Thursday, November 13, 2014

Intro: An Interview with Charles Manson's Grandson

Intro: An Interview with Charles Manson's

                                              Grandson: Jason Freeman

*A Word To My Readers*

       Charles Manson. You have all heard of him. Through true crime novels, documentaries or from his mug shot being displayed in a lineup in our History's "Most Notorious Serial Killers." You all know that name.

          I have always had an interest in learning all that I could about the mind, life and crimes of Serial Killers. Most of my research has been mainly open and shut cases, leaving very little to have to figure out.

          I must confess, the name "Manson" has always stirred up grisly images and preconceived notions whenever I would hear it. It also stirred up a lot of questions. In an attempt to find a few answers, I began doing my own research on Charles Manson and the Tate/LaBianca Murders. Well.... if you call "buying into all that the media exp0oses to the public" factual research that is. I drove my husband crazy by watching every interview I could find, night after night, and even kept a file documenting each "cult members" accounts of the events that transpired on the nights of August 9th and 10th, 1969.

          I started to realize that all I had really been gaining from my hard work was more confusion, more of a thirst for truth and more of a need to come to my own conclusions.

Charlie and Rosalie
Wedding Day
          My quest for truth took me in a new direction. I threw out all of my research and decided to start from scratch. What I needed was inside information. I needed to find someone who was just as thirsty to have the truth told as I was to learn it. Through exhaustive efforts I managed to track down Charles Manson's actual grandson, Jason Freeman. Jason's biological father was Charles Manson Jr. ( also known as Jay White.) Jr. was born in 1956 to Charles Manson and Rosalie Jean Willis, his first wife.

Rosalie ( Jason's Grandmother ) and Charles Manson Jr.  (Jason's biological father. )
          I was granted an interview with Jason and will be posting it right here on my blog as my next post. After many weeks of correspondence with him, we have decided to give his story more of a voice and continue working together once this interview has been published.

         You see, I will be sharing with you guys a small glimpse into the life as told from the third generations eyes. His story involves a path that began with family secrecy, unanswered questions about this own historical bloodline, fear of failure, strength and his rise to fame. The path Jason Freeman walks now is of a positive mind set. He speaks out on how he got to this point in his life and will take you along during this very detailed interview - giving you a chance to see WHY he believes that making the decision to know and create a friendship with his grandfather is all a part of God's plan and is changing his life for the better.

          He has managed to change quite a bit of my own perspective involving Manson.... Hopefully together we can change yours!

* For more of a glimpse inside what is only the beginning of the whole truth.... follow me/become a member or simply check back here in the next couple of days for the exclusive unedited interview with Jason Freeman... Charles Manson's Grandson. *

Jason Freeman

" I know now... that the path my Grandfather chose.... was not his fault." - Jason Freeman


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The "Back Story" of "Based on a True Story" Texas Chainsaw Massacre

The True Story behind the inspiration of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" horror movies us horror fans have loved throughout the years!
Like most horror movies, "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" is loosely based. When a movie begins with the words, "Based on a True Story" or "Based on Actual Events" more than likely it is exaggerated to no end! For our entertainment of course! I don't mind, however, I do like to know the story behind it all. What inspires someone to make the movie in the first place. So I've gathered as much information that I could find for you guys! Hope you enjoy.
Edward (Ed) Theodore Gein was the serial killer that Leatherface was loosely based on. The movie takes place in Texas but the actual murders were in Wisconsin. Ed's mother, Augusta Gein, was a very cruel and strict woman to Ed and his brother, Henry. They were taught that women in general ( except for her of course) were evil and that any form of sexual pleasure was a sin. She forbid her sons from having contact with other people and would not allow them to make friends at school. She talked her husband into buying a farm on the outskirts of town to keep the brothers away from the sins of the world. His father, George Gein, was an abusive alcoholic. Augusta and George fought endlessly and it was obvious to Ed and Henry that their parents were in a loveless marriage but because divorce was a sin, they remained married and miserable.
Ed was shy and had an eye malformation. He was made fun of all the time from kids at his school. Surprisingly, he was a very smart and good student.
In 1944, a fire wiped out part of their fields. Police found  Henry dead but untouched by the fire. It was apparent to the police that he had suffered trauma to the head but in the end, an autopsy proved it to be Asphyxia due to the smoke from the fire. There was a lot of speculation that Ed killed his brother from the citizens in town. Everyone knew that he had an unhealthy infatuation with his mother, viewing her as a "Goddess" and wanted him all to himself, especially since his father had passed recently after drinking himself to death. It was never taken seriously by the police.
Later that year, Augusta suffered a stroke that rendered her bed-ridden. Ed spent the entire rest of the year taking care of her until she passed away in December 1945 from another stroke. After his mother's death, Ed became a recluse. He boarded up all the windows in the house and rarely was seen around town except at the local hardware store. It was then that he began all of his research. He started studying the female anatomy. He was also seen making many late night graveyard trips. He would keep up with the obituaries and would dig up fresh corpses, skin them, and put the rest back into the graves.

