Zak Bagans’ ‘Demon House’ Documentary Finally Has A Release Date

By Julie Johnson

I know some of you will be interested in this while others not so much so. Personally, I’ll almost certainly watch. After all, I almost never fail to watch anything the Ghost Adventures crew does. Primarily I watch to learn. I mean let’s face it, they do things most of us don’t have the nerve to do.

Plus, since I still occasionally run into people with very large problems in their homes &/or businesses, it’s good to have their experiences in my mental tool belt.

If you end up watching, feel free to let me hear your thoughts. I’ll do the same.  Calleen

Demon House

Zak Bagans’ full-length documentary film Demon House finally has a release date, according to Horror Fuel just over a month ago. The much-anticipated documentary about the infamous Gary, Indiana, “demon house” has been in post-production for years and was rumored to be the initial reason for Nick Groff’s departure from Ghost Adventures in 2014. Popular paranormal investigator Zak Bagans purchased the demon house in 2014 in order to do an investigation into its alleged haunting and turn it into the long-awaited nearly two-hour documentary.

Fans of Zak Bagans, 40, and his long-running Travel Channel reality TV series, Ghost Adventures, had nearly given up on the completion and release of the Demon House film. News surfaced over four years ago that Zak Bagans had bought Indiana’s Demon House that was once owned by Latoya Ammons, who claimed possession by demons after moving into the cottage home in November of 2011, as previously reported by the Inquisitr. IndyStar details the exorcism of Ammons and her three children, ages 7, 9, and 12.

TMZ shared in January of 2014 that Zak Bagans paid only $35,000 for the Demon House, saying the owner was willing to sell and that Bagans was allegedly going to live in the “portal to hell” to “see what happens” and to “document his experience,” which was supposed to be made into a documentary. TMZ later reported that Zak Bagans actually had the demon house demolished after allegedly encountering a “dark energy” during his time filming for the documentary.

Demon House
According to Zak Bagans, the demonic presence that Latoya Ammons had claimed haunted the demon house was real, although, the demonic activity and haunting of Ammons’ Indiana rental home was never proven and called only a ploy to seek “notoriety.” Zak Bagans had the demon house bulldozed in 2016 to close the alleged portal, and fans of Bagans began to think that production of the Demon House documentary had ended when the house was destroyed, even though filming was supposedly complete.

The last real update on the Demon House was on the official Twitter account @TheDemonHouse in June of 2017 and made mention of the soundtrack for the film. Zak Bagans also took to his own personal Twitter account a month before that to let his followers and fans of Ghost Adventures know that the documentary film Demon House was, in fact, “in its final stages of completion.” Comments immediately began asking for more information as far as a release date for the Demon House documentary, as well as where the film could be seen.

Reports started to surface in mid-January that Freestyle Digital Media had acquired the rights to the Demon House documentary that was “written, produced, and directed by Zak Bagans,” according to a report on Deadline. Horror Fuel shared on January 15 that the Demon House documentary will premiere in select theaters in the U.S. and on VOD (video on demand) on March 16, 2018.

Demon House

Horror Fuel also noted that the horror documentary will allegedly feature Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, and Nick Groff, along with priest Michael Maginot, who was personally involved in Latoya Ammons’ case and was said to have signed a contract to assist in production of the Demon House, as noted in the previously mentioned Inquisitr article.

IMDb does not list former Ghost Adventures co-host Nick Groff as a cast member in the Demon House documentary but does note current Ghost Adventures co-hosts Jay Wasley and Billy Tolley as cast members. Wasley and Tolley stepped in as co-hosts of Ghost Adventures after Nick Groff announced his departure in November of 2014, as noted by AXS in a report that says there’s no official word on whether Nick Groff participated in the Demon House project.

Paranormal Warehouse writes that Zak Bagans destroyed the demon house after filming for the documentary because he allegedly didn’t want anyone else to live there again. However, Bagans did say that the demon house “affected everyone” during filming, including his production crew.

Fans who thought the Demon House project had been “scrapped” are somewhat disappointed that the documentary will run in theaters and not on the small screen, but some fans say they are excited to see one of Zak Bagans’ “creations on the big screen.”

