New Series: Frightful Fridays

Have you ever wondered about the real life horror stories that inspired popular horror fiction? The folklore, the haunted houses, crimes, urban legends and ghost stories that triggered the writer’s creativity. Well, this is what my new series will be about.

If you didn’t know already, I run multiple blogs outside of Spine Cracker. One of which is a very popular paranormal and folklore blog. I have been tempted for a long time to combine the two in some small way. After all, I usually review horror and dark books and the writers had to get their ideas from somewhere. And the inspiration behind some horror and thriller novels can be just as chilling as the works of fiction.

So this has lead to the creation of Frightful Fridays. Every Friday (or at least every Friday possible) I will choose a book and share some of the real life horror stories that inspired it. Maybe I will throw some historical true crime in there while I am at it.

A Disclaimer:

I am not going to claim to be the expert in everything and I am going to try to keep things as factual as possible. I don’t want to trivialise anyone else’s culture. I know I hate it when people do it with my own. Americans are usually guilty of annoying me with this constantly.

I will cite sources, be open to critique and additional information on anything. It will be fun to start a discussion and maybe you will add more interesting information to Frightful Fridays. Or hell, write your own Frightful Friday and link back. It would be awesome to read other spooky stories that inspired spooky novels because I don’t know everything.

So what do you think of this idea? Tell me your thoughts in the comments.

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