haunted houses


Horror House: The Whaley House

There are four things in the world that I love: dogs, iced coffee, scary stories, and haunted houses. Since March is our haunted houses month, I thought it would be fun to highlight a real haunted house in my neck of the woods of Southern California. Meet The Whaley House The Whaley House was built in 1857 by a man named Thomas Whaley. It is located at 2476 San Diego Avenue, in old town San Diego. Its architecture is mid-nineteenth century Greek Revival and has been a museum since the 60’s. This two-story house and store was the first two-story brick edifi[...]


Mansions of Madness: Clue for Grown-Ups

  March's theme is horror houses and I finally get to talk about my all time favorite board game. The one, the only Mansions of Madness. The set-up is you play as one of the investigators from the Arkham Horror universe or as the Keeper, who controls the eldritch forces trying to stop you. You'll explore mysterious locations from mad scientist labs to mysterious, foreboding... um, mansions as you rush to solve mysteries of cosmic proportions. As the player, you move from room to room, exploring, finding items, falling into traps, and uncovering clue[...]


Famous Hauntings: The Myrtles Plantation

Since I was twelve years old and I put down the The Witching Hour by Anne Rice for the first time, I've had a love for the South.  The swamps with cypress trees draped in Spanish moss, the balconies jutting over the narrow streets of the French Quarter in New Orleans, the slow dirge of jazz music played on the way to a funeral. The above-ground cemeteries. Sweet tea and humidity and a clean sweat on a spring morning. Gas light and the perfume of magnolia trees on a slow evening stroll through the Garden District. If I lived a past life or three, I'm sure one was[...]


Best Horror Events Around

Hey guys! Long time no see. I've been on vacation, backpacking in Europe for a few weeks, but I'm back just in time to catch the Halloween season as it ramps up. Without further ado, I've collected a few horror events for you from around the globe if you're interested in catching a quick fright as the days get shorter and we approach Fright Night. Just because convention season is over until the spring, doesn't mean you can't get your scares. Keep in mind, these are immersive experiences -- they're not for the faint of heart. Check them out: Halloween Horror Nig[...]