Tag Archive: Halloween

Medieval Halloween Movies #2: Masque of the Red Death

Masque Of The Red Death

We are down to the last two movies on the list. I think yesterday’s movie received the most fanfare. Which just proves its status as a Cult Classic. But today’s movie stars one of my all time favorite actors, Vincent Price! I love, love love, Vincent Price. As a kid I would stay up for…

Haunted Castles: Castle Ghosts of Ireland

Tonight is Devil’s Night, the night before Halloween! What better way to ‘celebrate’ than to sit down in a dimly lit room and watch ghost stories from Ireland. The Castle Ghost series first aired in 1995 on the BBC. Hosted by acclaimed English actor Robert Hardy. This episode takes us on a tour of Ireland…

Haunted Castles: Carbury Castle, Ireland

Ruins of Carbury,County Kildare

I never had the opportunity to visit Carbury Castle and I’m not sure why. I spent a lot of time in and around Dublin but never in County Kildare. Next time I will make sure to visit the castle ruins…probably during the day! So what do you think, is the castle haunted? Watch the documentary…

Medieval Halloween Movies #3: Army of Darkness

Army of Darkness

We are up to number 3 on the list of Medieval Halloween movies. If you missed the rest you can see which movie ranked #5 and who came in the #4 spot. Today’s movie is a bit of a cult classic. It’s official title is Evil Dead 3: Army of Darkness and its more of…

Haunted Castles: Ghosts of Edinburgh

Edinburgh Ghost

Edinburgh is billed as the most haunted city in Britain. With a 800 year old castle, the vaults and Mary King’s Close, the most haunted street in Edinburgh, it’s no wonder so many ghost stories are associated with the city. I took one of those ‘ghost tours’ when I was in Edinburgh, we toured the…

Medieval Halloween Movies #4: Season of the Witch

Season of the Witch

Thankfully the fourth movie on our list has nothing to do with the 1982 stinker Halloween III: Season of the Witch! This Season of the Witch stars Nicolas Cage as a 14th century Knight, escorting a witch who may be the cause of the Plague! Of course many call this Season of the Witch a…

Haunted Castles: The Tower of London

Tower of London

Castles having seen their share of death and destruction. And with that comes countless tales of odd phenomena and ghosts stories. Arguably, one of the most haunted castles in England is The Tower of London. (Check out our haunted castle series podcasts to hear about the Tower and more haunted castles) Here are a few…

Medieval Halloween Movies #5: Red Riding Hood

Red Riding Hood

It’s that time of year again, when the nights are a little darker and the things that go bump in the night are a little scarier. When it comes to Halloween movies the Middle Ages doesn’t get much love. There are a few horror movies set in the medieval era, but not many. This week…

2012 Medieval Year in Review: Podcasts

There were a lot of great podcast episodes during 2012. We finished the Pillars of the Earth podcast series, interviewed authors, documentary hosts and medieval bloggers. Some of this years topics were requested by you, the listener. So please if you have any requests send them over. Some of the popular episodes include: Mad Monarchs…

MAP#34 – Medieval Zombies

It’s that time of year again. The full moon is out and the night gets a little spookier. But have no fear, we are here to help you make it through the Halloween season. And what better way than to talk about flesh eating zombies! Now I haven’t gone completely mad. We will look at…

MAP#21: Halloween Special – Dracula Radio Drama

This year’s Halloween Special we present the radio drama Dracula, by Orson Welles and the Mercury Theater, originally broadcast on 11 July 1938. The inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula is Vlad Tepes or Vlad the Impaler. Vlad is best known for fighting the Ottoman invasion and for impaling his enemies alive. If you want more…