This is the time of year when most people start reflecting on their accomplishments and failures--the Ghost Diaries reflects on horror movies. We look back on the year with nostalgic fondness, running a slow motion highlight reel of brutal murders, screaming faces, demonic possession, and pools of blood spreading across new laminate floorboards. 2013 is probably not going to be looked back upon as a watershed moment for horror cinema, but there were still plenty of gems.
The rise of the Corporatocracy uses all tools at its disposal, including Hollywood, which has long been a mouthpiece for both the military industrial complex as well as capitalism itself. How do drones and military robotics figure into this and why is Robocop the perfect example of a new breed of Hollywood propaganda?
George Romero casts aspersions on the most popular zombie franchise in television history. Is he justified?
An account for some very disturbing depictions of viruses in recent movies and television...oh, and the plague
For anyone who's dreamed 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, as a challenge to copyright laws, and as a prophecy of the coming age of reputation currency.
A new website allows you to look up whether previous tenants died in your home.
Watch the 1977 video of Philip K. Dick telling the world he genuinely believes we live in a computer program.
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 of the times? Or maybe... the true horror lies in the fact that people used their imaginations to create their costumes rather than parading over to the nearest Party Shop and forking over money for a prepackaged costume.
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.
What you are about to listen to is a recording retrieved by the FBI of the final hours of Jim Jones's cult before they committed mass suicide in Guyana on Nov. 18, 1978.
Ghost Diaries regular Billy Russell lists his 6 favorite horror movie adaptations...
Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970) is about an artificial intelligence system, Colossus, which was created specifically as a military defense program to protect the United States from the Soviets. It's currently being remade by Ron Howard and Will Smith.
Tired of stale old conspiracy theories? Try some that haven't even happened yet!
We sit down for a chat with a web-based artificial intelligence algorithm. The conversation took some eerie turns.