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I Took My Mexican Mom To Knott’s Scary Farm For The First Time And This Is What Happened

As a way to get in the Halloween spirit, I decided to take my mom on a surprise trip to Knott’s Scary Farm, the theme park “where nightmares never end.” She initially thought I was taking her and her sister out to dinner, but she quickly found out that she was going to be walking through several scary mazes for the night and this is how it all went down…

On the way to the theme park, I asked my mom about her experience with scary mazes.

CREDIT: JESSICA V. GARCIA

Even though my mom has never been to a theme park with scary mazes, she has been inside a homemade maze while trick-or-treating. What she didn’t know is that we would be walking through 5+ scary mazes at Knott’s Scary Farm.

I also asked my mom about her childhood experience with ghosts and haunted houses and the story she told me about her sister gave me the chills.

CREDIT: JESSICA V. GARCIA

As someone who is terribly afraid of ghosts, chills began to run down my arms as my mom told me about the old woman ghost she saw at my grandma’s house. On multiple occasions my mom’s younger sister would speak to this ghost, asking her to leave her alone and let her sleep. However, the ghost would continue to appear. It wasn’t until they moved out of the house that they no longer saw the old woman ghost again.

Once we arrived at Knott’s Scary Farm, the first hour was a mix of my mom running and cursing in Spanish.

CREDIT: JESSICA V. GARCIA

If my mom saw someone in a scary costume walking towards her, she would run in the opposite direction and leave my aunt and I behind. What my mom didn’t know is that these scary monsters are more likely to go after the people they notice are more scared and my mom was one of those people.

After getting chased by these monsters, we finally made our way into the first maze and it went a little something like this… ?

CREDIT: JESSICA V. GARCIA

Walking into a pitch-black room with loud noises, disturbing props and people in scary costumes popping out of nowhere and scaring you, wasn’t exactly something my mom was prepared for. But she got through it and it was definitely entertaining seeing her reactions.

By the third maze, my mom was starting to walk through each spooky room as if it was a breeze. Meanwhile, I was still yelling and jumping in fright at every single turn.

CREDIT: JESSICA V. GARCIA

Even though I’ve been in a handful of scary mazes in the past, I was far more nervous and scared than my mom, who was experiencing these mazes for the first time.

At the end of the night my mom was so calm and unbothered, that she even asked this scary skeleton for some directions on how to get to the next maze.

CREDIT: JESSICA V. GARCIA

OKAY MOM, I SEE YOU.


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The ‘How It Started’ Memes Are Filled With The Funny And Wholesome Content We All Need In 2020

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The ‘How It Started’ Memes Are Filled With The Funny And Wholesome Content We All Need In 2020

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It is not a lie to say that 2020 has been a year of disappointment and high-stress scenarios. We’ve had to quarantine from a virus, wildfires are destroying a lot of land, and well, everything else going on has just made things worse. Fortunately, on Twitter trend is giving everyone a chance to see that things can get better.

Let’s face it, 2020 has been a tough year for everyone but one Twitter trend is making life a little better.

We’ve all seen the “How It Started” memes taking over social media in recent weeks. The memes are both funny and inspirational with some showing some amazing glow ups and others showing the crushing reality of everyday life. We have all felt like the man crying over 2020 at some point over the last 7 months. It’s like this year just doesn’t stop.

Relationships are a big part of this meme trend.

Oof. This is painful and so many of us know this to be true. 😭 Sure, we can all blame our relationship woes on the current state of the world. However, that would just be doing a disservice to ourselves and our love lives. Most of us who are single now have been single for a very long time pre-Covid. But, hey, no one knows that you’re lying if you blame Covid.

A few wonderful people highlighted their transition into their true selves.

Stunning. Show-stopping. Magnificent. We love to see it. There is nothing better to see in this world than someone living their authentic truth. Like, go and do your thing. Slay all of the hearts you see, honey, and take no prisoners. We are all better in their world to be surrounded by people living in complete honesty.

The Lil Nas X joined in on the fun and highlighted his own meteoric rise to fame.

