My older brother introduced me to David Cronenberg’s movies when we were teenagers in the 90s, and he recently encouraged me to watch Shivers again, which I did. What a wild movie! Nobody else can bring to cinema what Cronenberg brings, both intellectually and visually. Curious to learn more about Cronenberg’s horror classics, I watched the video below that ranks them. It led me to watch The Brood, which, to me, was not as good as I had expected. I prefer Cronenberg’s other horror gems like Dead Ringers and The Fly to that one.
A spooky clip from a Halloween episode of The Real Ghostbusters that introduces the ghastly villain Samhain.
The US company Spaulding Decon cleans up after crime scenes, hoarders and meth labs and has an interesting YouTube channel, Crime Scene Cleaning, that follows the cleaners on some of their jobs. With the hoarder cleanups, it is unbelievable to see how some people live and how it can affect their neighbors. The videos are not for the faint of heart.
Caitlin Doughty from the YouTube channel Ask a Mortician discusses the history of death masks. I was particularly fascinated by how they were linked to the modern wax museum.
The Screaming Tunnel is a small limestone tunnel, running underneath what once was the Grand Trunk Railway lines (now the Canadian National Railways), located in the northwest corner of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
A local legend recounts that the tunnel is haunted by the ghost of a young girl, who after escaping a nearby burning farm building with her clothing ablaze, died within its walls. Several variants of the legend exist locally, one version has the girl set on fire by her enraged father after he loses custody of his children after a nasty divorce. Another tells of a young girl being raped inside the tunnel and her body burned to prevent any evidence from being found. All versions of these legends ends with the girl screams filling up the tunnel as she was burning to death.
Learn more about the Screaming Tunnel and how one version of the legend has become a rite of passage for local youths on Creepy Canada:
The information above about the Screaming Tunnel is from Wikipedia: Screaming Tunnel.