Sometimes the stars align, and a young artist takes up residence at a shambolic historic property, becoming its unofficial tour guide. In the serendipitous case of Justin Parr and the Hot Wells Ruins, located on San Antonio’s Southside, the property in question reveals itself to be riddled with friendly (if creepy) paranormal activity. I spoke with the glass blower...
'Ghost' appears to 'communicate' through polaroid pictures Leah Lewis claims to have suffered months of spiritual activity in the home she shares with her mother, resulting in her having unexplained scratches on her thigh. Her experience forced to call in the help of a psychic medium to cleanse her haunted house and help the apparition “pass to the other side”. As...
You couldn't throw a rock in the late 1990s and early 2000s without hitting a Japanese Horror remake. Arguably, the patient zero of the J-horror boom was Hideo Nakata's "Ringu," a global hit whose success spawned a remake in the US four years later. "The Ring," directed by Gore Verbinski, boasts a simple, and terrifying, premise: Watch a cursed...
Tim and Abi, the twins at the heart of Will Maclean's story of a haunting, The Apparition Phase, are obsessed with the macabre: “There was nothing we didn’t know about the Drummer of Tedworth, or The Screaming Skull of Bettiscombe Manor, or the Poltergeist of Borley Rectory, and 100 other strange and peculiar stories.” So they decide to fake a...
We’ve given up so much outdoor recreation this year. Not that we’re mad about it. Saving lives matters more than backpacking trips and summer marathons. But as the days get warmer, I feel myself craving the smoke-in-my hair smell from a campfire. I miss the sound of owls, the dwindling supply of beer in the cooler, and the way...
5. The Owl Service (1969-1970)The Owl Service, adapted from Alan Garner’s novel of the same name, was made for the family Sunday afternoon TV slot but, it pushed boundaries with its psychedelic editing techniques and themes of love, jealousy, and class snobbery.Teenagers Alison, Rodger and Gywn are drawn into an obsessive love triangle, each playing a role re-enacting the...
They found the bottles buried on the edge of the woods behind the hotel last spring. Specimen bottles mostly, each about the size of a jam jar give or take, many intact, some still filled with clear liquid yellowing to brown then molasses black, the wax and rubber seals of the glass stoppers cracked but somehow holding after 80...
Is Utah a major center for paranormal activity? You might think so if you’re a fan of “Ghost Adventures.” It’s not just that two of six new episodes of the long-running series were filmed here — at Saltair and in Helper. It’s that there were a dozen Utah episodes before that. “I don’t know if it’s just the history and just...
Codnor Castle near Derby is a medieval castle which sits right on the border between Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. The castle is now in ruins after it was nearly completely dismantled in 1643 and is surrounded by countryside that has been parkland for a hundreds of years. The paranormal occurrences at range from dark shadows, to poltergeist activity including doors slamming. Codnor Castle...
Netflix has tapped Christopher Landon (Freaky, Happy Death Day) to write and direct We Have a Ghost, a family adventure film that will star Anthony Mackie (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier), David Harbour (Black Widow), Jahi Di’Allo Winston (Charm City Kings), Tig Notaro (Army of the Dead), Jennifer Coolidge (The White Lotus) and more. The film centers on Kevin, who finds...