History Channel has put out its own take on the story of Depression Era bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde starring the lovely Holliday Grainger as Bonnie Parker and Emile Hirsh of “Into The Wild” fame as Clyde Barrow. And the two part series began airing across multiple cable networks tonight at 8 pm CST. But, I tuned in just to see Ms. Grainger get all sexy and violent like. From the above promotional stills, it would appear that I’m in for a treat.
The nostalgia of the MTV generation may have come and gone. But if you were one of us young throbbing teens braving the winter of 1986-87 behind guarded bedroom doors and in latch key houses while Mom and Dad were at work, chances are you discovered yourself while watching this very video. I hope it brings back a flood of warm and fuzzy feelings!
While Saint Nicholas may bring gifts to good boys and girls, ancient folklore in Europe’s Alpine region also tells of Krampus, a frightening beast-like creature who emerges during the Yule season, looking for naughty children to punish in horrible ways — or possibly to drag back to his lair in a sack. In keeping with pre-Germanic Pagan traditions, men dressed as these demons have been frightening children on Krampusnacht for centuries, chasing them and hitting them with sticks, on an (often alcohol-fueled) run through the dark streets.