Disappearances around the area began in 1954. December 8th actually, which is MY birthday! 51 year old Mary Hogan disappeared from a tavern she was owned and was never found. Police knew foul play was involved because of the blood left behind at the tavern. At this point though, they had no leads. November 1957, Bernice Worden disappeared from the hardware store she owned. Her son, Frank, was the deputy sheriff and after having an odd and unsettling conversation with Ed the previous day when he was purchasing a shovel, Frank had a gut feeling right away. He led the officers to his farm immediately after realizing his mother's disappearance. The smell about knocked them down as soon as they stepped out of their vehicles. Ed had a shed set off behind the house, in which they found Mrs. Worden hanging from the rafters by her ankles, decapitated, disemboweled and slit from her groin to where her throat should have been. When they found her head, it had hooks mounted into it as if he had planned to put it on the wall like it was some type of trophy. Her heart was found in a paper sack in the refrigerator.
While searching the farmhouse, they also found a bodysuit made from the skins of women he had killed. He had chairs with human skin upholstery, necklaces of human lips, and dead skin masks that he would sometimes wear. Upon interrogation, Ed confessed to the murder of Mrs. Worden and Mrs. Hogan among many others he would not name.

Ed was found incompetent at that time to stand trial and was sent to a mental institution in Waupun, Wisconsin. In 1968, doctors sent word that Ed was finally fit to stand trial. He did not serve one day in prison for the gruesome crimes he committed due to a jury who came back with the verdict of "Not Guilty by reason of insanity."
He died in 1984 from heart and respiratory failure.

His grave-site was a popular place for many tourists. This headstone was eventually stolen in 2000. Who knows what some morbid weirdo has done with it! Also...what warped individual would put a rose on his grave!
1. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre ( 1974 )
2. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part II ( 1986 )
3. Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III ( 1990 )
4. Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation ( 1994 )
5. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Remake of the Original ( 2000 )
6. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning ( 2006 )
7. Texas Chainsaw 3D ( 2013 ) * What the hell happened to Massacre??? *
COOL FACT: "Psycho" was also inspired by Ed Gein!
I urge you to check out the movie: "Ed Gein."  I found it interesting and after checking in my research I found it pretty factual!
I plan to continue doing "Back Stories" on most of my favorite "Based on a True Story" horror movies! So keep checkin! I'm on a roll!
See you guys..right time!



Saturday, May 18, 2013

A Contribution to the Movies from the 1980's - 1990's that created my somewhat - Obsession for them.

I started watching movies (grown up movies, mind you) at the age of 7 years old. I can remember as far back as being 5 or 6 years old sitting in my mothers lap watching Friday the 13th (on Friday the 13th.) It was a tradition. I use to pretend I was the screen writer for whatever movie I was obsessed with at the time. I use to rewrite certain parts of it in my own words. I started doing this around the age of 10.

I started this out by only listing 50 of them but I couldn't leave out any so I just kept on going. I stopped at an odd number but I just couldn't put a limit on it. Every single one of these movies contributed to my love and passion for them. Every one of these movies, no matter how cheesy, silly or dumb, I have watched over and over and never got tired of. Some you may have heard before...others you may not. Hope you guys have time because this is going to be a long one! I wrote this with intentions that you guys would enjoy this just as much as you all did the post I wrote listing my all time favorite horror movies. And would you believe that there is not one single horror movie listed in this post. Thrillers - yes. Horror - No.

