Although the trailers may present it as corny, Smile proves to be an unsettling menagerie of mental illness stereotypes, stigmas, and clichés that present the world we live in for those suffering with trauma. To simplify; the smile demon is a complex manifestation of the suicide epidemic.
From the trailer, you may think the movie involves some kind of kidnap/sexual killer, but the movie has far more twists and turns leaving viewers on the edges of their seats sweating in fear. "Barbarian" is a film that makes you feel doom and anxiety the entirety of the movie. *Spoiler Alert*
A once stunning art deco train station fell from grace and is now unrecognizable from its high time at the end of the Roaring 20's.
The long awaited prequel to the movie Orphan (2009) has finally come to theaters and streaming platforms. Here is my honest review of the film! *SPOILER ALERT*
Before it was known as the Brattleboro Retreat, the psychiatric hospital started as the Vermont Hospital for the Insane which later changed it's name in the late 19th century. The retreat's history isn't all good, and neither is the stone tower that overlooks it from the dark and dreaded woods.
Release day for The Black Phone isn't showing in all theaters until June 24th, but I got an early viewing! The Black Phone is a truly terrifying film that will make you want to hug your child tightly and will make you want to change to a cordless phone ASAP! *SPOILER ALERT*
"Men" is one of the most grotesque, unnerving, and bizarre horror movies dealing with grief and personal demons. *SPOILER ALERT*
The beautiful Overlook Mountain trail leads to, not only a beautiful view at the top, but to the skeleton of what used to be the Overlook Mountain House- a hotel constructed in 1833 but closed because of competition. Now in 2022, nature has taken back the eerie beauty in the heart of the Catskills
The Cursed is one of those movies that leaves you shocked, horrified, and somewhat sickened. This film incorporates the folklore of Werewolves and the darkness of human nature. Check out my film review! *SPOILERS*
The first asylum I ever successfully explored was the Hudson River Hospital for the Insane, and it was a huge hit with readers! So, I decided to revisit the hospital on several different occasions to capture more photos and videos! Check out my experience in this article!
Last Night in Soho is perhaps one of the best horror and psychological films of the year. What makes this swinging 60's meets modern times film so great? Read my film review to understand what makes this film so dark yet so alluring. SPOILERS*
Sleepy Hollow! A town that is home to the likes of Washington Irving, his grave, the legend of the Headless Horseman, Dutch churches, and the beautiful Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. Check out my road trip blog entry!
Michael Myers returns for Halloween Kills. Read my honest review! ***SPOILER ALERT***
Lamb is perhaps one of the strangest horror movies to hit theaters, and as a horror movie fanatic I decided to watch the film. Read my honest review! SPOILER ALLERT*
Horror fans were both excited and skeptical when James Wan's Malignant hit theaters. The film seems to be a complete miss or a complete hit, dividing movie-goers. As a horror movie fanatic (and a fan of all things spooky), here is my honest review! *Spoiler Alert*
Explorer beware! Before you think about going into that abandoned, haunted church, understand the folklore and tales. Decide for yourself, "is this really worth it?" What will you see? What will you hear? What should you look out for? It all depends on whether or not you believe in these legends...
A last minute decision brought me on a trip to the epicenter of the Conjuring universe: Monroe, CT. More specifically, stops related to the Warrens from the Conjuring franchise. If you like road-trips and you're a horror fan, keep reading!
There are films about evil spirits forcing humans to do evil deeds, but is this all Hollywood hype? No: there was once a home in the capital region rumored to be harboring the ultimate evil that drove a husband mad, convincing him to murder his family. Was this all a tale or a truth? Read to see!
For years I had no knowledge of this mysterious church, but recently that changed. Learn of the mysterious Church of the Holy Innocents, one of Albany's oldest churches.
Salem is one of the most infamous places in America, however, there is so much more history than the well-known Witch Trials. After a full day of exploring, photographing, and taking a historic trolley tour, I’ve unearthed every dark detail of Salem's history... dark history beyond the Witch Trials.
In the city of Schenectady, New York, a hidden gem is tucked away in an unlikely place. However, much like the Hope Diamond, beautiful gems can also carry dark pasts and lingering curses.
This steel factory sitting abandoned in the Latham area has been under my nose for my whole life. Stumbling upon it by accident has led to some cool photography and a backstory of its history!
Underground tram-tracks, buildings for the criminally insane, constant state investigations, horrific “therapies”, abuse claims, and ghost stories.. check out the history and legends of the Hudson River State Hospital for the Insane.
Visible from 787, Albany Central Warehouse is now an artist’s pipe dream plagued by vandals, rumors, and fires.
Most of us have seen the, "First Prize" letters fading in the distance from the highway, but how many of us are brave enough to go in? What do we know about this once productive factory?
Leonard Hospital is not only an abandoned building with rumors of hauntings, but a building that leads many to an awful fate...
Albany Rural Cemetery is not only beautiful, but was also filmed in an Academy Award nominated film (starring Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep), has considerable ghost stories, and is the resting place of one of our presidents.
"Caring and kind", was how his friends perceived him. J. Fordley, a friend of Gary Evans, served a prison term for drug possesion. Little did he know that his friend, Gary, had killed and dismembered five people. This is the story of Gary Evans as told by an ex-convict.
Louisville may seem laid back and ordinary, but even the most ordinary places have odd and unsettling pasts.
A ghost town themed amusement park has now become an actual ghost town... Discover the lost amusement park: Frontier Town.
On the outskirts of Newburgh, New York, lies a place with great tragedy. The tragedies that occurred involve some very famous names: the Kennedy’s, Fonda’s and lastly, and most importantly, The Great Gatsby writer’s wife, Zelda.
Grossinger's Resort is now completely abandoned but once entertained the likes of Elizabeth Taylor, Eddie Fisher and more. Nature has taken back the indoor swimming pool, staircases, and a multitude of buildings concealing the glory of one of New York's most prestigious resorts.
Once a promising mining town, Tahawus is now a ghost town. That's right, a ghost town in New York!
A vindicated housewife, Anna Antonio had her husband killed after enduring years of abuse. This is the story of "little Anna" one of Albany, New York's forgotten killers.
Explore one of the most haunted cemeteries around in this deep dive into the history of Pinewoods and the mysterious occurrences that take place within its gates.
Abandoned places are right under our noses and we don't even know it. An abandoned TB sanatorium with lots of controversy and secrets lies in upstate New York. Explore The Homestead and its history.