Monday, October 31, 2005

Pig's Favorite Halloween Links

Not responsible for expired or broken links. They were working when they were added.


Holzer, Hans, Ghosts (reading now)

Haunted Places:


District of Columbia
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
West Virginia


28 Days

Army of the Dead
Dawn of the Dead
Dracula, Bride Of
Dracula, Sin of
Exorcist, The
Fog, The
Land of the Dead
Serpent and the Rainbow
Village, The
Village of the Damned (new and remake)


"A Haunting in Connecticut" (PBS)

Other Stuff:

Satan's Blog
Bruce's Ghost Page
"Audio Obit" - the 'Daily Dead' (available via

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Pig's Favorite Scary Movies

For your viewing chills this Halloween, herewith are Pig's favorite Halloween movies, in no particular order:

1. The Exorcist (based on a true story)
2. The Entity (ditto)
3. The Exorcism of Emily Rose (again)
4. Halloween
5. The Lady in White
6. Frankenstein (1931)
7. Bride of Frankenstein (1933)
8. Dracula (1931 with Bela Lagosi)
9. Pumpkinhead
10. The Serpent and the Rainbow
11. Psycho
12. Grave Secrets (aka The Black Hope Horror)
13. Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1955)
14. Them (1955)
15. The Thing (original)
16. Village of the Damned (both original and remake, original is better)
17. Night of the Living Dead
18. Dawn of the Dead (remake is better than the original)
19. Day of the Dead
20. Army of Darkness
21. 28 Days
22. Target Earth (1955)
23. Rosemary's Baby
24. Psycho
25. The Ninth Gate
26. Godzilla (family fun)
27. Plan 9 From Outer Space (so campy, its funny)
28. Dracula, Brides of
29. Dracula, Son of
30. Dracula Rises Again
31. Frankenstein, Son of
32. The Abominable Dr. Phibes
33. Dr. Phibes Rises Again
34. The Fog (original with Adrienne Barbeau)
35. Shaun of the Dead (comedy)
36. Simpson's Tree House of Horror series
37. The House on Haunted Hill
38. The Evil Dead
39. The Hearse
40. Chucky
41. Stephen King's The Shining
42. Stephen King's Storm of the Century
43. Stephen King's Rose Red
44. Stephen King's Salem's Lot
45. Stephen King's Pet Cemetary
46. Witchboard
47. The Others
48. Blade
49. Blacula
50. A Haunting in Connecticut
51. Rod Serling's Night Gallery (series)
52. Stephen King's Creepshow
53. Tales From The Crypt
54. Friday the 13th (series)
55. Fright Night
56. The Keep
57. Stephen King's Cat's Eye
58. The Golem
59. Nosferatu
60. Silent Night, Evil Night (aka Black Christmas)
61. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (series)
62. Last House on the Left
63. Phantasm
64. Trilogy of Terror
65 The X-Files (earliest episodes)
66. The Creature from The Black Lagoon
67. The Wolfman
68. Dracula, Frankenstein Meet the Wolfman
69. Wolfen
70. American Werewolf in London
71. Willard
72. Ben
73. Tarantula
74. Earth vs the Spider
75. It Came From Outer Space
77 It (the Golem one)
78. Stephen King's It.
79. 13 Ghosts (original)
80 Stephen King's The Stand
81 I, Zombie
82. Hellraiser
83. Candyman
84. The Invisible Man

...and that's just the begining...

End of the Tour - Haunted Wyoming

Alas, we have come to the end of our tour of the Haunted USA, with Haunted Wyoming. It was earily fun, wasn't it? Seems there are ghosts just about EVERYWHERE. BEWARE!

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Haunted Wisconsin; Parade of States

Two more days to Horrorween. Our trip around the Haunted USA concludes tomorrow. There have been a number of hits from all over the world, many from the US. But the last time I checked (Wednesday) most states have reported in, except the following: AR, DE, DC, HI, IA, KY, LA, NH, SC, SD, VT and WV. Don't be left out! Elk City, Oklahoma was the 500th hit for this blog.

Meanwhile, the state quarter isn't the only thing that's a little odd in Haunted Wisconsin.

Friday, October 28, 2005

Haunted West Virginia

Halloween is almost upon us and our tour of Haunted America is almost complete. Here is Haunted West Virginia.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Haunted Washington

Here's Haunted Washington, a state so wooded, a Sasquatch could be living there.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Haunted Virginia

Appomattox and other Civil War battlefields are considered somme of the most haunted places in America. So many young people were killed when they were not ready. This and other spooky sites are just a few of the 'must feel' places of haunted Virginia.

