The Scream – painting by Edvard Munch

The Scream (Norwegian: Skrik) is the usual name given to each of four versions of a composition by Norwegian Expressionist artist Edvard Munch between 1893 and 1910. The works show a figure with an agonized expression …

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Creep 2 – USA, 2017 – reviews

Creep 2 is a 2017 American horror thriller directed by Patrick Brice from a screenplay co-written with Mark Duplass, who also stars, alongside Desiree Akhavan. The film is a sequel to Brice’s …

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The Raven – poem by Edgar Allan Poe

The Raven is a narrative poem by American writer Edgar Allan Poe. First published in January 1845, the poem is often noted for its musicality, stylized language, and supernatural atmosphere. It …

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The Conqueror Worm – poem

The Conqueror Worm is a poem by Edgar Allan Poe about human mortality and the inevitability of death. It was first published in Graham’s Lady’s and Gentleman’s Magazine in 1843, but quickly …

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H.P. Lovecraft – author

  Howard Phillips Lovecraft aka H.P. Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937) was an American author who achieved posthumous fame through his influential works of horror fiction. Virtually unknown and only …

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M.R. James – author

Montague “Monty” Rhodes James OM, MA, FBA (1 August 1862 – 12 June 1936), who used the publication name M. R. James, was an English author, medievalist scholar and provost …

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Ghost Weddings – article

In Chinese tradition, a ghost marriage (Chinese: 冥婚; pinyin: mínghūn; literally: “spirit marriage”) is a marriage in which one or both parties are deceased. Other forms of ghost marriage are …

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Hellfire Caves, Buckinghamshire, UK

The Hellfire Caves – also known as the Hell-Fire Caves and West Wycombe Caves – are a network of man-made chalk and flint caverns that extend a quarter of a mile (500 metres) underground. …

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Iron maiden – torture device

An iron maiden is a presumed, though likely fictional, torture device, consisting of an iron cabinet with a hinged front and spike-covered interior, sufficiently tall to enclose a human being. The …

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Noble Johnson – actor

Noble Johnson (April 18, 1881 – January 9, 1978) was an African-American actor and film producer. He was one of the first black actors in Hollywood to achieve any meaningful level of fame and successfully …

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The Monkey’s Paw – short story

The Monkey’s Paw is a horror short story by W. W. Jacobs, published in England in 1902. The story involves Mr. and Mrs. White and their adult son, Herbert. Sergeant-Major Morris, a friend …

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Vampire Hunting Kit

Vampire hunting kits first appeared in the mid-Victorian era, around the year 1840. They became even more common post-1897 with the publication of Bram Stoker‘s novel Dracula, appealing to both …

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The Sealed Room – USA, 1909

The Sealed Room is an eleven-minute American film released in 1909. Directed by D.W. Griffith, the film’s cast included Arthur V. Johnson, Marion Leonard, Henry B. Walthall, Mary Pickford, and Mack Sennett. The film was also known as The Sealed …

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