Tamara (2006) is a movie I remember vividly on the racks at Hastings-I was about 11 or 12 and very interested in horror. The reason, I think, is because horror is a landscape for the imagination. Every kid loves fairytales-the more gruesome, the better; horror is an extension of that imaginative playground. Literally anything could... Continue Reading →
"Hallow be their name, And blessed be their claim. If you who trespass put down roots, Then Hallow be your name".
The Folkloresque as a Concept I love the folkloresque; this is when a movie or tv show/book, etc. uses a tale that feels like folklore but isn't based in anything that exists in folklore. It's a storytelling element using folklore examples to be creative and bring in a story/aspects of a story that have no... Continue Reading →
Originally posted on Haunt Jaunts; https://www.hauntjaunts.net/demons-are-there-any-good-ones-or-are-they-all-bad/ The answer to that question depends on who you ask. Christianity, which is monotheistic with one god, will tell you absolutely not: all demons are evil, period. Demonolatry is a religion that includes the worship of demons.. From their point of view, demons are benign figures who can teach... Continue Reading →
Originally posted on Haunt Jaunts: https://www.hauntjaunts.net/amityville-the-bell-witch-demonic-or-not/ Reevaluating Amityville & The Bell Witch: Demonic or Not? I decided to examine The Bell Witch legend and The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson to see if there was any demonic merit in the stories. I’m a supernatural folklorist who specializes in demonic phenomena; I created an ever-expanding classification... Continue Reading →
Most negative supernatural spirits are not demons. Demons are actually pretty rare, though infestations do happen. Many people who claim experiences of possessions are not experiencing the demonic, either. Here are a list of other types of spirits to compare your experience with; if you're convinced it's still a demon, visit my classification systems to... Continue Reading →
We as humans love the idea of an evil house, though in actuality, the only thing that could be evil between the mortar, brick, and glass is the people (or spirits) inside it. It's thought that spaces hold energy from what happened within its walls: a happy home stays that way while an unhappy one... Continue Reading →
Good question and the honest answer is: we don't know. Much about demons are shrouded in mystery; all we know for sure is what's been recorded. Here are theories: Christianity provides an answer (there is no way to tell for sure if they're right so don't get upset on me): they're fallen angels. At some... Continue Reading →