The Medfield State Hospital, used to film Shutter Island and called the Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane, has re-opened for walking tours. Read my article here: https://www.hauntjaunts.net/visit-ashecliffe-hospital/.
My latest blog highlights Corpsewood Manor, the infamous location where Dr. Charles L. Scudder and Joseph “Joey” Odom were brutally murdered on December 12, 1982. Read the blog to see why this location is unique. Read the entire blog here: https://www.hauntjaunts.net/explore-corpsewood-manor-spotlightsunday/.
Ghost Stories (2017) Set for September 4th on DVD/Streaming
The independent horror film Ghost Stories (2017) debuted in theaters on April 20th in a very limited capacity. It faired well. With 1,269 ratings on Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a 67% audience score boasting a solid 3.6 out of 5 score. The critics were nicer, giving the movie an 82% fresh score. Initial reports claimed that the film would be available immediately after the April 20th showing; however, there were some glitches. Instead, the film will be released on DVD, BlueRay, and streaming services on September 4th. Look for it. It offers a lighter—more palatable—paranormal film as compared to Hereditary.
Read more at: https://www.hauntjaunts.net/ghost-stories-2017-set-for-september-4th-on-dvd-streaming/
#FunFactFriday #TheNunMovie Trailer Dropped
The highly anticipated prequel to the fantastically successful Conjuring franchise opens in theaters on September 7, 2018. The official trailer dropped this week and has had over 4 million views. This week’s #FunFactFriday involves this movie. Read the entire article at https://www.hauntjaunts.net/funfactfriday-thenunmovie-trailer-dropped/.
The Haunted Librarian Teaser:
How did an heiress become the “Mother of Forensic Science”? Hop over to Haunt Jaunts to find the answer. Here’s the link: https://wordpress.com/post/www.hauntjaunts.net/21748.
Head on over to HauntJaunts.net to read my latest blog. On this day in 1932, one of America’s most notorious mobsters entered the Atlanta Penitentiary along with a ghost.
Read the blog here: https://www.hauntjaunts.net/haunted-al-capone-goes-to-the-atlanta-penitentiary/.
Grave Gardening: Preserving Rural Cemeteries
Starting in 1831, “rural” or “garden” cemeteries emerged as a de facto public green space where families could visit their dead, tend to their graves, and mingle with the community. These cemeteries were popular weekend destinations. During this time, gravesites were more elaborate than today’s simple, flat grave marker. “Cradle graves” dotted the cemetery landscape. Read about them in my latest blog on Haunt Jaunts: https://www.hauntjaunts.net/grave-gardening-conserving-americas-garden-cemeteries/.