Bigfoots and their other monstrous cohorts were presented to U.S. audience in a serious television documentary for the first time in 1974. The outing was so successful that it still is notable today. This documentary, its remixes, and a few other pieces of media gold from that decade paved the way for ideas of Bigfoot/Sasquatch…… Continue reading The Mysterious Monster Mash of the Mid 1970s: Bigfoot hits prime time TV
Tag: paranormal television
Can you make a good paranormal-themed TV show?
A recent discussion with a person who pitches ideas for TV shows got me thinking about what a solid, informative, program about the paranormal would look like. The bottom line… it would be really difficult and producers are likely not willing to take a risk on it. The slew of paranormal-themed “reality” televisions shows is…… Continue reading Can you make a good paranormal-themed TV show?
A modern encyclopedia of popular ghostlore (Book Review)
Ghosts in Popular Culture and Legend June Michele Pulliam and Anthony J. Fonseca, Editors Greenwood/ABC-CLIO, LLC 2016 403pp, Index. This is an encyclopedia with alphabetical entries that explore mostly “tales and motifs” in popular culture from early writings to modern media. The entries are well researched and cross-referenced so the reader is able to see…… Continue reading A modern encyclopedia of popular ghostlore (Book Review)
The manufactured, badly-behaved Ouija demon: Zozo (Book Review)
In the classic book Psychology of Superstition, Gustav Jahoda writes that beliefs are not just in our heads, they affect our behavior, and that self-fulfilling prophecy is not uncommon in human affairs (p. 8). Many events seem trivial and unspectacular, but when placed into a paranormal context, they take on a new and enhanced meaning.…… Continue reading The manufactured, badly-behaved Ouija demon: Zozo (Book Review)