Erin McCann

Erin McCann

Portland, Oregon - United States

Avid collector of obscure knowledge and non-essential life skills. Holds a BA in watching movies (aka Film Studies) and has probably seen more pre-1950's films than ones made during her lifetime. Can also be found writing/performing sketch comedy, drawing comics or annoying others with awesome-bad puns.

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  1. 15 Crazy But True Stories About Nirvana

    15 Crazy But True Stories About Nirvana

    Unless you're a true fan, you may not know that wild tales about Nirvana include arson, food fights, and the odd alligator. The band shot to success virtually ...
  2. Inside Celebration, Florida, The Intensely Creepy City Walt Disney Built

    Inside Celebration, Florida, The Intensely Creepy City Walt Disney Built

    Deep inside the imagination of Walt Disney, competing with talking mice and over-the-top theme parks, was an idea for an entire town. Celebration, as it later came ...
  3. Why The Animaniacs Are Secretly A Bizarre Metaphor For The Perfect Nuclear Family

    Why The Animaniacs Are Secretly A Bizarre Metaphor For The Perfect Nuclear Family

    Prior to the turn of the century, many kids spent time in front of the television watching some of the best '90s shows. One of those shows was the Animaniacs, ...
  4. Most Beloved Children's Show Mascots

    Most Beloved Children's Show Mascots

    A true testament to the power and longevity of children's shows are the beloved children's show mascots who manage to stay in people's memories even into ...
  5. Shel Silverstein Has Pretty Much Lived The Most Kid-Unfriendly Life Imaginable

    Shel Silverstein Has Pretty Much Lived The Most Kid-Unfriendly Life Imaginable

    Many children grew up reading Shel Silverstein's poetry, but stories about the poet's darker side depict him in a completely different light. Hints to ...
  6. Walt Disney Was Not The Happy-Go-Lucky Animator People Think He Was

    Walt Disney Was Not The Happy-Go-Lucky Animator People Think He Was

    You might not expect to find Walt Disney in the depths of dark Hollywood history. The father of Mickey Mouse and inspiration behind the "happiest ...
  7. Strange Stories From Behind The Scenes Of Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory

    Strange Stories From Behind The Scenes Of Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory

    A movie about a candy factory where anything is possible is definitely crazy, but some of the strange Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory ...
  8. 12 Strange Facts Most Fans Don't Even Know About James Dean

    12 Strange Facts Most Fans Don't Even Know About James Dean

    Are there things that even James Dean's biggest fans don't know about him? Most people know that he died in 1955 in a tragic car accident at the young ...
  9. 15 Extremely Bizarre Things Most People Don't Know About Alfred Hitchcock

    15 Extremely Bizarre Things Most People Don't Know About Alfred Hitchcock

    Alfred Hitchcock, one of history's most famous directors, made such classics as Psycho, Rear Window, and Vertigo during his 50-year career. He ...
  10. 16 Nightmare Stories From Behind-The-Scenes of Filming 'The Wizard of Oz'

    16 Nightmare Stories From Behind-The-Scenes of Filming 'The Wizard of Oz'

    Some stories from the set of The Wizard Of Oz are insanely dark. For such a beloved, ostensibly whimsical film, The Wizard of Oz was a never-ending ...
  11. 15 Filmmaking Tricks Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movies Use To Instill A Sense Of Wonder

    15 Filmmaking Tricks Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movies Use To Instill A Sense Of Wonder

    Special effects are one of the most obvious techniques that filmmakers use to induce an awe-factor in their audience. Horror films have ...
  12. +vote Disturbing Muppet Moments You Didn't Realize Were For Adults

    Disturbing Muppet Moments You Didn't Realize Were For Adults

    166 votes
    Any list of racy moments in children's television is probably going to include something from The Muppet Show. Like other children's TV shows that use ...
  13. 18 Extremely Weird Facts Most People Don't Know About Cary Grant

    18 Extremely Weird Facts Most People Don't Know About Cary Grant

    Cary Grant's public persona was that of a charming, sophisticated, and just plain cool leading man. But in reality, "Cary Grant" was just ...
  14. Buckwild Facts About Silent Comedy Legend Buster Keaton

    Buckwild Facts About Silent Comedy Legend Buster Keaton

    Any Buster Keaton biography will likely include trivia tidbits like his birth name being Joseph Frank Keaton (with Harry Houdini possibly being ...
  15. 20 Surprising Facts About Peanuts And Its Creator Charles Schulz

    20 Surprising Facts About Peanuts And Its Creator Charles Schulz

    No list of Charles Schulz facts is complete without paying tribute to the comic he put his heart and soul into for 50 years - Peanuts. Facts about ...
  16. Incredible Ways Gene Kelly Changed Movie Musicals Forever

    Incredible Ways Gene Kelly Changed Movie Musicals Forever

    Gene Kelly has a very important place in the history of movie musicals. In addition to being an actor and dancer, he was a singer, choreographer, ...
  17. 18 Things People Who Don't Watch Anime Think About Anime

    18 Things People Who Don't Watch Anime Think About Anime

    How normal people view anime is usually very different from a devoted fan. The many misconceptions about anime fans tends to bleed into a ...
  18. +vote Ranking All Kyle Mooney's Characters On SNL And YouTube

    Ranking All Kyle Mooney's Characters On SNL And YouTube

    108 votes
    When it comes to the best Kyle Mooney characters, fans can find them on both Saturday Night Live and his own YouTube channel. Mooney gained a few tricks ...
  19. +vote These Sound Effects Will Change The Way You Listen To Your Favorite Movies

    These Sound Effects Will Change The Way You Listen To Your Favorite Movies

    124 votes
    Movie sound effects are essential to creating the world of a film's story. If a character slams a car door or walks across a creaky floor with no noise, the ...
  20. 14 Details About The Horrible Accident That Almost Killed Stephen King

    14 Details About The Horrible Accident That Almost Killed Stephen King

    Stephen King's car accident seemed like a violent story from one of the novelist's books. It was so brutal, it almost killed him. The ...
  21. +vote Anime Only People Who've Just Been Introduced To Anime Enjoy

    Anime Only People Who've Just Been Introduced To Anime Enjoy

    19,705 votes
    Every anime fan has a starter anime, that first series that really inspired them to keep watching. For many fans, their introduction into the genre probably ...
  22. 12 Creepy Facts About H.R. Giger, The Artist Who Designed The Alien From 'Alien'

    12 Creepy Facts About H.R. Giger, The Artist Who Designed The Alien From 'Alien'

    When most people dream about horrific monsters, they laugh it off. But for artist Hans Rudolf Giger, those nightmares inspired his work. Many know him as the ...
  23. +vote 12 Horror Shorts That Became Feature Length Classics You Can Watch Right Now

    12 Horror Shorts That Became Feature Length Classics You Can Watch Right Now

    111 votes
    There are many short horror films you can watch online, but not all of them are chosen to eventually become full length movies. Did you know some pretty ...
  24. The Story Of Peg Entwistle, The Most Infamous Hollywood Haunting Of All Time

    The Story Of Peg Entwistle, The Most Infamous Hollywood Haunting Of All Time

    Millicent "Peg" Entwistle was once a young actress trying to make a name for herself, but instead she found fame as the ghost of the ...
  25. +vote 15 Ghosts Who Are The Heroes, Not The Horrors, Of Their Narratives

    15 Ghosts Who Are The Heroes, Not The Horrors, Of Their Narratives

    191 votes
    No matter how they died and what they get up to, there are just some ghosts you have to root for. Perhaps they are murder victims, or are the ...

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