Strange, but True: The Story of Edgar Allan Poe

Not only are his works of literature the stuff of legends these days, but Edgar Allan Poe himself has become a legend in his own right. He may not be the drunkard and drug-addict that an enemy claimed he was in a largely false biography, but there is certainly enough mystery to make it most appropriate that he is best known for dark and macabre works of his own.

I don’t know when my own …

The Legend Of Count Dracula And The Character We Know Today!

(PCM) Many believe that the origin of Count Dracula can be linked to an area of Romania known as Transylvania, which is believed to sit upon some of Earth’s strongest magnetic fields and some feel that it gives individuals who reside in the area various types of extra-sensory perceptions.

The area gave birth to famous author Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”, as Dracula is literally translated in Gaelic as Drac Ullah meaning bad blood. It is easy …

The History Of Trick Or Treating And How It Adapted To The Modern Age

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(PCM) As the Halloween season approaches each year many children begin to think about what types of costumes they will be donning and begin to plan which neighborhoods to visit in hopes of getting the best candy when heading out for trick or treating.

For many, many years children have been gallivanting around neighborhoods dressed up in costumes that range from ghosts and witches to superheros and cartoon characters, knocking on doors and requesting treats, …

Ever Wonder How Many Ridges Are On A Reese’s Cup?

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(PCM) The spirit of Halloween got us thinking about some of our favorite Halloween treats, especially the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup and of course that led to us wondering just how many ridges are indeed on a full size Reese’s Cup.

We have reached the conclusion that there are 66 ridges on a full size Reese’s Cup and for good measure we took a look at the famous treat sized Reese’s Cups as well which …

Why people love and hate candy corn

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Candy corn is like cilantro. Your taste buds either love it or hate it. For many, this three colored, triangle shaped Halloween staple is an essential purchase each fall and for others it’s the classic option that just comes back from the dead each year. While the jury isn’t out on which side is right, here are a few reasons why candy corn is loved and hated by the masses.

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Nike Is Set To Release Freddy Krueger Inspired Air Max’s For The Halloween Season

Just in time for the Halloween season, Nike has revealed that they will be releasing a special edition of the Air Max 95. The sneakers ultra spooky design will be inspired by the “Nightmare On Elm Street” film franchise and its’ lead character Freddy Krueger.

The sneaker is directly inspired by the famous brown striped sweater “Velvet Brown” and burgundy  “University Red” worn by the character. Gray is inspired by Freddy’s infamous clawed glove.

The …

Twiztid Release “Astronomicon The Making Of: A Pop Culture Convention” on Amazon Prime

Go Behind the Scenes of Astronomicon in “Astronomicon The Making Of: A Pop Culture Convention,” Now Available via Amazon Prime
Astronomicon 3 Takes Place February 7-9, 2020 in Sterling Heights, MI
The minds behind Astronomicon, the Detroit area’s newest pop culture convention, have revealed a new documentary, entitled Astronomicon The Making Of: A Pop Culture Convention, available now via Amazon Prime.
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Halloween Has It’s Revenge On Christmas With The Necrofeast

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(PCM) How many of you have every heard of The Necrofeast? Don’t worry, we hadn’t either until we discovered quite a few pages on the internet dedicated to this relatively unknown macabre holiday that is celebrated from sunset to dawn on December 27th.

According to the Facebook page dedicated Necrofeast, the holiday is influenced “by potpourri of Native American, European, Arabian, & other “unknown” pagan folklores. While similar to Halloween, El Día de los …

Hauntings, Hysteria And Hilarity: A Visit To The Oddporium

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(PCM) Recently, PopCultureMadness’s Director Of Operations Kristyn Clarke and Editor Stephen Nepa began a weekly podcast titled “Coffee And Conspiracy“!  The podcast is dedicated to analyzing the world’s many mysterious conspiracies, unexplained occurrences and life’s little nuances. It also tackles pop culture in general, as Stephen and Kristyn share their thoughts and opinions on various topics such as film, television, politics, media and more.

Often the pair are joined by special guests and …

Some Odd Facts We Learned About Halloween

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(PCM) As the Halloween holiday draws near many people are running around trying to decorate the house, figure out last minute unique costume ideas (no more from Frozen, please!), and stock up on plenty of treats.

We took a moment to stop and think about the origins of Halloween and many of the myths surrounding the holiday, and finally shed some light on some odd facts that you may or may not know about Samhain, …

4 Types of Halloween Costumes You Should NEVER Wear

Halloween is the best time of year for imitation. You can be anything you want from an elephant, to an astronaut, to a toothbrush, the sky’s the limit! Or it is? As far as societal norms go, there are always a few exceptions to everything and Halloween costumes are no different. Here is are examples of ensembles that will automatically put you right on Santa’s naughty list come Christmas a few months later.

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Taking A Drive Down Delaware’s Devil’s Road! Are The Legends True?

Image courtesy: The Cult House of Beaver Valley Facebook page

As we enter into the Halloween season many people are in search of various local haunts and urban legends to check out and give themselves a good spook. One infamous urban legend in the area of Delaware and Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania is the mysterious Cossart Road, otherwise known as Devil’s Road to the locals, which is said to be home to the Cult House and …