Monday, October 24, 2005

Haunted Vermont

With a week to go before Halloween, our tour of Haunted America is winding down. Here's Haunted Vermont - its hard to believe that such a bucolic state of autumnal beauty, cozy country inns and the home of TVs Newhart would be so spooky.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Miers Flip Flop; Haunted Utah

When John Roberts was confirmed as Supreme Court justice, Republicans argued that religion would not and should not be used as a litmus test for judicial nominees. Now that Repulicans have 'reservations' about Harriet Miers, Bush is parading her to his Evangelical base that she is 'one of them' especially when it comes to Roe v Wade. My, my, how quickly the tune changes in the course of just 3 weeks. Has she become a liability for the Administration? Will she withdraw? It should be an interesting week...

I had an interesting dream last night. I dreamt I was on a road trip with Bruce and we stopped at a bed and breakfast that was allegedly haunted. The 'haunting' included a mirror that shows the face of a nineteenth century woman in period garb. I was eating a seafood salad sub and sat down at the little side table in front of the mirror and saw my own reflection and I figured that although Bruce has seen spirits, and although I may believe in them, I have yet to see one, and I laughed at the legend. I ate half the sandwhich and went into the bedroom to watch a little TV while Bruce loaded the car. When he came in and asked me if I was ready to leave, I said yes and went into the other room to retrieve the other half of the sub. That's when I looked in the mirror and saw the face of an older woman like that of a black and white photograph. I remember being very spooked and running down the stairs and out of the building. Then I woke up. A ghost story dream or a dream of a ghost story?

Here's Haunted Utah...

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Haunted Texas

They say everything is big in Texas - lots of land, Ann Richard's hair and a long border with Mexico. Texas also executes more people than all other states combined (and most foreign countries) so I am sure there are a lot of disgruntled early arrivals to shadowlands. There is a bridge in Austin that attracts tourists to watch the bats fly out at sundown. Austin could be the beginning of your tour of Haunted Texas.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Haunted Tennessee

The countdown to Halloween continues with Haunted Tennessee. One story to watch out for is the story of the Bell Witch, about a family who was cursed by an old woman. Read about this and whatever is spooky in Haunted Tennessee.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Haunted South Dakota

Deadwood is an approriate name for an old Western Ghost Town. Now a tourist mecca, some residents think it is such a nice place to live, they refuse to leave! Here's Haunted South Dakota.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Haunted South Carolina

Many people claim that Charleston, South Carolina is the most haunted town in America. The ghosts of Confederate soldiers and other successionists are said to haunt the Capitol as well. Herewith, is Haunted South Carolina.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Haunted Rhode Island

We are almost to Halloween. On our tour, here's haunted Rhode Island.

Monday, October 17, 2005

Haunted Pennsylvania

The setting for the movie The Sixth Sense where the kid says "I see dead people" was in Philadephia, as part of this week's countdown to Halloween, let's visit Haunted Pennsylvania.

The Sixth Sense was one of the better movies put out by M. Night Shamalyan (not sure of the spelling). Two other good Halloween flicks to see by him include Signs and The Village. Speaking of villages, two more good entries for the spooky genre include both the original and remakes of the alien children in the Village of the Damned.

While on the subject of remakes, have you seen the remake of The Fog. I think that one will be tough to beat, since the original was played so well by Adrienne Barbeau. But we'll see. Most remakes don't live up to the quality of the originals, witness all the Excorcist rehashes ad nauseum. But one makes the cut nicely, namely last year's remake of George Romero's Dawn of the Dead. The orignal was too campy, but I think the remake was more nicely done. Add that one to your video library.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Haunted Oregon

As the countdown to Halloween continues, let's visit one of my favorite states, the Pacific Northwest state of Oregon, where I lived for a few months in Portland in 1996. I enjoyed my time there, and I hope you do too, just try not to get too spooked in Haunted Oregon.

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Haunted Oklahoma

Its OK to be scared in Haunted Oklahoma.

Friday, October 14, 2005

Haunted Ohio

We are getting closer to Halloween. Let's continue with our trip throughout the USA with Haunted Ohio.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Haunted North Dakota

The countdown to Halloween continues with Haunted North Dakota. I've been through North Dakota when the weather is dreary and dark and it is a spooky place.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Haunted North Carolina

There are more signs of Halloween's approach. Not only are there pumpkins and witches in the stores, I am seeing homeowners begin to decorate for Pagan New Year. Here's haunted North Carolina.

And Happy Yom Kippur to all our Jewish readers. A little late, but, what, you want me to feel guilty?

