The rise of the Corporatocracy uses all tools at its disposal, including Hollywood, which has long been a mouthpiece for both the military industrial complex as well as capitalism itself. How do drones and military robotics figure into this and why is Robocop the perfect example of a new breed of Hollywood propaganda?
George Romero casts aspersions on the most popular zombie franchise in television history. Is he justified?
An account for some very disturbing depictions of viruses in recent movies and television...oh, and the plague
For anyone who's dreamed of going to Disney World and never leaving, Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom (2003) is the book for you. Cory Doctorow's increasingly relevant novel is a precious literary artifact, functioning as a potent science fiction missive, as a challenge to copyright laws, and as a prophecy of the coming age of reputation currency.
A new website allows you to look up whether previous tenants died in your home.
Watch the 1977 video of Philip K. Dick telling the world he genuinely believes we live in a computer program.
We find it fascinating how much freakier costumes were back in the day. Were people really that much more deranged back then? Was it a reflection of the times? Or maybe... the true horror lies in the fact that people used their imaginations to create their costumes rather than parading over to the nearest Party Shop and forking over money for a prepackaged costume.
Halloween Season is upon us. Now is the perfect time to turn the lights off in the living room, warm up some popcorn and watch something that chills us to our very core, or something that indulges our inner-macabre. Everyone loves to be scared.
What you are about to listen to is a recording retrieved by the FBI of the final hours of Jim Jones's cult before they committed mass suicide in Guyana on Nov. 18, 1978.
Ghost Diaries regular Billy Russell lists his 6 favorite horror movie adaptations...
Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970) is about an artificial intelligence system, Colossus, which was created specifically as a military defense program to protect the United States from the Soviets. It's currently being remade by Ron Howard and Will Smith.
Tired of stale old conspiracy theories? Try some that haven't even happened yet!
We sit down for a chat with a web-based artificial intelligence algorithm. The conversation took some eerie turns.
The quest to capture ghosts on film dates back to somewhere around the mid-1800s. Spirit photography, with its strange ectoplasm, seems to provide possible evidence of an unseen world.
We had no idea how many UFO religions there were and are in the world. Sure, we've heard of the standards--the eccentric Scientologists, creepy Raëlians, and tragic Heaven's Gate members. But it turns out there is a lineage to the development of UFO religions that dates back to the 40s, when the world was changing dramatically and minds were opening...perhaps a little too wide.
If you are very careful to know your equipment and conduct your sessions, the ultimate step of a paranormal investigation is analysis. Many 'hunters' listen back to recordings on site; while this can be useful in directing a session, be sure to go back and analyze later anyway.