1. PLEASANTVILLE - 1998 STARRING: Reese Witherspoon and Tobey McGuire
2. BEACHES - 1988 - STARRING: Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey
3. FLATLINERS - 1990 - STARRING: Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts and Kevin Bacon
4. STAND BY ME - 1986 - STARRING: River Phoenix, Will Wheaton, Corey Feldmen
6. GIRL, INTERRUPTED: 1999 - STARRING: Angelina Jolie and Wynona Ryder
7. BOYS ON THE SIDE: 1995 - STARRING: Drew Barrymore and Whoppie Goldberg
8. MERMAIDS: 1990 - STARRING: Cher and Wynona Ryder
10. THE BREAKFAST CLUB: 1985 - STARRING: Molly Ringwald and Emileo Estevez
11. FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH: 1982 - STARRING: Jennifer Jason Leigh and Sean Penn
12. LESS THAN ZERO: 1987 - STARRING: Robert Downy Jr and Andrew McCarthy
13. SIXTEEN CANDLES: 1984 - STARRING: Molly Ringwald and Anthony Michael Hall
14. WEIRD SCIENCE: 1985 - STARRING: Anthony Michael Hall
15. LEAN ON ME: 1989 - STARRING: Morgan Freemen
16. POWDER: 1995 - STARRING:
17. PRATICAL MAGIC: 1998 - STARRING: Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman
18. MAN IN THE MOON: 1991 - STARRING:  Reese Witherspoon and Jeremy London
19. THE CRAFT: 1996 - STARRING: Neve Campbell and Robin Tunney
20. HOPE FLOATS: 1998 - Sandra Bullock
21. BIG: 1988 - STARRING: Tom Hanks  - Last July, My Family and I took a trip to New York City for 5 days. One of the things that I HAD to do was go to FAO SCHWARZ and take a picture of the Original Piano that Tom Hanks played on in this movie:
                                                         I KNOW RIGHT!!!
22. COCKTAIL: 1988 - STARRING: Tom Cruise and Elizabeth Shue
23. CRUEL INTENTIONS: 1999 - STARRING: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillipe and Reese Witherspoon
24. CAN'T BUY ME LOVE: 1987 - STARRING: Patrick Dempsey and Amanda Peterson
25. THE LIAR'S CLUB: 1993 - STARRING: Brian Krause and Wil Wheaton
26. THEN AND NOW: 1995 - STARRING: Demi Moore, Rosie O'Donnell and Christina Ricci
27. THE WRAITH: 1986 - STARRING: Charlie Sheen
28. AS GOOD AS IT GETS: 1997 - STARRING: Jack Nicholason and Helen Hunt
29. GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN: 1985 - STARRING: Helen Hunt, Sarah Jessica Parker and Shannon Daughtery
30. CONAIR: 1997 - STARRING: John Cusack and Nicholas Cage
31. FEAR: 1996 - STARRING: Mark Walberg, Reese Witherspoon and Alyssa Milano
32. AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMEN: 1982 - STARRING: Richard Gere and Debra Winger
33. GHOST: 1990 - STARRING: Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore and Whoopie Goldberg
34. DIRTY DANCING: 1987 - STARRING: Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey
35. ANYWHERE BUT HERE: 1999 - STARRING: Susan Sarandon and Natalie Portman
36. THE SANDLOT: 1993 - STARRING: Tom Guiry
37. STEPMOM: 1998 - STARRING: Julia Roberts and Susan Sarandon
38. THE CRUSH: 1993 - STARRING: Alicia Silverstone
39. WITCHES OF EASTWICK: 1987 - STARRING: Cher, Susan Sarandon, Michelle Phieffer and Jack Nicholason
40. THELMA AND LOUISE: 1991 - STARRING: Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis and Brad Pitt
41. PUMP UP THE VOLUME: 1990 - STARRING: Christian Slater and Samantha Mathis
42. UNTAMED HEART: 1993 - STARRING: Christian Slater and Marissa Tomai
43. SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE: 1993 - STARRING: Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan
44. HOCUS POCUS: 1993 - STARRING: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker
45. OVERBOARD: 1987 - STARRING: Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn
46. THE FIRST WIVES CLUB: 1996 - STARRING: Bette Midler, Diane Keaton and Goldie Hawn
48. SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT: 1995 - STARRING: Julia Roberts and Dennis Quaid
49. WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN: 1994 - STARRING: Meg Ryan and Andy Garcia
50. BEETLEJUICE: 1988 - STARRING: Geena Davis and Wynona Ryder
51. A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN: 1992 - STARRING: Genna Davis, Madonna, Rosie O' Donnell and Tom Hanks
54. STEEL MAGNOLIAS: 1989 - STARRING: Julia Roberts, Sally Field and Dolly Pardon
55. PEGGY SUE GOT MARRIED: 1986 - STARRING: Kathleen Turner and Nicholas Cage
56. ALIVE - 1993 - BASED ON A TRUE STORY - STARRING: Ethan Hawke
57. IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU: 1994 - STARRING: Nicholas Cage and Bridget Fonda
59. THE GOONIES - 1985 - STARRING: Corey Feldmen and Sean Austin
60. MY GIRL: 1991 - STARRING: Anna Chumskey and McCauley Culkin
61. GREASE: 1978: STARRING: John Travolta and Olivia Newton John
62. ONE CRAZY SUMMER: 1986 - STARRING: John Cusack and Demi Moore
63. THREE O'CLOCK HIGH: 1987 - STARRING: Richard Tyson
64. SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION: 1994 - STARRING: Tim Robbins and Morgan Freemen
65. JAWBREAKER: 1999 - STARRING: Rose McGowen
66. DON'T TELL MOM THE BABYSITTER'S DEAD: 1991 - STARRING: Christina Applegate
67. ARMAGEDDON: 1998 - STARRING: Bruce Willis, Ben Affleck and Liv Tyler
68. SHE'S ALL THAT: 1999 - STARRING: Freddie Prince Jr and Rachel Leigh Cook
69. DRIVE ME CRAZY: 1999 - STARRING: Melissa Joan Hart and Adrian Grenier
70. TEEN WITCH: 1989 - STARRING: Robyn Livey
71. CAN'T HARDLY WAIT: 1998 - STARRING: Jennifer Love Hewitt
72. FOXFIRE: 1996 - STARRING: Angelina Jolie
73. JOSH AND S.A.M: 1993 - STARRING: Jake Gyllenhaul
74. MY BEST FRIEND'S WEDDING: 1997 - STARRING: Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz
76. A NIGHT AT THE ROXBURY: 1998 - STARRING: Will Ferrell
77. PRETTY WOMAN: 1990 - STARRING: Richard Gere and Julia Roberts
78: LUCAS: 1986 - STARRING: Corey Haim
80: DROP DEAD FRED: 1991 - STARRING: Phoebe Cates
82. TEACHING MRS. TINGLE: 1999 - STARRING: Katie Holmes
83. GO - 1999 - STARRING: Katie Holmes
84. THE BURBS: 1989: STARRING: Tom Hanks and Carrie Fisher
85. SINGLE WHITE FEMALE: 1992 - STARRING: Bridget Fonda and Jennifer Jason Leigh
86. VARSITY BLUES: 1999 - STARRING: James Van Der Beek and Paul Walker
88. RADIO FLYER: 1992 - STARRING: Tom Hanks and Elijah Wood
89. 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU: 1999 - STARRING: Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles
90. MAC AND ME: 1988 - STARRING: Jonathon Ward
91. BAD BOYS: 1983 - STARRING: Sean Penn and Jennifer Jason Leigh
92. LICENSE TO DRIVE: 1988 - STARRING: Corey Haim and Corey Feldmen
93. LOOK WHO'S TALKING: 1989 - STARRING: Kirstie Alley and John Travolta
94: FOOTLOOSE: 1984 - STARRING: Kevin Bacon - SIDE NOTE: I actually thought the recent Remake of this movie was better!












