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  • Ruth Elizabeth Stiff
    Published about 8 hours ago
    HAPPY HALLOWEEN

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN

    31st October, Halloween, is such a fun celebration. The children, as well as us adults, dress up as witches, ghosts or vampires, and we all play games, eat fun food and watch ‘scary’ movies, and generally dance the night away.
  • CF Winn
    Published about 8 hours ago
    Do You See What I See?

    Do You See What I See?

    Imagine you are in your kitchen, baking your favorite bread. What are you thinking about? Are you daydreaming about how good the bread will taste? Are you looking forward to sharing it with your family?
  • Jamesson Acierto
    Published about 9 hours ago
    Monster in a Human Form

    Monster in a Human Form

    One afternoon when my two best friends -Mike and Thomas - came over for a sleepover, we, as usual,
  • J B
    Published about 9 hours ago
    The Spirit in a Plaid Shirt

    The Spirit in a Plaid Shirt

    There was a time when life was filled with spooky events. As a big fan of the supernatural, I knew that I had special abilities of sight, sound and feeling. There were many times when I should have been left for dead. However I knew deep down that I had a guardian angel with me at all times.
  • Daniel Lyddon
    Published about 9 hours ago
    Gracefall

    Gracefall

    As usual, Sister Maria Grazia sensed the evil long before she could see it.  As the black sedan car rolled through the Tuscan hills, she could feel the pressure weighing down on her head.  She closed her eyes, pinched the bridge of her nose, and counted three slow breaths. Ordinarily she would have prayed, but she needed to save her prayers for when she got there.
  • Jason Beard
    Published about 9 hours ago
    Leo Brawn
Staff Picks
  • Sorcha Murphy
    Published 5 days ago
    The Ghosts of Halloweens Past

    The Ghosts of Halloweens Past

    This Halloween most definitely won’t be the celebration that has become tradition to us, but that doesn’t mean it has to be lost. Halloween is so much more than mountains of sugar and litres of fake blood, it is spiritual, a little superstitious and a whole lot of fun. If we dive back into its history, coming from the Celtic tradition of Samhain (s-ow-in), we can find some fun, traditional and safe ways to mark the day!
  • M. McFadden
    Published 9 days ago
    Horror Films Everyone Should Watch During October

    Horror Films Everyone Should Watch During October

    Happy Halloween to all my creepy and crawly lovers!
  • Jose Soto
    Published 20 days ago
    Revisiting John Carpenter's 'Halloween'

    Revisiting John Carpenter's 'Halloween'

    There was an uncanny spectral element to the film. The vintage aesthetic, the way the camera maneuvered throughout its entire duration. Its minimal use of spectacle and special effects.  Its impeccable flow; transitioning from scene to scene without losing a grasp of my attention.
  • Alesia E
    Published about a month ago
    Hulu Horror Movies: 3 Do's and Don'ts

    Hulu Horror Movies: 3 Do's and Don'ts

    With Halloween fast approaching, I’ve spent countless hours preparing myself for the scariest time of the year. This means pumpkin cookies, hot apple cider and horror movie marathons! And with Halloween looking a little bit different this year with quarantine, I want to share the best and worst horror movies to stream on Hulu to make sure you get in the spooky mood!
  • Neal Litherland
    Published 6 months ago
    Top 3 Hidden Gem TV Shows You Should Binge Watch

    Top 3 Hidden Gem TV Shows You Should Binge Watch

    We're all spending a lot more time in front of our screens these days, keeping ourselves inside where we're safe and waiting for the pandemic to blow over. For a lot of us, that means we've already chewed through our list of shows we've been meaning to watch, and we've chased it with our old favorites that we turn to in our times of need. If you're coming up dry for new shows to feed that hunger inside you, and you'd like some fictional fears to deal with as a change of pace, here are three spooky shows that even diehard horror fans may have missed.
  • Jonathan Sim
    Published 8 months ago
    'Fantasy Island' Review—Unscary and Painful

