Rooms Is The Perfect Novel For Long Scary Fall Nights

Why do the spirits of people linger long after they've passed from the living world? This is a central question in Lauren Oliver's first adult novel, Rooms, a powerful haunted house story that digs deep into the cracks of a broken family, and the house they grew up in. It's the perfect novel to kick off your fall… » 10/10/14 4:02pm 10/10/14 4:02pm

Graham Joyce's Brilliant Novel About Being Haunted By The Class System

Graham Joyce's death last week was a huge loss, but at least he's left us with one last confounding masterpiece. The Ghost in the Electric Blue Suit, out now in the U.S., is a weird, semi-autobiographical novel in which the fantasy elements are mostly at the margins. And yet, it's a strangely haunting ghost story. » 9/15/14 4:36pm 9/15/14 4:36pm

10 Weird TV Show Ideas That The Networks Keep Trying Over And Over

Just like with movies, you sometimes see a few television shows about the same idea come down the pike. Recently, we had two "supernatural child" shows (Touch and Believe), and a handful of supernatural medical shows. But here are 10 TV show ideas that keep coming back again and again. » 9/12/14 10:06am 9/12/14 10:06am

14 Terrifying Japanese Monsters, Myths and Spirits

The Japanese are very much into their spirits. There are hundreds of them, many harmless, many tragic, and more than a few just mischievous. There actually aren't too many evil spirits wandering the country… but there are a few, and you don't want to mess with any of them. Here are 14 reasons to avoid Japanese… » 1/10/14 10:07am 1/10/14 10:07am

Haunting Spirit Photography from the Age Before Photoshop

There is nothing new under the sun: the history of the photo editing is almost as old as photography itself. Spirit photography was first widely employed by William H. Mumler in the 1860s, but the earliest pieces were made by Sir David Brewster for his 1856 book The Stereoscope: Its History, Theory, and Construction.… » 4/28/13 1:00pm 4/28/13 1:00pm

When Being Human is on, it's the best thing ever

Hot damn, it's like the first season of Being Human all over again! This show finally got back to being highly emotional and exceptionally adorable. In last night's episode, each monster's curse catches up with them, and the result is sad but also kind of awesome. Because these supernatural flatmates are a lot more… » 3/05/13 3:18pm 3/05/13 3:18pm

The very best responses to Safe Haven's batsh*t ending

If you haven't seen the movie adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' Safe Haven (or read the book) and wish to remain unspoiled on the most half-baked twist ending next to The Happening, then stop reading right here. For the rest you ready to hee-haw at the absolute WTF-ness of it all, we've rounded up some of the best… » 2/19/13 1:30pm 2/19/13 1:30pm

Being Human rediscovers its banter sweet spot

Last night's Being Human was a fantastic return to all things bantery and beautiful. This is the US Being Human we want! All three monsters were given hearty helpings of fantastic dialogue topped by interesting dilemmas. We even liked Aidan's strange new delusions. Plus, the two dead girls from the skinless Henry… » 2/12/13 5:09pm 2/12/13 5:09pm

The creepy ghost creature Mama is real, according to Nikolaj…

Game of Thrones' Nikolaj Coster-Waldau plays two characters in the horror movie Mama, but his biggest challenge was acting against an actual ghost. Because Mama was real, not just some CG tennis ball chasing around the actors. It was a real actor, wearing creepy make-up and giant latex fingers, who stalked the sets on… » 1/17/13 9:55am 1/17/13 9:55am

The books Mark Twain "dictated" from beyond the grave

There are always folks trying to exploit the success of authors long after those authors have died. Whether it's capitalizing on a famous ancestor (see Dacre Stoker) or continuing to publish under a deceased writer's pen name, some writers and publishers refuse to let celebrity novelists rest in peace. But few tales… » 11/04/12 1:00pm 11/04/12 1:00pm