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    Memories Are Passed On Through DNA: How Is this Not ‘Paranormal’?

    Scientists recently announced the discovery that memories seem to be passed down through the generations through DNA. “The experiences of a parent, before even conceiving offspring, markedly influence both structure and function in the nervous system of subsequent generations.” At first mention, one may think to oneself: okay, this makes sense, big deal. But actually […]

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    Oculus, A Great Drive-in Movie

    Guest post by Billy Russell Going to the ol’ drive-in is still one of the most fun ways to experience a movie. You don’t go to the drive-in if you’re obsessively concerned with having the best possible sound and audio quality surrounding you with such pristine remasterings that any flaw or error will stand out […]

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    Dario Argento’s Nightmare Fuel: the Surreal Horror of Suspiria

    *Guest Post by BILLY RUSSELL Much more so than many other “surreal” or “nightmarish” horrors, Suspiria truly captures the feeling of being trapped in a bad dream and being unable to awaken from it. There’s a self-contained logic that is never fully explained and real life is never allowed to intrude on the macabre story […]

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    Passenger from MH Flight 370 Sends Photo/Metadata from Diego Garcia!

    We had a feeling this one wasn’t over yet. The incredible media attention to the Malaysian Flight 370 mystery has yielded a shocking new revelation. We already knew that the United States had a military base, DIEGO GARCIA, in the Indian Ocean near where the plane may have gone down. New information has surfaced from […]

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    Creepy Vintage Photos of MUMMIES!

    Mummy unwrapping ceremonies used to occur fairly regularly. For Victorians and 1950s German academics, it was actually a form of entertainment. Held in lecture halls and universities, mummy unwrapping parties became morbid high brow academic ceremonies fusing the latest archeological discoveries of the time with the public’s own twisted love of the dead and grotesque. […]

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Movie Review: Martin, George Romero’s Forgotten Vampire Film

Guest post by Billy Russell In 1976, sandwiched between Dawn of the Dead and The Crazies, George A. Romero directed a little-known movie called Martin. In some ways, I find Martin to be similar to Francis Ford Coppola’s movie, The Conversation, the other brilliant movie he made in the 1970s between The Godfather, Part II […]

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Confessions of a Paranormal Researcher, Part 2: The Ghosts of Slaves

-Guest post by the Banshee The greatest skill I bring to my work with the spirit world is the fact that I have paid attention to the “wages of sin” or the consequences of generations of psychological and physical abuse in my family. So when I am called into a spiritual situation, no matter how […]

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Movie Review: V/H/S 2 and the Horror Panopticon

We’re in the Golden Age of the found footage genre. In the empire of the panopticon, horror movies thrive off 24/7 street surveillance, surgical cameras, security cameras, microscopic cameras, smartphones, webcams, etc. We live in a hunted, stalked society, consumed and regurgitated like a freshly turned zombie’s black bile. Cameras are everywhere–watching our carefully scripted […]

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The 40 Best Zombie Movies Ever Made: Part Two

It’s hard to explain why we love zombie movies so much. It’s more than the fear or the gore. It’s more than the camp or the B-movie nostalgia. There’s just something fundamentally exciting, almost poetic, about the idea of the undead chasing down living humans and eating them alive. And more importantly, there’s something both […]

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Movie Review: The Purge

Guest Post by Billy Russell The premise in The Purge is a pretty original one: For twelve hours in one day of the year, all crime is legal. Because of this, all Americans have the opportunity to purge their sins without legal repercussion and violent crime is at an all-time low. Things are going well […]

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Confessions of a Paranormal Researcher Pt. 1

– Guest Post by the Banshee Anyone who tells you that he or she is a “paranormal expert” should probably not be trusted. This might be a strange way to start a series of posts on The Ghost Diaries about my own paranormal work and research. Call me way too traditional, but I do not […]

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Time Travel Vs Space Travel

We humans are fond of asking hypothetical questions. Sometimes these come in the form of torturous, disgusting ultimatums: would you rather make out with a drugged warthog for half an hour or live in a sewer for a week? Or in the form of potential superpowers: would you rather have the ability to fly or […]

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The 40 Best Zombie Movies Ever Made: Part One

You asked for it and we’re delivering the goods. We’ve watched over 150 zombie movies in order to compile this list. Our minds are lost. And yes, this includes many different types of zombies. Whether they’re infected with a virus, or turned undead by a voodoo curse or radioactive goo, as long as they resemble […]

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The Changeling (1980): Subtle Horror Masterpiece

A ghost story is a hard one to manage. As far as concocting a scary story for a horror movie, it’s easy for a movie about a haunting to slip into utter ridiculousness as each scare, by formulaic definition, must top the last one until, at the very end of the movie, anything that once […]

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The Synchronicity of Evil: 8 Coincidences That Will Creep You The Hell Out

We’ve all experienced instances of synchronicity in our lives, moments that seem so incredibly coincidental it’s as if the cosmos themselves are laughing at us. The Ghost Diaries decided to gather the most haunting coincidences ever reported. Prepare yourself for some of the most sinister examples of synchronicity you could possibly imagine…and remember, they actually […]