Halloween Spooky Primer: Whether You Are Going Out or Staying Home

Ok, let’s get to it, as today is Halloween. Spooky History: We have you covered with our Old World origins of The Spooky Holiday Trifecta, Oct. 31 – Nov. 2  Want To Get Out On Halloween? Haunted Houses.com  helps you find both Halloween Haunted Houses in your area, and real Haunted Houses plus Ghost Tours. (It can take […]

TV’s Spooky Outlander Show and Time Travel Conundrums

TV’S OUTLANDER Now before I get into my problem and questions with the very good Starz time-travel television series “Outlander,” allow me to digress for some needed context. TIME-TRAVEL Time travel. It’s such a romanticized and spooky concept. Haven’t each and every one of us dreamed about what we could do with the opportunity to […]

spooky lights ... an invasion?

Spooky tales:  Of Mars, Martians and the Well(e)ses

One of our Spooky Things signature posts of the past is titled “Old World Origins of The Spooky Holiday Trifecta, Oct. 31 – Nov. 2.”  If you haven’t read it, we promise you’ll enjoy the post.  If you have, you’ll probably appreciate the reminder.  However, if we were going to write a post called “New […]

Music For The Grim(m) Season:  Louis Armstrong and your favorite mouse

Good eeeeeeeevening, daaaaarrrrrrrrrlink creatures, dooooooo come innnnnn!  Tonight’s spooky installment of Music For The Grim(m) Season comes to you courtesy of ol’ Satchmo himself, Louis Armstrong, who has been known to sing a creepy Christmas song or two in his time. Alas, but the great Louie is dead, having departed waaaaaay back in 1971.  This […]

Spooky films:  The Devil’s Advocate

Sure, it’s autumn – the signs of the impending spooky season are all around.  One of the very good haunted attractions around where Michael lives is the Halloween Harvest Festival held at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, CA.  The organizers were already growing their corn back in the summer months and hiring staff and actors […]

Haunted by the President?  Oh, wait – it’s Honest Abe

Michael recently saw the movie Lincoln.  For those who have seen it, and those who haven’t, Daniel Day-Lewis was downright eerie as President Abraham Lincoln.  So were some of the shots, especially the first time we see Lincoln – in the dark, in the rain.   The way Steven Spielberg shot the film really transported you […]

Retro Dark Shadows remake is worth seeing for the vamps and the spooks

Imagine:  A massive, creepy, 200-year-old Gothic mansion, set in picturesque Maine by the sea.  And to boot, the mansion has some visually stunning ghosts and is home to a polite, charming, but nonetheless bloodthirsty vampire.  Interested? We were.  Neither of us had ever watched the original television show Dark Shadows, and we’re not real big […]