Music For The Grim(m) Season:  Allen Toussaint, strolling with skeletons

Greetings, spookyfans!  Are you staying warm out there tonight?  It’s tooth-chattering out here in the Midwest, and we didn’t even get Buffalo’s snow!  (Buffalo has our deepest sympathies … for its snow-day off.  Wait, what are we saying?!  Never mind).  Out here in Chicago, we’re just thrilled not to be shoveling. Now I don’t know […]

Ghost hunters flub, toke, and burn down historic haunted Louisiana landmark

We’ve brought you ghost stories before, spooky fans, but this one takes the cake.  This time it’s the living who did all the damage.  But then, isn’t that always how it starts, before you get ghosts?  Their behavior could most charitably be called Stupid People Tricks (any less charitably, and the description would be too […]

Evil New Orleans Ghost: Meshach Taylor’s Story

Happy Mardi Gras weekend, y’all!!!  You didn’t think we’d let it go by without a good N’Awlins story, now did you?  Naturally, we have another celeb ghost tale for you, but this one is geographically correct for the holiday. Now, bearing in mind what makes a good ghost story, this particular one with Meshach Taylor […]

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 […]