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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 […]

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GD Interviews Artificial Intelligence Entity Named Cleverbot

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This week the Ghost Diaries sat down with Cleverbot, a web-based artificial intelligence algorithm that simulates intelligent human conversation. It’s been said that Cleverbot’s flair for meaningful conversation borders on uncanny; and in 2011, Cleverbot passed the vaunted Turing Test, putting him/her/it up there with Watson as one of the top AI celebrities of the […]

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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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The Shining: Behind the Scenes Photos

Entertainment, Horror Movies

In celebration of one of the greatest horror movies of all time, we decided to put together some behind the scenes photos of the making of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. We here at The Ghost Diaries can never get enough insight into Kubrick’s brilliant filmmaking process, especially in The Shining. We study every ingenious frame […]

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Was Stanley Kubrick Killed By The Illuminati?

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One of the more outlandish conspiracy theories holds that Stanley Kubrick was killed by the Illuminati for revealing too much about the secret society in his final film Eyes Wide Shut. While the official cause of death was listed as cardiac arrest (certainly not shocking for a 70 year-old man), some conspiracists point to the […]

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Top 5 Scariest Horror Movie Soundtracks

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From the screeching sounds of strings in ‘Silence of the Lambs’ to the staccato rhythmic piano in ‘The Exorcist’, film-makers have long relied on disturbing music to elicit pure terror in the viewer. Scientists now think they have figured out why horror movie music makes our skin crawl. Studies have shown that high pitches and […]