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Ardglass Castle: Northern Ireland’s Greatest Haunts (S2, E3) REVIEW

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CHRISTINE MILLER takes a look at Northern Ireland's Greatest Haunt's Ardglass Castle episode

Ghost and Hauntings

Haunted Places to Visit in UK and Ireland

Horror Films

Why I love Night of the Demon (1957)

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REN ZELEN reveals why Night of the Demon, aka Curse of the Demon, directed by Jacques Tourner, has made such an impression on her.

Hammer Horror: The Warner Bros Years (2018) REVIEW

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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

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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

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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

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Dracula (1979) is a stylish but different take on the Bram Stoker vampire classic, TERRY SHERWOOD writes

Spooky Isles Videos

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1912) Full Film VIDEO

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

UFOs over England with Nigel Wright VIDEO

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Spooky Isles talks to ufologist Nigel Wright about UFOs and other mysterious phenomena in this video interview

5 historic Sherlock Holmes/Conan Doyle places to visit in Portsmouth VIDEO

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MATT WINGETT shows Spooky Isles around Portsmouth where Arthur Conan Doyle created Sherlock Holmes

Written in Blood: Cultural History of the British Vampire Book Launch VIDEO

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Video of book launch of Written in Blood; A Cultural History of the British Vampire by Paul Adams

Highgate Vampire witness speaks out for first time

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Londoner Martin Trent discusses seeing The Highgate Vampire

Popular Articles

Learn the natural and supernatural powers and benefits of Garlic

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JAMES WILLIS discovers garlic is not just for vampire hunters

9 Weird Welsh Mythical Creatures that will blow your mind!

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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?

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

Glasgow: Top 30 Haunted Places to Visit

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Stevenage: 5 Haunted Places to Visit

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

Guest Articles

The Appointment 1981 review

The Appointment 1981 REVIEW

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Horror legend DAVID McGILLIVRAY reviews The Appointment

5 Haunted Hotels to Visit in the Scottish Highlands

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WES McDERMOTT picks some of his favourite haunted hotels in the Scottish Highlands
And soon the darkness 1970

And Soon The Darkness 1970 REVIEW

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STEPHEN MOSLEY reviews the 1970 thriller, And Soon The Darkness

Does this photograph show the ghost nun of Borley?

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Guest writer JONATHAN MOOR reveals a colour photograph he took in Borley, Essex back in the 1980s

St Armel – a saint of Arthurian greatness

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JACOB MILNESTEIN tells the story of Britain's lesser known dragon-killing saint
Jack the Ripper films

Jack the Ripper Leaves Bloody Film Legacy

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ERIC McNAUGHTON looks at the cinematic history of the notorious Whitechapel serial killer, Jack the Ripper, on film

The Haunting of Ham House

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REN ZELEN investigates the haunted history of Ham House in Surrey
Clairvoyant eye

The Power of Clairvoyance: Unlocking the Power Within

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Guest writer PAUL SANDS gives us some tips on how to unleash the power of clairvoyance

Hammer Horror’s Top 5 Greatest Monsters List

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Monsters were essential to Hammer horror. Guest writer ELLIOT CHAPMAN picks his favourites from the studio's lists of classic films...

Could ‘Near Death Experiences’ actually be painful?

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MJ WAYLAND explores stories of Near Death Experiences and how the "white light" can be a nightmarish experience
What is Pediophobia?

Pediophobia: Haunted dolls and why we hate them

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Pediophobia is the fear of dolls. Guest writer MATTI BEAL, from South Wales, tells us why more people hate dolls than we realise
Joe Hesketh Pendle Hill

Joe Hesketh: A Pendle Witch Trial Investigation

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Artist JOE HESKETH seeks to understand the horrors of the Pendle Witch Trial through art
Lancashire Witches

The Lancashire Witches

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ELLIOT DAVIES delves into the world of The Lancashire Witches from a secondhand book he bought at an Oxfam

Ghosts and the Experiences of Children

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ALAN MURDIE tells us not to worry about keeping ghosts hidden from children, they've probably already seen them

British death through the ages

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Guest writer VIOLET FENN explores the history of the British and their fascination with death

The Bones of St Bride’s Church

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ANTHONY LEWIS recently visited St Brides Church in London where he discovered haunted tales and the remains of Londoners long forgotten
Clophill Church

Clophill Church: A sad case of desecration and myths

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

Mysterious Bidston Hill, beautiful but sinister

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Birkenhead's Bidston Hill has had everything from ghosts, satanists and UFOs haunt its beautiful surrounds, says guest writer LAUREN JONES
Walpurgis Night aka Walpurgisnacht

Walpurgis Night: What is it and why is it spooky?

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Walpurgis Night - 30th April - is a spooky event named after a British saint
Jack the Ripper films

Top 5 Jack the Ripper films of all time

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Guest writer ERIC McNAUGHTON looks at his top five Jack the Ripper five and tell us why they are the best...