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Poltergeist

My Favorite Year: The Pop Culture Peak That Was 1984

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 06.13.2014 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

Thirty years ago! Scary! Yet inspiring. (Certainly most millennials I encounter are ripping off that era as fast as their iPad-laden hands can grab.) For your pleasure and edification, I was there (and then), and I reflect.

When Movies Unintentionally Become Scary

Mike Ryan | Posted 12.31.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

I wasn't really allowed to watch scary movies growing up. Not that the rule was so constrictive: Being an only child who often found himself alone i...

9 Not-To-Be Missed Movies For Halloween

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 10.31.2013 | Fifty

When it comes to the best Halloween movies, people harbor some pretty strong opinions. Just this month, The Huffington Post published a piece outlinin...

10 'Gasp!'-worthy Moments in Horror Movies

Pandora Boxx | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Pandora Boxx

From A Nightmare on Elm Street to Killer Klowns From Outer Space, I'm a huge fan of horror movies, so I've put together a list of 10 horror-movie moments that made me gasp, including bad wigs, bad acting, and a gingerbread penis.

Actor Sam Rockwell Takes A Single Shot

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.17.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

In A Single Shot, opening in limited release Friday and available on VOD, actor Sam Rockwell looks as though he's right at home as a veteran outdoorsman who keeps meat on the table with his rifle. Nothing, Rockwell says, could be further from the truth.

'Poltergeist' Remake Casts Lead

Posted 07.23.2013 | Entertainment

The forthcoming "Poltergeist" remake has found its female lead in Rosemarie DeWitt, who will portray the matriarch of the spooked-out Freeling family,...

Cinefantastique's Here's What's Going On: Helena Bonham Carter Cast in Cinderella

Dan Persons | Posted 08.21.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Live-action fantasy gets its fairy godmother... A new family gets spooked by the Poltergeist... Brad Pitt has family issues in World War Z... From th...

Woman Receiving Exorcism Claims She Went Into Cardiac Arrest

AP | Posted 06.12.2013 | Weird News

RIVERTON, Wyo. -- Authorities in central Wyoming say they received a 911 call reporting that a woman involved in an exorcism had stopped breathing and...

Mike Ryan

Why The Ruby Slippers Aren't In 'Oz'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 03.06.2013 | Entertainment

"The Quick and the Dead," a somewhat forgettable (other than its quite remarkable cast) 1995 Western starring Sharon Stone, isn't exactly the first mo...

Pulitzer Prize-Nominated Journalist Talks Paranormal, Builds Fort, Connects With Turkeys (VIDEO)

Alexandra Holzer | Posted 11.18.2012 | Weird News
Alexandra Holzer

The Poltergeist Phenomenon is the first and only non-fiction book by Michael Clarkson. He says, "I would stress that I don't believe there's solid proof for them, but I would not say I don't believe in them."

David Moye

The Spooks That Inspired 'Poltergeist'

HuffingtonPost.com | David Moye | Posted 03.12.2012 | Weird News

The names Lucille Hermann or Christopher Lutz may not scare up immediate recognition, but horror fans owe them a debt of gratitude of sorts. Both o...

Ghostly Groping: British Grandma Complains She's Being Touched By Pervy Poltergeist

Newsy | David Moye | Posted 11.21.2011 | Weird News

Doris Birch is having trouble getting a good night's sleep, but she doesn't need Ambien, she needs a ghost buster. For the last four months, Birch,...

Shock! 8 Classic Films To Be Remade

Posted 01.10.2012 | Fifty

In the last month and a half, two Hollywood remakes -- Screen Gems' "Straw Dogs" and Universal's "The Thing" -- tanked at the box office, earning back...

David Moye

Queen Mary Bartender Has Personal Ghost -- And He Looks Like Actor Kevin Spacey

HuffingtonPost.com | David Moye | Posted 10.21.2011 | Weird News

Any bartender worth their margarita salt is going to draw regulars, but at least one of Leslie Schirmacher's regulars isn't your regular kind of regul...

Lizzie Schiffman

My Chicago: Music Box Massacre Organizer Mary Wolfe On Scream Queens And Hollywood's Backbone

HuffingtonPost.com | Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 01.30.2012 | Chicago

Chicago horror fanatics may not know Mary Wolfe by name, but they've probably got her to thank for some of their favorite blood-drenched events across...

Poetry: Ghost Stories

Hannah Stephenson | Posted 09.04.2011 | Arts
Hannah Stephenson

Poetry: Ghost Stories

'ONN': Economy Failing Because U.S. Built On Ancient Indian Burial Ground

Posted 08.02.2011 | Comedy

"Republicans want the curse to hold so they can paint Obama as being soft on poltergeists..." How many times have we heard that argument from a pun...

Going Bump in the Night: More Prime Halloween Movie Fare

John Farr | Posted 06.20.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

My own personal exploration into the movies that petrify me most inspired me to compile a fresh list of skin-crawling entries that in my view do full justice to the spirit of Halloween.

Man's Pajamas Are Haunted

Mark C. Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

Haunted pajamas worn by their murdered owner KAHOKA, Missouri - History professor Ira Lovitch is a collector of bizarre objects. His collection in...

Zelda Rubinstein Dead: Polgergeist Actress Dies At 76

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Zelda Rubinstein, the 4-foot-3-inch character actor best known as Tangina, the psychic who tries to calm a family inhabiting a hau...

Fear And Faith: The Art Of Rebecca Campbell

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 04.26.2012 | Home
Kimberly Brooks

There is a passage in Victor Hugo's Les Miserables that makes me think of Rebecca Campbell's installations and paintings -- both are at once familiar and menacing.

Raising Hell

Meredith Lopez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith Lopez

I'm sure that most parents with small children, and babies in particular, think that their kids are possessed by demons at least once.