Hey friends of the internet, horror fans, religious folks and those with a superstitious bone, guess what today is? That’s right the official start of Supernatural Week on The Spiders Lair, Where Chaos Resides. This week all content will have a supernatural slant or focus.
Here is a brief examination of what you can look forward to. Before I begin let me preface this with a little background on The Spiders Lair and THE RAT, the man behind the myth.
Regardless of superstitious beliefs, religious affiliation or just a general appreciation for the art of the supernatural, The Spiders Lair has always had a strong interest in the supernatural, especially from a Judeo-Christian perspective with Gothic European interests. That being said, it’s been a contentious topics for people for centuries.
As always the week starts off with The Dark Web Podcast, typically released on Sunday. This week’s episode will focus on some revelations in the internet steaming world.
I have been raised primarily in a Christian home. We began going to church when I was 12 years old. At that time my dad had his conversion experience where he began the path of becoming a deacon, my mom was a Sunday school teacher.
Before that time, I dabbled in what could be called Wicca by some, paganism by others, Occultic or Satanic witchcraft by others. The truth is, I had a fascination with the occult; magic, ghosts, vampires and the like from a very early age. There was a time I was drawn to Dungeons and Dragons as a result of that fascination. I have since learned the appreciate the medieval influence on much of modern mythology, popular culture and entertainment. As such, I continue to find films with a spiritual focus, especially those with imagery and ties to the Christian faith, be it Catholic, Orthodox or Protestant. I try to keep my own views intact while accepting what is presented in said films or works of art.
Some of my favorite books with a supernatural slant include A Doll in the Garden, Pet Semetary, The Amityville Horror and The Grimm Fairy Tales. I have always been interested in any story with a fantasy element to it.
Some of my favorite movies of all time, regardless of genre, feature supernatural elements. My top five favorite movies of all time, A Nightmare On Elm Street, Star Wars, Ghostbusters, Gremlins and Back to the Future, four of the five have a largely supernatural component. Technically speaking Gremlins is more ambiguous on the origin of the goblins running amok, however there is no scientific explanation for why eating arbitrarily after midnight would transform the cute, fury little critters into viscous monster of mischief and malice.
There are plenty of supernatural videos coming this week on The Spiders Lair.
First up, as always, is Five for Five. Part one will be Five non-horror supernatural movies I like with part two being the five I dislike.
Later in the week on This or That I will be comparing two Supernatural franchises to determine which is superior. That will be Gremlins versus Ghostbusters.
Near the end of the week I will upload my What’s Streaming video where I mention a host of videos I watched this past week or videos I recommend based on what’s playing on the streaming services, namely YouTube and a few others.
At the end of the week I will upload my weekly vlog where I talk about about current news on the channel, the blog, podcast or headlines.
The channel is growing so I want to try to remember to keep the momentum going with updates once a week here on the blog where I can keep everything organized. Be sure to check out the channel by going to YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiXfhrcvFENPqY6wQSKkoMw
Find The Dark Web Podcast by going to http://www.thespiderslair.podbean.com