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June 7, 2020

When you mention the Universal Monsters what typically comes to mind is the black and white old school horror characters of Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy and The Wolfman. These creatures, who had their start in novels, have been re-created, hailed and popularised in many ways, and stand firm as the best horror characters ever written.

But there's someone who is missing in that list of Universal Monsters, someone who gets overlooked quite a bit from the less die-hard horror fans. I'm talking about the Creature from the Black Lagoon, and honestly we need to bring this fishy dude into the spotlight more!

The Creature fro...

June 3, 2020

Found footage film burst onto the scene as a new genre of horror, and while it was the filming method of the cult favourite The Blair Witch in 1999, it didn't really hit it's stride in popularity until the 2007 horror Paranormal Activity. What came next was a rush of found footage type horror situations to put the viewer firmly within the action, and while some were successful others just succeeded in making the audience feel motion-sick. 

Since everyone started doing found footage the trend got outdated quickly. The idea behind why production crews wanted to make found footage films was sound - less production cost...

May 29, 2020

If you opened a magazine at any point in your life you would have likely seen your horoscope - an astrology based sign that depicts different aspects of your personality, your traits, and your passions. For example, I was born on the 31st July which makes me a Leo. The generalised traits of a Leo sum me up pretty well, being loud, creative and passionate.

But I have recently discovered though that while we can have star signs (or these are better referred to as "sun signs") we also have moon signs, which are a completely different astrological character. Sun or star signs are determined by your date of birth, but moon si...

May 21, 2020

Valak is a demon that was made popular in the movie The Conjuring 2, Annabelle Creation and The Nun, where Valak was featured as an evil spirit that took the shape of a nun to haunt a convent in Romania, before it was brought to America and interacted with Lorraine Warren of the Warren paranormal investigators. But did you know that Valak is an actual goetic demon?

Valak was first mentioned in the demonology tome The Lesser Key of Solomon, as well as many other demonology transcripts that were written around that time. The Lesser Key of Solomon is actually a book of 72 demons that King Soloman apparently banished du...

May 15, 2020

I've always been a spiritual person. I was raised in a strictly Christian household, and while I don't practice a particular religion myself any more I am very open to hearing about the experiences and beliefs of the world and other cultures - especially if they are more naturalistic based.

As a vegan and an on-the-way environmentalist, I am trying to live in the best life I possibly can while utilising the Earth and its precious resources in a non-destructive way. Everything on this Earth has been put here for a reason, and I enjoy researching and discovering what they mean and how they are connected to the human race.

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May 11, 2020

Losing one of your five senses - touch, sight, hearing, smell and taste - is a terrifying thought to many people, especially the ability to hear and speak as it is a huge basis of our forms of communications. Well, horror genres like to capitalise on some of our greatest fears, and even something simple like the ability to speak and make noise can be turned into a perfect weapon in the horror movie genre.

Here are some of the best horror movies that make the loss of a sense terrifying.

A Quiet Place

I watched A Quiet Place in the movie theatres, and it was so damn quite that I didn't want to eat my popcorn for fear of...

May 7, 2020

Salem, Massachusetts, is one of the most famous locations for occultists, Wiccans, and horror history lovers alike. Known for the infamous Salem Witch Trials, in which more than two hundred people were accused of witchcraft in 1692 and 1693, and twenty five people were executed during the hysteria of outing witches, Salem is said to be one of the most haunted places in America.

And nobody takes on their cloak of history like Salem.

A visit to Salem, Massachusetts, is on the bucket list of every witch lover, myself included. There are so many deliciously witchy places you can visit, and I've put together my very own l...

May 1, 2020

I watched the horror movie Hereditary recently for my previous article about the most intelligent horror movies made, and while I was researching for this article I stumbled across a lot of information about Paimon, a demon icon that is recognisable along the lines of Baphomet, Lillith, Adam, Eve, and the other religious history. So after Hereditary I thought I would read a little more into Paimon and figure out exactly who he is.

King Paimon isn't as ambiguous as Baphomet is and he is seen as being subservient to Lucifer and one of the nine kings of Hell or Goetia, specifically the King of the West. He is first mentione...

April 28, 2020

In the 1950's it was pretty common place to take your date to a drive in movie theatre to watch some kind of spooky horror flick in order to get your date so scared and horny that they will have sex with you. That's legitimate right?

But whether or not it actually was a common occurrence, there definitely seems to be some truth in that. Watching horror movies together gives you a more likely chance to stay together, and here's why.

It helps you de-stress

According to Multiple studies, watching horror regularly actually helps you de-stress in the long term, even if you find watching these kinds of horror movies quite stress...

April 23, 2020

Ever wanted to try your hand at being the star in a horror movie? There are so many ways you can see where you fit into the horror archetype and if you would likely survive, and thankfully many people have put together the opportunities when you can do just that! Will you survive these Fright Night experiences (if you survive coronavirus that is)?

Slasher Camp

Nestled in Arizona is a property called On Pins and Needles that is set up for all your perfect horror movie escapee needs, the most popular being a Friday the 13th escape game. The idea is the you have about half an hour to try and escape Jason, who is on the hunt...

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