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Fire-gazing folklore: A guide seeing through the flames

CLAIRE BARRAND tells us about the folklore of fire-gazing

Piano-playing phantom shocks Padstow tourists

Guest writer MARY BRAZIL reveals how a holiday haunting in Padstow, Cornwall, has never left her memory...

Caeser’s Nightclub Most Haunted REVIEW

CHRISTINE MILLER looks back on Most Haunted: Caeser's Nightclub

The Clock House Most Haunted REVIEW

CHRISTINE MILLER looks back on Most Haunted: The Clock House

Charnock Hall Most Haunted REVIEW

CHRISTINE MILLER looks back on Most Haunted: Charnock Hall in Preston, Lancashire

England’s 9 most puzzling ghost photos that can’t be explained

RICK HALE takes a look at some of the most unexplainable English paranormal photographs

Gravestones and Ghosts at George and Dragon Pub, Shipley

George and Dragon Pub in Shipley, West Sussex, is full of tales of fear, hate, suicide and hauntings, says guest writer PETULA MITCHELL

Pete the Poltergeist plays havoc with Cardiff shop

Pete the Poltergeist threatened the sanity of small business owners in Cardiff, says RICK HALE

South Shields Poltergeist, ‘a supernatural intelligence’

The South Shield Poltergeist remains one of England’s most frightening paranormal manifestations, says RICK HALE….

Ghostly convicts lurk within Wormwood Scrubs Prison

HMP Wormwood Scrubs is a Victorian-built prison with many tales of supernatural hauntings within its walls, says PATSY SORENTI

Treasure Holt, Essex: Most Haunted REVIEW

CHRISTINE MILLER looks back on Most Haunted: Treasure Holt

Sheridan Le Fanu’s Ireland: 11 historic places to visit

Walk the life and story locations of legendary Irish horror and ghost story writer Sheridan Le Fanu, thanks to this guide from ANN MASSEY

5 scariest Grey Lady ghosts that’ll give you the shivers!

Grey lady ghosts are known throughout the British Isles. RICK HALE presents five of the most intriguing ones...

Memory (2019), new documentary essential viewing for any Alien fan

LORCAN MAGUIRE reviews Memory, a new film delving into what made Alien (1979) a classic of the sci-fi horror genre

Three Crowns Hotel, Dartmoor, and its Cavalier Ghost

The Three Crowns Hotel in Devon is a charming haunted house in Devon, the perfect place for a spooky stay, says RICK HALE

Mum and Dad (2008) REVIEW

KAYLEIGH MARIE EDWARDS takes a look at the gory, overlooked British horror Mum and Dad (2008)

Origins of the Enfield Poltergeist

SELENE PAXTON-BROOKS looks back on London's most talked-about ghost cases of the 1970s - the Enfield Poltergeist!

Most Haunted: Ordsall Hall REVIEW

BECKY KEANE looks back on Most Haunted: Ordsall Hall


Discover the folklore of United Kingdom and Ireland

Top 10 creepiest Welsh ghosts, monsters and creatures of the night

CLAIRE BARRAND reveals some of Wales' most disturbing folk legends...

The Undead of Britain and Romania

JON KANEKO-JAMES returns from the land of Dracula to tell you about Romania's undead!

4 Halloween traditions we all love and the creepy reasons behind them

KERRY GREENAWAY gives a little nod to the spirits around us with a look at Halloween traditions

Strange History

Strange British Love Spells and Curses

JON KANEKO-JAMES looks back at the strange and wonderful love spells & curses used in the UK over the centuries

St Mechell Raises Giant from the Dead!

Far from being a giant of a man, yet to this day St Mechell is recorded as the most determined missionary to the dead! JACOB MILNESTEIN reports

What is a Hand of Glory?

MJ STEEL COLLINS reveals the sinister mummified hand known as the Hand of Glory...

