#HorrorHaikuesday in Pinhead’s sights

A chain of inspiration, started by you One of the things I love seeing during Haikuesday is when you guys create a chain of haiku in response to eachother. Like these ones from Paul, Edward (Nano Horror) and Brainmist: Pinhead says to me “We have such sights to show you!” Hope it’s somewhere nice#horrorhaikuesday — … Continue reading Read More …

Ep 71: School Spirits: College Ghost Stories

There are some locations that just inspire spooky lore: old, decrepit houses; imposing buildings and campgrounds. Somehow, colleges and universities manage to combine the feel of all these places. It’s no wonder that nearly every campus has its own ghost stories. This week we are bringing you a a variety of these tales straight from the urban legend hotline! Our listeners have sent us fantastic, strange and unique local legends from their college days, and we’ll be giving each one the Just A Story. We will examine the common themes and possible origins of some of these stories.  We’ll also be looking at a real life murder mystery that began in a university library, and the legends that have grown from its legacy. We’ll conclude by examining the possible origins of our own college ghost story, the legend of LSU’s haunted dormitory.  

 

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Deadly Poison or Youth Elixir – #FearFridays

Welcome guests to the most feared day of the week by evil corporate overlords…FRIDAY!!! Hey, it’s #FearFridays once again. Each week we have a poll to chill you to your bones, and maybe make you giggle. Last week we asked: You drank to much on #StPatricksDay and end up passed out in a strange place. … Continue reading Read More …

The Horror House by S.D. Hintz

Today we have a special treat for you, it’s a short story written by S.D. Hintz. S.D. is the author of numerous horror books. And if this short story has anything to say about his other work, I’m excited to read more from him in the future. A note: This is a horror story with … Continue reading Read More …

Sleepless Nights

A heartbeat It begins low and unnoticed Then quickens A room Enveloped in shadow Where you think you are alone Where you think you are safe Safe inside your own head Safe in a dream Safe in your bed Far away from reality But in the dark When you think your covers will protect you … Continue reading Read More …

#HorrorHaikuesday on #WorldPoetryDay

To Inspire You On world poetry day I offer you a self portrait. Because I feel that each week, with our words and our creation of this little weird corner of the web, we remake ourselves. One crazed stroke at a time. Created by You Warm gun, cold blizzard they’re waiting past the trees Just … Continue reading Read More …

Ep 70: The Enemy Within: CONSPIRACY THEORY 101

Conspiracy theories are a mainstay of modern culture. Whether anchoring complex theatrical thrillers, or filling air time in the twenty-four hour news cycle, the complex shadow machinations of mysterious actors create excellent alternative narratives and high entertainment value wherever we might encounter them. The interesting side effect of this ubiquitous coverage of conspiracy theories is that they have moved from the fringes, to the mainstream. Where did this start? When did we politically paranoid Americans stop trusting the government? Maybe we have always been skeptical, but the widespread systematic dogma that makes up the modern belief in conspiracy theories wasn’t in place until after the Vietnam War. Join us this week as we discuss the burglary that brought down J. Edgar Hoover’s COINTELPRO program We’ll also talk about that program’s pointed effort to inspire paranoia in the domestic population. We’ll explore the lasting effects of this actual government conspiracy on the modern mind, why we believe conspiracy theories, and how these ideas spread. Of course, we would be remiss if we spoke of conspiracy theories and didn’t mention “the most paranoid man in America,” Alex Jones.  So we’ll do that, too. Wake up, sheeple, this one is a doozie. 

Guest Story Teller: Alex Jones infowars.com

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Drinking Game – # FearFridays

Hello my fellow creeps and crawlies. I have been very distracted as of late, and I am also recovering from my early St. Patties Day activities last night. Once again I am posting a day late, but in a stroke of accidental luck it’s actual St. Patties day so time for another #FearFridays poll. Last … Continue reading Read More …

A Springboard For Inspired Horror Story Writing

Hello you lovely reader of the dark, today we have a guest post from author Dean Klein talking about gaining inspiration for writing his novels. And without futher ado- here’s Dean ◊♦◊ ◊♦◊ ◊♦◊ ◊♦◊ ◊♦◊ ◊♦◊ ◊♦◊ ◊♦◊ ◊♦◊ ◊♦◊ Many authors are certainly inspired by the works of other authors, current or deceased. In that regard, I’m no different. Michael Crichton and Sir Author … Continue reading Read More …