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

A Culture of Corruption; Haunted New York

Last week, the GAO found the Education Department broke rules by using taxpayer money to use Armstrong Williams as a conduit to pass pro-Administration propaganda. This, along with the Agriculture departments 'news briefs' that a disguised as local news stories are also used to 'advertise' the Administration's point of view. If there is good, there's good, but there should be critical content as well.

The GAO's findings come at a time when in the past weeks, Tom DeLay has been forced to step aside because of his 'ethical lapses' with golfing trips and cozing up to lobbyists, Bill Frist admitting he knew much more about a hospital conglomerate founded by his brother, Michael Brown's mess at FEMA as the result of him being a political appointee and Karl Rove being called in to testify in the Valerie Plame scandal.

And let's not forget Bush's Texas and family ties cronyism on the Supreme Court, in the State Department, like Condi Rice. She may be extremely well read and intelligent, but will she provide contrary opinions to the White House's foreign policy wishlist? And then there is Ken Lay, the former Republican Chief fundraiser who is going to trial for his part in the ENRON implosion and who may or may not had a hand in Dick Cheney's energy policy which the GAO has tried to get the records from to determine if there was a conflict of interest. One has to wonder if the Administration is above the same rules that lower government employees have to abide by, like the elimination or at least the minimizing of 'fraud, waste and abuse'. And then there is the Congressional 'get togethers' will lobbyists to dole out the spoils for the rebuilding of the Gulf Coast. I wonder how many contracts Halliburton will pick off thanks to having their former CEO as VP?

It is time for accountability for this Administration to put an end to their culture of corruption. The Republicans are acting the same way the Democrats did when they thought their era of power would never end. The Democrats may not do a better job in the long run, but in the short run, they've been out of power for so long, they'll keep their hands clean for a little while. If this country can't get a credible third party to keep the other two honest, then having good old fashioned governmental gridlock would be preferable to having one party running away with the cookie jar.

Its time for a change. Keep this in mind for the November elections and especially for the mid-term elections in 2006.

And now for the next chapter in our trip through Haunted America. Here's haunted New York.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Haunted New Mexico

Another one of my favorite states - here's haunted New Mexico.

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Haunted New Jersey

Only a few weeks left till Halloween. I will be checking out all the haunted places throughtout the winter as time permits. You'll find a few ghosts of Tony Soprano's victims in haunted New Jersey.

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Haunted New Hampshire

The countdown to Halloween continues with haunted New Hampshire.

Friday, October 07, 2005

Haunted Nevada

Ah, my favorite state. Bugsy Segal allegedly haunts the garden of the Flamingo Hotel in Vegas, there is a haunted hotel in Tonopah and practically the entire city of Virginia City is a ghost playground including the Delta Saloon, the 4th Ward School and the Millionaire's Club just to name a few. There's also the Governor's Mansion in Carson City, which also has a haunted clock, the former US Mint, and now the Nevada State Museum has a few ghosts and there is also the Stewart Indian School where Native American were forced to learn the 'ways of the white man'.

Visit haunted Nevada. If you dare...

Photo: A view of Virginia City.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Haunted Nebraska

The countdown to Halloween continues with haunted Nebraska.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Haunted Montana

We get closer to Halloween with haunted Montana.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Haunted Missouri

Here's haunted Missouri.

Monday, October 03, 2005

Haunted Mississippi; markups galore

Countdown to Halloween continues with haunted Mississippi.

While browsing (link to the right), I came upon 'Audio Obit' but didn't subscribe to it. Its a list of the 'daily dead'.

I love seafood, but lobster is usually expensive. This morning, while walking through my local Mall after breakfast, I saw the specials board at the midway pizza/coffee place: Lobster roll for $4!. I asked if it was real lobster and they said it was the same thing you'd get at Subway or D'Abgelos. She said 'People in this mall can't afford $8 for a sub, so we decided to cut our markups drastically and still make a small profit as opposed to charging the usual price and not selling any'. Thinking they'd be tiny, I said "I'll take two". These were regular size subs. I've seen the same things going for $9.99 at Papa Ginos or Subway for a 'regular', $13.99 for a 'medium' and as much as $16. for a 'large'. These were 'large'. Think about just how much markups some companies make. I don't begrudge anyone from making a profit, but wow. That's tonight's and tomorrow night's dinner.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Haunted Minnesota.

The countdown to Halloween continues with haunted Minnesota.

How will you make it on your own....

If you have an interesting ghost story or movie or reference to share, please do by sending a comment.

If been quite busy with the new job, so this offers a good filler in the interim.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Haunted Michigan

Yes, Virginia, there is a place called Hell. Hell is just one of the towns you'll find in haunted Michigan.