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. +vote 11 Times Method Acting Nearly Destroyed Actors' Lives

    11 Times Method Acting Nearly Destroyed Actors' Lives

    1,106 votes
    Method acting, which was born within the philosophy of the Stanislavski system and popularized by the Strasberg Institute, has many famous adherents, ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. She Seduced Nazis And Led Them Into The Woods... Where Snipers Were Waiting To Kill Them

    She Seduced Nazis And Led Them Into The Woods... Where Snipers Were Waiting To Kill Them

    Though not as well known as other courageous young resistance fighters like Sophie Scholl, Freddie Oversteegen and her sister, Truus, were pivotal forces in ...
  4. 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? ...
  5. +vote 9 Fantastically Bizarre Horror Films Now Streaming On Netflix

    9 Fantastically Bizarre Horror Films Now Streaming On Netflix

    152 votes
    Netflix and co. What a strange looking-glass to pass through. A warped digital portal to fears and desires; a tar pit for the stoned, visionary, and ...
  6. +vote Diabolically Evil Pranks That Scared The Bejesus Out Of People

    Diabolically Evil Pranks That Scared The Bejesus Out Of People

    201 votes
    Everybody loves splendidly diabolical pranks, especially if they double as ingenious publicity stunts. In the era of viral videos, the bar ...
  7. +vote The 9 Most Convincing Parapsychology Studies Ever Conducted

    The 9 Most Convincing Parapsychology Studies Ever Conducted

    182 votes
    The existence of paranormal research suggests that even the most hardened of skeptics want to believe that "there are more things on heaven and ...
  8. +vote 12 Intriguing Birthday Traditions From Around The World

    12 Intriguing Birthday Traditions From Around The World

    180 votes
    How do different countries celebrate birthdays? The variety is endless, and the world will never want for either whimsical or sinister birthday ...
  9. People In Ancient Iceland Allegedly Made Pants Out of Corpse Skin For Good Luck

    People In Ancient Iceland Allegedly Made Pants Out of Corpse Skin For Good Luck

    What are necropants? Precisely what they sound like: pants made from corpse-legs. Ones that are fashioned by skinning a (male) corpse from the waist down ...
  10. Mortuary Cosmetics And Their Grim But Fascinating Applications: A Primer

    Mortuary Cosmetics And Their Grim But Fascinating Applications: A Primer

    Mortuary cosmetology is not only an art, it's a trade that's been around (in one form or another) since society started engaging in death rituals that ...
  11. +vote Celebrities Who Basically Dated Themselves

    Celebrities Who Basically Dated Themselves

    1,598 votes
    We're all pretty familiar with the Freudian concept of falling in love with a dead-ringer for oneself (be it in looks, personality, or a combination ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. Human Corpses Are Being Used To Make Modern Products And People Are Actually Buying This Stuff

    Human Corpses Are Being Used To Make Modern Products And People Are Actually Buying This Stuff

    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 ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. Al Capone's Prison Cell Was Nicer Than A New York Studio Apartment

    Al Capone's Prison Cell Was Nicer Than A New York Studio Apartment

    Who could forget that bit in 1990's Goodfellas, when the boys cook a gourmet Italian meal in their swanky prison cell... complete with ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. Zany Facts About "Sin-Eating," The English Tradition Of Eating A Meal Off Of A Corpse's Chest

    Zany Facts About "Sin-Eating," The English Tradition Of Eating A Meal Off Of A Corpse's Chest

    Dying before you've had a chance to be absolved of your sins is a huge predicament to find yourself in but, once you're dead, there's no going back (as far as ...
  18. The Most Insane Medieval Sex Scandal Ended In Several Knights Having Their Balls Cut Off

    The Most Insane Medieval Sex Scandal Ended In Several Knights Having Their Balls Cut Off

    The Middle Ages are infamous for their barbaric interrogation-and-torture practices and their bloodcurdling scandals, which usually involved ...
  19. Parasitic Evil Twins: The Bizarre And Dangerous Fetus In Fetu Syndrome

    Parasitic Evil Twins: The Bizarre And Dangerous Fetus In Fetu Syndrome

    Parasitic twins are often the subject of cheesy horror flicks or macabre urban legends. But these over-the-top stories about twins have their roots in a very real ...
  20. Modern Vampires and How They Practice the Ancient Art of Drinking Blood

    Modern Vampires and How They Practice the Ancient Art of Drinking Blood

    How do modern vampires drink blood? When it comes to cinematic, full-blown IRL Gothic horror, nothing compares to the delicious terrors a ...
  21. The Harvard Professor Turned LSD Guru Who Escaped Prison And Became An International Fugitive

    The Harvard Professor Turned LSD Guru Who Escaped Prison And Became An International Fugitive

    Few counter-cultural figures are as iconic as Harvard professor turned psychedelic acid pioneer Timothy Leary. Credited with popularizing LSD ...
  22. What Most People Don't Know About The Tragic Life Of Amy Winehouse

    What Most People Don't Know About The Tragic Life Of Amy Winehouse

    With her majestic three-octave vocal range and raw, brilliant, cutting lyrics, Amy Winehouse was a force of nature unto herself, and one of the most gifted ...
  23. +vote Pungent Vagina Dentata Imagery In Movies

    Pungent Vagina Dentata Imagery In Movies

    201 votes
    The fear of and belief in vaginas with teeth (vagina dentata) arises from a wealth of myths from around the world, all of which involve female genitalia ...
  24. +vote Sperm Candy And Other Bizarre Treats From Around The World

    Sperm Candy And Other Bizarre Treats From Around The World

    131 votes
    What's your favorite type of candy? Chances are you didn't answer "sperm gummies" or "foaming toilet pixie-sticks." Yet these are ...
  25. +vote 20 Majestic Photos Of The American Wild West As Seen By The Outside World For The First Time

    20 Majestic Photos Of The American Wild West As Seen By The Outside World For The First Time

    290 votes
    In the American push toward Manifest Destiny, the West represented – and continues to represent, for some – a perpetually vast, limitless, and ...

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