The Murdered Son My father was not a good dad. I mean he did the best he could, but he didn’t really know how to deal with kids. I don’t think he ever was a kid. He didn’t have good … Continue reading The Murdered Son
“Peter Wallace, what kind of a gig is this?” The cemetery had to be over a hundred years old, maybe more. It stank of marsh gas and rotten vegetable and half of the stone were sunk or broken. I fiddled … Continue reading New Orleans Trio: Part 1
In Emilia’s dream, someone in a tower holds a baby. A brand new white baby. Painfully blue eyes look up with complete trust. He knows he will not fall. He’s weak, new, and undoubtedly male, but he’s safe and so … Continue reading Needle and Knife
Some horror writers, especially the ones I went to high school with, misuse vulgarity. Graphic descriptions of urination, disembowelment, castration, are used to force people out of their comfort zone. But these writers are mistaking shock value for terror. Clive … Continue reading The Beautiful Vulgarity of Rawhead Rex
Recently, I had a flurry of interesting photos on my tours. Fortunately, some people send me the pictures. To begin, orbs are evidence of the dead caught on camera. The theory behind it is these are spirits who reflect the … Continue reading Ghosts on the Tour
This story is entirely true. The Demon in our View Last Lent – the Sunday before Good Friday- I had the strange experience of going to church. I have nothing against church. I was a regular parishioner when I was … Continue reading The Demon in our View
This is a reoccurring dream/nightmare of mine. I’m especially prone to it this time of year when I do a lot of tours. It’s very dark and cold when I finish and I could usually use a hug. From someone … Continue reading Ghost’s Tour Guide
I am the worst person to take to a horror movie. I’m too mouthy before, too skittish during, and terrified after. How To Survive It Follows It’s common knowledge that the act of sexual intercourse attracts Supernatural non-human aggressive … Continue reading How To Survive “It Follows”
Thanks to Celia (she’s French Canadian, and I might have misspelled/anglicized her name. So sorry, love,) from Antoine de St Exupeny for telling me this one! As I understood it, Celia’s grandmother was the principal of a school in Algeria and she lived above the school. She had a maid, who fell on hard times and asked if she could stay with the principal. Celia’s grandmother agreed and told her she could sleep anywhere but should avoid the basement. When a Frenchwoman suggests you avoid sleeping somewhere, listen to her. The poor maid spent the night in the basement and … Continue reading Ghost in the basement – story from a tour-member
One of the questions I’m frequently asked on tour is if I’ve had any personal experiences with ghosts. Since I usually present as a skeptic and I never have enough time between stops to tell a proper story, I usually tell people I’m about as psychically inclined as a glass doorknob. What most people don’t understand is that glass (especially mirrors) is one of the most conductive materials to supernatural entities . I live in New Jersey and work in Philadelphia so my daily commute sees me on the Patco, travelling over the Delaware River. This provides one of the … Continue reading The Underground Concourse in Philadelphia
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All right dear readers. Here we go. All things post modernary, literary, genreary, culinary, and readanary. Infinite Stages welcomes you to darkness. Beware of spoilers… Tremblay will spoil you. I am easily startled. I jump… Continue reading Ghosts of Novels Past: Tremblay, horror, and an excuse to use a colon.
“30 Days of Night” is one of my favorite graphic novels; I owned the omnibus (which includes 30 Days of Night, Dark Days, and Return to Barrow) before it was ever assigned and I read it several times. I find … Continue reading 30 Days of Night
The legacy of H.P. Lovecraft and the writers he has inspired cannot be questioned. The entire anthologies developed where other writers whose works have been influenced by Lovecraft right “Lovecraftian” stories. So I’ve read The Call of Cthulhu in the … Continue reading The Outsider: H.P. Lovecraft
I’ve always thought Giant Fire-breathing Lizard Attacks City was a very stupid premise. I figured that ridiculousness could only be compounded by adding not one but two other mega-beasts. So, I was frankly stunned by how much I enjoyed this … Continue reading Gozilla (2014): Man, this is gonna, suck… wait, my bad. This is kinda awesome.