Angels Watch Over Us In Death

NICOLA CARPENTER begins her new weekly "Grave Concerns" column for Spooky Isles about all things relating to cemeteries

The Dolocher, Dublin's Night-Prowling Demonic Pig

ANN MASSEY O'REGAN tells how a prison in 18th Century Dublin was terrorised by a murderous demonic pig

Walpurgisnacht, Witch Hunting, Returning Saints and German Imports

JON KANEKO-JAMES loves Walpurgis Night - the second most spooky night of the year!

UFOs & Aliens

Unearthly force tests Cold War allies over 1950s Suffolk

The Bentwaters-Lakenheath Incident saw a UFO appear to US and Royal Airforce personnel over England in 1956, RICK HALE reports...

Winston Churchill versus The UFOs: WW2 coverup exposed!

Did Winston Churchill lead the world’s first UFO coverup? RICK HALE looks at this intriguing WW2 conspiracy theory…

4 sceptical reasons against Alien Abduction

Think alien abduction is all codswallop? Here are four reasons why you might be correct, says RICK HALE

Berwyn Mountains UFO Crash, Britain’s Area 51

Berwyn Mountains in Wales was central to a 1970s UFO coverup, similar to the Area 51 conspiracy, says RICK HALE

Horror & Supernatural Films

The Wicker Tree (2011) REVIEW

ANDREW GARVEY reviews The Wicker Tree, the sequel to a 1973 British horror classic

Lionel Atwill is a deranged waxworks genius, in Mystery Of The Wax Museum (1933) REVIEW

Lionel Atwill and Fay Wray's third screen collaboration, early Technicolor horror Mystery Of The Wax Museum. Review by RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES.

An American Werewolf in London (1981) re-viewed

Horror comedy mixed to perfection as Landis reinvents werewolf movies and Rick Baker creates monster-making history.

You've got to be Choking!

I am not demanding realism from my horror films but why can't they just punch each other in the face? (Guest Blog for Classic Horror Campaign)

Scrooge 1935 Full Movie VIDEO

Lots of versions of A Christmas Carol, but have you seen the first sound version - Scrooge (1935)?

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Hooray! Ripper Street has been saved

Following our 40,000+ petition and community support, Ripper Street is set to return to our screens

The House that Bled to Death (Hammer House of Horror Episode 5)

ANDREW GARVEY reviews The House that Bled to Death, the fifth episode in Hammer House of Horror TV Series

Hammer House of Horror: Witching Time (Episode 1)

ANDREW GARVEY reviews Witching Time, in Hammer House of Horror Television Series

Thriller (series 1, episode 10): Spell Of Evil (1973) REVIEW

RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES concludes series 1 of Brian Clemens' Thriller with a touch of witchcraft in early 1970s London, Spell of Evil

Hammer House of Horror: Charlie Boy (Episode 6)

ANDREW GARVEY reviews Charlie Boy, the sixth episode in Hammer House of Horror Television Series

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell Ep 3: The Education of a Magician REVIEW

ANDREW GARVEY looks at the third episode of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell titled the Education of a Magician

Most Haunted

Is Most Haunted fake, real or somewhere in between?

Some call Most Haunted fake - guest writer FIONA GLASS takes a look at controversial paranormal TV programme, loved and hated in equal quantities...

Derek Acorah: 7 strange things about the TV psychic you didn’t know

Here are some interesting things you may not know about the Merseyside-born psychic, Derek Acorah

Pendle Hill Special Most Haunted Live Halloween 2004 REVIEW

BARRY McCANN looks back on Pendle Hill Special Most Haunted Live Halloween 2004

Most Haunted: Stockport Workhouse REVIEW

BECKY KEANE looks back on Most Haunted: Stockport Workhouse

Spotlight on Ireland
This month we're focusing on the hauntings and folklore of Ireland!

Haunted Ross Castle And The Black Baron

CHRIS RUSH tells us why Ireland's Haunted Ross Castle is so popular for visitors seeking the spooky

Ireland’s 8 Most Terrifying Headless Ghosts

ANN O’REGAN tells us of Ireland’s most frightening beheaded ghosts

Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin's haunted prison

Strange lights, phantom footsteps and haunting voices make Kilmainham Gaol one of Ireland's most haunted historical hotspots says PAUL MOYNIHAN