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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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    Old Mysterious Photos of Psychics and Fortune Tellers

    Since the beginning of history, psychics have been both worshipped and feared, their powers a subject of both belief and cynicism. Yet, whether you believe in psychic powers as real or unreal, psychics have played a significant role in the shaping of human history. In centuries past, royal families planned marriages and wars were fought […]

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JFK Conspiracy at 50: Did Kennedy’s Interest in UFOs Get Him Killed?

Last year, the month of November marked the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination, as well as the 50th birthday of one of the greatest conspiracy theories of all time. On November 22nd, 1963, a photogenic, charismatic, beloved president had half of his head blown off in broad daylight in front of a roaring crowd […]

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Ti West: Burgeoning Master of Subtle Horror

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

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?

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

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

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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Walking Dead Season 4 Premiere–Half-Breeds and an Evil Harvest??

The Ghost Diaries missed the season 4 premiere of The Walking Dead. Why? That’s a question for the ages, with an answer laced in expletives. But we watched it tonight and were pleasantly surprised. One of our chief season 3 complaints was lack of zombie action in some of the episodes. That was quickly rectified […]

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Christopher Columbus: America’s First Serial Killer

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

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

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 […]