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10 Of The Spookiest Stories You’ll Ever Read

By Dodai Stewart


The Little Girl Who Wasn’t, from LadySparrow

I lived in a house from hell for four years, from age eleven to almost sixteen. There was constantly something happening. Doors flying open and shut, voices, footsteps. Nothing ever stayed where you put it. I was alone there a lot because both my parents worked and I was constantly terrified.

One of the most gut-level disturbing things though was the little girl in my bathroom. Every time I walked past my bathroom door (which was constantly since it was right outside my bedroom) I saw a little girl with blond curled hair and a rose-colored dress. She just stood there, staring, looking like a photograph from 1905. I started keeping the door closed so I could walk by without seeing her, but she was always there when I opened it. Once I stepped in past her, I couldn’t see her anymore but I could feel her there. She scared me, but I felt really sorry for her because she was trapped there, just like me, but probably forever.

As the years went by and things in the house continued to get worse, she started seeming… darker. I started feeling like she wasn’t really a little girl. I knew there was something ugly in the house and I felt like it was presenting this sympathetic image to me. Then I started thinking I was completely losing my mind.

One day, when I was 14, I had a friend from out of town come stay with me for a week. I hadn’t told her anything whatsoever about the house because I didn’t think she would come if I did. Right after she got there we were sitting in my room and she left to go to the bathroom. About a minute later she walked back in with a puzzled look on her face and said “So, there’s a little girl in your bathroom”. “Um, I, yeah she hangs out in there. Blond hair?” “Curls? Pink dress? Yeah. You know that’s not really a little girl, don’t you?” I almost threw up. I was so relieved and terrified and excited and ready to run out of the house screaming. She wouldn’t use my bathroom the rest of the week and I started using it as little as possible without pissing off my parents (who did not want to believe).

Eventually we moved out and I could not have been happier. I distanced myself from it mentally as much as I could. Then, when I was 18, I took another friend on a road trip to pack up a few things I’d left in the house (my parents hadn’t managed to sell it, and wouldn’t for 5 more years). The minute we got on the property, my friend seemed uncomfortable. When we came around the bend in the long, steep driveway, he went completely white. I could tell something was wrong, but he insisted he was OK, so we got to work. After a while he asked to use the bathroom and I directed him to mine. Not 20 seconds after he left, he came running back in, gasping for breath, andand slammed the bedroom door behind him. He started babbling about a little blond girl who isn’t really a little girl. All of a sudden he went dead still, looked me in the eye, and very solemnly said “She’s not happy. With you. You left, and you weren’t supposed to”. We threw whatever we could grab in two trips in my car (after I walked him to another bathroom and waited outside the door) and got the fuck out at top speed.

12 Super Haunted Forests You Never Want To Get Lost In

By Lyra Radford

The Blair Witch Project successfully taps into several fears that exists naturally within most people. The setting itself, for instance, is far more unsettling than the witch; forests are massive, creepy, isolated, and full of countless unknown dangers. And that’s without even going into the notion of haunted forests. The excessive or irrational fear of heavily wooded areas is called hylophobia. The fear of wooded areas at night is nyctohylophobia. So, yes, this is an actual, documented, scientific thing. When you break down the risk factor, fearing forests isn’t so irrational; it’s a survival instinct.

From childhood, the dangers of forests are ingrained in the human psyche, mostly through fairy tales. Tales of wild men, Hansel and Gretel, and Little Red Riding Hood are meant to keep children out of the woods, and follow many of us into adulthood. Not that these tales fill heads with nonsense – there really are big bad wolves out there; wild men and pseudo -satanic cults do hide beneath the canopies of some forests. The haunted forest depicted in Blair Witch Project and its remake may be just as fictional as fairy tales, but the spooky woods in this list have seen real-life horrors and developed legends of their own.

