True Stories


Where was Crimson Peak filmed? Is there a real Allerdale Hall?

The true star of Crimson Peak was the scary gothic mansion itself. Unfortunately, there’s no historic Allerdale Hall in rural England, but director Guillermo del Toro did build the mansion of his nightmares at Pinewood Toronto Studios. In fact, the entire film was shot in Canada, on sound stages and few choice locations including Toronto’s […]

Meet Dangeruss, the Florida rapper who inspired James Franco’s Spring Breakers character Alien


Harmony Korine’s nihilistic Spring Breakers starring former Disney girls has a received a great deal of buzz that might actually translate to the box office when it opens this weekend. (It pulled in over $87,000 last weekend on just two screens.)

While the movie features Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson and the director’s 26-year-old wife Rachel Korine doing crazy things in their bikinis, James Franco’s character Alien arguably steals the show when he bails the girls out of jail.

Find out more about the rapper who inspired Franco’s cornrowed rapper character.

Why does Rudolph have a red nose?


Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer is a beloved Christmas story that first appeared in a 1939 booklet by Robert L. May. It truly entered the popular culture canon in 1949 with the song version first performed by Gene Autry, and most of us simply can’t live a Christmas without the 1964 stop-motion CBS television special adaptation.
Rudolph is bullied by his peers for having a bright red nose, but it’s this unique attribute that helps him land a gig with Santa Clause.

Now, scientists finally found the secret behind Rudolph’s glowing schnoz. If only they could find out how the reindeer are able to fly!