What do we really know about succubi? As far as can be seen from movies and literature, they aren’t usually regarded with fear—although they should be. The idea of a run-in with a succubus, a female sex demon, is usually considered an arousing fantasy—those who have experienced them first-hand would strenuously disagree. There are numerous posts on Reddit that offer details of … [Read more...] about A Look Into the Succubus
Like many other folktales of the arctic region, Yup’ik folklore emphasized keeping children safe from the elements and the dangers of being alone and ill-prepared. This folktale is no different, but it definitely gave me goosebumps the first time I heard it over an early-winter bonfire. Photography by Jayberrytech A very long time ago, in the Cape Prince of Wales, in a … [Read more...] about The Tale of the Red Skeleton: A Yup’ik Ghost Story
History of Possession and the Church On the topic of possessions, it is widely believed that a person’s mind and soul can be possessed by spirits, whether by man, demon, or god. Prior to the biblical explanation of possession, in ancient Greece, the pagans put an emphasis on the belief that the gods would interfere with their daily lives. Their idea of possession was when a … [Read more...] about History of Demons, Possessions, Exorcisms, and the Films They Inspire.
Anna twitched awake, she felt the unsettling warmth of sweaty palms, and her heart pounded in her chest as she gasped for air. It was the week following the winter Solstice and it was colder than it had been all year; the skies above her cabin were entirely void of cloud cover and had the clearest view of the milky way. Clear skies during the darkest parts of winter would … [Read more...] about Anna: 02 – Finding the Bokor
A tragically underrated Southern Gothic style horror movie, The Skeleton Key (2005) has been given a bum reputation; a movie that is often overlooked movie within the horror genre, it's actually worth watching at least once. Caroline Ellis (Kate Hudson) is a confident, yet sweet-natured hospice nurse living in New Orleans who grows frustrated with the general lack of compassion … [Read more...] about Hoodoo, Horror, and The Skeleton Key