Archive for October, 2008

2008: Best Jack O Lantern of the Year!

Posted in Photos, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on October 31, 2008 by ghostradioworld

Some great Jack O Lanterns culled from around the web.

This is our favorite:

It may take a few seconds, but you’ll get it.

Here are our runners-up:

Listen to a Spooky Ghost Story!

Posted in Audio, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 31, 2008 by ghostradioworld

This is “The Hitchhiker” from a 1942 broadcast of the radio show Suspense.  You may have seen a version of this story on The Twilight Zone.  But we like this version better.  And it stars Orson Welles!

And we feel it’s very much in keeping with the style and tone of the novel Ghost Radio.

So dim the lights, hit the play button and prepare for half an hour of spine-tingling horror.

Wikipedia has a fascinating write-up on Lucille Fletcher the author of this classic radio drama.  You can read it here.

In the dusty catacombs of the Ghost Radio archives, we have many shows like this.  So if there’s a scary radio drama you’d like to hear, request it in the comments section, and we’ll try to put it on the site.

Keep checking back at the site throughout the night.  Still more Halloween goodies to come.

Firebreathing Pumpkin! Or …

Posted in Video with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 31, 2008 by ghostradioworld

why not to leave your kids alone on Halloween:

And, we hasten to add, as they used to say on TV:  Don’t try this at home!

Feel free to talk about unwise things you’ve done on Halloween in our comments section.

We won’t tell anyone.

Treats, Tricks and National Geographic Too!

Posted in Uncategorized, Video with tags , , , , , , , on October 31, 2008 by ghostradioworld

What better way to start our Halloween festivaties than with a little history of the holiday.  From National Geographic no less.

Hmm … spookiness, National Geographic and video … that reminded us of something.  If you want to find out what it is click on the spinning Jack O Lantern.

Spinning Pumpkin Jack O Lantern Halloween Images

Keep checking back at the site.  More Halloween goodness to come!

A Special Message From GHOST RADIO!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 31, 2008 by ghostradioworld

Now we know what all you Ghost Radio fans are going to be doing this Halloween.  You’ll be rereading Ghost Radio, listening to the audiobook, or buying boxes of the book to give out as Halloween treats.  But even if you’re not going to do these things, we still wish you all a Happy Halloween!

And, seriously, that toilet paper all over your house?  It wasn’t us.

Check back at the site throughout the day for some special Halloween treats.

And maybe a trick … or two.

Battle Royale: Psychics vs. Ghosts!

Posted in Ghosts, Psychic Phenomena with tags , , , , , on October 31, 2008 by ghostradioworld

BC Psychics’ Condo Haunted by “Malevolent” Ghosts

Lena Sin, Canwest News Service

Published: Thursday, October 30, 2008

VANCOUVER – Christophir and Crystell Regan are certain their New Westminster, B.C., condo is haunted.

“Incredibly haunted,” stresses Crystell.

The husband and wife psychics say they always expected to meet a few spirits when they moved into a condo complex a year ago, but not to the magnitude that they have.

“They started knocking on the door – pounding might be a better description – very loud,” says Crystell. “And the blinds would slam against the window. It was as if someone was very angry, like they were having a temper tantrum. Just all kinds of nasty unpleasantness.”

So given today is Halloween – the day in which the “veil between the spirit world and ‘reality’ is very thin” – the Regans have been “taking steps to purify things.”

Read the rest of the article here.

Not in the Halloween Mood Yet?

Posted in Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Video with tags , , , , , , , on October 30, 2008 by ghostradioworld

Here’s something to get you there.  Some scary trailers for some very scary films.

This one features something rarely seen in trailers today.  Original material shot specifically for the trailer.  The egg.  An image also used in poster.  An image that is metaphor for the movie.  Classy stuff.  You can tell Ridley Scott began his career in advertising.

Who says you need tons of edits to scare people?  Kubrick does it with one shot, and some music.  A lesson to filmmakers of today.

Can anyone spot the one line in this trailer that isn’t in the movie?

Still considered the scariest movie all time by most horror movie fans.  And the trailer ain’t bad either.  And it was based on a very scary book.

Hmmm … a very scary book made into a very scary movie.  Maybe I should … no … you’ll hear more about that soon.

If you have any favorite scary trailers, talk about them in the comments section, and we’ll try to post ’em.

MMOs Offer Halloween Surprises!

Posted in Games with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 30, 2008 by ghostradioworld

World of Warcraft, Warhammer Online, Guild Wars, Second life, Maple Story and Tabula Rasa are all offering special content in honor of All Hallows Eve.

Check out what they have in store here.

Cold War Psychics

Posted in Psychic Phenomena with tags , , , , , , , on October 30, 2008 by ghostradioworld

U.S. and Soviet Spooks Studied Paranormal Powers to Find a Cold War Advantage

Larry Greenemeier

Oct 29, 2008 01:55 PM

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is well known for pushing the boundaries of science and technology in search of ways to give the U.S. military an edge— robotic pack animals, self-navigating vehicles and plant-based jet fuel, to name a few. Less well known is the agency’s Cold War-era investigation into how paranormal phenomena like extrasensory perception might be used by the U.S. to get a leg up on the former Soviet Union and, perhaps more importantly, by the USSR against the United States.

Working with Washington, D.C., think tank Rand Coporation, DARPA determined that paranormal research by the Soviets focused on physical science, engineering and quantifiable results, whereas their U.S. counterparts tended to be psychologists looking instead to explore the human mind. The bottom line, according to a 1973 DARPA-commissioned study entitled “Paranormal Phenomena”:”the U.S. has failed to significantly advance our understanding of paranormal phenomena.”

Read the rest of the article here.

Readers Speak Out on GHOST RADIO!

Posted in Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , on October 29, 2008 by ghostradioworld

Yup, the rave reviews from places like Kirkus, Booklist and Library Journal are great!  But the real sign that a book is going over is reader response.  Here’s a few excerpts from reader reviews culled from Amazon and other book sites around the Web.

“[Ghost Radio] grabs you by the scruff of the neck, sends chills down your spine as it takes you to places you don’t want to go. Scary stuff, but deliciously scary. I was awake all night, even though I finished the book by two. I couldn’t help myself, I started it again.” — Mallory Smith (Amazon)

“I enjoyed every moment of reading this novel.” — Amy (Good Reads)

“I’m a horror fan and have read all of Dean Koontz and Stephen King. And I’ll say that “Ghost Radio” is right up there with King and Koontz.” – Weatherman (Amazon)

“Haunting, creepy, and incredibly hard to put down.” — ANT “azrealart” (Amazon)

“Ghost Radio is a very impressive debut by Leopold Gout.” — Liviu (Good Reads)

“This is more than a good horror story. It’s a good book with characters you care about and a plot that will keep you riveted to the pages. I just loved it. Brrr, I really loved it.” — Sarah Hackett (Amazon)

“I had a blast reading this book and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good suspense/ paranormal thriller.” — Tina Hayes (Amazon)

” I recommend this book to all.” — JK8 (Amazon)

“One of the best books I’ve read this year.” — Paisley Monsoon (Amazon)

“Leopoldo Gout writes a thriller masterpiece with Ghost Radio.” — Reviewette (Barnes & Noble)

“Don’t read this late at night, unless you want to stay awake.” — Margaret Bonaham (Amazon)

“This is a haunting story and expect to hear much more from Leopoldo Gout.” — Neal C. Reynolds (Amazon)

And that’s just a small sampling.  Readers are loving this book and Leopoldo and the whole Ghost Radio community couldn’t be happier!

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