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13 Things You Didn’t Know About Halloween

Halloween has a rich past, full of tradition and legend. The first people to celebrate it were the Celts, who called it Samhain. On this day they believed the barrier between worlds was at its thinnest — on this day the dead might walk the earth. This otherworldly nature has captured imaginations for centuries, leading […]

Why I Love VHSPS (And Why You Should Too)

At the beginning of my first post, I mentioned collecting VHS tapes. At last count, I have over 100 tapes, mostly horror. The best part of this hobby is “The Hunt”. Yard sales, thrift stores & flea markets have become my Mecca for the dead format. eBay is a treasure trove of lost tapes and […]

Creature Feature: The Vampire

While vampires have taken some interesting twists and turns throughout its lifespan, the mythology of the vampire dates as far back as the early 16th century. The first recorded usage of the word ‘vampire’ can be traced to 1734, in a travelogue titled Travels of Three English Gentlemen. However, the term ‘vampyre’ goes even further […]

The Horror of the Donner Party

As of Friday night, I began a road trip going west to visit some friends and relatives for the holiday season. As a means of documenting this trip, I thought I’d pop in with some interesting tidbits about some of the places I’ve traveled through and to. From ghost stories to truly horrific events in […]