The Ghosts of Huskisson Street

Huskisson Street in Liverpool was named after the MP, William Huskisson who was unfortunately the first person to be killed by a steam engine, which was none other than George Stephenson’s, Rocket.   It is a beautiful street of renovated listed buildings and it is transformed into a quiet, but…

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Karnstein Trilogy

Three of my favourite Hammer Horror movies are based on The Karnstein Family with the first movie from 1970 titled, The Vampire Lovers starring the late and great Ingrid Pitt. The Vampire Lovers This is one of my favourite Hammer films that is based on the novel Carmilla by Joseph…

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Gargoyles and Grotesques

I love to take photographs of gargoyles and grotesques, but do you know what the difference is between a gargoyle and a grotesque? What is a Grotesque? A grotesque does not serve the purpose of filtering water away from a building in order to prevent damage to the stonework.  That…

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The Legend of Hell House

FOR THE SAKE OF YOUR SANITY, PRAY IT ISN’T TRUE! What an amazing scary film from 1973 starring Roddy McDowell and Pamela Franklin and directed by John Hough. An annoying ginger haired physicist played by Lionel Barrett is enlisted by an eccentric millionaire to investigate ‘survival after death‘ in the…

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Salem Lot’s Mr Barlow

A New England village is plagued by vampirism in this blood-curdling shocker based on the bestselling novel by Stephen King, directed by Tobe Hooper (Poltergeist) and starring David Soul, James Mason, Bonnie Bedelia, Lew Ayres and Ed Flanders. Originally released as a two part mini-series, experience Salem’s Lot in its…

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The British Vampire

The English Vampire

Due to my fascination with vampires, below you will find a collection of true British vampire reports that have been recorded throughout history from the British Isles in the UK.  Reference is given below each case. The Vampire of Alnwick Castle – (Northumberland) This incident dates back to the 12th…

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