occult

The Gate – Canada, 1987

‘ …pray it’s not too late.’ The Gate is a 1987 Canadian supernatural horror feature film directed by Tibor Takács (Spiders 3D; Ice Spiders; Mosquito Man; I, Madman) from a screenplay by Michael Nankin. The movie stars Stephen Dorff, Louis Tripp, Christa… Read More ›

The NightShifter – Brazil, 2018

The NightShifter – aka Morto Não Fala [“The Dead Don’t Speak’] – is a 2018 Brazilian supernatural horror film directed by Dennison Ramalho (The ABCs of Death 2 segment: ‘J is for Jesus’; short: Ninjas; writer of José Mojica Marins’ Embodiment of Evil) from… Read More ›

The Evil – USA, 1977

‘Witness its awakening’ The Evil is a 1977 [released 1978] American supernatural horror feature film directed by Gus Trikonis (The Darker Side of Terror) from a screenplay co-written with Donald G. Thompson [as Galen Thompson]. The Ed Carlin produced movie stars… Read More ›

Headhunter – USA/South Africa, 1988

‘Keeping your head under stressful conditions can be difficult.’ Headhunter – aka Head Hunter – is a 1988 American/South African supernatural horror movie directed by Francis Schaeffer (Wired to Kill) from a screenplay by Len Spinelli. The movie stars Kay Lenz, Wayne Crawford, Steve Kanaly and June… Read More ›

Black Magic 2 – Hong Kong, 1976

‘The ‘walking dead’ are the most deadly!’ Black Magic 2 – original title: 勾魂降頭; Gou hun jiang tou – is a 1976 supernatural Hong Kong horror film directed by Ho Meng-Hua (Oily Maniac) and produced by the Shaw Brothers (Seeding a a Ghost; Inseminoid; Human Lanterns)…. Read More ›

Black Ghosts – Sweden, 2015

‘She has summoned them’ Black Ghosts – original title: Trans Somnium – is a 2015 Swedish horror film written and directed by Andreas Marawell. It stars Sandra Karinsdotter and Kaarina Lindblom. In an attempt to reunite with her dead girlfriend, Maya evokes dark… Read More ›

Pyewacket – Canada, 2016

‘Be careful what you wish for. Someone might be listening.’ Pyewacket is a 2016 Canadian horror feature film written and directed by Adam MacDonald (Backcountry). It stars Laurie Holden, Nicole Muñoz and Chloe Rose. A frustrated, angst-ridden teenage girl awakens something in the… Read More ›

Midnight, Texas – TV series, USA, 2017

‘Only outsiders fit in.’ Midnight, Texas is a 2017 American supernatural NBC television series based on the book series of the same name by author Charlaine Harris who also wrote The Southern Vampire Mysteries (the novels that were adapted into the True Blood television series). It stars François Arnaud, Dylan… Read More ›

Hellriser – UK, 2017

‘When there’s no more room in Hell… Hell will rise’ Hellriser is a 2017 British horror film written and directed by Steve Lawson (KillerSaurus; Survival Instinct). The Creativ Studios production stars Steven Dolton, Charlie Bond and Nathan Head. The film is a sequel… Read More ›

The Rizen – UK, 2017

‘Quarantine breached’ The Rizen is a British 2017 science fiction horror film written and directed by Matt Mitchell (It Never Sleeps; Gangsters, Guns & Zombies). The Lost Eye Films production stars Laura Swift, Tom Goodman-Hill and Sally Phillips. The year… Read More ›

Reel Nightmare – USA, 2017

Reel Nightmare – also known as Reel Nightmare: Book of Witchcraft – is a 2017 American supernatural horror feature film written and directed by Armand Petri (Alpha Delta Zatan; Bayou Horror Story; TV series Tujunga Horror Story) for Together Magic Films. Produced by Art Arutyunyan,… Read More ›

Knucklebones – USA, 2016

‘Roll the bones and say his name you’ll wish you didn’t play the game’ Knucklebones is a 2016 supernatural American horror feature film written and directed by Mitch Wilson, making his feature film debut. It stars Julin, Katie Bosacki and Justin Arnold…. Read More ›

Necropolis – USA, 1986

‘Where they love New York to death.’ Necropolis – aka Necropolis: City of the Dead – is a 1986 supernatural American horror film written and directed by Bruce Hickey. Special effects were provided by Ed French (Nightmare; Blood Rage). Cast: LeeAnne Baker… Read More ›

Witchhammer – Czechoslovakia, 1969

Witchhammer – original title: Kladivo na čarodějnice – is a 1969 Czechoslovakian dramatical horror film directed by Otakar Vávra. It is considered Vávra’s magnum opus. The original title, Malleus Maleficarum, also translates as Witchhammer. The story of the film is based on Václav Kaplický’s book… Read More ›

Dennis Wheatley – author

Dennis Yates Wheatley (8 January 1897 – 10 November 1977) was an English author whose prolific output of thrillers and occult novels made him one of the world’s best-selling writers from the 1930s through the 1960s. His Gregory Sallust series was one of the main… Read More ›

Blue Blood – UK, 1973

Blue Blood – also known as Blueblood – is a 1973 British psychological drama film directed by Andrew Sinclair. It stars Oliver Reed, Fiona Lewis (Dr. Phibes Rises Again; Bram Stoker’s Dracula; Strange Behavior), Derek Jacobi, Anna Gaël (Dracula and Son) and Meg Wynn Owen. The film is based on the… Read More ›

JokerBats – rock band

JokerBats are a metal glam goth rock band. Their single ‘Vampire’ was released on February 24, 2014. Press release: “As a band they have drawn inspiration from traditional hard rock bands like Motörhead, Metallica and Black Sabbath who’s own Ozzy Osbourne… Read More ›

Ghost B.C. – heavy metal band

Ghost – known as Ghost B.C. in the United States – is a Swedish heavy metal band, formed in Linköping in 2008. In 2010 Ghost released a three-track demo, followed by a 7″ vinyl titled “Elizabeth”, and eventually their debut full-length album Opus Eponymous. The album was widely praised and… 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 ›

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 the Victorian’s passion for highly decorative conversation pieces and their… Read More ›