Paranormal Pop Culture Update – February 27th, 2015

Paranormal Pop Culture Update – February 27th, 2015

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Your Pop Culture Update for this week features Oscar-nominated Paranormal and Science Fiction movies, what’s out in theaters now, a new Sci-Fi Young Adult Novel, and an event you won’t want to miss!

The 87th Academy Awards (hosted by Neil Patrick Harris) was held on Sunday, February 22nd, and yours truly was watching! Here’s a recap of the paranormal and Science Fiction movies that were nominated: Interstellar received nominations for Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Original Score, Production Design, and won the Oscar for Visual Effects. Guardians of the Galaxy received nominations for Makeup and Hairstyling and Visual Effects. X-Men: Days of Future Past received one nomination for Visual Effects and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies was nominated for Sound Editing. The Theory of Everything came away with the most nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actress in a Leading Role, Music – Original Score, Writing – Adapted Screenplay, with Eddie Redmayne winning the Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role. Some critics are claiming Fantasy and Science Fiction films are cursed at the Academy Awards; we’d love to know your thoughts on the matter! Check out the trailer for the only Oscar-winning Sci-fi movie of 2015, Interstellar, below.

Out in theaters this week is The Lazarus Effect. Premiering February 27th, this thriller is about a group of medical students led by Frank (Mark Duplass – The League) and Zoe (Olivia Wilde – House) that discover a way to resurrect deceased animals. When one of the experiments goes awry and Zoe is horrifically killed, Frank pushes them to do the unthinkable: use their research to bring Zoe back to life. While initially Zoe appears to be herself, the team quickly realizes that there are consequences to playing with life and death.

With a star-studded cast that also includes Evan Peters (American Horror Story), Sarah Bolger (Once Upon a Time), and Donald Glover (Community), The Lazarus Effect is sure to impress, and scare!

If you’re interested in hunting ghosts in a castle, experimenting with séances and glass divination and intriguing discussion regarding the paranormal, this event is for you! The original ghost hunting company Fright Nights is hosting a Ghost Hunt at Margam Castle in the UK on Friday, February 27th and Saturday, February 28th. You’ll walk around the location with a medium as they attempt to communicate with ghosts and spirits as well as participate in ghost hunting vigils!

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Margam Castle is a Tudor Gothic mansion built between 1830 and 1840. The most frequently encountered spirit is thought to be Robert Scott, the gamekeeper who was mysteriously murdered. He is said to be wandering the halls and infamous stairs of the castle, in addition to giggling children seen in Victorian dress. Be sure to bring your camera, and let us know if you catch any poltergeist activity!

If you’re looking to delve into a new Science Fiction/Adventure book this week, look no further! Empire: The Chronicles of the Invaders is the second book in the Chronicles of the Invaders Trilogy written by New York Times bestselling author John Connolly and Jennifer Ridyard, and was in publication as of February 24th. In this Young Adult novel, Earth has been conquered and occupied by the Illyri, an alien race of superior technology and military strength. Illyri Syl Hellais and human Paul Kerr continue their fight to save Earth, despite having been separated since their cross-species love affair was discovered. With an intriguing web of plots, mysteries, and action-packed twists, Empire is sure to please! Check it out here, on

Image courtesy of Atria/Emily Bestler Books

Image courtesy of Atria/Emily Bestler Books

Be sure to listen to the pop culture update during the Paranormal Galaxy Radio show with Alan Cox and Sherrie Wilkolaski every Thursday at 5 PM EST.

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