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


Spooky Christmas Folklore You Need to Know!

CLAIRE BARRAND reveals the spooky backgrounds to many of the ancient Christmas folklore and traditions that we still enjoy!

How to Start Your Own Paranormal Team

Investigating potentially haunted places is lots of fun. ANN MASSEY gives us her Spooky Isles guide to starting your own paranormal team to join you on your ghost hunting adventures!
ANN MASSEY gives us her Spooky Isles guide to starting your own paranormal team.

The Horror of Ozzy Osbourne

Ozzy Osbourne Bark at the Moon
KATIE DOHERTY pays homage to the Prince Of Darkness, Birmingham's own Ozzy Osbourne

Doctors in Horror Films – they’re four kinds of crazy!

RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES talks about Doctors in Horror Films...

Alanbrooke Hall, Belfast’s Uncanny Haunting

Alanbrooke-Hall Belfast
Although Alanbrooke Hall in Belfast was demolished in the early 2000s, it’s certainly left a lasting imprint on some who lived there as students over the years. CHRISTINE MILLER tells us more about the spooky real-life story that inspired the viral hashtag #BloodyHellKen.