Aokigahara Forest, Japan

Aokigahara Forest, Japan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 12 Super Haunted Forests You Never Want To Get Lost In
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Nestled at the foot of Mount Fuji you’ll find what’s commonly referred to as Japan’s Suicide Forest. Eerily quiet, sprawling Aokigahara is home to more than 100 suicides per year. On any given day, you can enter the woods and find human bones strewn about and dead bodies hanging from trees. Some say the forest is to blame for these suicides; it’s allegedly home to a dark energy that amplifies sadness within visitors, beckoning them to end their lives beneath its canopy. Once they do, their souls are doomed to remain there for eternity.

The Black Forest, Germany

The Black Forest, Germany is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 12 Super Haunted Forests You Never Want To Get Lost In
Photo: David Blackwell./flickr/CC-BY-ND 2.0

Germany’s Black Forest sprawls along the Rhine River, and is literally a place of legend. The dense wood of pine and fir is the setting for many Brothers Grimm fairy tales. Sunlight is mostly blocked by trees in the Black Forest, giving it a nightmarish feeling, making it the perfect location for things that go bump in the night. The forest is apparently home to nymphs, a headless horseman, and the ghost of a king who kidnaps young maidens who dare wander alone. Witches allegedly practice their dark arts here, and some believe a pack of werewolves lurks in the depths.

Freetown State Forest, Massachusetts

Freetown State Forest, Massach... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 12 Super Haunted Forests You Never Want To Get Lost In
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The Freetown-Fall River State Forest is within the Bridgewater Triangle, an area of southeastern Massachusetts known for a plethora of paranormal happenings. The land was formerly home to the Wampanoag people, who believed the forest was sacred, and it contains several American Indian burial grounds. Some believe it was cursed when settlers began stealing the land. In addition to strange noises, lights, and ghostly apparitions, the area has been host to satanic ritualistic murders and satanic cults.

Carl Drew, a pimp and cult leader, slaughtered women as a sacrifices in the woods. On October 13, 1979, he murdered and mutilated prostitute Donna Levesque. Another prostitute, cult member Karen Marsden, witnessed the murder and wanted out. She was tortured and killed as a satanic sacrifice on February 8, 1980. She was savagely beaten and had her hair and fingernails pulled out while still alive. Drew decapitated her, kicked her head around like a ball, and raped her corpse.

Pine Barrens, New Jersey

Pine Barrens, New Jersey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 12 Super Haunted Forests You Never Want To Get Lost In
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The Pines Barrens are relatively uninhabited (by humans), and stretch over 1.1 million acres of south Jersey. If the extreme isolation weren’t enough, the area is also home to the Jersey Devil. According to legend, Pine Barrens native Ms. Leeds gave birth to 12 children, and when it came time to have number 13, she gave birth to the Devil. Whoops! The baby had a goat head and hooves, leathery bat wings, and a forked tail. After slaughtering the midwife, it disappeared into the forest. A priest allegedly performed an exorcism in 1740. There have been sightings of the beast throughout the forest ever since.

Hoia-Baciu, Romania

Hoia-Baciu, Romania is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 12 Super Haunted Forests You Never Want To Get Lost In
Photo: Artur Strzelczyk/Creative Commons

Hoia Baciu Forest is known as the Bermuda Triangle of Transylvania, which, ah, no thanks. Vampires and creepy woods? Pass. No one should ever venture near this place. It’s most famous feature is unnaturally curved trees, which supposedly grew normally before a dark presence emitted a force strong enough to warp them.

Locals know not to screw around in Hoia Baciu. Those who enter have experienced extreme nausea, mysterious rashes, vomiting, headaches, and debilitating anxiety. There have been UFO sightings, and some theorize there’s an inter-dimensional portal in the forest, on account of the disturbing number of people who lose track of time in the forest. They vanish into the woods, and have no memory of anything that happened while they were gone.

Epping Forest, England

Epping Forest, England is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 12 Super Haunted Forests You Never Want To Get Lost In
Photo: Acabashi/Creative Commons

Epping Forest was a hideout for infamous 18th century highwayman Dick Turpin, who buried his murder victims in the woods. Paranormal encounters reported by visitors to Epping include headless men, the sound of thundering war drums, and a ghostly woman who leaps from the trees and dives in front of cars to cause accidents. It also contains two hotspots of dark lore– Hangman’s Hill and the Suicide Pool.

