Descend into a haunted crypt for a duel to the (un)death against an ancient, blood-sucking evil. The rules are simple: destroy the vampyr before it kills you. The catch? Your only weapon is locked beyond your reach. Keep your wits about you as you navigate the vampyr’s maze of shadows. The keys to your survival […]
The greatest scarecrow-builder around also turns out to be a great writer. Check out his work: Pumpkinrot Ghost Stories Stories
A while ago I finished reading the novel Nyctophobia by Christopher Fowler,a delightfully creepy book that I would highly recommend. If I have one complaint about Nyctophobia, it’s that the title doesn’t really match the story. It’s mentioned a few times that the protagonist suffered from nyctophobia as a child, and a returning fear of […]
The Others is my favorite horror movie. Everything about it—the setting, the music, the story—fills me with a late-autumn rush. While some people find the pace boring, I think it’s perfect. A fast ghost story is great fun, but sometimes you need to slow down and let the atmosphere seep into you, get lost in […]
I’ve been re-reading my favorite ghost story anthology. The Dark, edited by Ellen Datlow, was my first serious foray into horror literature, and it scared me senseless. I don’t think I’ve read a more frightening book since. But more than just terrifying read, The Dark is the book that inspired me to start writing ghost […]
I’m a strange breed of horror fan who’s wary of an R rating. I don’t want to be drenched with gore, and an hour and a half of people screaming every foul word they can think of gets on my nerves. For moral reasons, I won’t even consider a movie with nudity. The Conjuring contains […]
With the fall season starting, the wife and I decided to re-watch the anime series Shiki. It’s one of my favorite shows, and I’d recommend it to anyone who likes vampires. The story is based off a Japanese novel by Fuyumi Ono, and if you’ve read Stephen King’s ’Salem’s Lot, the premise is similar. A strange […]
An illustrator named Julia read my ghost story Swamp Children and was inspired to create this awesome image.
Interesting article about ghost stories: How Ghost Stories Work. There is a strong emphasis on the psychological and tragic elements that I appreciated very much.