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George Romero Disses ‘The Walking Dead’

Entertainment, Horror Movies

The godfather of zombie movies, George Romero, had some unflattering words to say about The Walking Dead series in a recent interview with The Big Issue. Romero said, “They asked me to do a couple of episodes of ‘The Walking Dead,’ but I didn’t want to be a part of it. Basically it’s just a […]

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Your Grandchildrens’ Descendents Will Live In A Dyson Sphere–Just Like the Aliens Do

Aliens, Science

Featured image by Julian Aguilar Faylona Barring a mass extinction of the human race–which, of course, is completely plausible–our technological progress will likely continue to grow exponentially, making the chances of a technological Singularity quite good. This Singularity will fuel unimaginable change on the Earth–the development of androids, strong artificial intelligence, posthuman entities that combine […]

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The Plague Is Following Me: Nasty Viruses On Screen

Entertainment, Zombies

Guest post by Ghost Girl “The most terrible thing of all was the despair into which people fell when they realized that they had caught the plague; for they would immediately adopt an attitude of utter hopelessness.” -Thucydides So viruses freak me out. True story. Here are the best of the worst plague narratives currently […]

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Disney Détournement: Cory Doctorow’s Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom

Entertainment

Feature pic by Broly1337 For anyone who’s dreamt 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, a satirical challenge to copyright laws, and as a […]

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Dark Matter May Produce Life and Create a Parallel Universe

Science, Unexplained

By Jake Anderson Dark matter and dark energy are already two of the most enigmatic concepts in all of science. They just grew even more puzzling. Cosmologists are saying they may have discovered a second type of dark matter that is not diffuse and can interact with itself. The effects of this may have been […]

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Ti West: Burgeoning Master of Subtle Horror

Horror Movies

Post by Billy Russell One of the freshest directors working in horror movies these days is Ti West. His movies are unique in that he cherishes suspense almost as much as a pay-off. It’s refreshing to see a filmmaker take pride in fear-making and not just the amount of blood that can feasibly be made […]

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How to Find Out Who Died In Your Home

Entertainment

The new website DiedinHouse.com is a pretty marvelous concept, though it’s hard to imagine most people using it for anything besides ghoulish, morbid delight. What adolescent hasn’t pondered the souls who once lived in his childhood home, wondering if someone died in the very room in which he now fantasizes about women on a daily […]

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Did Philip K. Dick Discover the Matrix?

E.S.P, Entertainment, Paranormal

Towards the end of his life, sci-fi master Philip K. Dick suffered from mental health ailments. Dick himself had always believed in a plurality of realities (‘pluriform pseudo worlds’), and didn’t necessarily consider schizophrenic visions to be insane. To delve into these issues would be to take on the entire 20th century psychiatric empire, which […]

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Young Ghost Hunter Spends a Night at the Waverly Hills Sanitorium

Ghosts, Paranormal

The Ghost Diaries recently received an email requesting we put eyeballs on a ‘ghost’ photo. The email seemed to be from a young ghost hunter, or perhaps even a cabal of young ghost hunters at the Floyd Central High School in Southern Indiana. We were referred to an article published in The Bagpiper Online, the […]

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The Scariest Halloween Costumes Ever Pt. 2

Entertainment

Last year, we did a post on the scariest halloween costumes ever…which you should check out! Since then, we have found even more creepy costumes to whet your whistle. 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 […]

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Christopher Columbus: America’s First Serial Killer

Conspiracy, Science

The title of this is provocative but true, and we’re launching our serial killer section with it. Today, America celebrates the life of its first mass serial killer, Christopher Columbus. Most schoolchildren are taught early in school that Columbus is some kind of hero–the man who discovered America. The endurance of this lie in popular […]

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‘Spooky Action': 3 Mind Blowing Ramifications of Quantum Entanglement

Aliens, Science

The following is a highly speculative article about possible future uses of quantum entanglement. If overwrought speculation bothers you, we recommend you not read it. On the other hand, if you like imagining the dazzling potentialities of quantum theory, godspeed you black emperor! Sending Information Through Time One of the startling conclusions of modern quantum […]

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6 Best Family-Friendly Halloween Movies

Entertainment, Horror Movies

By Billy Russell 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. Below are some movies I think the entire […]

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Top Conspiracy Theories of 2013

Conspiracy, Lists

At the start, let us say that the Ghost Diaries neither believes nor disbelieves any of these theories. Some of them are pretty outlandish. Others feel slightly more plausible. We are reporting them, not endorsing them. Some people take offense at conspiracy theories, especially ones pertaining to tragic events. Certainly, there are offensive, repulsive ways […]

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Gravity, Space Porn With a Story

Entertainment

Post by Billy Russell It’s sort of a shame that the tagline, “In space no one can hear you scream” has already been taken by 1979’s Alien because that perfectly encapsulates the terror present in Gravity, the new movie by Alfonso Cuarón, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. The muted, soundless destruction that leaves our […]

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My 6 Favorite Horror Movie Adaptations

Entertainment, Horror Movies

Guest Post by Billy Russell Ghost Diaries regular Billy Russell lists his 6 favorite horror movie adaptations… Jaws Oh, sweet Jaws. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways… 1. The direction and editing on the beach scene climaxes with a child turning into a tornado of gore and a vertigo shot is […]