French colleague in China presents his opinion on time travel, particularly as it regards our hero Harper

I told you last time I’m married now, with a Japanese women, charming and nice. She’s a PhD in French literature. I’m still in Shanghai, and we plan to go back Japan in two years, if the world still hold on ^^.

I was thinking of you about the time travel, and I have passed a longtime thinking about it. I finished by discover that the only way for travel in time consist on bending the time or the space. Actually neither of the two solution are possible, and I think it will never happen, for the simple reason that if we bend the space, it will break the rule of physics. Example I bend the space in between Mars and the Earth, then Mars will be to near from us then, we will got a problem. Now also making that happen, say that Venus will cross our path… we will die then. Bending the time have another problem. If we arrived to do it, then the time are going to be short on the way I trace, but stable in the other part of the universe. Result, it’s simply impossible because time is absolute in the universe, we cannot create a part of different time, if we do so, then maybe we will be block inside for eternity, without noticing it ^^

Then as you see Harper is still there ^^

Hope to read some news from you,

Boris

Ghost movies: A List of Favorite American/British Ghost Movies

Shortly after seeing the CGI ghost movie MAMA, which is not a bad film except that the ghost looks too much like a slithering, noisy creature from an Asian horror film, I thought I would make a list of my favorites in the ghost genre. This does not include other horror sub-genres, which I may tackle at some other time. Nor does it include Asian ghost films like THE HEIRLOOM (Taiwan). I already made a subjective comparison between Asian and Western (US and UK) horror films in an earlier article on this blog.

I am also not including movies with fake ghosts like THE HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL (Vincent Price), and by fake ghosts I mean humans playing manipulative games in order to scare others for a reason. William Castle didn’t produce any ghost stories that I found frightening. His terrifying films were those that featured psychopaths (STRAIT-JACKET and HOMICIDAL).

I am also not including the gallo films because they are usually long on gore and short on logic. Dario Argento’s schtick is to plant a clue that we come back to again as an alleged explanation for the goings-on, unfortunately.

With each film listed, I will include one actor or actress by way of identification rather than the director or the release date. Film buffs will know the director/date and other readers can look them up.

Here we go:

1. THE UNINVITED (Ray Milland)
2. THE HAUNTING (Julie Harris)
3. THE INNOCENTS (Deborah Kerr)
4. THE LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE (Roddy McDowall)
5. THE SHINING (Jack Nicholson)
6. GHOST STORY (Fred Astaire)
7. THE OTHERS (Nicole Kidman)
8. HAUNTED (Aiden Quinn)
9. STIR OF ECHOES (Kevin Bacon)
10.THE SIXTH SENSE (Bruce Willis)

These are somewhat in the order of my preference but could be changed with a little persuasion.

One might argue in favor of countless other ghost films, such as THE TERROR, THE TOMB OF LIGEIA (if you count a dead wife possessing a black cat as a ghost), and 13 GHOSTS (either one). You might even argue against THE SHINING since it includes demon possession as well as hotel ghosts. It is pretty much a matter of taste and choice. Television, on the other hand, is full of all sorts of paranormal stories with plenty of ghostly visitations. Some of those feature some pretty interesting haunted houses/places and the production values, in most cases, are not bad.

If I were to mention one of my all-time favorite horror movies, it would be THE MOTHMAN PROPHECIES, but the moth men are not ghosts. That film will belong in a future list. One thing I like about the films on my top-ten list is the fact that the subject of ghosts was taken seriously, particularly the first three films. Skillful cinematography instead of special effects gimmicks were employed.

See what you think. If I made any mistakes in the spellings of names, I will correct them.

Two Haunted Farmhouses in the USA, One Haunted Hotel in China

The Hardin farmhouse in southern Illinois near the university town of McAbee and the Reuter farmhouse near the Mississippi River in west central Illinois may not be haunted by ghosts in the traditional sense. Nor is the campus hotel on university property in northeast China. However, they are the sites of some deadly visitations by age-old entities that appear to be much more threatening than ghosts. As you noticed on a previous post to this blog, the Ouija Board party in the Hardin farmhouse, which only two people out of the five people in attendance have so far survived, is where it started in DARK NEIGHBORHOODS. Dr. Harper Paget also encountered these creatures that have been enemies of his ancestors for centuries on the university campus — in the hotel where he was living while he taught there — in DARK CORRIDORS. The question is . . . what will happen at the Reuter farmhouse located in the Warrick Bottoms near the small town of Warrick where he and Corey Braedon (see last post) grew up?

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Dark Corridors -- the sequel to Dark Neighborhoods

My brother, Sam, took this photo and designed this cover for Dark Corridors. I hope you like it well as I do. Shila Nadar from England designed the first image that I posted from a photo that I took in China.

Dark Corridors - the horror saga continues

Dark Corridors - the sequel

Harper Paget continues his fight against the ancient creatures who can take on the appearance of modern-day supernatural beings as well as manipulate and destroy human beings. This time, Harper is in China, teaching as well as tracking the deadly mind-twisting creatures. When a violent attack occurs in a hospital, Harper is dismissed from this university — one that is connected to his former university back in Illinois USA. He transfer to a different university but must continue the fight, aided by his French colleague Pierre and several lady friends, Pierre’s former students.

The new e-Novel DARK NEIGHBORHOODS

by Charles Justus Garard
As far back as ancient Greece, as current as present-day Indonesia, these mind-twisting, dimension traveling, vampire-like creatures are more deadly than anything because . . . they can enter your past, manipulate your dreams, copy your appearance and convince you that the living and dead can change places. Be careful what you chase after. It might find you!