The silent 1922 film Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens, or Nosferatu, a symphony of horrors, is renowned for being not just the first film adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula, but a remarkable and early film in the horror genre which influenced later vampire films to the slow-gait of Michael Myers in the Halloween series. […]Read more "Occultism in 1922’s Nosferatu"
Many towns across the U.S. have their own urban legends, ranging from a haunted building to a mysterious creature, such as the Mothman legend of Point Pleasant, West Virginia. The town of Loveland, Ohio, also has an urban legend of its own, regarding strange frog-like creatures known as the Loveland Frogmen. There are two main […]Read more "The Loveland Frogmen"
The Shining, today regarded as one of the greatest horror movies ever made, tells a story of isolation, paranoia and paranormal activity involving a family of three at the snowbound Overlook Hotel. Early on in the movie, the hotel manager Stuart Ullman shares some of the Overlook Hotel’s grisly history with Jack Torrance, who is […]Read more "Charles Grady, Delbert Grady and the Overlook Hotel"
The Haunted Mansion is a favorite attraction for many attendees at Disney’s theme parks, each one filled with numerous ghosts and hints as to their varied stories. Of these, there is a notable ghost who, for most of his history, was actually never in the Haunted Mansion, yet went on to have one of the […]Read more "The Hatbox Ghost"
Among the strange sights and entities described in the Christian Bible, two creatures have always stood out among historians and theologians for their colorful descriptions: the Leviathan and the Behemoth. The Behemoth is first mentioned in the Book of Job, where God uses its description to illustrate the immense power of God to Jacob. According […]Read more "Behemoth, the Biblical Monster"
Perhaps the last major addition to Star Wars before the Disney merger, The Force Unleashed project consisted of two games, novelizations, comics, action figures, and even Legos. However, the Disney merger came before a third game in the series could be released, which unfortunately left one of the biggest questions in Star Wars unanswered. The […]Read more "Is Starkiller A Clone?"
Voodoo, specifically the kind practiced in New Orleans and referred to as “Louisiana Voodoo” or “New Orleans Voodoo,” are a series of underground religious practices that originated with the African religious beliefs of the French, Creole, and Spanish speaking African Americans in Louisiana, which are themselves based on the West African Dahomeyan Vodun. Compared to […]Read more "The Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau"