mythology

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 common description of Ogopogo is a 40 to 50-foot-long (12… Read More ›

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 the bonnacon’s colouring as reddish-brown or black. Due to the fact… Read More ›

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 movie stars Kevin Makely, Todd A. Robinson, Amanda Wyss, Lance… Read More ›

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…

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 Mizell, Michael Prutzman and Mark J. Reyes. The Nevermore Productions movie stars… Read More ›

Killer Mermaid aka Nymph – Serbia, 2014

‘Mysterious. Irresistible. Deadly.’ Killer Mermaid – aka Killer Mermaids; Nymph; and Mamaula – is a 2014 Serbian horror feature film directed by Milan Todorovi from a screenplay by Barry Keating (Downhill; Nightworld).The movie stars Kristina Klebe (Tales of Halloween), Franco Nero (Hitch-Hike), and Natalie Burn. Friends… Read More ›

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) living off (zehre)” likely alluding to their living after death… Read More ›

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 is known to feast upon. The legend of El Silbón… Read More ›

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 slain livestock: the alleged panther-like cats of the same region came to… Read More ›

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 in 1960’s America. Both, it must be said, straddle the… Read More ›

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 Baron’s numerous other incarnations Baron Cimetière, Baron La Croix, and Baron Kriminel. He… Read More ›

Headless Horseman – USA, 2007

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 on the Sci-Fi (now Syfy) Channel in October 2007. The movie takes the tack… Read More ›

The Ghoul – UK, 1933

‘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 breath as the Universal horror films of the period, the… Read More ›

The Mummy – USA, 1932

‘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 Uncanny’) as a revived ancient Egyptian priest. The movie also… Read More ›