Amazon explores the origins of horror stories in “Lore”

Amazon explores the origins of horror stories in “Lore”

Source:  Realscreen

Amazon is trying its hand at horror in its latest original series.

“Lore,” which is now available on Amazon Prime Video, is based on Aaron Mahnke’s popular podcast of the same name. Its premise is to offer up “frightening and often disturbing tales based on real people and events that have led to our modern-day myths and legends.”

In each episode, “Lore” explores how paranormal creatures, psychologically disturbing events, and horror legends such as vampires, werewolves and body snatchers are rooted in truth.

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LA: CARS + MUSIC – A Look at LA’s Underground Car Culture

LA: CARS + MUSIC – A Look at LA’s Underground Car Culture

Source:  Autoweek

“LA: CARS + MUSIC” is a short Red Bull documentary that gives a front seat ride with some of the most influential figures shaping Los Angeles’s world-renowned car scene.

Going beyond pinstripes and engines, the film highlights the role music plays in cultivating these various sub-cultures that are breaking racial and gender barriers.

Watch the short documentary below and read the story at Autoweek. 

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Doc Watch: Building Manhattan out of water tower wood

Doc Watch: Building Manhattan out of water tower wood

Source:  Master & Dynamic

Dutch sculptor Diederick Kraaijeveld has two important rules when it comes to his art. First, he only uses found wood; and second, he doesn’t use paint.

“I only use wood I find,” he tells us. And while he does cut the wood to fit it into his pieces, he doesn’t alter the color of it; if he needs a specific color of wood for his work, he goes out and finds it.  “And I like to use wood with a story—from special buildings, or from special places. I studied history, and sometimes you can feel the history in the piece of wood you’re working with. That’s what I love about the material.”

So what does Kraaijeveld make with all this wood?

“I create realistic mosaics; usually it’s two-dimensional photorealistic work. I started out with cars and household items and now I do a lot of portraits.”

But more recently Kraaijeveld took on a somewhat more ambitious project: creating a ten-foot-long, three-dimensional realistic sculpture of Manhattan—made out of wood from Manhattan’s water towers.

It took Kraaijeveld about five months to build the giant sculpture, working on it in his studio every single day. “At the beginning, I was a bit worried it would drive me crazy. I was starting in the south, in the Financial District, and that’s a bit of a mess, so to speak—not really straight lines. Then I got to the first street, and I knew I could build one or two streets a day. And I saw it growing every day, and that really made me happy. I really enjoyed working on it. Of course, I was happy when it was finally finished, but it wasn’t the burden I was expecting it to be, actually.”

Watch the mini-doc below and read the story at Master & Dynamic. 

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Ten Real-Life Horror Documentaries on Netflix to Watch This Halloween Season

Ten Real-Life Horror Documentaries on Netflix to Watch This Halloween Season

Source:  Elite Daily

Hostage To The Devil – This documentary looks into the true story of Father Malachi Martin, a priest who believed in demonic possession.

H.H. Holmes: America’s First Serial Killer – If you’re into stories about serial killers, look no further. This bone-chilling documentary focuses on H.H. Holmes — famously known as America’s first serial killer — who had a torture chamber built into his Chicago home in the 1880s.

Paranormal Survivor – Through interviews and reenactments, victims of paranormal encounters relive their experiences with the occult in this documentary series. 

The Nightmare – This doc explores sleep paralysis, a frightening condition that renders its victims unable to move while they’re “asleep.”

The Real Texas Chainsaw Massacre – As the title suggests, this documentary focuses on the heinous crimes said to have inspired the cult classic horror film “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.” 

See the rest of the list at Elite Daily.

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In “Michelin Stars” chefs discuss what it takes to earn the coveted honor

In “Michelin Stars” chefs discuss what it takes to earn the coveted honor

Source:  Food and Wine

We know the names of the chefs behind the world’s greatest restaurants—René Redzepi and Alain Ducasse, for instance. We know they are some some of the most dedicated, talented, and visionary culinary minds on the planet.

We also know that receiving a Michelin star—even just one—is a blessing to a chef and restaurant, a near guarantee that you’ll go down in history for your craft.

But what does it take, emotionally and physically, to create a Michelin-starred restaurant? What is the mindset, the day to day life, of a chef who has accomplished that most coveted of goals?

A new documentary, “Michelin Stars: Tales from the Kitchen,” aims to tell that story.

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“School Life” goes inside an Irish boarding school for an unusually charming documentary

“School Life” goes inside an Irish boarding school for an unusually charming documentary

Source:  The Los Angeles Times

“School Life” is as charming, intimate, and warm-hearted an observational documentary as you’ll ever want to see.

Called “In Loco Parentis” when it captivated audiences earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival, “School Life” is in some ways as straightforward as its new title suggests as it takes us through a year in the life of Headfort School, the only primary-age boarding school in Ireland.

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