An LA Ghost Hunter Watches: “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

The 9th film from Quentin Tarantino takes place in 1969 Los Angeles, blending real history with fiction, real characters (Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate) with fictional ones (played by mega stars Leonardo DiCaprio & Brad Pitt).

My series “A Ghost Hunter Watches” usually looks at fact versus fiction.  While we will do the same a little bit in this episode, we will instead focus on what haunted locations where featured at in the film.  Yup, in addition to having a Charles Manson storyline, QT filmed at some iconic locations that were even part of my LA Hauntings tour (one is even featured right here on the movie poster)!

Keep up to date on future live streams on my YouTube page here.  Enjoy the look back at “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”:

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Check out this great behind the scenes video taken by spectators on Hollywood Blvd showing the immense detail the films art department partook.  And this is just for things seen in the background…. beyond just signs, full store fronts and sometimes even interiors were built and dressed just to have Leo & Brad drive past them.

 

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Dissecting Urban Legends & Horror “Rules” in Candyman

I need to make one thing insanely clear before you click ‘play’ on this video:  I did not create it.  I’m making this so very clear for one reason:  to give credit where it’s due (something I ALWAYS strive to do, no matter how big or small).  The creator of this video is Serge of Cold Crash Pictures, a former film student who lives in Chicago and makes videos about film appreciation.  Through my work with the International Screenwriters’ Association, I end up watching a lot of film analysis videos, several of which may also fit on this site.  However, this one really digs into the history of Chicago and the Cabrini Green projects as well as, as is the subject of the film, how urban legends take hold.

And if you’re in the mood for more discussion of “movies shot in Chicago,” this is a must-watch:


Stranger Things…The Cards!

We are super excited about “Stranger Things” season 3, coming out this week!  To get ready, Wendy Lynn Staats & I tore open a blaster box of Stranger Things season 1 trading cards.  If you want to buy some for yourself, you can do that directly from me on eBay here.


E is for Elizabeth Short, Elisa Lam & Emma Voelcker

We take a look back at three females who’s lives were cut tragically short.  In two of the instances, their deaths are still surrounded by mystery.


D is for Diana of the Dunes

 


C is for (haunted) Cemeteries!

Among the haunted cemeteries I cover in this live stream are…

Mountain View Mausoleum, Altedena, CA

Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, CA

Archer Woods Cemetery, Summit, IL

Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, IL

Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, IL

 


B is for Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery

We cover some of the MANY paranormal tales associated with Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery.

…but the YouTube Gods were not on our side, so we pick it up after getting cut off here.