Lisa A. Flowers

Lisa A. Flowers

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Poet, critic, indie publisher, cat-worshiper, eccentric, and lover of macabre esoterica. Connoisseur of experimental shorts, camp, and foreign & domestic arthouse cinema. Collector of vintage ouija boards.

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  1. 10 Hidden Messages In Well-Known Films You Probably Missed

    10 Hidden Messages In Well-Known Films You Probably Missed

    From Kubrick to Lynch to Lasseter, hidden messages in movies (AKA subliminal media messages) have long been a source of fascination ...
  2. +vote The 9 Most Convincing Parapsychology Studies Ever Conducted

    The 9 Most Convincing Parapsychology Studies Ever Conducted

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    The existence of paranormal research suggests that even the most hardened of skeptics want to believe that "there are more things on heaven and ...
  3. The Rare Copy of Alice In Wonderland Illustrated By Salvador Dali Is Haunting And Beautiful

    The Rare Copy of Alice In Wonderland Illustrated By Salvador Dali Is Haunting And Beautiful

    Salvador Dalí and Alice In Wonderland go together like Beethoven and the sublime. So what could be better than a Dalí illustrated ...
  4. Parents Used To Literally Mail Their Babies Because It Was Cheaper Than Public Transit

    Parents Used To Literally Mail Their Babies Because It Was Cheaper Than Public Transit

    When American Parcel Post services launched on January 1, 1913, citizens suddenly found themselves with a revelatory new way of getting objects from ...
  5. +vote Diabolically Evil Pranks That Scared The Bejesus Out Of People

    Diabolically Evil Pranks That Scared The Bejesus Out Of People

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    Everybody loves splendidly diabolical pranks, especially if they double as ingenious publicity stunts. In the era of viral videos, the bar ...
  6. Facts About Hernández Cárdenas, The Doctor Who "Rehydrates" Corpses "Back To Life"

    Facts About Hernández Cárdenas, The Doctor Who "Rehydrates" Corpses "Back To Life"

    The soul may go on forever, but a body, once it's a corpse, is perpetually a corpse. Yes? Not necessarily. Or at least not when said cadaver is in the ...
  7. Bizarre Ways Corpses Are Being Used In Modern Products

    Bizarre Ways Corpses Are Being Used In Modern Products

    Though it's no secret that dead bodies were once used in bizarre early medicine practices, not many know that there are quite a few modern products made ...
  8. +vote Serious Movies With Heavy Reputations That Are Accidentally Hilarious

    Serious Movies With Heavy Reputations That Are Accidentally Hilarious

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    Most diehard cinephiles love camp. Who doesn't have a soft spot for Beyond the Valley of the Dolls? Less appreciated by the general public and legions of ...
  9. Children In Victorian England Were Sold Into Chimney Sweeping Slavery

    Children In Victorian England Were Sold Into Chimney Sweeping Slavery

    The jaunty image of the Victorian child chimney sweep is indelibly romantic, evoking the picturesque London glamorized in Mary Poppins. But the truth is that ...
  10. +vote What Song Do You Want Played At Your Funeral?

    What Song Do You Want Played At Your Funeral?

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    What song do you want played at your funeral? It is, of course, an eternally subjective question, as different songs mean different things to different ...
  11. Rites of Passage In Native American Cultures Were Excruciatingly Painful And Basically Torture

    Rites of Passage In Native American Cultures Were Excruciatingly Painful And Basically Torture

    Rites of passage usually symbolize an important change of status in society, and are thus regarded as important and cherished traditions. And ...
  12. Scavengers Used To Steal Teeth Out of Dead Soldiers' Mouths To Sell As Black Market Dentures

    Scavengers Used To Steal Teeth Out of Dead Soldiers' Mouths To Sell As Black Market Dentures

    As anyone who's ever had a toothache – or needed dental work – knows, rotting or otherwise dysfunctional teeth can equate to a relentlessly unhappy ...
  13. Disgusting DIY Special Effects That Have Been Used In B-Movies

