Ghost Stories


Ghostwatch: The BBC 1992 TV Play That Terrified the Nation

Ghostwatch: The BBC 1992 TV Play That Terrified the Nation

The British have always had a particularly paradoxical relationship with ghost stories and the supernatural They purport to be rational and skeptical, but many of them still harbour that primal fear of spirits and the unknown It’s not for nothing that the Victorian ghost story became a major literary genre and tradition As a result,[...]

The Stone Tape: Revisiting BBCs Obscure Classic Ghost Story

The Stone Tape: Revisiting BBC's Obscure Classic Ghost Story

His TV play The Year of the Sex Olympics (1968) anticipated the rise of voyeuristic reality TV shows like Big Brother and Love Island decades later.The Stone Tape introduced the first real innovation to ghost stories and hauntings in the 20th century that no one had thought about before, and I'm surprised it hasn't really[...]

Reinventing the Holiday Tradition of Ghost Stories with Ten Candles

Reinventing the Holiday Tradition of Ghost Stories with Ten Candles

This may come as a shock to a lot of our American readers, but Christmas Eve in the United Kingdom is often celebrated in a rather macabre way- with the telling of ghost stories! If the thought of gathering around the fire and trading spooky stories with loved ones sounds like your cup of wassail,[...]