The “Old Town Road” singer really did make a big name for himself. Not only did his song get made into a duet and remix with every artist imaginable, he beat Mariah Carey’s record. Lil Nas X went from someone that no one knew to unseating Mariah Carey for longest time spent at No. 1 on the Billboard Charts.

There are some very clever takes on this meme.

So, like, who else feels like they are being personally attacked by this meme? College might have been years ago but these memories linger. Tequila is just one of those things that so many of use have to learn the hard way and those lessons stick with you.

Simone Biles gave us one of the most memorable glow ups of the meme challenge.

Simone Biles is one of the most legendary women to ever walk this planet. The way she was able to make herself known around the world as the best gymnast is no short feat. She is and will always be one of the best women to represent the U.S. in the Olympics.

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Netflix’s ‘Vampires Vs. The Bronx’ Takes A Horror-Comedy Approach To Gentrification

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Netflix’s ‘Vampires Vs. The Bronx’ Takes A Horror-Comedy Approach To Gentrification

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Netflix has been making the content we have all been waiting for and the latest hit is “Vampires Vs. The Bronx.” The movie is a new way to tell the narrative of gentrification through the lens of family-friendly horror. Netflix viewers are clearly loving the movie and some want to see it make history.

It’s hard to tell who is the biggest danger in “Vampires Vs. The Bronx.”

The comedy-horror was directed by Osmany Rodriguez who is the mastermind behind some of the funniest moments of “Saturday Night Live.” Basically, all of the 2016 election sketches with Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon are thanks to Rodriguez and his directing prowess.

Rodriguez brings his same comedic look on the darker issues to this movie where vampires, gentrifiers, and gangsters are overwhelming the Bronx. Yet, despite all of the obvious dangers out there, it is hard to figure out who the real threat to safety is.

First off, people were here for the way to real cultural moments.

Like, okay. We all know that Timbs are a thing in the Bronx. They are a cultural icon of the neighborhood and to see them used as a weapon in “Vampires Vs. The Bronx” was just *chef’s kiss*. Tbh, it was the kind of reaction you could feel in your soul as our communities are still actively fighting against rampant gentrification in our neighborhoods.

The trailer shows a group of boys trying to exist in their neighborhood as the ultimate turf war begins between the three factions. White people with canvas bags, insanely evil vampires, and the stereotypical gangsters are out in full force in this relevant and quickly beloved movie.

Rodriguez did what most filmmakers should: he talked to people in the Bronx.

Rodriguez didn’t shy away from learning what the people had to say about what was happening to their neighborhood. The most common complaint and observation he heard from people in Washington Heights and the Bronx was that gentrification was really taking a negative toll on the communities.

According to an interview with The Daily Beast, Rodriguez learned from Bronx and Washington Heights residents that gentrification was killing the souls of the two Latino neighborhoods. The same can be seen in Boyle Heights in Los Angeles, a Mexican and immigrant neighborhood.

People on social media cannot hype up the movie enough.

Fans of the movie appreciate the balance the movie has been able to strike when telling the story of gentrification. Also, the addition of vampires that seem to be just as horrible is a comical relief that communities impacted by gentrification seem to welcome. Rodriguez wanted to intentionally flip the narrative of gentrification making neighborhoods better and instead show that the neighborhoods are strong and vibrant with their own communities.

The movie has been compared to classics, like “Dracula.”

“Vampires Vs. The Bronx” is a clear commentary on the current class struggles happening in communities of color across the country. Much like the 1931 film “Dracula,” the narrative painted by the Netflix movie is poignant look at what is happening in the world.

“Dracula” was seen as a capitalist’s nightmare with the vampire representing the dead labor. That dead labor, which is the relentless work under capitalism, can only survive by draining the life out of the living to keep itself thriving.

It is clear that Netflix and Rodriguez gave their fans exactly what they wanted out of “Vampires Vs. The Bronx.”

People are more than fans. The movie has become a cultural entertainment moment for the communities represented in the film. This kind of representation is amazing. Afro-Latino talent is front and center in the film as the heroes and that is something we can all celebrate. Dominicans, Puerto Ricans, and Black actors delivered a performance that is resonating far beyond the Netflix-universe.

“Vampires Vs. The Bronx” is currently streaming on Netflix so you can watch it now.

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