    Disgusting DIY Special Effects That Have Been Used In B-Movies

    B-movie ingenuity (especially in the annals of horror) is a real art. Filmmakers working on tiny budgets have to be far more resourceful, creative, and ...
  14. 17th Century Doctors Would Grind Corpses Into Medicine To Treat Sick People

    17th Century Doctors Would Grind Corpses Into Medicine To Treat Sick People

    Corpses. For most people, they're synonymous with illness, decrepitude, and either baroquely romanticized or grimly un-romanticized ruin. But for the cultural ...
  15. The Bizarre Ancient Practice of 'Honey Mummies' Preserved Corpses In Honey

    The Bizarre Ancient Practice of 'Honey Mummies' Preserved Corpses In Honey

    Properly-encapsulated honey has an eternal shelf life, so why not preserve bodies in it? At least that's the logical line of reasoning behind the ...
  16. The Medieval Japanese Practice Of Self-Mummification Is Horrifying And Disgusting

    The Medieval Japanese Practice Of Self-Mummification Is Horrifying And Disgusting

    Can people turn themselves into mummies? Have you, personally, ever wondered how to mummify your own body, or how to otherwise become a species of zombie? ...
  17. Insane Red Hot Chili Peppers Stories From Anthony Kiedis's Autobiography

    Insane Red Hot Chili Peppers Stories From Anthony Kiedis's Autobiography

    Funky monks rejoice - your high priest has been anointed. Once a weirdo punk-junkie anonymously wandering the streets of Los Angeles, Anthony Kiedis is now at ...
  18. Martin Scorsese Crime Films That Are Filled With Blatant Homoeroticism

    Martin Scorsese Crime Films That Are Filled With Blatant Homoeroticism

    Homoerotic gangster movies provide one of the great, epic, forbidden romantic motifs in cinema. This marriage of homosexuality and machismo, which goes ...
  19. Writers or Filmmakers Who Were Murdered as a Direct Result of Their Art

    Writers or Filmmakers Who Were Murdered as a Direct Result of Their Art

    While undoubtedly providing inestimable spiritual rewards, true artistic freedom can also result in some artists paying the ...
  20. What Happened To Tom From Myspace And What Was His Deal In The First Place

    What Happened To Tom From Myspace And What Was His Deal In The First Place

    If you had a computer in the early 2000s, you likely had a Myspace account. And once you signed up, you automatically acquired your first friend: "Tom ...
  21. 15 Songs You Never Realized Are Actually Diss Tracks

    15 Songs You Never Realized Are Actually Diss Tracks

    When it comes to pop songs that are diss tracks, ingenious subtlety is often just as good as ... or perhaps even better than ... full-on mockery. While the world ...
  22. Disney Stars Who Eventually Turned On Disney

    Disney Stars Who Eventually Turned On Disney

    There are no rebels quite like Disney stars who've turned on Disney. Some of these onetime boys-and-girls-next-door asserted their independence by ...
  23. 11 Major Religious Figures Whose Corpses Allegedly Never Decayed

    11 Major Religious Figures Whose Corpses Allegedly Never Decayed

    Most of us can agree that the concept of eternal life/dwelling forever in some species of paradise sounds appealing. However, not many ...
  24. Breathlessly Tragic Tales From The Life Of French New Wave Icon Jean Seberg

    Breathlessly Tragic Tales From The Life Of French New Wave Icon Jean Seberg

    When it comes to movie stars with tragic lives, Jean Seberg is up there with the most tragic of them all. Success and cinematic immortality may have come at a ...
  25. Rich People In Victorian England Would Get Drunk And Unwrap Corpses For Fun

    Rich People In Victorian England Would Get Drunk And Unwrap Corpses For Fun

    Egyptomania. It wasn't just an obsession with anthropology, as one might think, but, rather, part of a 19th-century craze that found its expression in everything ...

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