E. G. Swain (1861 – 1938) was a chaplain at King’s College, Cambridge where he was friends with ghost story grandmaster M. R. James. Inspired by James, Swain wrote several ghost stories of his own. All of these tales centered around the vicar Reverend Roland Batchel and his encounters with the supernatural at the church […]
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If you’re in need of some great Christmas Horror this time of year, there are several outstanding podcasts you can download and enjoy for free from iTunes. Here are a few of my favorites. HYPNOGORIA: I couldn’t possibly link to all of Jim’s podcasts that explore the spooky side of Christmas but all are fantastic. […]
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The past six years when I was writing for Vintage Horror, I would make a list of Christmas-themed horror stories to review during the holidays. With Vintage Horror gone, I intend to continue that tradition here. If you’re looking for more, I reposted a former VH one here near the end of November. http://mattcowanhorror.com/2013/11/28/christmas-ghost-stories-reviving-a-dead-tradition/ If […]
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