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The Doctor Who Project: The Weeping Angels

It’s October, and in the spirit of Halloween, this month’s column focuses on the monster widely regarded as the most frightening in Doctor Who history: the Weeping Angels. This alien race made its first appearance in Series 3, in the Hugo Award-winning episode “Blink”. Their creator, Steven Moffat, was inspired in part by the children’s game “Statues”, in which someone ...

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World Horror Convention 2013

With its ghosts, vampires, and voodoo, is there a better place for a horror convention than New Orleans? The HWA didn’t think so, and thus from June 13-16 World Horror Convention 2013 convened upon the haunted, historic city. In attendance at the French Quarter’s Hotel Monteleone were many of horror’s heavyweights, including guests of honor Robert McCammon (also a Lifetime ...

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Creature Profiles: The Draugr

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Of all the zombie-like creatures that stalk the annals of history, one of the most terrifying is the Scandinavian draugr. The creature has enjoyed recent popularity through the video game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and inspired the Others in George R. R. Martin’s bestselling A Song of Ice and Fire series. Even Tolkien drew from the ancient tales of ...

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Creature Profiles: The Jiang-Shi

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The Asian countries are probably best known, where monsters are concerned, for their depictions of vengeful female ghosts. It should come as no surprise that these ancient lands would also be home to a host of strange demons, spirits, and monsters unlike anything with which most Westerners are familiar. One of the most intriguing of these Asian monsters comes from ...

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Creature Profiles: The Jersey Devil

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Each part of the United States claims its own strange legends and fantastic creatures, but one of the most bizarre is the Jersey Devil, a merger of Revolutionary-era folklore and cryptozoological conjecture. Dwelling deep within New Jersey’s Pine Barrens, an area of cedar, oak, and pine trees teeming with wildlife, the Jersey Devil is allegedly responsible for livestock deaths, unnerving ...

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Horror Tattoos – aka HorrorNews Contest (You pick the topic, and we will write about it!)

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Once the province of criminals and sailors, tattoos have steadily gained traction in popular culture as a trendy form of body modification. For true tattoo enthusiasts, it becomes more and more difficult to distinguish themselves with a unique piece of art. While young adults looking to shock their parents and the world at large often turn to horror for inspiration ...

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