The term "Southern Gothic" is often used to describe everything from literature to film and television. Originally derogatory, these stories are set in the South and generally have dark themes and events, bordering on horror or crime. There might be macabre elements but not necessarily including fantasy aspects like vampires, voodoo, or ghosts. Themes include family … [Read more...] about What is Southern Gothic?
Based on the novel by Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire sees a vampire tell his life story, with all the ups and downs, love and lust for blood. It's one of the most iconic films to portray New Orleans but also featured San Francisco, London, and Paris. Lestat, played by Tom Cruise, takes a mortal under his wing and offers him the chance to live forever as a vampire. … [Read more...] about Interview with a Vampire Filming Locations to Visit
In Double Jeopardy, a woman wakes up covered in blood with her husband missing and is convicted of killing him. After doing her time in prison, she gets out and realizes she can track him down and get revenge without being tried again. Ashley Judd, Tommy Lee Jones, and Bruce Greenwood star in the film. A majority of filming took place in the Vancouver, Canada area, … [Read more...] about Double Jeopardy Filming Locations to Visit
The 2000 film The Patriot tells of a South Carolinian man named Benjamin Martin that leads an uprising after his son was murdered by a British officer. The plot is loosely based on the life of "The Swamp Fox" Francis Marion, who engaged in guerilla warfare during the Revolutionary War. Mel Gibson starred alongside then-newcomer Heath Ledger, Joely Richardson, Jason Isaacs, … [Read more...] about The Patriot Filming Locations to Visit
Obviously, we're dealing with some tough times at the moment, staying home instead of out traveling. But that doesn't mean we can't plan future adventures! One of my favorite ways to gain inspiration is through movies and television shows. If you're subscribed to our email newsletter, you got a recent newsletter about the best Southern television shows and where to watch … [Read more...] about 28 Quintessential Southern Movies to Watch