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The History of the Witch

Witches don’t fly around on brooms, eat babies, or worship Satan. They are healers and caretakers. They always have been. So where did it all go wrong? To answer that we have to take a look at the history of the witch. 

Diogo Alves

Imagine being a student at the University of Lisbon’s Faculty of Medicine. You’re walking past a shelf in the anatomy theater and there, in a jar on a shelf, is a head. Not an unusual sight for a medical student. Until you learn that it’s the actual head of one of Portugal’s most famous killers – Diogo Alves.

Paul Bateson – From The Exorcist to Murder

We’ve all heard the rumor that The Exorcist movie was cursed. Did it affect Paul Bateson too? He was a successful radiologist, but could he also have been a serial killer in his spare time?  He was arrested and sentenced to twenty years in prison for the murder of Addison Verrill. He also confessed to killing and dismembering six other men…

All Hail the Chin

Bruce Campbell once said “…If I had all the money in the world, I’d still make movies.  But I’d want them to pay me in donuts.”  That statement really shows the sense of humor that makes all his movies so fun to watch. And who doesn’t love a Bruce Campbell movie? …

Jaws

The Scary Matter team is watching Jaws – again! It should be required viewing for everyone during Shark Week. It is the gold standard of shark movies.

The Bigfoot Murder

Larry Sanders and his friend Jimmy Knighten were out “noodling” (fishing with bare hands). Sanders strangled Knighten. He claimed Knighten had summoned Bigfoot to kill him.