Terrifyingly Creepy Hotels

ARTICLE BY MIKE DEVLIN VIA LISTVERSE By their very nature, hotels are designed to teem with life, such as men on business trips, honeymooning couples, and tourist families with gaggles of sticky-faced children. Hotels should appear warm and welcoming, their employees indulgent to your every need. But when business dips and owners can no longer…

Creepy Urban Legends From Around The USA

ARTICLE BY OLIVIA ANDERSON VIA LISTVERSE Admit it, you still get a chill when you think back to the urban legends of your youth. Every child hears the stories: masked maniacs, ghosts, alien abductions. And they all must be true, because they totally happened to a friend of a friend’s cousin’s girlfriend. Why would you…

Vengeful Ghosts In Folklore And Mythology

ARTICLE BY MICHAEL VAN DUISEN VIA LISTVERSE People often refer to ghosts as the dead who have unfinished business here on Earth. However, not all of that business is good, and there are stories from every culture of ghosts who seem to want nothing other than revenge against the living, usually for no reason other…

Little-Known Mysterious Ghost Types

ARTICLE BY JOHNNY PETERS VIA LISTVERSE Nowadays, ghosts and spirits are all the rage in popular culture. Every channel you flip on, there seems to be a plethora of ghost based shows. There are reality shows—“Ghost Hunters,” “Ghost Travelers,” “Celebrity Ghost Stories,” “Ghost Hunters Academy” and even dramas based on the subject, such as “Ghost…

Poe’s Tales of the Macabre, Illustrated by Benjamin Lacombe

ARTICLE BY MARIA PAPOVA VIA BRAIN PICKINGS Either the memory of past bliss is the anguish of to-day, or the agonies which are, have their origin in the ecstasies which might have been. Certain types of literature readily invite gorgeous complementary artwork. Classic fairy tales, for instance, have attracted some magnificent illustrations over the centuries. But arguably the most…

Serial-Killing Nurses, AKA Angels of Death

ARTICLE BY SIMON GRIFFIN VIA LISTVERSE We’re all aware of how simple mistakes in hospitals can have disastrous consequences. But, as horrible as some of the stories can be, most of them do not involve malicious intent. And we would like to think that the people we’re entrusting our health to will always have our…

Horrorgami: Amazing Cult Horror Paper Creations

ARTICLE VIA INHABITAT Paper artist Marc Hagan-Guirey, also known as the Paper Dandy, has transposed his life-long obsession with cult classic horror films with his love of kirigami—the art of paper cutting. His new project, dubbed Horrorgami, transforms thirteen sheets of paper into thirteen iconic homes from horror movies- from the Addam’s Family mansion to The Shining’s Overlook…

Former Indie Author Settles At Gallery (That’s Me!)

From Publishers Weekly: Ania Ahlborn has signed a world English rights deal with Simon & Schuster’s Gallery Books imprint for three books and two e-novellas. Ed Schlesinger acquired the works from Inkwell Management’s David Hale Smith. Ahlborn self-published her novel Seed in 2011; Gallery said the author has since been dubbed by fans as “the female Stephen King.” After self-publishing, Ahlborn signed…

The Bird Eater: Your Nightmares Are Not Your Own

Hi, all! I’m excited to announce that my fourth novel, THE BIRD EATER, is now available on Amazon through 47North! Now, I know a lot of authors say “I love this book” regarding their own work, but I really do love this book. This thing was a nightmare to write (pun intended?). What started out…

Eerie Paranormal Tales From Ireland

ARTICLE BY PAULI POISUO VIA LISTVERSE Ireland is famous for its vast mythology. From leprechauns and fairies to banshees and kelpies, the Emerald Isle has at least as many legends as it has real, recorded history. But not every Irish legend is fairy tale material. The country has plenty of paranormal myths and ghost stories…