1970s Nostalgia2020-12-01T08:58:44-07:00

PAUL MATTHEW CARR

1970s Nostalgia

A Brief Discussion About Cults in the 1970s

In the 1970s satanic cults were everywhere. Or at least that’s what popular culture would have you believe. In apartment complexes, suburban planned communities, quiet rural towns – somewhere lurking beneath the all-too-normal exterior was a sinister group ready to induct you – or worse, your child -  into the worship of the devil. Typically it was a handsome leader tucked away in a secluded mountain retreat or hiding deep

By |October 19th, 2021|

Cobbled Together: The Monster of Frankenstein

In 1954, at the height of McCarthyism, the comic book industry was under scrutiny for being a corrupter of youth and an inciter of crime. And according to the book Seduction of the Innocent by Fredric Werthram all of the issues of teenage delinquency could be traced back directly to the reading of comics. Senate hearings were held, angry parental protests were arranged, boycotts initiated, and it seemed as if

By |October 14th, 2021|

The Blood Elevator: Its Meaning & Symbol

The blood elevator scene, sometimes called the ‘river of blood’, from Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining is a horrifying and disturbing image in a film full of horrifying and disturbing images.  Upon watching it the scene produces in many - myself included - a feeling of dread; an uneasiness that is hard to explain. I’ve often wondered why this is. The scene itself only lasts twenty-six seconds.  Danny, a young boy,

By |October 12th, 2021|

Jupiter is Far Out: NASA Image of the Day

This image is made up of two things I really enjoy: Space stuff and psychedelic art. And not since the final section of 2001: A Space Odyssey has the two been blended so well together! In all seriousness, this is pretty clever. Some groovy artist/graphic designer/free-spirit individual not tied down by the restraints placed on them by the Man realized that the images coming back from the Juno spacecraft looked

By |July 20th, 2021|

The decade taste forgot. I have a deep, abiding love of things from the 1970s. I love the movies, the TV, the comics, literature, and (for the most part) the music. Hell I even love the whole aesthetic – polyester, avocado green appliances, bell-bottoms, and carpet so deep you need a machete to make your way from the Barcalounger to the TV.


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