"The Haunted Mansion is a singular experience in the world of Disney. Simultaneously frightening and hilarious, this attraction has magnetized audiences for decades and is synonymous with first in class haunted attraction experience.
What draws so many to Walt’s spooky little house on the hill, with its neat edges and perfectly polished facade? Why are so many people enchanted with the mystery and appeal of a haunted attraction that happens to live in the happiest places on Earth?
Our film, “Foolish Mortals” is an examination of the fan culture surrounding Disney’s Haunted Mansion attraction. We are digging into the lives, creative work and experiences of the countless masses who have reached out to share their interest in our mutual obsession, looking for the reasons they’re in love and unearthing the ghostly materials within.
This film is unique in many ways. The film’s creators are veteran producers of content, James H. Carter II (*Director and host of the Creepy Kingdom Podcast) and Ryan Grulich (Producer) bring a wealth of production value and a true affinity for the IP to the table. We are not shooting this film on Disney property, or attempting to dig up old corpses or expose trade secrets. We love the Haunted Mansion and want to preserve and project it’s intimacy within the fan culture. We are collaborating with industry partners and Haunted Mansion based creatives worldwide to craft a one of a kind experience that will bring you deeper into the appeal of the attraction than ever before."
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A photographic tribute to my late grandfather, Richard Michael, who died last week at the age of 89. A veteran of WWII, he served in the Navy in the Pacific Theater at the end of the war, and was actually stationed in the South Pacific when the bombs were dropped on Japan. He went on to make a living for himself and supported his family as a self-taught electrician in the employ of General Electric and as an ordained minister in small town Pennsylvania.
Since I was not permitted to attend his funeral today (I won't go into details, let us just say that my "family" are a rather spiteful bunch who don't like anyone who leads a different "lifestyle" that them), I have created this photographic tribute to the life of man who meant a great deal to me. It is my own personal way of laying to rest a good man, who always treated those around with nothing but kindness and gentleness. While his passing is hard, he had a good run of it, and went peacefully in his sleep, so at least I know he is no longer troubled by sickness any longer.
I will miss him very much.
I will miss him very much.
Rest in peace, Pop-Pop.
|A portrait of my grandfather during his time in the Navy. He was younger than I am now.|
|With my grandmother; date of photo unknown.|