Stalking the night, with the pallor of a corpse, thirsting for the blood of humans, living amongst the plague-ridden vermin and predatory beasts. Throughout the centuries, they have gone by many names — Galli, Empusa, Alukah, Estries — but we know them most commonly today as Vampires. Since the early days of civilization, the specter […]

Noppera-bo-Japanese-Yokai

The Noppera-bō of Japan, while also known as the “faceless ghost”, isn’t actually one of the country’s Yurei despite being referred to as a ghost. It is in fact one of Japan’s many Yokai. Specifically one of the obake, or “changed creature”, subset of shape changing Yokai. These strange shapeshifters have a pretty simple goal: […]

In several places around the world where this folklore has survived over the years, despite frequent attempt by the church to crush it, there is a tradition of the Krampuslauf. Literal translation “Krampus Run”, this is more commonly known as the Krampus Parade. People dress up as the goat demon (and possible pagan god) Krampus, […]