What is the Necronomicon, you may ask? It's an ancient tome that sprung from the nightmarish imagination of H.P. Lovecraft, which he encouraged his peers to use in their literature as well--subsequently, it has become a book that symbolizes evil in horror culture. It continues on now, as an icon of what can come from the supernatural and occult influences of, what could be, an … [Read more...] about 7 Times the Necronomicon Appeared in Cinema
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It seems that podcasts are a dime a dozen these days, but fortunately for horror fans, the quality quite closely matches the quantity. Also, quite luckily for the fans of the horror genre, the popularity of podcast creation is still on the rise. Like audiobooks, podcasts have turned into a popular form of entertainment because it only requires that we listen. We can listen to … [Read more...] about The 10 Scariest Podcasts Out There
Photography by Silvana Amicone Folklore has an extended history of portraying witches as evil, human-sacrificing, child-eating monsters--and for with all of the religious turmoil and economic insecurity that these stories sprang from it's no wonder. Hansel and Gretel are no different, in fact, it may be the most telling story of them all; for the real evil lies not within … [Read more...] about Gretel & Hansel (2020), a Grimm Fairy Tale
So you don't want to stay inside?Neither did the residents of the village of Kepuh on Java Island. Horror culture in Indonesia seems to be sparking interest around the world these days--with nothing but news about the global pandemic, they gave us an interesting view into a culturally relevant practice that they've started. The village of Kepuh on Java Island in Indonesia … [Read more...] about The Pocong, Indonesia’s Response to Modern Pandemic
You've come across an ancient book, not just some dust-covered antique that you found at your local bookstore; no, this was gifted to you with the confidence that you would heed the warning on the attached note and stash the book in a lock-box far away from prying eyes that may fall upon the archaic and mysterious pages of this increasingly enticing tome. Its pages call out to … [Read more...] about Investigating the Origins of the Necronomicon