Q: What is the most important subject a witch learns in school?
Q: What does a witch use to keep her hair up?
My little cat has been such a brat lately, I call her my gremlin.
Dante, Joe. Gremlins, Warner Brothers, 1984.
With it being the month named after Mars, I decided to look up ghost stories about Roman soldiers. I found the story of a sighting of Roman soldier ghosts in York, Britain. The mix of history and storytelling in the story is fascinating.
Here, a tour guide tells the story of the ghost sighting, which happened back in 1953:
For those who prefer reading, here is a print version of the story:
I’ve always loved a good poltergeist story.
Venetian Book of Hours, c. 1470-80
This video’s got it all: Elvira, a blooper reel from one of her movies, a short history of American horror cinema and a trip to Transylvania. Check it out!
My favourite kind of horror story is short and packed with discomfort, gore and narrative. This horror short video is a perfect example.
Did you grow up reading a storybook version of Christina Rossetti’s Goblin Market?
My Dad and a good friend of mine have visited the Capuchin Crypt in Rome, and they both only had intriguing and good things to say about the site. They spoke about their visits like they had entered a different realm of existence—being surrounded by all of those dead people. I dream of honeymooning to Rome one day and, believe you me, this will be our first stop!