Artwork by Ludvik Skopalik During this month's Dead Author Dedication of H.P. Lovecraft, we have talked about his life, death, literature, his own personal inspirations, and how he has inspired authors and artists all over the world since his death. The question on this writer's mind is, "how did a master crafter of the written word end up poor and barely able to make ends … [Read more...] about Departing From the Mind of H.P. Lovecraft
Why are some people afraid of clowns? Or, why is it that the scariest room in your house is usually your basement or attic? That’s some of the terror psychology that our writers want to share with you in our lifestyle section, as we share the unexplainable and scary facts about paranormal experiences.
Enjoy some historical journalism about paranormal hot spots around the world. If it is paranormal and scary, we’re going to cover it. From freaky haunted artifacts to the legendary and tragic family curses, the ancient practices of Voodoo, Santeria and Wicca (the good kind of witchcraft), to possessions, culture and mythology.
Do you have a suggested topic you’d like to see our writers contribute to our blog? Leave us a comment or contact us. We love inspiration from fellow fans of the paranormal. And if you are a writer and want to contribute an article to Puzzle Box Horror, hit us up on the Collaborate page.
It’s been well over a hundred years since the first horror movie was created—since it’s fair to say that the three-minute short film, Le Manoir du Diable (1896) counts as the first horror film ever created. Known in English both as The Haunted Castle as well as The House of the Devil, which you can actually watch here. While considered tame by today’s standards of the horror … [Read more...] about Horror Trends From Gore to the Supernatural
Paraskevidekatriaphobia—do you have it? Well, if you’re irrationally afraid of the natural occurrence of the thirteenth of any given month falling on a Friday, then yes—yes, you do. If so, then you might have a hard time this year, since we’ve got two of them coming up. Friday the 13th, supposedly the unluckiest day of the year, occurs at least once, but never more than three … [Read more...] about How Friday the 13th Became a Renowned Superstition
Known as the Father of Cosmic Horror, H.P. Lovecraft only lived for forty-six short years. What he was able to accomplish in his lifetime, however, was enough to change the tides of an entire genre. A Visionary from an Early Age Howard Phillips Lovecraft was born in the late summer of 1890, to Sarah Susan Phillips Lovecraft and Winfield Scott Lovecraft, in Providence, … [Read more...] about A Lovecraftian Life and Death
Photography by Charles DeLuvio You're finally home from a long day at work and now darkness sets in under a moonless, gloomy sky--having never been a fan of the dark, you lock the door behind you and kick off your shoes. There's a split second where you feel your heart race at the thought of being caught off guard, the momentary flash of what-if.You settle in for the … [Read more...] about Why Watching a Horror Movie Is Good For Your Health