Oct 26, 2020
Warning: This episode does discuss suicide. If you're feeling any kind of despair or hopelessness, help is available. Call 1-800-273-8255 and talk to someone. You can't listen to our fine show if you're dead - so we don't want that!
SOLVED - the mystery of the unknown cemetery has been solved. It's the Trinity Church Cemetery in the Washington Heights neighborhood of NYC. Thanks to patron Donald Mundis for helping figure that out!
Yes - this episode is being released out of sequence because everyone involved loves Halloween way too much and honestly it seemed off-brand to wait when it would be so easy to just give the people what they need. So... turn out the lights, get under your blanket, and listen to Jeb, Blake and return guest Alex French talk you through the super-creepy extravaganza that is Haunted Castles!
Remember - we're on the lookout for more information about this cemetery shooting location. Let us know if you find anything. Post in the comments, or send an email to Blake@monstertalk.org. (Note - we've pretty conclusively removed Los Angeles as a possibility so are focusing on San Francisco and New York for now.)
The creepy ghost reminds us of a creepy villain. When you care enough about the role to put on makeup - but not quite enough to shave...
Parts of the episode reminded Jeb of Darby O'Gill.
Most of this episode takes place in Dorset.
We really tried to find the farmhouse with the murderous ghost - but so far, no luck.
Emma Leavesley - who told the family story - gave us a real Zoey Deschanel vibe.
So - obviously if this segment became a movie...
Robin Wordsworth owns Baglake House
The older written version of the dead horseman and servant is much darker. (1883)
1910 research into the Screaming Skull
MonsterTalk's recent coverage of Screaming Skull lore.
(NSFW) Red Meat comic w/ Skull character.
The strange history of Oliver Cromwell's skull.
Bill Grundy - BBC filmmaker, and pint drinker.
Haunted Pubs of London (just London, mind you)
The George - the pub in this episode which still stands!
Stone Tape Theory - explained by Sharon Hill
The Stone Tape - the amazing TV movie by Nigel Kneale