The Paranormal and coffee connection.
Coffee has been a popular beverage for centuries and has become an integral part of modern culture. From morning rituals to social gatherings, coffee is a staple for many people worldwide. But in horror movies, coffee takes on a different role - it becomes a harbinger of doom, a warning sign of the supernatural, and an indication of imminent danger.
Weird..in our house all these things happen if you don't wake up to a cup of coffee.
Horror movies often use coffee as a symbol to foreshadow events or create a mood of unease. For example, in the movie "The Shining," the character Jack Torrance is seen drinking coffee in the opening scene. This scene sets the stage for the film's overall sense of dread and impending doom. As the film progresses, the coffee becomes a symbol of Jack's descent into madness, culminating in a terrifying scene in which he spills scalding coffee on himself.
In other horror movies, coffee serves as a tool to reveal a character's true nature. For instance, in the movie "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me," Agent Cooper's love for coffee is well-known, but it's his interactions with the sinister character of Bob that reveals something more sinister about him. In one scene, Bob asks Cooper if he wants coffee, and Cooper responds with a cryptic, "No, thanks. I've had enough."
In some horror movies, coffee is even used as a weapon against supernatural entities. In the movie "Fright Night," the character Charley Brewster uses coffee to defeat the vampire Jerry Dandrige. He throws a cup of coffee in Dandrige's face, which burns him and gives Brewster the opportunity to strike.
Overall, coffee in horror movies is used to create a sense of unease, foreshadow events, and reveal character traits. It's often associated with danger, fear, and supernatural entities. Whether it's a character drinking coffee in the opening scene, using coffee as a weapon, or simply having a cup of coffee in a creepy location, the use of this beverage in horror movies is a powerful tool for filmmakers to create a sense of foreboding and suspense.
All this leads us to how excited we are to be vending at ParaCon in Spring City PA this coming weekend, May 20/21 at the famous former Pennhurst State School campus for a THREE day Paranormal Enthusiast & Oddities Expo event featuring vendors, psychics, special Guests, historical tours, & Paranormal Investigations. Meet in person special guests like Ghost Hunters, Destination Fear, Mountain Monsters, Kindred Spirits and more!