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4 more creepy ghosts from around the world

I've already written about some of the creepiest ghosts from around the world. But I've only scratched the surface -- there are enough ghosts out there to fill entire books. I'm probably not going to do that, but here are four more creepy ghosts that haunt all sorts of unexpected locations. Char Man: This, erm, extra crispy ghost is said to haunt Camp Comfort County Park in Ojai, California, about 90 miles north of Los Angeles. According to legend, if…

5 horror movies for Valentine’s Day

If you’re anything like me, you need Valentine’s Day like you need a hole in the head. But instead of cringing at the cheesy Hallmark cards and counting down the minutes until you can get Valentine’s candy on clearance, why not celebrate with a horror movie? Believe it or not, there are a few that fit right in with the occasion. Take a look.   Valentine (2001)     In this underrated slasher, a young boy is rejected by several…

My top 4 horror related YouTube channels

I've become quite the YouTube addict lately. Last year, after a slipped disc in my neck made any sort of upper body movement extremely painful, I spent most of my afternoons binging on whatever I could find streaming. It's astonishing how far alternative media has come in the past few years -- some channels have content that's high quality enough to rival the big TV networks. Here are some channels I enjoy that have horror or paranormal related content.  …

Top 5 creepypastas of 2017

Is it just me, or was it really hard to find good creepypastas in 2017? Maybe I'm just nostalgic for the days when the trend was just starting and when most of the classics were written and shared, or maybe I'm getting picky in my old age. But there were a few that caught my attention, so here are my top picks for creepypastas of 2017.       Kirby Road https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZL1-kztXEU&t=2s   Mommy Makes Me Sick https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwPYV_HdsHo   Tales from…

6 horror movies for the Christmas season

Thanksgiving has come and gone, and now it’s time to start thinking about Christmas. Christmas is a great holiday, but it doesn’t require the cessation of all things horror. If you enjoy giving gifts and drinking eggnog but still want to watch people get mercilessly slaughtered, here are a few movies to get you in the spirit. Black Christmas (1974) This cult hit was one of the first modern slasher movies. It follows a group of sorority sisters who are…

The 5 people you meet in slasher movies

Originality can be a good thing in movies. After all, who wants to watch the same thing over and over again? But sometimes you prefer a story that feels familiar, even if it's not the greatest quality. Here are five of my favorite stock characters from the ever popular slasher movies. The Douchebag Jock     [caption id="attachment_1052" align="alignleft" width="200"] Sport Body Athlete Abdominal Exercise Man Fitness[/caption]   This character often wears a letterman jacket to show off his jock-ness.…

My top 5 horror and paranormal TV shows from childhood

We’ve all seen Supernatural, American Horror Story, and the 8 trillion ghost hunting shows that cropped up over the past few years. But my favorite horror and paranormal TV shows are from the late 90’s and early 2000’s. Do you remember watching these shows, or have any to add to the list? Please, let me know.   Are You Afraid of the Dark? I watched this show all the time as a kid, and it's what first got me interested…

5 young adult novels to read after ‘Twilight’

[caption id="attachment_769" align="aligncenter" width="200"] Photo: Little, Brown and Company[/caption] The Twilight books and movies have all been released. The midnight showings are over, the discussions on the series (good and bad) have been done to death. But that doesn’t mean there are no more paranormal novels out there. If you enjoyed the love story between Edward and Bella, here are a few more series you might want to check out. Shiver (Maggie Stiefvater) [caption id="attachment_778" align="aligncenter" width="204"] Photo: Scholastic Press[/caption]…

4 creepy haunted locations in North America

I already did a list of haunted locations around the world. But there are so many awesome ones in North America alone that I had to make another list. Here are four more haunted places in the United States and Canada. Sallie House: This Atchison, Kansas house is considered one of the most haunted places in the country. It was built in the 1870's but, other than a few isolated incidents, there wasn't much paranormal activity until 1992, when Deborah and…

Childhood trauma: 7 things that scared me as a child

Everyone had irrational fears when they were kids, and it's become popular lately to talk about "childhood trauma.' Here are five strange things that petrified me as a child. Chamber of Horrors (Victoria, Canada): On my twelfth birthday, way back in 2000, my parents and I boarded a plane to Seattle for a family vacation. After a week there, we switched gears a bit and took a ferry to Vancouver Island, where we stayed for a night. I took a dramamine…