Tag: Burke and Hare

William Burke and William Hare, known together as Burke and Hare, were a pair of graverobbers convicted of a series of 16 killings committed in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1828.

Burke And Hare’s Life and Crimes: What you need to know!

Burke and Hare
MJ STEEL COLLINS tells us about those nasty Edinburgh bodysnatchers turned murderers Burke and Hare

Scottish Bodysnatchers: A Gazetteer by Geoff Holder BOOK REVIEW

MJ STEEL COLLINS reviews Scottish Bodysnatchers: A Gazetteer by Geoff Holder

The Body Snatcher 1945 REVIEW

Body Snatcher 1945 Boris Karloff
The Body Snatcher 1945 starring Boris Karloff is the definition of psychological horror, says ANN MASSEY

Protecting against Grave Robbers

Grave Robbing
Grave robbers made staying buried on the British Isles a big problem in days gone by, says Nicola Carpenter.

Aberdeen bodysnatching – sometimes they’re not dead!

FIONA-JANE BROWN says Aberdeen had its own fair share of corpse-stealing, bodysnatching hijinks

8 Scottish serial killers who shocked the world

Scottish serial killers
Guest writer JOHN MILTON has got down and dirty with these Scottish serial killers

Burke and Hare 2010 REVIEW

Burke and Hare 2010's Comedic re-telling of famous grave-robbing tale has a great cast and looks fantastic but is sadly disappointing

Flesh and the Fiends 1960 REVIEW

Historical horror Flesh and the Fiends 1960 impresses with memorable cast and atmospheric and restrained re-telling of the infamous Burke and Hare story


Why are there so many haunted pubs like The White Hart in Bristol?

White Hart Bristol
CLAIRE BARRAND asks why so many of Britain’s pubs, like Bristol’s White Hart, are haunted

Attacked by a UFO: The Robert Taylor Incident

Robert Taylor
A Livingston man walking his dog found himself under attack from an alien spaceship on day in 1979. RICK HALE tells the story...

Shadows (S1, E6) Dutch Schlitz’s Shoes REVIEW

Russell Hunter (as Mr. Stabs) and Kenneth Caswell (as Luko) in Sahdows: Dutch Schlitz's Shoes (1975)
An evil magician gets an unwelcome surprise when he steals a dead gangster’s footwear. RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES on...

Top 10 Most Disturbing Welsh Folk Legends

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

Welsh Dragons: Everything you need to know

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