    'Fantasy Island' Review—Unscary and Painful

    If I could go to an island where I could have any fantasy I ever wanted, it would be an island where movies this bad don't get made.
Book Reviews
  • Midnight Musings with Bertena
    Published 10 days ago
    Unsafe Words by Loren Rhoads

    Unsafe Words by Loren Rhoads

    Tagline: Once you’ve done the most unforgivable thing, what will you do next?
  • Ted Ryan
    Published about a month ago
    Beneath the Attic Trilogy by V.C. Andrews - Series Review

    Beneath the Attic Trilogy by V.C. Andrews - Series Review

    V.C. Andrews "Flowers in the Attic" series has captivated readers for the last four decades. Five books explored the twisted Dollanganger family - Andrew Neiderman became the ghost writer for V. C. Andrews following her death in 1986. As well as writing his own V.C. inspired family series, he has delved into the Flowers series with a prequel and sequel continuation. These reviews are purely based on my opinion and focus on the prequel series.
  • Ted Ryan
    Published about a month ago
    Luck (a House of Night Short Story) by Kristin Cast - REVIEW

    Luck (a House of Night Short Story) by Kristin Cast - REVIEW

    To say that the mother-daughter writing duo of the worldwide bestselling House of Night series have expanded upon their universe is a massive understatement - with twelve novels, four novellas, a graphic novel and a four-part sequel series exploring an alternative reality and an upcoming TV adaptation in the works - PC and Kristin Cast have been captivating readers for the past thirteen years.
Fiction
  • Jamesson Acierto
    Published about 9 hours ago
    Monster in a Human Form

    Monster in a Human Form

    One afternoon when my two best friends -Mike and Thomas - came over for a sleepover, we, as usual,
  • Daniel Lyddon
    Published about 9 hours ago
    Gracefall

    Gracefall

    As usual, Sister Maria Grazia sensed the evil long before she could see it.  As the black sedan car rolled through the Tuscan hills, she could feel the pressure weighing down on her head.  She closed her eyes, pinched the bridge of her nose, and counted three slow breaths. Ordinarily she would have prayed, but she needed to save her prayers for when she got there.
  • Jason Beard
    Published about 9 hours ago
    Leo Brawn
Halloween
  • Ruth Elizabeth Stiff
    Published about 8 hours ago
    HAPPY HALLOWEEN

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN

    31st October, Halloween, is such a fun celebration. The children, as well as us adults, dress up as witches, ghosts or vampires, and we all play games, eat fun food and watch ‘scary’ movies, and generally dance the night away.
  • Elle Lunak
    Published 2 days ago
    Costume's Through My Lifetime

    Costume's Through My Lifetime

    Ah, Halloween, Hallows Eve, Day of Terror… whatever you want to call it, I think almost everyone in the world can say Halloween is one of the best holidays around! It comes with leaves on the ground, pumpkins, family time, and getting to stay out late! What kid, adult, dog, goldfish, wouldn’t enjoy the fun traditions that Hallows Eve has to offer?! I know for a fact my twin and I find it to be one of our top favorite holidays!
  • Glenda Hepner Andrews
    Published 3 days ago
    LISTEN TO THE STORIES

