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Was Jack the Ripper a cannibal?

HOWARD JACKSON argues Jack the Ripper may have been a cannibal in this exclusive extract from his book. Too Darn Hot...

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Haunted Places to Visit in UK and Ireland

Horror Films

Hammer Horror: The Warner Bros Years (2018) REVIEW

TERRY SHERWOOD takes a look at Hammer Horror: The Warner Bros Years (2018), which documents the final years of the great British horror studio, in this edition of Sherwood After Dark.

Tod Slaughter, England’s forgotten horror star

TERRY SHERWOOD looks at the life and film career of top English screen villain Tod Slaughter, in his new regular column for Spooky Isles, Sherwood After Dark

Magic (1978) Blu-ray REVIEW

RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES reviews the new blu-ray release of Magic (1978) with Anthony Hopkins
Frank Langella in the title role of Dracula 1979

Dracula 1979 REVIEW

Dracula (1979) is a stylish but different take on the Bram Stoker vampire classic, TERRY SHERWOOD writes
Peter Cushing in From Beyond the Grave (1974)

From Beyond the Grave (1974) REVIEW

From Beyond the Grave (1974) is one of Amicus' finest horror anthologys, says SELENE PAXTON-BROOKS

Spooky Isles Videos

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1912) Full Film VIDEO

Watch the earliest surviving movie version of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde 1912 film

Creepy kids still haunt Hanwell Community Centre

Hanwell Community Centre is one of London's most haunted former schools...

The Haunted Curiosity Shop (1901) VIDEO

The Haunted Curiosity Shop (1901) is one of the first ever British made horror films.

Were Witches in Ye Old England considered Pagan? VIDEO

Writer-historian JON KANEKO-JAMES compares today's witches with their ancestors and asks whether they practice the same pagan religion?

The Highgate Vampire: Fact or Fiction (with David Farrant) VIDEOS

David Farrant talks about the Highgate Vampire in London in September 2013

Popular Articles

Learn the natural and supernatural powers and benefits of Garlic

JAMES WILLIS discovers garlic is not just for vampire hunters

9 Weird Welsh Mythical Creatures that will blow your mind!

Check out these Welsh Mythical Creatures - an arrange of the strangest you've ever seen - from NIA JONES!
What is a caulbearer

What is a Caulbearer and why is it spooky?

The legendary Caulbearer still has the power to provoke superstition and wonder, says JAMES WILLIS

Glasgow: Top 30 Haunted Places to Visit

Here's an extensive list of Glasgow's ghosts and hauntings, from MJ STEEL COLLINS - how many have you been to?
Clophill Church

Clophill Church: A sad case of desecration and myths

Clophill Church in Bedfordshire, England, is notorious for its hauntings and folklore, says NICOLA CARPENTER
Haunted Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes: 5 Haunted Places to Visit

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, is packed full of haunted places to visit. SELENE PAXTON-BROOKS picks some of her favourites.

Ireland’s Top 10 Haunted Hotels

Want to spend a night in one of Ireland's many haunted hotels? ANN MASSEY has picked the 10 spookiest to scare your bed socks off!
Carry on Screaming

Carry On Screaming! 10 things you didn’t know

Carry On Screaming! - a spoof on Hammer Films - is both a is a horror and comedic delight, says guest writer ANDY DAVIDSON
Glamis Castle Scotland Earl Beardie, monster of glamis

10 chilling facts about Haunted Glamis Castle Scotland

KEITH COLEMAN reveals some secrets from the spooky halls of Haunted Glamis Castle in Scotland
Haunted Stevenage

Stevenage: 5 Haunted Places to Visit

Haunted Stevenage author PAUL ADAMS picks five of the most spooky places in the Hertfordshire town to visit

Guest Articles

Jacqueline Pearce in her iconic title role as The Reptile (1966), one of many cult roles that made her a legend of fim and television.

Jacqueline Pearce tribute: The Reptile on film, an angel in life

Guest writer JASON D. BRAWN pay a touching tribute to Hammer Horror legend Jacqueline Pearce

Theatre of Blood 1973 REVIEW

SIR BLIMELY WINDY reviews the Vincent Price Shakespeare horrorfest Theatre of Blood
Haunted Wollarton Hall

Nottinghamshire’s Top 10 Haunted Places to Visit

LEE ROBERTS takes us through 10 of his top locations in haunted Nottinghamshire

The Enigma of Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP)

Guest writer PENNY GRIFFITHS-MORGAN discusses how she uses Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP) during paranormal investigations
Carry on Screaming

Carry On Screaming! 10 things you didn’t know

Carry On Screaming! - a spoof on Hammer Films - is both a is a horror and comedic delight, says guest writer ANDY DAVIDSON
The Silent Pool

The Silent Pool's Legacy of Medieval Murder

MATTHEW FORDE tells the dark tale that haunts a Surrey watering hole

JN Maskelyne, the Victorian magician who took on the fake spiritualists

Guest writer JAREK ADAMS tells why Victorian magician John Nevil Maskelyne was the perfect subject for her new play
Spirit Photography

Spirit Photography and the Internet Age

Author PETER TOWNSEND concludes his three-part series on Spirit Photography by looking at how the Internet has given a boost to photographing ghosts.
Joe Hesketh Pendle Hill

Joe Hesketh: A Pendle Witch Trial Investigation

Artist JOE HESKETH seeks to understand the horrors of the Pendle Witch Trial through art
Scottish serial killers

Scottish serial killers who shocked the world

Guest writer JOHN MILTON has got down and dirty with these Scottish serial killers

What do hands mean in cemeteries?

NICOLA CARPENTER describes the different meanings behind hands on cemetery monuments
Black Shuck East Anglia

Black Shuck sightings in East Anglia and where to visit them

Guest writer PIERS WARREN goes on the trail of Black Shuck to reveals where to find the beast's haunts in East Anglia
Being Human

Where are the British vampires?

British and Irish authors have created the world's greatest vampire literature but funnily enough, we have few homegrown bloodsucking legends of our own. Guest writer VIOLET FENN asks why.

Tyrrell’s 19 rules for seeing the perfect ghost

G.N.M. Tyrrell was a pioneer of paranormal research who developed theories still relevant today, guest writer DUNCAN WOOD says

The horror behind The Town Halloween Forgot

Guest writer KELLY HAMBLY tells us about her latest novel, The Town Halloween Forgot
Langham Hotel London

Langham Hotel, haunted stay in the heart of London

The Langham Hotel in the heart of London has its fair share of famous spooks and spectres.
Green Children of Woolpit

Green Children of Woolpit remains a mystery

EVELYN SPARROW tells how two 'green' children mysteriously appeared in the Suffolk town of Woolpit during the 12th Century

5 Haunted Places to Visit in the New Forest

PETER LEWIS looks at some of the haunted places in the New Forest in the south of England
Jack the Ripper

Growing Up in the Shadow of Jack the Ripper

DANIEL MacDONALD tells what it was like growing up in the East End with a family connection to the Jack the Ripper killings

The Ghost of Gressenhall

ISABELLE KING tells the sad tale of 12-year-old Harriet Kettle, the Ghost of Gressenhall