Churches in Horror Movies Part 2: “IT: Chapter One” (2017)

For this entry, I take a look at three places of worship featured in "IT: Chapter One" (2017)

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Churches in Horror Movies Part 1: “The Exorcist” and “Exorcist III”

I'm a huge fan of horror movies, but also love church architecture and 'churchwave' aesthetic (it's the name of my blog after all). So for this new series that will pop up from time to time, I'm going to write about the churches/chapels featured in horror movies. The Exorcist The Exorcist (1976) is quite possible … Continue reading Churches in Horror Movies Part 1: “The Exorcist” and “Exorcist III”

Short Bio: Ron Ormond — Director of Christian Grindhouse/Exploitation Films (“Christploitation”)

TL;DR Ron Ormond was a director of cheap exploitation and grindhouse films who converted to Christianity. He then took his director style and made cheap Christian propaganda films full of gore and terror -- hence the name "Christploitation." Background Ron Ormond (1910-1981) was born in Baldwin, Louisiana. He started his career in showbiz as a … Continue reading Short Bio: Ron Ormond — Director of Christian Grindhouse/Exploitation Films (“Christploitation”)

Album: “Christmastime at North Hills Mall”

One of my favorite things about the holiday season is Christmas-themed vaporwave music. Given the nostalgic nature of vaporwave, it always manages to take me back to the Christmas of my childhood. Speaking of which, one of the earliest Christmas memories I have is of my mom taking me to North Hills Mall during Christmas. … Continue reading Album: “Christmastime at North Hills Mall”

Review: Michael W. Smith’s “Christmas” (1989)

Michael W. Smith is the Christian king of the Christmas season, and this is the album that gave him his crown. Christmas was Smith's first holiday-themed album, and was the soundtrack of my childhood Christmas. About 6 years ago, I would've naively told you that this album is garbage because Smith is a washed out, … Continue reading Review: Michael W. Smith’s “Christmas” (1989)