The perfect Halloween book

Everybody knows you go out and party on Halloween in your best costume ever – or else you stay home and dole out treats and tricks to the little buggers – uh, beggars who knock on your door. Either way, it gives you an excuse to chew a nice Tootsie Roll, chocolate bar, or whatever-your-pleasure.  […]

Spooky articles for you

As Halloween bears down on us, here’s some articles you might have missed over the last year from yahoo.com: America’s Five Most Haunted Hotels http://travel.yahoo.com/p-interests-40782813 Haunted L.A. hospital being converted into senior living home http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/haunted-l-hospital-being-converted-senior-living-home-192911064.html Sen. Rob Portman’s haunted hotel http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/one-night-rob-portman-haunted-hotel-091122664.html

Got A Good Ghost Story?

What makes a good ghost story?  That depends. I’ve recently started watching Celebrity Ghost Stories.  The show is well done; the celebrities, when I know who they are, make their real-life stories compelling.  That said, some stories are, of course, better than others. My criterion for a good ghost story is:  you can’t poke too […]

The Dark: The Necessary Ambience of Halloween and Haunts

Atmosphere, ambience, whatever you term it – it’s essential to good eerie, haunting movies and haunted attractions. Take the movie “Interview With The Vampire.”  Set largely in New Orleans in the late 1700s-1800s and then in Europe from the mid-to-late 1800s, the film is haunting in the best sense of the word; everything about the […]