Our modern idea of a vampire, a creature that has returned from death to prey on humans at night, is based on the Eastern European vampires myths and legends, such as vampires wearing capes or turning into bats. Although vampire myths occur in almost every culture around the world, such myths are rare in England where the idea was almost unknown until the 18th century, when reports from Europe began to surface.
I ran across a few odd references to a 'demon child' that was born in Cleveland, Ohio and supposedly a sideshow exhibit in the late 19th century. These 'freak' exhibits were quite common in the North America & Europe during the period
This is the time of year when most people start reflecting on their accomplishments and failures--the Ghost Diaries reflects on horror movies. We look back on the year with nostalgic fondness, running a slow motion highlight reel of brutal murders, screaming faces, demonic possession, and pools of blood spreading across new laminate floorboards. 2013 is probably not going to be looked back upon as a watershed moment for horror cinema, but there were still plenty of gems.
I almost fell out of my chair while reading this vintage newspaper article. Maybe Ed Gein took lessons from this guy - 'It rubs the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again' - Buffalo Bill in 'The Silence Of The Lambs'
Virtual reality environments, Google Glass found footage, and live action RPGs of the future!
A Review of Bram Stoker’s 'Dracula' - The Bristol, England, Times And Mirror - 8 June 1897
There's something both haunting and mesmerizing about the prospect of the 7 billion member human race consuming itself because of a virus or supernatural hex. Behold: the top zombie movies of all time!
The premise in the Purge is a pretty original one that allows for a million original plots to arise, so it’s a shame that the plot the filmmakers settled for was a standard home invasion one.
Parasylum II the Unleashed by psychic profiler Robbie Thomas the second in this series. Parasylum is the first book in the trilogy by Thomas. It will scare your pants off and leave you frantically waiting for the continuation in the second book. It's here and ready to read.
Parasylum is Book One in a new trilogy by Thomas. It will scare your pants off and leave you frantically waiting for Book Two. Try not to have nightmares once you've started reading the book. Make sure you think twice before going into one of the many haunted asylums for your own paranormal investigation. Also keep in the back of your mind that it may not let you go when it's time to leave.
Jeff Mudgett spent early family life with a disjointed series of characters who invented lineage instead of talking about the truth. But the horrible news that befell Jeff over a family dinner at age 40 -- is the bloody fact that he's a direct descendant from possibly the most despicable American criminal who ever lived.
Herman Mudgett's insane 19th-century pastimes as H.H. Holmes may have taken the lives of more than 400 people. I doubt the family stuck around for dessert and party favors after that punch. But fifteen years later, the book Bloodstains was born -- great, great grandson Jeff methodically researched the family secret and lived to write about how one guy dealt with the hidden close-knit association with the devil himself.
Includes remakes of The Evil Dead and Carrie, as well as paranormal activity on a plane and a new Rob Zombie film about witches!
A twist of fate. Eternal evil. A woman caught between life, heaven, and hell. A love that breaks the boundaries beyond the veil. By all medical standards, Mary Reilly is dead. Lifeless, her body lies on a cold steel gurney in the mortuary. Her ‘inner eyes’ open, discovering her body. Immobile, Mary needs answers and help. Who will believe? With less than 24 hours before oblivion she embarks on a desperate fight for her life – and Jack Traynor must learn more than the ropes at Olympus Lawn Cemetery: He must master the art of survival in confronting an unstoppable terror obsessed with Mary. His destiny is to save Mary from a fate waiting for her in a plot on Cypress Hill. Or is it?
About the Author
Mackenzie Knight-Is a published Author, her new eBook, Cypress Hill, A Ghostly- Vampire Tale, is now available. She is Paranormal Researcher, and Investigator . Radio Personality. She has her own Celebrity Paranormal Radio Show, Unearthly Encounters Live! On Blog Talk Radio. Mackenzie grew up in a Haunted House
Halloween is on its way so I thought I’d post a brief synopsis of the overwhelming favorite stalkers of the night...Vampires
I received an inquiry from a reader who wanted to know that despite the Dracula story and Vlad the Impaler legends, why Romania was more frequently associated with vampires when the phenomenon has been recognized worldwide?
The creature looked up as the door was broken open...it turned and fled out of the window, leaving her lying on the floor, bleeding profusely from a wound at her neck.
The tale of Sawney Bean is one of the most gruesome Scottish legends and evidence suggests the story dates to the early 18th century
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Some mythical creatures have their origin in tradition and tales from the distant past. However, each culture is associated with a multitude of interesting and odd creatures, many of these beings are humanoids. One of these legendary humanoids is the tiyanak