    LISTEN TO THE STORIES

    HALLOWEEN, A TIME OF GHOSTS, WITCHES, ZOMBIES AND GHOULS. AT LEAST THAT'S WHAT THEY SAID WHEN I WAS YOUNG. STAY CLOSE TO HOME, DON'T GO FURTHER THAN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD WHILE TRICK OR TREATING. ITS WHEN THE VEIL IS THINNEST AND THEY WILL COME BACK TO TAKE YOUR YOUTH FROM YOU. YEAH RIGHT, I HEARD THIS YEAR AFTER YEAR, BUT NOTHING EVER HAPPENED. OLD GHOST STORIES TOLD BY THEIR PARENTS. WELL IM 18 NOW AND I'M GOING OUT TO PARTY WITH MY FRIENDS, AND I'M SURE NOT WORRIED ABOUT THOSE OLD GHOST STORIES, IM YOUNG BEAUTIFUL AND NO ONE'S TELLING ME WHAT TO DO ANYMORE. WE WERE MEETING AT THE OLD BARN AT THE EDGE OF TOWN. TOMMY WAS THE CUTEST BOY IN SCHOOL AND HE ASKED ME ( YEAH ME) TO MEET HIM THERE. I WORE MY FAVORITE SHIRT AND TIGHTEST PAIR OF JEANS. NEITHER LEFT ANYTHING TO THE IMAGINATION. I WAS A VIRGIN AND I PLANNED ON GIVING TOMMY MY VIRGINITY TONIGHT. IT'S GOING TO BE A NIGHT TO REMEMBER. WHEN I GOT TO THE BARN THE PARTY WAS IN FULL SWING, CANDLES BURNING, WEIRD SYMBOLS WRITTEN ON THE BARN WALLS AND A STRANGE ODOR IN THE AIR. HALLOWEEN DECORATIONS I'VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE. ANYWAY EVERYONE STARED AT ME AS I ENTERED THE BARN. I STARTED TO BACK OUT WHEN TOMMY RUSHED UP TO ME AND TOOK ME BY THE HAND AND SAID THEY WERE STARING BECAUSE I LOOKED SO BEAUTIFUL, THE WERE JUST JEALOUS. I REALLY DIDN'T THINK THAT WAS THE REASON BUT AS LONG AS TOMMY THOUGHT I WAS, WELL WHO CARED. THE MUSIC WAS BLASTING AND EVERYONE WAS GYRATING TO THE MUSIC, TOMMY LEAD ME TO THE BUFFET TABLE WERE THEY HAD A PUNCH BOWL OF RED LIQUID. HE GOT ME A GLASS AND TOOK OUT A LITTLE FLASK AND ADDED IT TOO MY CUP. HE SAID THIS IS SOME OF MY OWN SPECIAL STUFF, YOUR GOING TO LOVE IT. I ASKED WHAT IS IT. HE SAID DON'T YOU TRUST ME? YOUR GOING TO LOVE IT. WELL I DIDN'T WANT TO HURT HIS FEELINGS SO I DRANK IT DOWN. HE FIXED ME ANOTHER ONE AND WE WENT TO SIT ON THE BALES OF HAY. THE MUSIC CONTINUED TO GET LOUDER AND LOUDER AND EVERYONE SEEMED TO DANCE CLOSER AND CLOSER TO ME AND TOMMY. I TOLD HIM I WASN'T FEELING SO WELL. HE JUST SMILED AND SAID JUST LAY BACK AND CLOSE YOUR EYES. EVERYTHING WILL BE OK. I DIDN'T WANT TO CLOSE MY EYES, I WANTED TO GO HOME, BUT I COULD HARDLY MOVE, LET ALONE GET UP. EVERYTHING WENT BLACK, IT FELT LIKE I WAS FLOATING, AND THEN I WAS LAYING FLAT ON SOMETHING HARD. I COULD HEAR CHANTING AND THE MUSIC WAS LOUD AND AND I DIDNT RECOGNIZE IT AT ALL. I KEPT FADING IN AN OUT OF CONSCIOUSNESS. I COULD FEEL THE VIBRATION OF THE MUSIC AND PEOPLES HANDS ON ME, A SHARP EXCRUCIATING PAIN TO MY CHEST AND THEN THERE WAS (NOTHING BUT SILENCE.) I DON'T KNOW HOW LONG I LAYED THERE BUT IT FELT LIKE FOREVER, WHERE WAS EVERYONE, WHERE WAS TOMMY. IT WAS HARD BUT I SAT UP AND NOTICED THE LIGHT COMING THRU THE CRACKS IN THE BARN WALLS. I KNEW I BETTER GET HOME OR MOM WOULD HAVE MY HEAD, SO I STOOD UP, MAN WHAT WAS IN THAT DRINK THAT TOMMY GAVE ME, MY HEAD WAS SPINNING AND I CAN BARELY WALK. SLOWLY I SHUFFLED TOWARD THE BARN DOOR AND HEADED HOME. I HAD TO DO THE WALK OF SHAME THREW TOWN BECAUSE I LIVED ON THE OTHER SIDE. LUCKLY IT'S SUNDAY AND EVERYONE'S IN CHURCH. I WALKED BY THE WINDOW OF THE DRESS SHOP AND NOTICED THIS CRAZY LOOKING MANNEQUIN IN THE WINDOW. HER SHIRT LOOKED LIKE MINE BUT ALL TORE UP AND DIRTY, SAME WITH THE JEANS. WHY WOULD SOMEONE DRESS A MANNEQUIN LIKE THAT. I LOOKED UP AT THE MANNEQUINS FACE. OMG OMG OMG THATS MEEEEEEEEEE. OH MY LORD. HELP ME, WHAT DID THEY DO TO ME, IM SCREAMING IN MY HEAD, HELP ME LORD, BUT THE ONLY THING COMMING OUT OF MY MOUTH IS A MOAN, THEY STOLE MY YOUTH, THE STORY WAS TRUE, OHHH MAMA I SOOO WISH I LISTENED TO YOU..................................................
Monster
  • Bradley Knight
    Published 2 days ago
    Being watched in the Ocean

