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October 5th: When in New Orleans

…And You’ve Brought the Kids: When visiting New Orleans with children, check out Disney’s The Princess and the Frog (2009) set during the Roaring Twenties in New Orleans. Although full of references to Cajun lifestyles and voodoo, the movie is family-friendly with a G rating.

…And You’re Looking for a New Movie: Released in 2005, The Skeleton Key hasn’t had much success. It may because it is not a slasher film or doesn’t incorporate a lot of jump scares. The acting is solid; the plantation house location creepy. It bears all the markings for a horror film showcasing some of the best acting from some of the best in the business. Check out my review.

…And You Need Your Anne Rice Fix: Anne Rice’s epic novel featuring the Vampire Lestat, played by Tom Cruise before he jumped on couches, made it to the large screen in 1994. Interview with a Vampire created a cottage industry of vampire lore leading to witch lore for New Orleans. Take a tour and visit the sites and cemeteries made famous by Anne Rice after watching. New Orleans truly is bewitching.