Tag Archives: ghost stories

Samurai and the Supernatural

For those who have never heard of creepypasta, let me explain. It has nothing to do with food. Creepypastas are horror related stories or images that have been copy-and-pasted around the internet. They began on message boards and forums. The entries … Continue reading

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Spooky Story Writers – H. R. Wakefield. W.W. Jacobs, E. F. Benson

W.W. Jacobs In 1879, Jacobs began work as a clerk in the civil service, in the Post Office Savings Bank, and by 1885 he had his first short story published. His road to success was relatively slow: Arnold Bennett writing … Continue reading

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Movies for October – Kaidanshu on Film

Kaidan are the traditional ghost and horror stories  of the Edo period in Japan. Kaidanshu were originally based on older Buddhist stories of a didactic, educational  nature, although the moral lessons soon gave way to the demand for strange and … Continue reading

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A Month for Ghost Stories – The Golden Age

The period from the 1880s to the 1920s is widely considered the ‘golden age’ of the ghost story. My personal feeling is the period is somewhat wider than that but it’s certainly true ghost story writing proliferated in that time. In … Continue reading

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Samurai and the Supernatural

For those who have never heard of creepypasta, let me explain. It has nothing to do with food. Creepypastas are horror related stories or images that have been copy-and-pasted around the internet. They began on message boards and forums. The entries … Continue reading

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And Then There’s Weird Tales

All the characters of the costume parade, the werewolf, the vampire,  the bandaged mummy or the staring zombie showed up in the pages of Weird Tales the infamous pulp fiction magazine. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu stories first appeared in Weird Tales and Robert E … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Christmas Eve With Cats

  Christmas Eve is a special quiet time for me and the cats. There is an atmosphere in vigil evenings that is special. We will be following a ritual we made up beginning at sunset. Solstice has just past and … Continue reading

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