It’s said, if you park your car at the bottom of Hangman’s Hill at night and turn off the engine, the car will slowly roll uphill.  According to legend, the car is drawn to an ancient tree, where three witches were hanged. Another legend says an innocent man was strung up there. Perhaps it was both.

As for Suicide Pool, it’s said a girl’s father found out she was meeting a boy in secret and killed her at the pool some 300 years ago. Her lover found out and committed suicide at the same spot. There was another suicide there in 1887. Not long after, a woman, Emma Morgan, killed her child and herself at the pond. Now it’s said the pool compels people to take their own lives; an evil force exists within its dark waters. No birds are heard near the spot and no animals wander by.

If all that weren’t enough, several people have been raped and murdered in Epping Forest since the 1960s. A criminal accountant and his girlfriend were executed by shotgun, a woman who ran a massage parlor was found with a crossbow bolt through her head, and a woman who allegedly cheated two men in a drug deal was taken to the woods, tortured, and beaten to death with pool cues.

Pocomoke Forest, Maryland

Pocomoke Forest, Maryland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 12 Super Haunted Forests You Never Want To Get Lost In
Photo: Doodlebugs Mommom/flickr/CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0

Pocomoke forest is dense and swampy, with a history of slave abuse and death. There are many tales of slave owners having affairs with, and impregnating, slaves, then drowning the babies to cover up their behavior. Witnesses claim to have seen apparitions of slaves around the Pocomoke swamp. There have also been sightings of beings called elementals. These spirits appear as mist, goblin-like creatures, or light-emitting entities similar to fairies.

Old House Woods, Virginia

Old House Woods, Virginia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 12 Super Haunted Forests You Never Want To Get Lost In
Photo: Forest Wander/Creative Commons

After witnessing bloody battles during the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, it’s no wonder this stretch of woods in Diggs, VA is riddled with restless spirits. The ghosts of slaves and soldiers can be seen wandering about, and some claim to have seen a mysterious woman of mist, floating and dissipating at will. Many have gone into the woods and never come out.

Those who venture in and live to tell the tale report it to be at least 10 degrees colder in the woods than in surrounding areas. For more than 200 years, people have reported sightings of headless dogs, witches, and even spectral pirates and ghost ships floating through the sky. According to legend, a band of pirates buried treasure in the woods for safe keeping but died in a storm before they could retrieve it (the woods border the ocean, hence all the pirate stuff).

Dering Woods, England

Haunted Forests

The Dering Woods in England are known to locals as the Screaming Woods. It’s said you can hear blood-curdling, banshee-like screams of lost souls crying out in the night. The woods border the village of Pluckley, at one point the most haunted village in Britain.

On November 1, 1948, 20 people were supposedly found dead in the woods, 11 of them children. A newspaper headline from The Smarden Postis the only evidence of this massacre, though there’s no record of that paper ever having existed (and also there’s a Facebook URL on it, which, did they have FB in 1948?).

Though the massacre may be an invention, it has roots in reality. The bloodcurdling screams emanating from the woods date to the 18th century, when highwayman Robert Du Bois was dragged into the woods by villagers and executed. It’s said the vengeful spirit of DuBois haunts the woods. If you hear his footsteps thumping behind you, run, or it’ll be the last thing you hear.

Isla de las Muñecas, Mexico

Isla de las Muñecas, Me is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 12 Super Haunted Forests You Never Want To Get Lost In
Photo: Esparta/flickr/CC-BY 2.0

Isla de las Muñecas (Island of the Dolls) is neither a forest nor an island, but rather a tiny, wooded peninsula in a network of ancient canals in Xochimilco, Mexico City. It’s also creepy as all get out. The trees are covered with hundreds of creepy dolls. Decapitated doll heads, severed plastic limbs, and gaping dark holes where plastic eyes once were will great you like a sight from your worst nightmare if you take the famous, idyllic boat trip tourists flock to Xochimilco for in droves.

As the story goes, more than 50 years ago, the Island of the Dolls’s only inhabitant, Don Julian Santana, found the body of a drowned girl, along with her doll, in the water. He strung up the doll as a memorial to the girl, and continued to strap thousands more dolls to trees until his death in that same canal in 2001. Many swear they’ve heard the dolls laughing and whispering. Some believe the dolls are vessels for the dead or they’re possessed by evil forces. Others believe the dolls are guardians, and should be respected, not feared.

