Pet Sematary opens tomorrow: An Essay

  Overview An adaptation of Stephen King's Pet Sematary opens in theaters tomorrow and nope. Nope nope nope. Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope nope nope nope nope. Noooooope. Nope. Cast & Crew Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope nope nope nopity nope nope nope. Nope.Nope nope nope nopity nope nope nope. Nope. Nope nope nope nope...nope. Nope nope nope. Nope. Nope nope nope nope. Nope nope nope. Nope. Nope nope nope nope nope. Nope. Adaptation Nope nope nope nope nope nope. Nope nope? Nope! Nope. Nope-nope.Nope nope nope nope nope nope. Nope.Nope. Nope. Nope nope n[...]


March Roundup: Cemeteries, Graveyards, and Death, oh my!

Our team put our skeleton brains together and picked some themes for fun. March was graveyard and cemetery month for us at the Midnight Society. There have been so many fantastic and interesting posts, that I wanted to round them all up and share them all together. Here are some of my favorite macabre graveyard and cemetery posts.   Sunnydale Cemetery by Amy Guiffrida The Wandering Taphophile Returns: A Cemetery Bucket List by Kira Butler House for Sale: Great View…Don’t Mind the Headstones by Kathy Palm     Great Graveyard Scenes:[...]


House for Sale: Great View…Don’t Mind the Headstones

My daughter, somewhere around age 7 or 8, told me that her friend insisted they put their hands up when driving by a cemetery. If you didn’t…a ghost would follow you home. I told her that wasn’t true. No amount of putting your hands in the air would stop a ghost from following you home. Mom of the year…right? She asked me if I believed in ghosts. I said yes. And I do believe that cemeteries are full of paranormal goodness. Though I am unsure of the odds of something following you home, I do believe it could happen. Cemeteries are strange places, a consta[...]


Happy Birthday Kira Butler!

We’re gathering the spirits today, the ghosts and the ghouls, to celebrate the life of Kira Butler! She’s an incredible author, amazing designer, and all around amazing person. She has one of the darkest, most brilliant minds of our times—possibly of all time. Seriously, have you check out her books? Just read the blurb for Wake the Dead or The Hollow Road! Or check out her free short stories (but be warned, because you will never want to read anything by anyone else, every again). Check out The Skeleton and the Corpse Candle, The Curiosities Collection,[...]


Folklore Week: Emily’s Bridge, Vermont

It’s sometime after ten and we’re standing in front of Old Yard holding an eighteenth-century lantern replica with a tin roof, holds slotted into it to let the heat escape. We’re dangling it over the wall that separates the parking lot from the cemetery. The candlelight reflects off a small slabbed tombstone — isolated from the rest of the graves without any real indication why. It could be a dissenter’s plot. I run over the number of reasons why someone might be buried as a dissenter in 19th century Stowe: usual reasons include not adhering to the popul[...]


Salem…Witches and History and Fun, Oh My!

I got home from vacation and wanted to share a little day trip we took to Salem. Yes, Salem, Massachusetts...yup, the place of the horrific witch trials. A city dripping with history. The old buildings still stand, making it a neat place to visit. Because of time, I didn't get to see everything. Dude, I didn't even know about the everything there was to see. Note: Give yourself an entire day to see Salem. I thought it would be a cool place to see, but more than that, a fascinating place to just be. I wanted to walk the streets, to set foot where such terrible an[...]