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New Bizarre Twists in the Macabre Case of Elisa Lam

Unexplained

A few months ago, we reported on the incredibly creepy and gruesome case of Elisa Lam, a Canadian tourist who was found in a water tank at the top of the infamous Cecil Hotel, a hotel well known to have housed two serial killers and a myriad of strange deaths and suicides. The facts of […]

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The Best Campy Horror Films on Netflix Streaming

Entertainment, Horror Movies

Guest post by Billy Russell To preface this list, let me clarify that not every film discussed below is necessarily “campy”. It’s more that they remind me of a time in my childhood that was somewhat trashy. These are all horror movies that are great in their own ways and specifically appeal to the camp […]

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Nightmare Death Syndrome, bangungot, Strikes Again

Paranormal, Science, Unexplained

By Jake Anderson The Japanese call it pok-kuri. Filipinos call it bangungot or batibat. For the Hmong people of Vietnam and Laos, it is the tsob tsuang. Taiwanese men, some of whom wear lipstick to bed in order to deceive nocturnal ghosts, claim it is the phi am or ‘widow ghost’, a malevolent spirit who, […]

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The Ten Greatest Horror Films Of All Time

Entertainment, Horror Movies, Lists

Guest post by Jamie Naqvi The Ghost Diaries is always in search of opinionated writers willing to definitively state the way things are. Few tasks could be harder for an inspired cineaste and horror fan than to narrow down the entire genre down to just 10 films, but writer/filmmaker Jamie Naqvi has done so. Without […]

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17 Creepy Ventriloquist Photos

Entertainment

Like the Ouija board, ventriloquism has a downright creepy history. In ancient times, it was believed that chosen prophets could communicate with spirits of the dead by means of ventriloquism. By producing sounds with the stomach (rather than by mouth), these prophets would utter words without moving their lips, and onlookers believed the sounds came […]

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World War Z Review: Martial Law, UN Militants and Zombies!

Entertainment, Horror Movies, Zombies

We found ourselves pleasantly surprised–moderately shocked, actually–at the movie theater Friday evening: World War Z wasn’t a complete piece of shit. In fact, for a PG-13 rated Hollywood-commandeered adaptation of a violent zombie novel, it was an above average summer blockbuster and a possible honorable mention on our Best Zombie Movies of All Time list. […]

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

Entertainment, Horror Movies, Zombies

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

Entertainment, Horror Movies, Lists, Zombies

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

Entertainment, Horror Movies

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

E.S.P, Paranormal, Unexplained

– 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

Entertainment

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

Entertainment, Horror Movies, Lists, Zombies

You asked for it and we’re delivering the goods. We’ve watched over 150 zombie movies in order to compile this list. We nearly lost our minds in the process. 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 […]

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The Changeling (1980): Subtle Horror Masterpiece

Entertainment, Horror Movies

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

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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 […]

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Reincarnated Children and Past Life Memories

E.S.P, Paranormal, Unexplained

The concept of reincarnation has grown from its roots in ancient mysticism to a vibrant cultural meme, recycled and reinvented from generation to generation. Reincarnation, at the very least, suggests a collective human memory bank and powerful cosmic synchronicity. Contemporary views on reincarnation are beginning to transcend stale religious platitudes, which is refreshing for those […]

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Eye Witness Testimony of Shapeshifter’s Broken Veil

Unexplained

Though it’s hard to believe, there are thousands of people who claim to have witnessed strange entities who suddenly shift physical appearances. Fringe conspiracists believe there could be extraterrestrials or even demons living among us in disguise. Some claim these shifts have even been caught on video. The following post was submitted to us by […]

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Timeslips, Multiverse Jumps and Dimensional Shifts

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Feature pic from film *Lunopolis In the early 1990s, a well-traveled man arrived in Tokyo for a business trip. But he had a problem. Though fluent in several languages and in possession of a variety of international currencies, the man found himself marooned in the wrong country. Why? Because his passport and driver’s license tied […]