    Being watched in the Ocean

    I've been diving a lot. South Africa, the Canary Islands, around the UK. I must have about 80 hours logged. So I'm no stranger to it. Yet one dive I had whilst on holiday in the Maldives last October was very different and eerie. Thinking back to it still gives me this chilling gut feeling, even a year later.
  • Lyman Rate
    Published 4 days ago
    Cat's Meow
  • Jackie Villa
    Published 6 days ago
    Mr. Crinkle

    Mr. Crinkle

    On a Halloween afternoon, Mr. Crinkle was shopping at his local corner store. Outside there were strong winds; making the trees brush against the store window. “Damn wind, a storm is coming for sure.” said the Clerk out loud for anyone to hear him. Mr. Crinkle just huffed as he filled his basket with candles and salt. He then approached the register with his basket of items. Suddenly, a group of trick-or- treaters run inside. “Trick or treat!” the children screamed with excitement. “Here, take it you parasites!” said the Clerk as he handed them expired candy. The Clerk smiled in a joking way but the kids’ faces turned from excitement to frightened while in the presence of scary old Mr. Crinkle.
Movie Review
  • Stacey Sikora
    Published about 16 hours ago
    My Personal List of Classic Horror Movie Faves

    My Personal List of Classic Horror Movie Faves

    Oh, it’s the special time of year again when there’s that feeling in the air, a familiar crispy coolness bringing on the reoccurring wonders of what may lurk behind the veil which appears to be at its thinnest. Oh how I love the way that the fall season brings on one of my favorite Halloween traditions of curling up and getting cozy with a hot drink, some roasted pumpkin seeds and slipping into the world of the wondrously eerie, the macabre, and captivating haunts right from my TV screen. Back in the day, it was from VHS rentals. (Yes, I’m that old)
  • Infomance
    Published about 17 hours ago
    07 Thriller Movies on Netflix

    07 Thriller Movies on Netflix

    It’s movie night and you’re kind of lost looking for a movie worth your while. You can push those romantic, comedy and action movies to the side for now. A little further. That’s enough. Enough space for you to have your mind blown and taken away by these spellbinding psychological thriller movies on Netflix.
  • Marielle Sabbag
    Published a day ago
    The Cabin in the Woods - A Movie Review

    The Cabin in the Woods - A Movie Review

    I was not expecting to get chased by zombies when you invited me to your cabin.
Paranormal
  • CF Winn
    Published about 8 hours ago
    Do You See What I See?

    Do You See What I See?

