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Arundel Castle

Arundel Castle, a heritage of ghosts and hauntings

Arundel Castle in West Sussex, like many English castles, is filled with tales of phantoms and things that go bump in the night, says RICK HALE

Ghost and Hauntings

Haunted Places to Visit in UK and Ireland

Horror Films

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

Dr Crippen (1962) REVIEW

TERRY SHERWOOD takes a look at Dr Crippen (1962), starring Donald Pleasence as the despicable wife murderer...

The Amazing Mr Blunden (1972) BLU-RAY REVIEW

Classic British children’s ghost story The Amazing Mr. Blunden (1972) gets a long-overdue...

UK Haunters: Journey into British scare attraction scene

Filmmaker Dan Brownlie has looked at the British scare attraction scene - the art of haunted houses - his his new documentary UK Haunters. He talks to DAVID SAUNDERSON.

Extra Ordinary 2019 REVIEW

Extra Ordinary 2019 reviewed by ANDREW GARVEY

Spooky Isles Videos

The Haunted Curiosity Shop (1901) VIDEO

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

The Truth behind the Witches’ Sabbat VIDEO

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

Highgate Vampire witness speaks out for first time

Londoner Martin Trent discusses seeing The Highgate Vampire

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

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

Marion Goodfellow, TV Medium Interview VIDEO

Marion Goodfellow, TV medium and presenter on such shows as Northern Ireland's Greatest Haunts, The Ghost Detectives and Most Haunted, talks to Spooky Isles about her career

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!

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
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
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

My Ghost Experience: Mary, Queen Of Scots

Guest writer PETER MURPHY describes his ghostly encounter with the phantom of Mary Queen of Scots!
Burslem Witch Molly Leigh

Molly Leigh, the Burslem witch, or was she?

NICKI HOWELLS writes about Molly Leigh, an alleged 18th Century witch in Staffordshire

The beast that terrorised RAF Alconbury

Guest writer PAUL S HUGGINS reveals a horrific legend that haunts the former air force base in Alconbury, Cambridgeshire...

5 Haunted Pubs to Visit in Central London

CELESTE MILES checks out five pubs in Central London known for spirits not just of the drinking kind!
Welsh Dragon

Welsh Dragons – everything you need to know

RICHARD FREEMAN, one of the world's leading cryptozoologists, gives an indepth history and insight into Welsh Dragons

Bedford: 5 Haunted Places to Visit

Discover the spooky side of Bedford with these haunted sites, from MELISSA ELBORN
Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast.

What ghosts lurk in Belfast’s Haunted Crumlin Road Gaol?

Belfast's MARK YOUNG looks at the haunted happenings between the infamous walls of the Crumlin Road Gaol
Haunted Bodelwyddan Castle

Old school Victorian ghost hunting techniques reveal mystery at Haunted Bodelwyddan Castle

Guest writer DARREN SARSFIELD reveals the mysterious results of Manchester Paranormal's recent investigation of haunted Bodelwyddan Castle in North Wales...

William Palmer, The Rugeley Poisoner

TRESSA YEOMANS reports on Rugeley's least favourite sons, William Palmer - one of the 19th century's most infamous murderers

Jack the Ripper’s Secret Confession BOOK REVIEW

Guest writer ADAM GREENWOOD reviews "Jack the Ripper's Secret Confession: The Hidden Testimony of Britain's First Serial Killer" written by David Monaghan & Nigel Cawthorne

My Ghost Experience: The Phantom Breather

Guest writer JOHN MORRIS describes a spooky, unsettling experience from his youth during the 1960s in Kilburn, North-West London.

10 Haunted Pubs in Cornwall

KEITH COLEMAN looks at 10 haunted pubs, inns and hotels in Cornwall...

British death through the ages

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

Andy Erupts about Dysmorphia

Spooky Isles talks to Andy Stewart, horror enthusiast from Glasgow, about his debut short film Dysmorphia

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

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

Turn The Tides Gently by Matt Wingett

TURN the Tides Gently, from writer Matt Wingett, explores subjects like psychiatric health, time travel and mermaids.
Steve Parsons

How I became a ghost hunter, Steve Parsons reveals

Liverpool-based guest writer STEVE PARSON tells us why he's proud to call himself a ghost hunter
Banshee death omen

Banshees and other Omens of Death

The Banshee is just one of the many terrifying superstitions surrounding death and dyring in the UK and Ireland, says guest writer MATTI BEAL
Walpurgis Night aka Walpurgisnacht

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

Walpurgis Night - 30th April - is a spooky event named after a British saint
Behemoth the Sea Monster, British Giant Monster Movies

5 Greatest British Giant Monster Movies

Guest writer DAVID GELMINI picks his five favourite giant monster movies from the UK...