Ballyboley Forest, Northern Ireland

Ballyboley Forest, Northern Ir is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 12 Super Haunted Forests You Never Want To Get Lost In
Photo: Albert Bridge/Creative Commons

The Ballyboley Forest, with its distinctive stone arrangements and circular trenches, is supposedly an ancient Druid site, said to hold an entrance to the Celtic Otherworld. As per local legend, an alarming number of disappearances took place from the 15th to the 17th centuries within the forest.

Purportedly, in 1997, two men roaming the woods heard a woman screaming. The men looked for the source of the scream, but found nothing more than a tree streaked with blood. They fled in terror, but braved a look back and saw four figures standing motionless, dressed in brown rags, their heads covered. Much of this history, however, is somewhat suspect, in light of the fact that, according to the British government, Ballyboley Forest was planted in 1957.

In 2016, the forest was the scene of an event that shocked and terrorized locals: a rave. Hundreds of people, many of whom were on copious amounts of drugs, drunk out their minds, and apparently didn’t even know what country they were in (how do you go to an island country without knowing where you’re going?), descended on the woods for a massive, illegal outdoor party.

Dow Hill, India

Dow Hill, India is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 12 Super Haunted Forests You Never Want To Get Lost In
Photo: Indrani911basu/Creative Commons

One of the most haunted spots in India is a forest called Dow Hill, located in Kurseong, in northeastern India, between the borders of Nepal, Bhutan, and Bangladesh. Visitors to the forest have reported the feeling of being watched, and caught glimpses of movement in their periphery. Others reported hearing a screaming woman, and a few claimed to see red eyes peeking at them from trees.

One of the most famous ghost sightings in Dow Hill is a headless boy, who has been seen wandering in the forest and down a street known as Death Road  The haunting aren’t confined to the woods, either; they’ve trickled into the halls of a school at the forest’s edge. Laughter, eerie whispers, and footsteps still echo throughout the Victoria Boys High School, even when it’s closed for holidays. There are those who believe the spirits of the area live in the school.

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‘Bridge to another DIMENSION’ discovered in shock paranormal clip

By Callum Hoare

FOOTAGE has emerged of what conspiracy theorists believe to be a entrance to another world.

In the below clip, a narrator details a story about a haunted overpass in the town of Avon, Indiana, USA.

He says: “Stories go back about the bridge before it even opened.

“They say that during construction of the bridge, one worker was drinking on the job and stumbled off the bridge into a pit of cement.

“That pit became his grave and his skeleton is still under the bridge and every train that passes over, shakes his soul into awakening.”

But that is not all.

The bloke goes on to explain that once a year, the path apparently opens up a portal into another dimension.

He adds: “One story tells that the bridge is a gateway to another dimension and by crossing it on the anniversary of its opening, it will take you away from this world.

“On dark stormy nights, the gate partially opens and the sounds of ghosts moaning amidst from it.”

The video was uploaded to YouTube channel Eskify last week and has already received more than 45,000 hits.

Viewers had mixed reactions to the footage.

Some were horrified by the possibility of a gateway to another dimension.

One comment read: “Nope. Blow the bridge up with dynamite.Others were convinced by the myth.

“I’m a bit of a skeptic when it comes to the supernatural but I’ve personally experienced things I can’t explain

“I’ve also heard stories from family members and I know they wouldn’t lie to me,” another added.

But some simply did not accept the bloke’s story.

A third questioned: “If nobody seen him fall in the cement, how do we know he really fell in?”

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‘Winchester’: 5 haunting things that are weirdly true about the Helen Mirren horror movie

By Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY

5 haunting truths in horror film ‘Winchester’

A reclusive heir to the Winchester rifle fortune, who is haunted by the angry spirits of those killed by her family’s famed firearms is at the center of the ghost story Winchester (in theaters Friday).

Winchester Mansion

Helen Mirren plays the widowed Sarah Winchester, thought to be insane as she orders constant expansion and renovation of her bizarre Victorian mansion.