    Imagine you are in your kitchen, baking your favorite bread. What are you thinking about? Are you daydreaming about how good the bread will taste? Are you looking forward to sharing it with your family?
  • Judy Loughman
    Published about 9 hours ago
    A Vacation Rental...With an Uninvited Guest

    A Vacation Rental...With an Uninvited Guest

    It was supposed to be a nice week away for three women and a dog in a beautiful vacation rental in the Blue Ridge Mountains. It was early June and I was looking forward to a week filled with incredible mountain views, stunning photos and relaxing girl time on a deck with a view and a hot tub. But rarely do things go as planned.
  • Brittany Crowe
    Published about 10 hours ago
    The Haunting of Shady Acres

    The Haunting of Shady Acres

    When I was a child, I grew up in the countryside. I lived in a rustic bungalow on a 5-acre parcel of land. It was a quaint abode located fifteen kilometres from a hamlet of 300 people and sixty kilometres from the nearest full service town. All views of the house I lived in were concealed by a canopy of mature spruce trees. The trees were so dense they had to be trimmed back every year to prevent blockage of the driveway entrance. This property was accessible only by a single gravel road leading down a dead end street. Unfortunately, the gravel road was not well maintained and cellular phone reception was poor. It was common for foreigners to become lost in this area. My parents spent many evenings guiding travellers to the nearest gas station. This is how Shady Acres got its name.
Pop Culture
  • Mercurii Retro
    Published 2 days ago
    A World at War and War of the Worlds

    A World at War and War of the Worlds

    There can be an exhilaration in watching chaos unfold in front of you and disrupt the ordinary. This is why disaster movies have been exciting and why action movies place someone in the middle of the action. For over a century, the genre of invasion literature that began in comfort before World War I for a bored audience seeking a thrill has continued that trend. But that genre changes dramatically when an actual invasion and the feeling of being unsafe is still entirely too fresh in the collective minds of the population. The films Independence Day and War of the Worlds are two examples of invasion media but can be analyzed very differently in the context of the terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001. These films came out in 1996 and 2005, respectively, and with only 9 years separating them, they show two vastly different Americas.
  • Ben Jordan
    Published 4 days ago
    Why I Can't Stand Psychological Horror

    Why I Can't Stand Psychological Horror

    When you ask someone what some of the greatest hits of the horror genre of the last ten years have been, what titles do they tend to throw out? Most fellow movie critic and horror fan friends tend to say, The VVitch (2015), Hereditary (2018), Midsommer (2019), The Babadook (2014), Black Swan (2010), Get Out (2017), Ready Or Not (2019), It Follows (2014), The Lighthouse (2019) and The Purge (2013), as the best horror films of the last 10 years. Why? They’re more likely to hold these films in high esteem and appreciation for their acting, aesthetic establishment, beats, camera work, script, sound work, and the way all of those were put together to create the emotional tension, and deliver the terror in a way you don’t stop thinking about how powerless the characters were made to feel. And how you the viewer, were made to feel for days!
  • Ceilana Second
    Published 4 days ago
    4 Lists of the best Horror Films

    4 Lists of the best Horror Films

    Horror is the only good genre. Supernatural, Sci-fi, Fantasy. I can close my eyes and click on any horror film and know, that I’d enjoy it. It might be bad, but that doesn’t stop me enjoying it. With one exception, body horror. It’s cheap, tacky and unless it’s overdoing the blood effects (Tarentino style) I ain’t impressed. Thanks I’ve seen house, and a dozen other hospital programs and I’m not impressed. I know what insides look like. Since I watch more horror than I should I've decided I'm the most qualified person to create a horror watch list for you to follow in your days leading up to Halloween. Feel free to pick and choose between the lists!
Slasher
  • Skyler Sneathen
    Published a day ago
    The Death of Innocence on Elm Street

    The Death of Innocence on Elm Street

    Horror before the slasher genre permeates in a traditional, black-and-white world. Think Dracula, Wolf Man, and general gothic horror. In some of these films, the monster can have some sympathy from the audience. Tragedy comes into play as well. Nonetheless, this monster is still a force of evil, who meets their defeat by the shining white knight in a sense. A Nightmare on Elm Street goes against the type. No doubt, Freddy Krueger comes from tragedy and meets a demise by mob rule. However, we do not sympathize with him, regardless of the injustice of his death. With the time in America's history, A Nightmare on Elm Street represents a loss of innocence.
  • Samantha King
    Published 4 days ago
    Man of my dreams

