Happy halloween! To celebrate halloween I’m running through the inspiration behind five iconic monsters. Ready? Set? Go!
On October 10th 2017 John Green released his latest novel Turtles All The Way Down. Even if you are not a fan of John Green you might recognise his name, he wrote the novel The Fault In Our Stars that was adapted into an award winning film in 2014. John has written six novels in total (the first being Looking for Alaska which emotionally crippled me) and has many other achievements.
I’m a massive fan of Stephen King and although I don’t plan to watch IT (I’m not a fan of horror films) I have seen The Dark Tower adaptation. When I heard that The Dark Tower was finally being turned into a film I was excited… and apprehensive. Stephen King’s adaptations have an infamously chequered history. Some like The Green Mile, Carrie, It and The Shawshank Redemption (credited by some as the perfect film) are spectacular. Others such as Maximum Overdrive, Cell and The Graveyard Shift are complete misfires. Where does The Dark Tower lie on this spectrum?
I’ve always wanted to go to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. I want to visit Scotland, many writers and artists I admire perform or have stalls at the festival and it sounds like an incredible experience. Sadly I’ve not had the opportunity. In late July 2017 I discovered the Camden Fringe festival, a very similar experience in Camden, London. I found a copy of the Camden Fringe booklet, circled the shows I wanted to watch and while I couldn’t attend every show the ones I did see, I’ve reviewed below.
Cryptozoology is the study of creatures whose existence is rumoured but unproven. How brilliant is that?
“Were unicorns real?”
Many creatures we consider mythical were either real or inspired by real creatures. Here are five examples:
Fairytales are suppose to be innocent bed time stories we tell children to ensure they suffer no nightmares. Fairytales are also credited as being timeless stories, passed on from generation to generation. Every story starts somewhere and the true stories behind some of our fairy tales are… disturbing. Here are the dark inspiration behind five popular fairytales.
I’ve wanted to watch a Shakespeare play being performed at the Globe Theatre from the time I first entered the building many years ago. There was also a chance I could see some of my favourite actors (David Tennant and Catherine Tate were performing in The Tempest at this point in time) but the tickets were bought almost instantly. A few months ago I was browsing their website and saw that tickets for Romeo and Juliet were available. Seeing as it was one of the Shakespeare plays I knew I instantly brought a ticket.