“There are many things about the movie that are absolutely real,” says Peter Spierig, who directed Winchester with his brother, Michael. “But were ghosts haunting Sarah Winchester as people said at the time? There’s nothing to confirm that — or deny it, either.”

Here’s what we know to be true:

Winchester Mansion

There was a real Sarah Winchester. The socialite heiress made a splash when she moved to San Jose from Connecticut in 1884 following the death of her husband, William (and their baby 15 years prior).

What has been your most paranormal experience as an EMT?

Via Quora

An EMT recalls a story from his Paramedic Supervisor that raised the hair on the back of his neck

A user on Quora recently asked, “What has been your most paranormal experience as an emergency responder?” A few answers stood out to us, especially one by EMT Scott MacHarrie. You can read his reply below:

I had a Paramedic Supervisor back in the 90s who had 20 years in EMS and had a reputation for being a tough guy with a big heart. He told us a story that raised the hair on the back of my neck one day that I will never forget.

In 1981, he was an EMT for a volunteer fire department in a New Hampshire farming community. In this town lived an elderly brother and sister along with an elderly cousin on a sprawling farm. They where very well-liked by the townsfolk and they would offer a plot of their farmland to anyone for the asking with one simple rule: no matter what they grew they had to donate one-third of their yield to area foodbanks. This was just one of the reasons they where so beloved.

Real Life Ghost Story As they got older, Mary, the sister, became frail with osteoporosis and was admitted to a nursing home. John, her brother, was left to look after the farm. One day the cousin who lived nearby was unable ro reach John by phone and became concerned. He went to the farm and entered the house. He discovered John in an upstairs bedroom unconscious suffering from a stroke; he immediately called 9-1-1.

Word of trouble at the farm spread quickly and soon the siren was blaring notifying volunteers in the town. The towns police and BLS ambulance raced to the farm. An ambulance from an adjoining community was also dispatched. My boss was one of the EMTs responding and was familiar with this family.

When he arrived, he said he walked into the house and was told to hurry as CPR was underway. As he entered the front hall, on his left was a sitting room and in the room he noticed an elderly woman sitting in a rocking chair smiling back at him. He thought how happy and peaceful she looked and was a bit odd given what was going on. He then recognized her; it was Mary.

They get John to the ambulance and transported him to the hospital, where he was pronounced on arrival. As my boss was filling out his report at the nurses station, he made a comment to one of the staff of how sad that it was that Mary was well enough to go home and then have John die like that. The staff member gave him a strange look and asked what was he talking about. My boss said how great Mary looked at the house. He was then informed that Mary passed away the day before at the nursing home and could not possibly been at the farm.

Thinking he mistook someone else for Mary, he asked around about who the female was at the house. There were no females during the call, all the responders where male.

He then described what she was wearing, including an oversized set of pearls and a pink flowered dress to the staff. The dress was Mary’s favorite. He had no doubt that the pleasant elderly woman who gave him a warm smile was indeed Mary.

Two days later, my boss and his then-girlfriend decided to attend the wake for John and Mary (double wake and funeral) as Mary was the girlfriend’s grade school teacher. As my boss walked into the funeral home, he gazed over the the coffin holding Mary and nearly fainted; for there was Mary wearing her favorite pink flowered dress and the oversized pearl necklace. Exactly as she wore two days earlier at the farm.

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SPOOKTACULAR PHOTO Dad-of-two creeped out after ‘capturing image of medieval monk lurking in castle he visited with son’

By Jon Rogers

Is a bizarre, dark shape captured on camera the image of a ghostly black monk or something else?

Movie Flopped At The Box Office In 1998, Cursed By A Witch


Found this online and had to share.  Now while I’m not a witch or Wiccan or any sort of spell-caster, I do know a few.  Trust me when I say, I believe this could be entirely true.  Kind of cool.  Kind of scary.


Chick flicks and romantic comedies have been famous in the early 1990s. These became a road to star dome for many actors and actresses in the Hollywood scene. But not all story ends well, just like what happened to the movie “The Practical Magic.” The Practical Magic is a story of two witch sisters who were raised by their self-centered aunt. They experienced prejudice and judgment from the town they live. They were even cursed not to find true and lasting love. Every man they fall in love with dies after.

