance he gets was chiding his own country for the outpouring of grief over the incidents. Like all western Liberals Greenwald apparently feels that if you’re killed by a Muslim you had it coming to you. Huffy little Glenn was especially indignant that news reports were calling the attackers “terrorists.” Continue reading
Halloween month continues here at Balladeer’s Blog! In previous years I’ve run my list of The Top Eleven Neglected Bad Movie Classics for Halloween and even a followup list of eleven more. The links to those lists are below. Right now here’s a look at three more classically bad horror flicks for the season.
BLOOD SONG (1982) – Singer Frankie Avalon as a 1980’s- style slasher villain! The godfather’s Luca Brasi (Lenny Montana) as a co-star and co-producer! Who could possibly resist that? Frankie plays a homicidal maniac who escapes from an insane asylum with his beloved flute/recorder type thingee.
Turns out years earlier a girl played by Donna Wilkes – soon to star as Angel herself – got a blood transfusion from Psycho Frankie. In this movie’s logic-free universe that means that she has a mental link with our mad slasher. This link is causing him to track her down to kill her with the single-minded fury that Mike Myers showed toward Jaime Lee Curtis in the Halloween movies. Continue reading