the corpse bride of mexico

“For the past 75 years, a small bridal shop in Mexico has been the subject of some pretty crazy rumors. The creepiest rumor centers around a highly detailed mannequin sitting in a window that many say is a perfectly preserved corpse. Eventually, people began to notice the similarities between the mannequin, nicknamed La Pascualita, and the daughter of La Popular’s proprietor, Pascuala Esparza. According to legend, Esparza’s daughter had tragically passed away on her wedding day, victim of a Black Widow spider bite. Locals whispered that the beautiful figure in the window was, in fact, the embalmed body of Esparza’s daughter. Of course, Pascuala Esparza formally denied the allegations, but by that point, it was too late - the legend was set in stone.Today, La Pascualita still sits in the window of La Popula, and the rumors have only become more pervasive. Of all the employees who work at the popular bridal shop, only two are allowed to change her clothing, and only behind closed doors. It’s a practice that makes some of the employees pretty uncomfortable.”

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“I’m afraid so; you’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret: all the best people are.

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144 guys who have ruined my life (in alphabetical order) - Johnny Depp (38/144)

nimadge  asked:

3, 7-9, 12?

  • 3. An actor/actress you’ve seen in more than 8 movies? Name the movies.

 Johnny Depp, probably? Let’s see, from the beginning: Edward Scissorhands, Benny & Joon, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Don Juan DeMarco, The Ninth Gate, Sleepy Hollow, Chocolat, From Hell, PotC: Curse of the Black Pearl, Once Upon A Time In Mexico, Finding Neverland, The Libertine, Corpse Bride, PotC: Dead Man’s Chest, PotC: At World’s End, Sweeney Todd, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Public Enemies, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. That’s… 20. :D

  • 7. A film you wish had a sequel?

Now that you mention it, The Book of Eli.

  • 8. Which book would you like to see adapted into a film?

I’d kind of rather have my favourite books be turned into tv shows or perhaps video games lately. But if we’re talking specifically one-shot films, Crossed Bones (or The Tenth Gift as it’s apparently called now) by Jane Johnson could be interesting.

  • 9. The most aesthetically pleasing movie you’ve ever watched?

One strong contender is most certainly House of Flying Daggers.

  • 12. A movie that holds a special place in your heart?

Joe Wright’s Pride and Prejudice. It must have been a formative film experience for me somehow.

The Corpse Bride of Mexico

PASCUALITA

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Mexican urban legend concerning a mannequin in the window of a bridal gown store in the city of Chihuahua. Local rumor has it that the mannequin is really the embalmed body of the former store owner’s daughter. The former store owner was called Pascuala Esparza. La Pascualita means ‘Little Pascuala’ (i.e. her daughter). According to the legend her daughter died from the bite of a Black Widow spider on her wedding day, so Pascuala embalmed her and stood her up in the window of the store. It definitely is an urban legend because it would be impossible to embalm someone and have their flesh be preserved that perfectly.also theres many videos when she is in different positions and her eyes like a human being. Her hands are very realistic and she even has varicose veins on her legs.