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Burton Agnes Hall, England’s most horrifying haunting

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Burton Agnes Hall, one of England’s greatest hauntings, has been engulfed in terrifying spectral goings on for centuries, says RICK HALE

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Death Line (1972) aka Raw Meat

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Death Line (1972) starring Donald Pleasence and Christopher is a fan favourite. Here's 10 things you didn't know from SIMON BALL.

X: The Man With The X-Ray Eyes (1963) BLU-RAY REVIEW

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RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES reviews the new release of the Ray Milland classic X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963)

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

Spooky Isles Videos

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

The Truth behind the Witches’ Sabbat VIDEO

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JON KANEKO-JAMES discusses the truth behind the infamous Witches' Sabbat in this Spooky Isles' video

Britian’s Haunted Roads: Interview with Peter McCue VIDEO

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Dr Peter A, McCue talks to Spooky Isles about some his haunted roads and highways from across the UK

The X-Rays (1897) VIDEO

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The X-Rays (1897) is one of the earliest British spooky films in existence

Della Farrant, Haunted Highgate Interivew November 2014 AUDIO

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Spooky Isles talks to Della Farrant, the author of Haunted Highgate, at the haunted Gatehouse pub

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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

British death through the ages

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

Derby’s Top 5 Haunted Places to Visit

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ELLIOT DAVIES picks his five favourite spooky places to visit in the East Midlands City of Derby
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
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

The Children and 'Blood Relations' of Dracula in Film History

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JIM IVERS ponders the many film 'sequels' to Dracula that involve his off-spring

Where to find the ghostly wives of King Henry VIII: A Paranormal Guide

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Guest writer TAYLA McRAE lists the haunts of the ghostly former wives of King Henry VIII

Ov A novel by Kevin Patrick McCann BOOK REVIEW

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JANET KENNY reviews Ov A Fantasy, a new novel by Liverpool-based writer Kevin Patrick McCann

Richard Cabell, Devon’s Most Notorious Squire

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Guest writer MARK NORMAN looks at the dark legend surrounding the 'evil' Squire Richard of Devon, including black dogs!
Bram Stoker Dracula

Reflecting on Bram Stoker’s Dracula

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Guest writer REN ZELEN looks back on the 100 years since Bram Stoker's death and reports how his most famous creation, Dracula, continues "to feed on the lifeblood of our culture"

Does the ghost of Mary Shelley’s sister haunt Swansea?

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KELLY HAMBLY tells us the tragic tale of how the author of Frankenstein's sister committed suicide in Wales

The Hunger (1983) REVIEW

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JAMES E. PARSON reviews the stylish vampire horror flick The Hunger (1983)
Ladbroke Grove Station

The Ghost Bus of Ladbroke Grove

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MJ WAYLAND describes a phantom speeding double-decker in 1930s Kensington
Pinhead Tattoo

Why Pinhead Tattoo is on my Arm

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ANDY STEWART explains why he has a Pinhead tattoo on his arm

Should paranormal investigators tell ghosts they’re dead?

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Guest writer CLARISSA VAZQUEZ says some spirits might not know they're dead!

Aberglasney Gardens: Beware the Corpse Candles

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Aberglasney Gardens in Carmarthenshire, Wales, has a ghost and ghastly past, says RHEA SEREN PHILLIPS
The Christmas ‘Were-Wolf’

Werewolves of Wales: Everything you need to know

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RHEA SEREN PHILLIPS shines a light on the Werewolves of Wales!
last hanging at Reading Gaol

Reading Goal’s Last Man Hanged: John Gould

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NICOLA CARPENTER describes the unspeakably brutal crime that lead the last man to be hanged at Reading Gaol
Haunted Whitby Abbey

My Ghost Experience: The Grey Lady of Whitby

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ROB LUPINE remembers some spooky goings-on during his childhood in the Yorkshire coastal town of Whitby
White Lady Road

Plymouth's most famous ghost haunts White Lady Road

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Guest writer KEVIN HYNES reveals the ghostly origin behind Plymouth's White Lady Road

Witch of Saratoga, Northampton’s forgotten magickal emigrant

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Angeline Tubbs left England in 1761 and became the infamous Witch of Saratoga, writes JJ MERRYWEATHER