Tag: Ghost Stories

Martyrs Lane 2021 REVIEW

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A troubled child thinks she's found a friend in a ghostly visitor, but is the spectral guest as benevolent as she seems? RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES takes a trip down Martyrs Lane.

The Woman In Black 1989 Blu-Ray REVIEW

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The Woman in Black 1989
The Woman In Black 1989 Blu-Ray version is finally here with a very welcome restoration. RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES revisits a true classic ghost story.

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 upgrade to Blu-ray, courtesy of Second Sight Films. RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES takes...

Real-life M.R. James locations every fan must visit

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Scenes from A Warning to the Curious, filmed at Happisburgh Church
Here are the locations you can visit that inspired English horror writer M.R. James, thanks to EDDIE BRAZIL

The Tractate Middoth: Who was Doctor Rant?

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Who was Dr Rant
What inspired Dr Rant's burial in The Tractate Middoth? Guest writer MATTHEW E BANKS comes up with some ideas!

A Morbid Curiosity: The Art of Montague Rhodes James

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Guest writer MATTHEW E BANKS explores M.R. James' influence on modern horror culture

Rosemary Timperley, The Greatest Horror Writer You’ve Never Heard Of

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Rosemary Timperley is a forgotten English horror/ghost writer who deserves more attention that she gets, says MICHAEL S COLLINS

Grab your copy of The Spooky Isles Book of Horror Vol....

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We're pleased to announce the publication of The Spooky Isles Book of Horror Vol. 1!

5 alternatives to ‘Ghost Stories for Christmas’ you may not have...

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Adrian Dunbar and Emma Thompson in The Blue Boy.
DR MARK FRYERS takes us to times of Christmas past with these little-known yuletide spookfests!

Everything I know about Haunted Houses I learned from British literature

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Guest blogger DANIEL W CHEELY says British books inspired his love for haunted houses...

Who ‘invented’ the Christmas Ghost Story?

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BARRY McCANN takes a look at the traditional English Christmas Ghost Story

Essex author Robert Hallmann talks ghosts and dark history

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Robert Hallmann
Essex historian and photographer Robert Hallmann talks to NIA JONES about his work including Essex Ghost Tales

James Turner’s St Christopher Medallion and Borley Rectory

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MICHAEL S. COLLINS introduces us to a mostly unknown ghost story by a man at the centre of a very famous haunting

The Ghosts of M.R. James: A Guide to Curious Phantoms

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MR James birthday
EDDIE BRAZIL explores whether M.R. James' ghost stories were based on real life paranormal events

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5 Haunted Places in Newtownards and Comber, County Down

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JANET QUINLIVAN hunts down the most haunted sites in Newtownards and Comber

Northumberland Coast: 5 Haunted Places to Visit

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LEE D. MUNRO reports on five haunted places to visit along the Northumberland coast

Austin Osman Spare paints nightmares

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DOM COOPER looks at the history behind the track "Austin Osman Spare", a song about the British artist and occultist by The Bulldog Breed

Poppet Magic, a magical guide

Poppet magic
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KATIE DOHERTY looks at poppets - the magical practice of using dolls to inflict pain on one's enemies ...

Madhouse 1974 facts: 13 things you didn’t know

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Do you dare spend a night with Vincent Price in the Madhouse? PETER FULLER shares 13 fun facts about the 1974 classic.