Friday Thirteen: 13 Spooky Websites
on Friday the 13th 2013
Today is Friday the 13th. This, of course, means that it's time for you to get superstitious and avoid walking under ladders, opening up umbrellas inside, stepping on the cracks in the sidewalk, and crossing the path of a black cat (though it's too late for me on that one since I own the black cat pictured right, who is very sweet and definitely not bad luck by the way). Since today is supposed to be a spooky day, we decided to feature some spooky websites - 13 to be exact - so here they are if you dare...
7. Ripley'sI'm sure most of us have heard of Ripley's Believe It or Not and in addition to their attractions, they also have a great website. Their website features a Weird True Facts (WTF) Blog, some assorted oddities, and a look inside Ripley's world. Explore the website for radio "oddcasts," unbelievable videos, and more!
8. CreepyPastaCreepyPasta doesn't have any Italian food, but instead features scary paranormal stories and short horror microfiction. Many of the stories were originally published on 4chan and according to the owner of CreepyPasta, the website is "an archive of my personal favorite creepy stories." You can browse the website by category and even submit your own creepy story, though as of right now you'll have to wait until the next submission period starting September 20.
9. Horror NewsStay up on your horror news with, well, Horror News! Horror News covers daily news from all aspects of the horror industry including film announcements, film and book reviews, live podcasts, and articles from their over 40 writers. If you love everything horror or are simply looking for an idea for your next horror film to watch, Horror News can definitely help you out.
10. Horror SocietyHorror Society is focused on supporting those in the horror industry, both independent and mainstream. On their website they feature independent horror films, music, art, and performance as well as information about upcoming mainstream horror movies and events and conventions. They even put on their own film festival events featuring, of course, horror. Stay up with what's going on in the horror industry by listening to their radio podcasts and reading their many articles!
11. Horror TalkNot sure what horror movie you should watch next? Horror Talk has lots of reviews on horror movies, TV shows, books, and even comics. Check out their HorrorTalk TV section of their website for interviews with people like Rob Zombie as well as a variety of episodes from their own web-based TV show. Then join their forums to connect with other horror fans and join in the discussions about everything from horror in general to cult horror to non-horror movies.
This post was written by Robyn Norgan, who wants to give a shout out to one of our local spooky places, the Winchester Mystery House, which is known for having stairs that go to the ceiling, doors to nowhere, and other spooky architecture, as well as ghosts haunting the entire property. If you're in the area, they do flashlight tours on the night of any Friday the 13th as well as during the month of October during their "Fright Nights"...if you dare!