How The Golden Bough Inspired The Wicker Man

The Wicker Man 1973, 91 minutes* of strangely bucolic folk horror set in the remote and windswept landscape of the fictional Hebridean island of Summerisle, whose inhabitants have forgone the dusty fabled bible and returned to older ways, to old gods and ancient rites. Where did the basis for these quaint village idiosyncrasies stem from? …

Gallows Hill – Short Horror Story

GALLOWS HILL By Katherine ‘Weird’ Wetherell The ancient hamlet that crowds itself under the shadow of Gallows Hill is witch haunted. Narrow, twisting unpaved lanes and mud tracks wind through leering gabled dwellings, half-timbered and half in disrepair. The rotting daub and worm ridden beams stand silent and impassive against the battering storms that tear …

A visit to Mother Shipton’s Cave brought to you in rhyme!

Old Mother Shipton was an English prophetess born in 1488, in a cave in Yorkshire. She made great and famous predictions, including the Great Fire of London, The defeat of the Spanish Armada and even the end of the world. Her predictions (or ones purported to be hers) are written in rhyming couplets: Around the …