Getting Over My Fear Of Chucky
Fear is a fickle thing, there are several types of minor fears, major fears, and unfathomable fears. What I saw in 2004 on the outside of the Regal Cinemas wall of posters was a moment I wouldn't forget, because it was the second time in my life I saw something beyond my child comprehension, but the first time I felt fear to my core.
20 Books That Terrified Me
Halloween is my favourite season not just because everything is scary and dark, but also because of the flavours. These include: ginger, pumpkin, dark chocolate, almond, apple and so many more. They are such delicious flavours and you can eat them warm. But in reality, everything is still scary and dark.
5 Spooky Spirits from Around the World
In recognition of my favourite time of year, I thought it would be fitting to look at some of the greatest myths and legends surrounding our friends of the other world – spirits.
The Spooky Spectrum: Carrie White from Carrie (1976) (Part 1)
Welcome, my dear readers to The Spooky Spectrum, A Halloween Edition of Breaking the (Autistic) Code. I will be looking at Autistic-coded characters in Horror films during the month of October. It is important to note that I will definitely be discussing some disturbing topics in these essays so be cautious before continuing on. Spoilers will also be a thing as well. I am not a licensed medical professional and this series is not about diagnosing the character(s) with Autism Spectrum Disorder. This series is a personal examination of the film/TV show's plot, the character's traits and personality and how they relate to me as an Autistic woman. I would encourage my readers to seek out different perspectives on disability representation especially from BIPOC disabled creators who are often ignored in the disability discourse.
Halloween Memories and Epic Costumes Using Papier-mâché
One of my favorite memories from Halloween past involves making papier-mâché masks with my dad & brother when I was a kindergartner. Looking back, it’s really impressive that my father undertook such an ambitious project with his children who were only five and two years old. Instead of taking us to the store to buy some of those flimsy plastic cape and mask combos that passed as “costumes” for children in the mid-1970s, dad took on the daunting task of engaging his young children in a creative activity that spanned several days.
11 Fearsome Fright-Night Facts For Super-Fans!
Fans of 80's horror will no doubt have fond memories of picking up this horror vampire-gorefest at their local video store. Fright Night was a smash-hit blockbuster when it was released in 1985, earning a direct sequel and a couple of remakes along the way. It perfectly combines classic Bram Stoker vampire lore whilst adding in a fun 80's snapshot of teenage life. I mean, what's not to love about a boy next door finding out his neighbour is a blood-sucking vampire and having to fight back? Nothing that's what!
5 spooky Australian myths and legends to keep you awake at night.
One night when I was a small child, I awoke feeling like something was watching me. I scanned my darkened bedroom, taking extra care to see if there were any shadows that shouldn’t be there, or If I could hear any breathing that wasn’t my own.
‘Prisoners of the Ghostland’ Movie Review
Set in a bizarre, post-apocalyptic pastiche of Eastern and Western culture, a famed bank robber known only as “Hero” (Nicolas Cage) is called upon by the sleazy Governor of Samurai Town (Bill Mosely) to rescue his missing adopted granddaughter Bernice (Sofia Boutella). He is strapped into a leather jumpsuit with explosive nodes attached to his neck, arms, and testicles, and informed that the devices will be detonated if he fails or refuses to comply. Now the Hero must venture into the desert expanse known as “the Ghostland” to retrieve Bernice within three days in order to win back his own life.
Ranking the traps of Saw III
Saw III was meant to be the end of the Saw franchise. A tight trilogy that told the final few traps of John Kramer and his apprentice (and failed test subject), Amanda Young. This ended up doing really well so there were more movies made after this. There will probably continue to be movies made based on Saw, but the two main villains of this series die in this installment.
Best horror movies collection of all times
The highest horror film is based on the best-selling author of the same name, Stephen King, and is one of the greatest horror movies of the century. The slasher movies you saw then became an endless franchise among horror movies, but they started out as a low-budget thriller that won national attention when it went to one of the most lucrative films in history. As one of the oldest horror films of all time, the fifth installment of the unifying universe is not only one of the most terrifying and most influential movies in film history, but also one of the highest-grossing films.
The Woman in Red
The townspeople all know of the spectre of darkness that blankets the lake. They’ve all heard the echoing melody that lures children to the edge of the dark water. Many children in the town have disappeared, last seen walking calmly into the waters that reach up to consume them, their bodies never recovered from the lake despite the efforts from the local law enforcement. Sometimes, there’s not even a splash. People, as humans do, have woven tales for generations. Some people claim to have seen a woman in black near the lake, is it a ghost that lures the children to the depths? A lake monster? As the skeptics would say, a lack of parental supervision that sends the children to their deaths? What supernatural force dwells beneath the obsidian currents of the Black Lake?
The Black Vase
Today I like to share a paranormal encounter that I had when I was a kid. I had many eerie encounters in my old house, and this story is one of those unforgettable ones.
The River's Gift
The bark stung Ben’s hands as he dug furiously into soggy, clay-thick soil, the edges of his makeshift shovel crumbling away in rough splinters. Occasional raindrops were testing his patience with their staccato threats, each one a warning that the storm would be upon him soon.
The clock struck 3:20. The last period of the day had 10 minutes left before school let out. Halloween night. “Are we all set for the party?” Dawn asked the group.
Daydreams and Nightmares
A beautiful dusk had begun to spew a color wheel of light that cascaded over Lake Hali. Peter observed this, and as he did so, he sipped some aged bourbon and puffed an old pipe that had been passed down from his great-grandfather. Peter’s two young children, Abe and Cassie, had been creating a sandcastle that continued to self-destruct when the children had stacked more than three buckets-full of sand.
7 Best Real Haunted Houses in the U.S.
Haunted houses (and hotels) have a story to tell. Unlike those set up around Halloween designed to amuse people young and old, real-life haunted houses share tragic stories, albeit strange deaths, murders, misfortunes, or ghostly sightings. If you can venture across the states or live nearby, check out one or two haunted houses on this list for real Halloween spooks -if you dare.
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