There are so many sub genres in the horror genre that it can be tough to decide what to watch. Consider a marathon of animal-attack movies. You name the critter, and likely a movie was made. Here's some to consider -
The innocent expectation of a new home, a new life, and putting down memories in a safe haven can sometimes go awry. Let's look at movies about people who moved into a home only to find they were not alone -
Upon occasion I see a horror movie that gives me hope. The hope is that there are developing horror movie directors to keep the genre alive. Any of us in our middle years know that rock music seems to have died. We never imagined that happening. Well, there is a fear that horror movies had their heyday, but no more. Let's talk today about "The Boy" and why the director gives me hope.
Cemeteries are the most beautiful and peaceful parks and memorials. A walk among the rows of headstones under the shady trees brings a sense of quiet and introspection. Sometimes, however, cemetery art takes on a sinister tone as weather and aging can make even the happiest sculpture twisted and creepy. Other art, designed to take on gothic and anguished proportions, becomes something quite frightening. Let's look at what can happen to the art when placed in a peaceful cemetery.
I grew up with two very divergent influences: "Kolchak: The Night Stalker" and "Charlie's Angels." Both exhibited intelligence, diligence, and bravery, but one was a bit bumbling and a loner, the other was a neat sexy glamour team. And somehow, forever, I've been embracing both.
Autumn, horror and Halloween scents made into candles are one of the first and best ways to get the season in your blood. The scents make you nostalgic for fall like nothing else can! Here's just some very cool ones found on Etsy.
Can a location be cursed? Technically, a curse is a spell put upon a person (or place) to make bad things happen. If a location has a repeatedly dark history, one might make a case that it had been cursed. Cursed by the fates.
I was introduced to a research group based on my focus on language/communication and psychic pathways. That's how I started studying the Tall Ones and then quickly went into more arenas like guidelines for habituation and interaction and eventually the search for their ancestors/lineage (Link to those findings). As I had some time to focus on any signs of psychic skills, I have some input to share here today -
Polydactyly is an inherited condition in which a person has extra fingers or toes. It is caused by a dominant allele of a gene. This means it can be passed on by just one parent if they have the disorder.
Sideshow "oddities" had real lives and stories behind their oddities. There was a time when seeing something apart from the norm was odd, but today we see in general population from people who wish to set themselves apart -
The quiet and beautiful Lake Ronkonkoma in Long Island, New York has long been sought out as a summer getaway from the heat and the city. The lovely lake was formed in a bowl of melting glaciers from 10,000 years ago. It offers beauty and retreat for many.
Sometimes, Hollywood is a fickle place. Lots of dreams begin and also die there. A few choice individuals stand out from the crowd and make a name for themselves: Yvette Vickers is one such Hollywood success story.
It's August and by now I'm well and fully one foot into autumn and another foot creeping toward Halloween. I like to have a weekend where I put on the 5 basic horror movies that I love to watch around Halloween time just to hear the music and see some dark and spooky places. Here's what I am darkening my windows to watch this weekend -
Summer nights are getting just a wee bit shorter. Part of you wants to dive right into autumn darkness, blankets, warm lights, but another part has a daytime heat reality. How about transitioning to the coziness of autumn while enjoying what's left of summer? How about a Bohemian backyard prepared for your lady love?
From our favorite rugged explorer and researcher, Don Monroe, comes a local native legend. The Seven Devils Mountain range in Idaho carries a story that will never make you look at this rugged mountain area the same. It is said, there are giants in them there hills!
Sometimes the Halloween bug bites early, as early as July! In case you are in the mood for chills and creeps, here's some nonfiction and fiction short films to give you a variety of chillbumps. Grab your blanket and tuck in your toes....
August is kind of like the February of wintertime. In winter, we are fed up with the cold, the snow, and the colorless surroundings that were once charming at Christmastime. Here we are in the latter half of summertime, pining away for chilly nights, cooler and shorter days. Let's dive into a taste of autumn and how to transition so we can savor the best season of all!