The movie was portrayed by two of the gorgeous ladies in the Hollywood, Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman. The budget for the movie costs $75 million. Even though famous actresses were starring in the movie and producers paid a high amount for it, the movie did not succeed.

[H/T: Vulture]

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The film earned $68 million dollars when it was shown in theaters. It did not even reach the amount spent on the production but still considered it break even. In addition, movie critics did not approve of the idea of the movie. It has comedy, romance and horror all in one film.

The speculations on why the movie flopped in 1998 ended when Director Griffin Dunne revealed the true reason behind it. He said to Vulture that the film was cursed by a real witch. Griffin invited a witch to have a consultation and observe the main actresses during rehearsals.

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The deal between the witch and the producer did not go well. The witch asked for additional $250,000 for fees, but the producer did not agree. That’s when the witch started to curse the film and Griffin via voice mail.

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Every country has their own history of horror films, from the stark weirdness of German Expressionism to Italy’s frenetic and hyper-violent gialli and zombie flicks to Japan’s moody and disturbing spook stories. When it comes to the UK, though, after the Gothic Horror movement and subsequent sequels, what they do better than almost anyone else are the modern-day, atmospheric ghost stories. The ghost story as a literary device was all but invented in Britain, by writers like Charles Dickens and M.R. James.

That’s why the teaser for a new British film, aptly titled Ghost Stories, has us super stoked.

Written and directed by Jeremy Dyson (The League of Gentlemen) and Andy Nyman (a million things), Ghost Stories — from their hit stage play — looks to be a throwback to the portmanteau style of scary movie mostly seen in the ’60s and ’70s (such as Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors). Nyman plays a professor who teaches that nothing supernatural ever happens, sought out but a mysterious man to look into three cases of hauntings, each of which gets depicted on screen for maximum creepiness. Martin Freeman stars as someone who seems at first to just be an investigator but might end up being something altogether more nefarious. (Taking bets now.)

Ghost Stories

Ghost Stories has gotten rave reviews in the UK, and opens wide there on April 13 (sometime this year here the U.S.) To me, it has the vibe of the 2008 television movie Crooked House, written by and starring Dyson’s League of Gentlemen cohort, and Sherlock co-creator, Mark Gatiss, and also starred Nyman in one segment. So, really, if anybody’s going to make a super good ghost movie, it’s these people. We can’t wait to be scared to go to bed!

Images: Lionsgate UK

Kyle Anderson is the Associate Editor for Nerdist. He is the writer of 200 reviews of weird or obscure films in Schlock & Awe. Follow him on Twitter!

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Where to Go for the Best Chance to See a UFO in America

By Trisha Phillips

The first renowned sighting of a UFO occurred back in 1947, and it was reported by a man named Kenneth Arnold. He laid claim that while he was flying his airplane around Mount Rainier in Washington, he noticed not one, but nine objects flying at incredibly high speeds — upwards of a few thousand miles per hour. It was Arnold’s description of the objects moving “like saucers skipping on the water” that the term flying saucer was coined.

As sightings of unidentified aerial phenomena or UFOs continued to roll in, the Air Force felt it needed to be privy to the action, launching its own investigation known as Project Sign in 1948. Investigations have continued into the 21st century, including the Pentagon’s recently revealed $22 million investigation, known as the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program.

Nevertheless, for those who haven’t witnessed a UFO, the phenomenon seems questionable at the very least. So if you’re eager to get a glimpse with your own two eyes, here’s where you should go for the best chance to see a UFO.

15. Albuquerque, New Mexico

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The skies over Albuquerque, New Mexico get a lot of UFO action. | grichenko

There have been 376 reported UFO sightings in Albuquerque alone. Ranging anywhere from a split second to nearly one hour in length, the sightings vary in color, shape, and size. A report in April 2017 claimed to see an object hovering in the sky with a rounded bottom and funneled top with lights beaming from all directions.

Next: The Midwest is no stranger to UFOs.