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Happy VINTAGE Halloween! A frightening but fabulous bygone era

Vintage Halloween stuff—I LOVE IT ALL! And YES. I believe the costumes and decorations were hands down more frightening and unequivocally way more fabulous back in the day. How could you not? From the gratuitously gruesome costumes(most of which were handmade), to the fantastic decorations(Beistle die-cuts were all the rage …

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A Series of Sinister Shorts vol. V

Read sinister shorts about evil thieving changelings, the consumptive Black Death, an ominous bird dubbed “the sickness eater”, spider web factoids and the maniacal shrieking Madragora. The Bizarre Superstition of Changelings: “Off With the Fairies” Steeped in ancient European folklore, a changeling or “fairy doppelganger” was thought to be left …

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Who Is Bloody Mary ? Separating Fact From Fiction

Most of us have heard the name “Bloody Mary” uttered a time or two and some will even admit to having called her name thrice while in their sleeping gowns in a terrified huddle at a friends slumber party. So who is Bloody Mary? Is she a real person, or …

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13 Frightfully Fantastic Family Friendly Halloween Movies

So you don’t delight in watching slasher movies with lots of blood-thirsty demons and gratuitous gore? That’s OK. I’ve hand-picked 13 family-friendly Halloween movies that serve up some frightfully fun viewing for all and will definitely get you in the spirit of the season! Please note that some of the …

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A Series of Sinister Shorts vol. IV

Some creatures take to the night skies swooping and gliding through the air to snatch their prey, while others burrow down deep, creep about the ground, or lurk beneath the murky waters. But not all of the subjects from my story are of this world. Read A Series of Sinister Shorts …

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13 Horror-ific Halloween Movie Classics That Never Get Old

Halloween Movie classics really don’t need a special season in order for us to want to watch them; but there’s something about the month of October that really gets us in the zone.   Many can’t wait for the nights to turn darker and colder so they can curl up on …

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Something Weird and Wicked This Way Comes

There are weird and wicked–looking life forms lurking amongst us. Some creep and crawl about the forest floor, many slither or soar the skies while others prefer a more watery-world. Learn about some of the most bizarre behaviors exhibited by living creatures, including a human phobia sure to make your …

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A Series of Sinister Shorts vol. III

Read sinister shorts of the Mad Hatterpillar, spooky skeletonized seed pods, the Devil’s Bleeding Tooth Fungus, and the Devil hiding in Vosser’s  Salem painting! Did you know snapdragons have spooky seed pods in the afterlife? How can such a delicate beauty like the snapdragon flower be so lovely in life, …

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A Series of Sinister Shorts vol. II

Read sinister shorts of Ireland’s Gate to Hell, the spooky Devil’s Bridge, the deadly Basilisk vs. Medieval Hybrid Cockatrice, and the spike hurling Sandbox tree! What Flies Out Of Ireland’s Gate To Hell on the Feast of Samhain? If you ever find your way to Rathcroghan mound (meaning Fort of …

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A SERIES OF SINISTER SHORTS Vol. I

Read sinister shorts of the Ogre-faced spider, creepy Gomantong Caves, Hylton Castle hairy Brownie, eerie Doll’s Eye plant, corpse protecting Mortsafes and how to avoid being buried alive! Ogre my dead body! If looks could kill, you better hope you never come face-to-face with this arachnid! Fortunately death by stink-eye …