Local legends are always fun. This one is very scary. In Casa Grande (just northwest of I-10 meeting I-8, south on Thornton Rd which is a washboard dirt road) there's a place called "The Domes." This conglomeration of weird-shaped buildings was originally built as a semiconductor factory that never opened. What is left is a bunch of very long and Kiva-shaped buildings that are open to the elements. And to transients. *Warning: One of the buildings has collapsed. Due to liability and being privately owned, take pictures from afar.
In the 1970s, Hollywood's new rage was witch-themed and devil-themed movies. They did a horrid job of explaining witches and confusing them with devil worship and sacrifice, as well as possession. Somehow many of these movies came out making the public confused about pentacles and witches as some kind of devil worshippers. It would appear that this trend had a lot more to do with youth's disillusionment with religion, desire to enter into cults and alternative spiritual practices.
Around the world there are legends of caves and crevices that become named "Devil's Hole" for a myriad of reasons, but all of them are dark ones. Let's explore just some of the Devil's Holes found in the United States.
I thought I'd put this out there... I went looking on Google Earth in the Grand Canyon for one thing, but my eyes noticed something strange. If that's a rock, it doesn't belong there. Let me know what you think!
From time to time I get a case that is so genuine and intriguing that I need to share it with the hopes that if others have experienced it, they will come forward. The case of the blue orbs is one such case.
There is something primitively satisfying about a campfire. We like to gather around the warmth and light, warding off the chill and darkness behind us. But what does that darkness hold? That is the age old fear.
Once the campfire is constructed, it is good to let your group get comfy, satisfied with some drinks and perhaps some s'mores or hot dogs.
You need to get people relaxed, comfortable and unsuspecting before you decide to wind up a tale that will make them afraid to leave the circle.
We are well and truly deep into summertime now. As adults, we daydream more, gaze out the window, wish we were at the noisy swimming pool in the community center or digging our toes in some sand with a cold beer in our fist, but here we are at another work day. Let's find the meaning of summer by going back in time -
Day hikes or backpacking, taking to the woods can be a really enjoyable summer activity, but not many people realize there are actually haunted hiking trails. Let's take a look at where you might want to hike this summer if you want double the adventure.
Houses are sometimes like people or pets, they seem to remember harms done to them. Instead of cowering and being timid; however, they tend to expel bad energy. Let's talk today about how to deal with a home's past negative history.
Arizona may seem barren to many outsiders, but residents know that the state is extremely diverse in weather, flora and fauna. Some of the southwestern cryptids are quite interesting, as well. And, no, there are no sightings of the fictional Jackalope, although I certainly wish they existed!
A lot of my paranormal studies end up crisscrossing each other. You think you are investigating a Bigfoot situation and find UFOs and strange lights in the woods or perhaps you go out in search of ghosts and find there are missing people and creepy cryptids being seen locally.
Don Monroe is in the process of letting me archive many significant items he has accrued over the decades of his research around the world. Today, let's have a look at a foot cast taken in the swampy area of Texas. Don Monroe and Don Sherman saw the fellow from 40 feet away the evening before.
"The Thing" roadside attraction in Dragoon, Arizona
Summer comes and you want to enjoy a getaway. Beaches and mountain cabin vacations aside, consider incorporating a few unusual destinations into the road trip and you might just impress your family and give yourself the most crazy memories ever! There are two great sources to find the oddest and creepiest places in your destination location - Atlas Obscura and Weird US.
Caves are more than the sites of mines and ancient hieroglyphs, the burial places of giants, and homes for bats. They can also be haunted. And, why not? In desperate times, caves were utilized for sanctuary and sometimes standoffs and, given the geology, they seem like ideal vessels in a feng shui sort of way, to retain and hold a kind of amplified haunting that is held captive in a cul-du-sac formation. I am utterly fascinated with the haunted cave phenomena. I cannot think of a better spirit vessel. Let's have a look at some more infamous haunted caves....