Mythbusting Poe: Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction

When it comes to Poe, the truth is, indeed, stranger than fiction. Or what we know of the truth, that is. In my last post I noted the general facts of his life – a brief one, marked by pain, death, misery, poverty, and the repeated loss of every woman he ever loved – as […]

Edgar Allan Poe: Myths and Facts

I would be remiss if we let January slip by without celebrating him. His birthday, January 19th, is celebrated by horror fans everyone, including the mysterious “Poe toaster,” who used to show up every year on his birthday and toast to him beside his grave. Unfortunately, he has not been seen in recent years. Perhaps […]

Haunted Hell’s Kitchen

  New Years’ Eve is almost upon us, so what better time to tell a few ghostly yarns involving bars? There are many reportedly haunted bars and taverns in New York City, and many of their stories are well-known by now: The White Horse Tavern, The Bridge Cafe, McSorley’s, and the Ear Inn all have […]

The Most Haunted House in Greenwich Village

14 West 10th Street, located between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, on one of the Village’s most picturesque blocks. It is perhaps no wonder, then, that it is incredibly haunted. After all, it seems almost too good to be true… Mark Twain lived at this address from 1900 – 1901 and if you visit it you […]

A Christmas Carol

Today in 1843, A CHRISTMAS CAROL was first published in London by Chapman and Hall. The novella was greeted with fairly instant acclaim, and has never been out of print. Naturally, it’s one of my favorite Christmas ghost stories, and has even been credited with reviving the English interest in the tradition of telling ghost […]

Ghost Stories Live

‘Tis the season to be WARY…! Especially on Thursday Dec. 20th when we present our special holiday spooktacular! Featuring TRADITIONAL ghost story fare from the master of the genre: M. R. James. On this fabulous, festive, and fearsome one-night-only event, we’ll be screening (along with some ghostly cartoons) a digest-version of the black & white […]

Boroughs of the Dead

“Like the best of the pulps, the narratives are creepy, darkly comical and elegantly composed, with lovingly detailed descriptions of place and an ample whiff of lurid decay.” – FANGORIA                      Imbued with the chilling undertone that inhabits all of New York’s five boroughs, BOROUGHS OF THE DEAD is an entertaining, varied and infectious take […]