Hope you have enjoyed my List Honoring
some of the best movies of all time.
Have I left out any that has always followed
you throughout the years? If so leave me some I may have forgotten in the comment section below! Looking forward to your feedback!  

Sunday, April 21, 2013

I'm Alive . . . Barely

I have truly not meant to go this long without at least doing an update. Some of my readers and other blogger friends know that January 8th I gave birth to a healthy 8 lb 6 oz baby boy named Caleb Hudson Turner after being A YEAR a week and a half overdue.

 While I have had plenty of chances to get to work on my next post...I just haven't been able to pry myself away from this lamb long enough. When I have been able to - I just haven't FELT like it.

I am the worst blogger ever.

But I do promise to get back in the blogging world now that I have somewhat of my sanity back. Why did I ever lose it in the first place?? If you are a woman and have ever given birth . . . I'm almost positive I don't have to explain much further. I do have some images that will help broaden your imagination of that day...

Beginning of Induction: thinking to myself that maybe I wouldn't need the pain meds after all....

4 hours later - I suppose I was yelling so loudly the nurses started demanding I take the pain meds...
This is my Morphine Induced Coma:
17 and a half hours later - completely in love and SO glad it's over!!!

It was the best and most horrible day of my life. (The best being at the END of it all - when I finally got to hold the cutest most sweetest baby ever.)

So guys I have been just a bit busy. I have really missed writing. I haven't been completely usesless though. The husband and I went to New Orleans last month and while I was suppose to be finding, taking notes and doing research on Marie Laveau - The Voodoo Queen of New Orleans - for my first "back to writing" blog post,  I found myself completely enthralled with a few other things I learned and experienced while there, especially after taking the famous and historic Vampire Tour. It was amazing. I am so excited to get this post written for you guys.

Strange that I haven't mentioned anything horror related in this post. I will change that now. As most of my readers know I devour any and all horror movies I can get my hands on. I just recently learned that Rob Zombie's new film "Lords of Salem" was out in theaters. I cannot wait to see this! It's not just the fact that I'm weird awesome and have a love for all things historic such as the Salem Witchtrials but I also love anything Rob Zombie writes and directs. I'm also really excited about The Evil Dead 2 Remake and Carrie.

Official YOUTUBE Trailer for
Lords of Salem
Leave me your thoughts on it!
Till Next Time....


Thursday, September 27, 2012

My Zombie Apocalypse rant and how Awesome I am!

Okay, first of all...I don't actually believe in everything I write about. (just most of it) With that being said, let me just vent here for a little while okay because my face book friends SUCK. I mean that shit too!

Being a writer is about having an imagination. If it wasn't about that, than books and movies would suck too. I KNOW there is no such thing as zombies but I'm trying to have an intellectual conversation on face book about the Zombie Apocalypse and the only responses I get are from close-minded people who want to argue the ridiculous side of it (which is my side.) My posts are not meant to be taken literal...anyone who knows me, KNOWS that I am full of it the majority of the time. (Full of it and AWESOME) See...I know how to pick myself back up!

Once again - my face book friends suck and I am reminded WHY I choose to have my own blog with readers that have the same cool imagination as I DO. 

SO...I have a project for you guys.... in the comment section below - leave me your theory on what is going to cause the Zombie Apocalypse. The only cool response I've gotten so far is a theory on Flu Shots. I have just watched The Chernobyl Diaries and it was beyond awesome and has inspired this post. Had I been watching it alone and in the dark, I would have freaked out a little more but The husband was on the computer playing a game and the lights were on and I was distracted by a headache from fumes my husband hid in the house to try and kill me. That is MY THEORY...because apparently no-one else in the house can smell these fumes but me...

Leave your theory folks! I will do a HUGE post right here on blogger about the Zombie Apocalypse once I receive your awesome responses and give credit where credit is due! 

Enjoy this last week of boring September BECAUSE.....
It's almost October!!!!! 
The most awesome time of the year...scary movies all month, cooler weather, awesome yard decor and Halloween! If I'm not inspired the most in the month of Oct than I never will be folks!