“Ancient moon priestesses were called virgins. ‘Virgin’ meant not married, not belonging to a man – a woman who was ‘one-in-herself’. The very word derives from a Latin root meaning strength, force, skill; and was later applied to men: virile. Ishtar, Diana, Astarte, Isis were all called virgin, which did not refer to sexual chastity, but sexual independence. And all great culture heroes of the past, mythic or historic, were said to be born of virgin mothers: Marduk, Gilgamesh, Buddha, Osiris, Dionysus, Genghis Khan, Jesus – they were all affirmed as sons of the Great Mother, of the Original One, their worldly power deriving from her. When the Hebrews used the word, and in the original Aramaic, it meant ‘maiden’ or ‘young woman’, with no connotations to sexual chastity. But later Christian translators could not conceive of the ‘Virgin Mary’ as a woman of independent sexuality, needless to say; they distorted the meaning into sexually pure, chaste, never touched.”
Monica Sjoo, The Great Cosmic Mother: Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth      


Stiggy’s Film of the Day Nightmare Circus aka Terror Circus, Barn of the Naked Dead (1974).

Stigmatophilia's gore splattered corner of insanity.

The story.

Three girls, Simone, Sheri and Corrine, are heading out for a new life in Sunny Las Vegas when they take a shortcut across the desert in their beaten up vehicle. In line with all good horrors, the car breaks down, and they are left stranded for the night. However imagine their surprise in the morning when a handsome young stranger, Andre, comes to their aid and offers to take them into town. Time is of the essence as the girls are meeting their agent in Las Vegas. Although when the girls arrive at Andre’s ranch it looks like they are not going to make it to their rendezvous after all. Andre has plans of his own; he wants the girls to star in his own circus based show. They are the main attraction, but he feels these new acquisitions are a bit wild, and they need taming first.

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ImageKylie Bucknell is forced to return to the house she grew up in when the court places her on home detention. Her punishment is made all the more unbearable by the fact she has to live there with her mother Miriam – a well-intentioned blabbermouth who’s convinced that the house is haunted. Kylie dismisses Miriam’s superstitions as nothing more than a distraction from a life occupied by boiled vegetables & small-town gossip. However, when she too becomes privy to unsettling whispers & strange bumps in the night, she begins to wonder whether she’s inherited her overactive imagination, or if the house is in fact possessed by a hostile spirit who’s not particularly thrilled about her return.

Directed by New comer  Gerard Johnstone it premeired at South by South west to critical acclaim. Lets hope it holds up to this once the press gets a hold of it. Haunted house movies…

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Wow talk about a creepy movie and one of the best indie horror movies I have seen in a long time. The Cover tot he blu-ray had me hooked on this film before I even put it in my player.


Its direct to blu-ray from Anchor Bay and the Director Karl Mueller on the show soon. (most likely next weekend)

A couple go to the woods to film a nature documentary and find out their neighbor is the enigmatic Mr.Jones. a Sculpter the art community has never seen and only heard of. His Skeleton Scarecrows are world renown and infamous but uber creepy and scary. 

I don’t want to give too much away but this is one of the creepiest films I have ever seen. and I love the atmosphere the Actor playing Mr.Jones is played Mark Steger and just like Doug Jones he plays weird creatures fora man with…

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