Ogopogo – mythical creature

In Canadian folklore, the Ogopogo or Naitaka (Salish: n’ha-a-itk, “lake demon”) is a lake monster reported to live in Okanagan Lake, in British Columbia, Canada. The Ogopogo has been allegedly seen by First Nations people since the 19th century. The most …

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Bonnacon – mythical creature

The bonnacon – also known as bonasus; bonacho or vilde kow – is a legendary creature described as a bull with inwardly-curving horns and a horse-like mane. First described by Pliny the Elder, medieval bestiaries usually depict …

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Big Legend – USA, 2018

‘The myth is true’ Big Legend is a 2018 American Bigfoot action horror feature film written and directed by Justin Lee (Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City TV series). The …

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The Mimic – South Korea, 2017

A woman, whose son has been missing for some time, moves to the countryside with her husband, daughter and sick mother-in-law.

Out walking one day near Mount Jang, a mysterious mountain where there appears to have existed a mythical creature which mimics the voices of humans, the woman meets a seemingly lost, and mute, young girl by a cave.

The girl reminds her so much of her son that she takes her in, until such time that she can locate her parents or guardian. It is not long before the girl begins to mimic the voice of her own daughter and strange and sinister events start to happen around the house…

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The Barn – USA, 2016

‘On Halloween night the legend of The Barn awakens’ The Barn is a 2016 American supernatural horror feature film directed by Justin M. Seaman from a screenplay with additions by Maggi …

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Nachzehrer – folklore

A nachzehrer is a form of vampire found in Germanic and Polish regions including Silesia and Bavaria, which also exhibits behaviour displayed by ghouls. The name translates as “after (nach) …

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El Silbón – folklore

El Silbón – English translation: “The Whistler” – is a character appearing in both Colombian and Venezuelan folk tales, famed for terrorising men, women and children, especially the latter whom he …

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Baba Yaga – folklore

“That’s not my mother’s voice I hear. I think that Baba Yaga’s near!” Baba Yaga is a recurrent figure in East European folklore, usually as a single entity though sometimes …

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The Beast of Bodmin – urban legend

The Beast of Bodmin, also known as the Beast of Bodmin Moor is a phantom wild cat purported to live in Cornwall, in the United Kingdom. Bodmin Moor became a centre of these sightings with occasional reports of mutilated …

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Jeepers Creepers 3 – USA, 2017 – reviews

‘Third time’s the charm’ Jeepers Creepers 3 is a 2017 horror feature film written and directed by Victor Salva (Dark House; Jeepers Creepers and sequel; Clownhouse). It stars Meg Foster, Gina Philips and Jonathan Breck. …

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Owlman of Mawnan – folklore

The Owlman, sometimes referred to as the Cornish Owlman, or the Owlman of Mawnan, is a purported cryptid that was supposedly sighted around mid-1976 in the village of Mawnan, Cornwall. The Owlman is sometimes compared to the Mothman, first seen …

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Baron Samedi, Haitian Loa and Voodoo – article

Baron Samedi (the slightly less impressive Baron Saturday, translated into English), and also Baron Samdi, Bawon Samedi, or Bawon Sanmdi, is one of the Loa of Haitian vodou, the spirits of the dead. Samedi is a Loa of the dead, along with …

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Headless Horseman – USA, 2007 – reviews

Headless Horseman is a 2007 American supernatural horror film directed by Anthony C. Ferrante (Sharknado films; Boo) from a screenplay co-written with Zachary Weintraub. It stars Richard Moll and Billy Aaron Brown. The film aired …

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The Ghoul – UK, 1933 – reviews

‘Weird happenings in a house of mystery…’ The Ghoul is a 1933 British horror film starring Boris Karloff, Cedric Hardwicke, Ernest Thesiger, and renowned thespian, Ralph Richardson, making his film debut. Although often mentioned in the same …

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The Mummy – USA, 1932 – reviews

‘A love that defied time drives a beautiful girl to her doom’ The Mummy is a 1932 supernatural horror film from Universal Studios directed by former cinematographer Karl Freund and starring Boris Karloff (billed as ‘Karloff the …

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