    Man of my dreams

    "Goodnight mom! Goodnight Dad!" I shouted as I ran up stairs to say my prayers before bed. My mom followed. She always tucked me in kissed my forehead and turned the light out for me. We moved a lot but they were always constants in my life. That I was thankful for.
  • Creative Writer
    Published 9 days ago
    Scary Harry

    Scary Harry

    It was summer back in nineteen seventy-six in a small town of Harrington, Kentucky a small boy by the name of Harry Klinche was only six years old and he was in his back yard playing when heard his father yelling at his mother. He understand what was going on, they use to love each other now they are fighting and yelling over his father’s drinking and his mother’s drug addiction.
Supernatural
  • Marilyn Glover
    Published about 10 hours ago
    Angel Baby

    Angel Baby

    There are so many things that happen in our lives for which we simply cannot explain. For this challenge I have submitted a photograph taken over 20 years ago which captured a true surreal experience. Instead of portraying something spooky, which could potentially haunt one for a time to come; this picture embodies an angelic encounter. I have often drawn upon the positive energy emanated from this event over the years whenever I have felt down and needed a sign of hope.
  • Claire Melanie Ogg
    Published about 15 hours ago
    Clown Doll

    Clown Doll

    Mid 2007. Amanzimtoti, South Africa.
  • Michelle SHAAY
    Published about 16 hours ago
    October 30th

    October 30th

    His heart finally stopped racing but a headache was nagging him near his right temple. Ryan stopped sobbing as the paramedics quickly arrived to help him out of his mangled convertible. Even though the car had to be towed, he felt okay and declined a ride to an area hospital.
Tv Review
  • Samantha Hearn
    Published about 15 hours ago
    A Twin Peaks Halloween

    A Twin Peaks Halloween

    This Halloween I wanted my self portrait series to give homage to the one and only teenage troubled queen, Laura Palmer.
  • Kelly Morris
    Published a day ago
    Despite My Best Efforts I still Hate the Walking Dead

    Despite My Best Efforts I still Hate the Walking Dead

    I hate the Walking Dead. So if you love it and your curious why, read on. If you want to know why so you can convince me otherwise, find a new motivation. I just want something different from television. The most frustrating thing about The Walking Dead (T.W.D.) for me is the lack of a full story arch, followed by Rick just generally, closing that there is no sound decision maker.
  • Narady Nauch
    Published a day ago
    The Haunting of Bly Manor: The Characters I Fell in Love With

    The Haunting of Bly Manor: The Characters I Fell in Love With

    The Haunting of Bly Manor was created by the same people that made The Haunting of Hill House, the Netflix mini series that reinvented horror. This is a synopsis for the characters that made me fall in love with the series
Urban Legend
  • Charleen Mullen
    Published about 13 hours ago
    Haunted eBay Dolls

    Haunted eBay Dolls

    eBay – books, perfume, dolls from hell? So many instances and stories of haunted items being sold on the auction site, but the veracity of most is impossible to prove. One popular item that seems to consistently both titillate and horrify people are haunted dolls.
  • Aarin Pound
    Published a day ago
    Creatures, Cryptids, and Legends of the States
  • Creepverse
    Published 3 days ago
    10 Scary Gaming Urban Legends

    10 Scary Gaming Urban Legends

    At least a majority of us have played a video game once or twice or even several times in our lives and who doesn’t love a good video game? I know I do. But like most things in the pop culture world, video games have become a breeding ground for urban legends and creepypastas. What’s up, guys? Welcome to the scariest page on the internet. I’m your narrator, Kevin and today I will be counting down my top picks for 10 Scary Gaming Urban Legends. From a game that deletes itself once it is completed to a lost sequel more dark and more violent than its predecessor, I will be talking about some of the most scariest video game urban legends that would make your controller tremble with fear. With that being said, let’s get started.