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Looking for Spooky? Try Lakeview Cemetery.

Death Victorious

Francis Haserot was a wealthy entrepreneur with an eye for the macabre His family’s plot in Section 9, Lot 14 near the Hanna Mausoleum in Lakeview Cemetery. The Angel of Death Victorious shows the angel of death upon her throne, with an extinguished torch, head down, extinguished, before her. Weathering makes the angel appear to weep. If you are looking for a truly disturbing image this Halloween, try a visit the the Haserot family plot this season. Lakeview cemetery is located at 12316 Euclid, Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106.

Frankenstein returns to theaters

F0120f94d5a42ab5853a8d72bd5d36cf4.jpgathom events brings Benedict Cumberbatch’s Frankenstein to theaters October 22 and 29 for a return engagement.

They say:

Frankenstein (2018 Encore)
Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle, this thrilling production features both Jonny Lee Miller and Benedict Cumberbatch as Victor Frankenstein and his Creature. October 22 will feature Cumberbatch as the Creature and October 29 will feature Miller as the Creature – a chance for audiences to see both versions.

The original production was a sell-out hit at the National Theatre in 2011 and has since become an international sensation.

Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered Creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale.


Spirited Away is coming to theaters


Spirited Away
Winner of the Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature, Hayao Miyazaki’s wondrous fantasy adventure is a dazzling masterpiece from one of the most celebrated filmmakers in the history of animation.

Chihiro’s family is moving to a new house, but when they stop on the way to explore an abandoned village, her parents undergo a mysterious transformation and Chihiro is whisked into a world of fantastical spirits ruled over by the sorceress Yubaba. Put to work in a magical bathhouse for spirits and demons, Chihiro must use all her wits to survive in this strange new place, find a way to free her parents and return to the normal world. Overflowing with imaginative creatures and thrilling storytelling, Spirited Away became a worldwide smash hit, and is one the most critically acclaimed films of all time.


Spirited Away will be shown as a Fathom event at Richmond Towne Square Stadium 20, Cedar Lee Theater, Cinemark 24 and AMC 16 Solon. Look for dubbed showings October 28 and 30 and subtitled shows on October 29 at 7 pm. Find details at Fathom Events.




Tis the season!


So the haunting season is upon us. Cleveland offers lots of scary outings. We’ll start with the big one, a veritable amusement park of terror, Seven Floors of Hell. You will find 7 Floors of Hell at the Cuyahoga Fair Grounds, 19191 Bagley Road, Middleburg Heights. Thy will be open October every Friday and Saturday between now and November 3. Additionally, they will be open October 21, 25 and 28. So go out there and get your scare on!

Website: 7 Floors of Hell


Cleveland’s Portal to Kcymaerxthaere.


Just off Perkins avenue, you will find a number of warehouses and other structures built upon the husks of the deeply spiritual, inter-dimensional and non-linear Warres. Denizens of the apocryphal Kcymaerxthaere, these coral like creatures are of much interest to the locals in the neighborhood as they have influenced the shape of things in our world. You can learn more of this liminal world, documented by roaming cartographer Eames Demetrios, at

A visit to this thinning of the walls between worlds is just the thing for Halloween season. Look near 4701 Perkins Ave. Cleveland, Ohio, 44103.

Cleveland’s Witchcraft Museum?

(c) Stephen Francia

Looking for something a little off the beaten path. Maybe something to set the mood for Halloween? Cleveland has its very own museum of witchcraft, the Buckland Museum of Witchcraft and Magik. The museum is the collection of author Raymond Buckland and has been opened in New York and New Orleans before finding its home here in Cleveland.

They say:

 The Buckland Museum of Witchcraft & Magick is located in Cleveland’s historic Tremont neighborhood. 2676 W 14th St, Cleveland, OH 44113.  Summer hours are Tuesday: 5pm – 7 pm, Thursday:5pm – 7 pm, Friday: 5pm – 8pm, Saturday: 12pm – 8 pm. If you can’t make it during those hours please email for an appointment. Admission is $5.

Cosmos – 38 Years Old Friday!

Cosmos was an award winning science documentary series created by Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan and Steven Soter. It first aired on September 28, 1980. The final episode of Cosmos, Sagan dealt with mankind’s potential annihilation in nuclear fire, the precariousness of reason, mankind’s death in an apoplexy of nuclear fire, and the awesome choice before us. For all of its now nostalgic cold war language, the problem still exists. The doomsday machine of thermonuclear weapons still sit in there American and Russian silos, submarine fleets still prowl, and the threat of nuclear winter now stands proven. All of those weapons, or even just a few of them could trigger the stratospheric smoke of our burning cities, ending agriculture and humanity in an hour of fire an terror.  For your enjoyment, Cosmos, A Personal Voyage, Ep. 13, “Who Speaks for Earth,” found on youtube: