Beach Ghosts and Assisted Living at the Boardwalk Bates Home [Guide to the Unknown]

A beach bum/scary stuff mashup is the kind of perfect summertime combo you might not know you’re in the mood for until it’s in front of you. (If you’re into surf rock, check out the monster and cryptid-themed band Beach Creeper and try to tell us we’re wrong.) This week on Bloody FM’s Guide to the Unknown, we’re […]

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Bringing Boos to the Loo with Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader [Guide to the Unknown]

It’s kind of unthinkable now that we have our phones with us everywhere, but there was a cursed and boring time when going to the bathroom for, ahem, any extended amount of time meant reading the back of the hand soap bottle instead of playing Wordle or whatever your particular thing is. But in between […]

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The Vacay Comedy-Horror Joy of ‘The Blackening’ [Guide to the Unknown]

It’s summer, the temps are climbing, and if you’re anything like me (Kristen) and Will, you’re looking for anything a little breezy, even when it comes to your horror. And boy, does 2022’s The Blackening feel like a breath of fresh air, which is why we’re lucky that a listener suggested we cover it on our podcast, […]

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America’s Most Haunted: Which House Deserves the Top Spot this Time? [Guide to the Unknown]

So many places claim the title of “The Most Haunted House in America” that it makes you wonder: who’s really got the goods? Kristen and Will of Bloody FM’s Guide to the Unknown are taking a look at places that proudly claim this accolade two at a time for mini-competitions that mean absolutely nothing. With one previous episode under their […]

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Digging into Queer Cult Classic ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street 2’ [Guide to the Unknown]

A movie doesn’t have to be good for it to be GOOD. Better yet, it doesn’t have to be good for it to be meaningful. For many, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge is more than a so-bad-it’s-good rewatch; it’s a film to rally around for its gay subtext (and just plain text). Though it […]

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Zak Bagans Exhibits Signature Restraint in Haunted Brothel [Guide to the Unknown]

If you had “Cartoonish paranormal investigator sprinkles money on bed to make ghost madam more comfortable” on your May bingo card, congratulations – you’re gonna be able to cross that one off just under the gun. On this week’s episode of Bloody FM’s Guide to the Unknown, Kristen and Will check in on the season premiere of Ghost Adventures, the Travel […]

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Steering Clear of This North Dakota Cryptid May Be Harder Than You Think [Guide to the Unknown]

You know how the rich person fantasy of spinning a globe with your eyes closed, putting a finger down, and bam, that’s where you’ll vacation? (And then spinning again and again until you find somewhere you actually want to go, presumably?) That’s pretty much what Kristen and Will of Bloody FM’s Guide to the Unknown podcast did this week when […]

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The Original “Pretty Little Liars” Is Still a Loony Horror-Lite Treat [Guide to the Unknown]

Few television shows are simultaneously so bonkers and compelling that they inspire ire and enthusiasm from their viewers in equal measure, but the original run of Pretty Little Liars nailed it. From 2010 to 2017, PLL arrived at just the right time for millennials to freak out and theorize online about its mysterious and ridiculous plot points. Much of […]

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Ana Gasteyer’s Celebrity Ghost Story Is No Laughing Matter [Guide to the Unknown]

They say comedians can shift to dramatic acting relatively easily because making something funny is harder than making it sad, so if you’re in comedy, you’ve clearly got the chops. For Ana Gasteyer, add “making it creepy” to the resume because her stint on Celebrity Ghost Stories is one of its best, partly due to […]

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Is There More Beneath the Surface of ‘Deadpool’? [Guide to the Unknown]

Deadpool isn’t typical horror fare, despite the franchise potentially being the bloodiest throughout the Marvel kingdom. (And in spite of the titular main character breaking the Fourth Wall and acknowledging the audience, which some people may find as jolting as a jump scare). And look, the guy’s divisive! For the average person, the 2016 movie […]

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The Urban Legends Wikipedia Page Is Full of Fakes, But Who Cares? [Guide to the Unknown]

Urban legends didn’t just inspire a kickass ’90s movie starring the Noxzema girl. They also gave way to an awesomely imperfect Wikipedia index of actual urban legends mixed in with weird stories and curiosities. According to Jan Harold Brunvand, the professor and folklorist who popularized the concept of urban legends, they’re wild stories with a […]

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These ‘Blair Witch Project’ Bonus Features Question Aspects of the Movie [Guide to the Unknown]

The Blair Witch Project has little-known lore that extends beyond the movies, including books, comics, TV specials, and video games. Not to mention the fan discussion on subreddits and Facebook groups that’s been going on in one way or another since the movie’s release 25 years ago. Bloody FM’s Guide to the Unknown is in the […]

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These Massachusetts Cryptids Will Give You the Creeps [Guide to the Unknown]

Massachusetts has a reputation for the freaky that can be mainly credited to the Salem witch trials, the deadly miscarriage of justice that spawned gift shops that will outlive us all. But strange things have been afoot all across the state that don’t necessarily get as much shine—unless you count the flesh-like shine coming off […]

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Guide to the Unknown Podcast Digs into Celebrity Ghost Stories [Bloody FM]

There are few television shows where one moment, you can see wrestler Rowdy Roddy Piper fully freaked over a poltergeist and the next, catch The Partridge Family‘s Shirley Jones in an ascot mildly put out by a haunted house. Such is the joy of Celebrity Ghost Stories. One of the show’s many notable qualities is that the […]

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Killers Are Creeping Around in Your Favorite Comedy Shows and ‘Guide to the Unknown’ Is On the Case [Podcast]

Look, it’s simply true: even the silliest little goose you know could be hiding murderous tendencies. And if television is meant to reflect aspects of our real lives, why wouldn’t psychos slip under the radar in some of our favorite comedies? On this week’s episode of Guide to the Unknown, Kristen and Will explore the crimes and theories of The […]

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