from the Dearly Departed Facebook page
People of all ages and backgrounds pay billions to see movies, watch cable/satellite TV shows, or buy books having to do with murder or instances of violence. Whether they be fictional tales or re-imaginings of historical events, morbid curiosity is hard to deny.
It is worth asking then why the Dearly Departed Tour Line in Los Angeles, situated in Hollywood, gets some flak, as well as their fans, known as Death Hags. An atypical tour of Tinsel Town, the company focuses on the dark history of the film industry’s birth place. From murder to controversy and all in between, the tour’s namesake is a once-a-month Helter Skelter tour, exploring the history and locations of the Tate-LaBianca murders, or the Manson Family Murders, of 1969 (save for the Polanski-Tate house, which was torn down in the 1990′s).
Photo Credit Amanda Rosenblatt
The sun is beginning to set on a Sunday evening in Rhode Island, but the
temperature is dropping faster than the light. Despite the cold, a small
group of fans waits outside the stage exit of Edwards Hall of URI.
Fan-Culture.org showed up at the scene first around 4 p.m., three hours
before Norman Reedus (“The Walking Dead”, “Boondock Saints”) was to show
up for a speaking engagement at the University. The fans slowly began to
trickle in, with one wearing a homemade shirt that said “go Norm go” and
another wearing a shirt that said “Keep Calm and Kill Zombies”. Everyone
was in great spirits and the quiet chattering exploded into excitement
when Norman pulled in around 5:50 p.m.
Once you have hit a niche, is it a worthwhile risk to venture outside of your comfort zone? Dakota Laden sure thinks so.
A teenaged YouTuber with over 5 million views and over 55k subs, Laden is famous for his spoofs of the Travel Channel show “Ghost Adventures” and it’s charismatic lead men Zak, Nick and Aaron. His lampooning of the trio with his friends has even landed him on the show as a guest investigator after winning a music video contest.
Though he had made different videos before this outside of the spoof category, it seemed that the “GA” bits were a sure bet. Taking a leap of faith with his following over the last couple of years, Laden with help from his creative friends has continued to produce original content and more spoofs. Some pieces to check out would be his “Iron Man” spoof, his spoof of “Jersey Shore” called “Teenage TV”, and his “Dark Knight Rises” spoof.
Sorry if the recent posts seemed saturated in Lady Gaga and “Destination Truth” themes. There will definitely be more diverse and interesting stories to share down the line. Thanks for visiting! <3 Amanda
Want to win a copy of “My Date with Drew” on DVD (review of the flick from this very website HERE) and a pair of heat up comfy slippers? Go like the Fan-Culture.org Facebook page, then comment on this photo! Once the page hits 100 likes, I will choose someone from the comments to win the prize pack
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