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Kevin Spindloe, Paranormal Research York: Paranormal Investigator Interview

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Kevin Spindloe talks to Spooky Isles about Paranormal Research York and why York is the best place anywhere for ghosthunting....

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Haunted Places to Visit in UK and Ireland

Horror Films

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
Peter Cushing in From Beyond the Grave (1974)

From Beyond the Grave (1974) REVIEW

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

Dr Crippen (1962) REVIEW

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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

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

Spooky Isles Videos

The Haunted Curiosity Shop (1901) VIDEO

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

Creepy kids still haunt Hanwell Community Centre

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

Were Witches in Ye Old England considered Pagan? VIDEO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Treak Cliff Cavern seancé chaos like 'a metaphysical pickaxe through the head'

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Guest writer CHRIS WILLCX describes coming face to face with paranormal energies during an investigation at Treak Cliff Cavern in Derbyshire...

10 things you didn’t know about Dead of Night (1945)

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Guest writer JEZ CONOLLY, co-author of a new book about Dead of Night,...

The Haunting of Percy Bysshe Shelley

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Author LYNN SHEPHERD says classic English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley's life was marked with his obsession with demons, ghosts and death
Sean Chapman actor

Sean Chapman actor, Hellraiser interview

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Sean Chapman talks to us about on horror, violence in society, his life in movies and his most famous role in Hellraiser

The Hampstead Horror: Hunting Dracula in NW3

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JACOB MILNESTEIN investigates the real-life North London locations that inspired Bram Stoker's Dracula
Jack the Ripper

Growing Up in the Shadow of Jack the Ripper

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DANIEL MacDONALD tells what it was like growing up in the East End with a family connection to the Jack the Ripper killings
Lower QuintoLower Quinton Witchcraft Murdern Witchcraft Murder

The Lower Quinton Witchcraft Murder

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Was witchcraft the motive behind the grisly murder of Charles Walton? Guest writer CLAIRE ATKINSON looks back on the sensational crime.
Black Dog

‘I saw a Black Demon Dog in Wallington’: Real life haunting

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BARRY RING tells about about the night a quick trip out for a snack turned into a confrontation with a phantom black dog!

Gibbeted: The last live gibbeting in England

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ELLIOT DAVIES recounts the torturous tale of the last live gibbeting in England
The work of Montague Rhodes James has been filmed many times, especially on television with A Ghost Story for Christmas, a BBC yuletide favourite

Key to M.R. James' terror is your mind

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Liverpool's PAUL JASON, inspired by yesterday's M.R. James article in The Spooky Isles, describes how England's greatest ghost writer can terrorise with the stroke of a pen
Music Experiments with Terror

7 Haunted Musical Experiments with Terror in the UK

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Guest writer JOSEPH STANNARD takes a look at the increasingly haunted quality of modern experimental music in the UK.
Chinnery Apparition photo

Is the Chinnery Apparition photo real?

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MB Forde, author of Eerie Britain 1&2, takes a look at one of England's most famous paranormal photos, The Chinnery Apparition, from 1959 ...

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
James Bruce and the Devil

The Scotsman Who Discovered The Devil

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18th Century Scottish explorer James Bruce set out to find an ancient text to strengthen his faith. Guest writer JACOB MILLSTEIN says what he actually found was The Devil himself!
The Blackie in Liverpool

Evil ghost priest paralyses investigators at The Blackie’s ghost hunt in Liverpool

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Guest writer ANNIE RAMBLER tells of her experiences investigating Livepool's The Blackie!

The Ghost of James Haddock

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WARREN COATES describes how the Belfast ghost of James Haddock returned to stop his son being frauded
Dracula Prince of Darkness

Why Christopher Lee doesn’t speak in Dracula Prince of Darkness

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Guest writer WILLIAM STEWART ponders the lack of dialogue for the King of Vampires in Dracula Prince of Darkness

5 Haunted Pubs to Visit in Southwark

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Southwark in London has a very shady past and its pubs are known for their haunting. CELESTE MILES picks Five Southwark Spooky Pubs