The Poltergeist Curse

Poltergeist came crashing into movie theatres in 1982, almost immediately searing itself into our collective consciousness. However, almost as famous as the film itself is the string of tragic deaths associated with it. Let’s explore the supposed Poltergeist Curse. Film This is your spoiler warning. The story, focuses on the Freeling family, who begin to…

3 More Horrific Haunted Paintings

Art is suffering put to canvas – that’s why it’s called a painting. Poor jokes aside, many an artist will tell you that there’s a ‘bit of themselves’ in every piece they create. In addition to the time and effort, a huge part of the artistic process is psychological and unconscious in nature. Perhaps that’s…

Seven Supposed Gates of Hell

From ancient times, certain locations of our material world have been viewed with fear and awe. Legend suggests these places will lead any foolhardy adventurer straight to Hell. Let’s explore some of these places from the safety of our own home. 1. Hellam Township and the Seven Gates of Hell With a name like Hellam,…

Three Horribly Haunted Houses

What is a ghost without a house to haunt? Every village, town or city has its own legends – with varying degrees of historical accuracy, of course – but nevertheless, if there’s a spooky old house at the end of your street, it’s only natural for locals to put a ghost in there.  Many of…

Christmas Folk Friends and Fiends

With December well and truly upon us, I think it’s time to introduce ourselves to some more wonderfully weird yuletide folk beasts.  We’ve already discussed our wonderful friends, Krampus and the Yule Goat, in depth, so today, let’s dive in to three more of Europe’s most fabulous festive friends.  Iceland’s Festive Family Iceland has some…

The Haunting of Summerwind Mansion

Near the Michigan-Wisconsin border sits the ruins of a long abandoned mansion. The house, once known as Lamont Mansion, had been vacant for decades before a mysterious fire gutted the place and left only the ruined shell behind, but its reputation as a paranormal hotspot lives on in urban legend and ghostlore. Let’s explore the…

Horror Movies You Didn’t Know Were “Based On A True Story”

We like to keep a reasonable distance between what we see on screen and what experience in our mundane, everyday, completely and utterly safe real life. That’s why there’s something indescribably sinister about the words “based on a true story”. Luckily for us horror fans, this is often a vast exaggeration. We should by now…

Murderous Spirits: 3 Supposed Cases of Death By Ghost

Throughout our investigations, we’ve touched on the odd ghoul-induced death – from the supposed victims of King Tut’s curse to the unfortunate gentleman who apparently met their end in Berkeley Square – but can a ghost really do you any harm, or is just another tall tale from the realms of the unusual?  Let’s discuss…

Halloween: Origins and Folklore

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! With Halloween less than a week away, now is the perfect time to explore the frightening folklore and terrifying traditions that makes this wonderfully weird night the best one of the year.  So grab hold of my October kite and call me Mr Moundshroud, we’re going on…

3 Fierce Phantom Black Dogs of Britain

Everyone knows dogs are man’s best friend, so it’s no surprise that tales of ghostly hounds are a staple of British Folklore. However, not all of these puppers are friendly, so they say. In fact, some of them are downright spooky. Although they vary from region to region, these supernatural hounds are described as huge,…