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

This abandoned sanatorium could be the real-life version of the one in…

San Haven is a former tuberculosis sanatorium in the Turtle Mountains, right on the border between North Dakota and Manitoba. Built in the early twentieth century, the lush grounds and gorgeous buildings attracted patients and medical staff from all over the country into the region for decades — until the TB epidemic… » 10/22/12 2:38pm 10/22/12 2:38pm

New clips from The Apparition show what happens when you believe in…

We love a beast that feeds on fear — such a premise channels the best of Freddy Kruger with a dash of Tinkerbell. And in the new ghost movie The Apparition, a cast full of sexy teens — including a ghost-hunting Tom Felton and Bucky from Captain America (Sebastian Stan) — unleash a spirit from a science experiment… » 8/23/12 7:05am 8/23/12 7:05am

Watch the first 10 minutes of The Awakening and witness a 1920s GHOST…

Rebecca Hall and Dominic West star in a new old-timey ghost hunting horror movie, The Awakening. Hall plays the cynic Florence Cathcart, famous ghost hunter and exposer of ghost grifters. But when West shows up with a real ghost problem, well... you know what will happen next. Watch the first 10 minutes of the movie… » 8/09/12 3:41pm 8/09/12 3:41pm

The real-life ghost stories that inspired the stop-motion zombie movie …

The animated "Goonies with zombies" horror flick ParaNorman is stuffed with floating green spirits and an adorable ghost puppy dogs (who've been horrifically sliced in two). In this exclusive featurette, the voice cast of Leslie Mann, Anna Kendrick and Jeff Garlin explain how real experiences with the paranormal and… » 8/03/12 7:10am 8/03/12 7:10am