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Video: The History Of Halloween – Halloween Traditions Explained

Video: The History Of Halloween – Halloween Traditions Explained

The history of Halloween is long and complex but here’s a video sharing a lot of information in a short six minute presentation. The video brings a lot of known information together with some lesser-known details such as the fascinating legend of Stingy Jack. Treat the video is a broad overlook of the Halloween origins which will lead you to to further research of your own. It’s intriguing stuff! Video: The History Of Halloween – Halloween Traditions Explained Video Credit:…

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5 Notable Actors In Classic Horror Movies

5 Notable Actors In Classic Horror Movies

For me, the golden age of horror movies ran between the 1920s and the 1960s mainly in the USA and then 1960s to 1970s in the UK . The movies produced in this timeframe were classic films that stood the test of time and stand up against any of today’s contemporary offerings. Some of the finest actors in horror movies were introduced by Warner Brothers, Twentieth Century Fox and Paramount followed by the British studio, Hammer Film Productions. Here I…

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5 Nostalgic Horror Computer Games of the 1990s

5 Nostalgic Horror Computer Games of the 1990s

Growing up in the 1970s and ’80s means I was fortunate enough to be present in the early days of home computers and games consoles. It was, however, the 1990s that saw me discover and explore the horror genre to the full via video games. Through video games I was able to slake my thirst for all things horror via the games being released. Games that blew me away with their cutting edge graphics, atmospheric audio and immersive story telling….

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The Colin Lawson Author Facebook Page

The Colin Lawson Author Facebook Page

Social media is an important part of getting the latest information out there. At the moment, Facebook is the number one source many people access to find information they need. With this in mind the official Colin Lawson Books author page is designed to provide fun and factual information for Facebook users, horror fans, readers and writers, as well as the latest news from Colin Lawson. It’s not purely a way to sell product like many other Facebook pages out…

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12 Funny Horror Movies Worth Watching Tonight

12 Funny Horror Movies Worth Watching Tonight

We all love horror movies (or why else are you here?) and many of us enjoy comedies too but rarely do the two genres come together with any level of success. When I’m talking about less successful film attempts at horror/comedy alliances, movies that simply failed to achieve much horror or comedy when combining the two, I’m thinking of the deplorable ‘Scary Movie’ franchise as a prime example. The original may have been a fresh spin on things but after…

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When Horror Movies Affected The Psyche of Society

When Horror Movies Affected The Psyche of Society

A good movie can entertain and stay with you for a while. A great movie/movie scene can change the way you and the rest of society think forever. Here are a few examples of when that happened:- Swimming in the sea/Sharks – Jaws (1975) Ever since the release of the movie Jaws many swimmers have entered the water and immediately heard the dreaded music that heralded the approach of the shark in the Spielberg classic, half expecting an ominous shadow…

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5 Dean Koontz Books Not To Miss

5 Dean Koontz Books Not To Miss

Here I present my favourite five books from Dean Koontz. As always, these are my personal choices made from books I have personally read and enjoyed: I know not everyone will agree with my choices but that’s what makes reading books such a personal experience. “Dean Koontz is an American author. His novels are broadly described as suspense thrillers, but also frequently incorporate elements of horror, fantasy, science fiction, mystery, and satire.Many of his books have appeared on The New…

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The Typo Goblin

The Typo Goblin

I am the Typo Goblin, my heart is made of flint, My role in life is simply this: to keep you out of print. I sneak into your manuscript and do my fiendish work, Adding errors guaranteed to make you look a berk. And then I cast the ‘Careless’ spell: you say, ‘Ah, what the heck!’ And pop your script into the post without that final check. At length some hapless editor receives your golden wit, And after reading fifty…

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Great Retro Reads 2 – The Beaver Book of Horror

Great Retro Reads 2 – The Beaver Book of Horror

When I was about 10 years old in 1977 Her Majesty the Queen was celebrating her Silver Jubilee on the throne of England and a book entered my life and changed it forever; it introduced me to the world of horror, the paranormal and horror story telling. That book was The Beaver book of horror by Daniel Farson. In the mid to late 1970’s I was a member of a book club at school which I believe was the Scholastic…

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Top 10 Scary British Urban Legends Part 2

Top 10 Scary British Urban Legends Part 2

Britain has a long and rich history and when it comes to urban legends we have more than our fair share of those too. Here we return to the wonderful ’MostAmazingTop10’ YouTube channel for another 10 scary British Urban Legends. Please visit their channel and subscribe to them for more great content. Top 10 Scary British Urban Legends Part 2 Description from the Youtube channel: Top 10 Scary British Urban Legends Subscribe To The MostAmazingTop10 Vlog Channel: http://bit.ly/2m8XhIR Hello! The…

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