Sure, he’s a masked, knife-wielding serial killer. But she’s a Latina mom with a chancla. AAAIIIEE!
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Today’s creature is the tzitzimitl. Tzitzimitl (plural: tzitzimimeh) is a feminine spirit that looks like a skeleton with disheveled hair, sharp talons on its hands and feet, and a vicious personality.
Mexico has its share of stories about the little people known as chaneque (Nahuatl) and alux (Maya).
Their appearance varies; sometimes they look like children, other times they have animal-like or deformed extremities, or are reported wearing traditional garb native to the area.
Today’s featured creature is the ahuízotl. In the Florentine Codex, written years after the Conquista, it is described as an amphibious, medium-sized dog with a dark pelt, hands like a monkey, and a long tail with a human-like hand at the end.
The nahual is a human who can shapeshift or manifest in the form of an animal.
Over the weekend, Mexi-Canadia’s The Mariachi Ghost dropped this awesome Halloween/DDLM music video, named The Marigold, after the distinctive flower of Dia de Los Muertos.
Who/what is this band, exactly? The jefe explains:
Me llamo Jorge Requena. Soy Chilango. Vivo e Winnipeg, Manitoba en Canadá. Mi banda The Mariachi Ghost ha tenido un poco de éxito por acá y estamos muy contentos.
Pero Estamos por sacar nuestro primer video. Dirigido por uno de los mejores cineastas del mundo, Guy Maddin, con premios desde un Emmy hasta un oso de oro.
Is there a decorated, haunted Halloween house in your ‘hood? Is it scarier than this one? Send your photo to email@example.com. We’ll share the top entries and pick the best one Halloween eve, Thursday night, October 30. Win a POCHO sticker and the admiration of your friends. Enter now!
We’re looking for photos of houses like this “ebola house” near USC in Los Angeles. [Photo via MyFoxLA:]
Nicole Presley smashes up potatoes and barbacoa for a scary MexiCanadian Halloween recipe. Kids: You SHOULD try this at home!
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In retrospect, she should never have opened that buried box of Loteria cards she found at the beach. But it’s too late now!
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(PNS reporting from FLORIDA) Neighborhood Watch volunteers across the nation’s gated communities are posting Twitter photos of Naked Geraldo to frighten off dangerous junk food-toting hoodie-wearing kids.
Award-winning journalist Geraldo Rivera, who proclaimed in his initial Tweet that “Seventy is the new Sexty,” snapped the nude photo of himself in the bathroom in order to fight the rampant scourge of black teen crime.
In the wake of the child-killer George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the homicide of Trayvon Martin, the support for crushing “Black On Sidewalk” crime has been boosted by law abiding citizens everywhere, and the Naked Geraldo photo has been a big help.
These Zacatecas schoolboys take their school bus practice very seriously. And if this cautionary bus drill looks scary, think about the actual bus rides it must have been based on!
El Cucuy? He’s the Mexican Boogie Man and he’ll get you if you don’t do the right thing! [Video by Eddie G.] (NSFW language.)