Since his days as frontman of The Smiths, Morrissey has created an impressive 13 solo studio albums (just recently it was confirmed he had finished writing and recording his 14th — Bonfire of Teenagers).

It is almost unnecessary to point out the many lies peddled by the press about the singer throughout his career — for many artists, it would be enough to end them. Morrissey has withstood the media storms with a quiet dignity- and he has allowed his music to do the talking. …


AFTER the recent announcement that a brand new series of Ghost Adventures is to be aired on Discovery+ (starting the 22nd July) I thought it was the perfect time to look back at some of the fascinating work of paranormal expert, Zak Bagans…

Zak Bagans has spent years of his life travelling the world to find answers to life’s biggest questions — and he’s been entertaining his eager audience along the way.

Born in Washington, D.C on the 5th April 1977, he is now considered to be one of the most notable figures in the world of paranormal investigation. He has been at the forefront of parapsychological research — and, of course, attends fascinating locations for his long-running hit reality show, Ghost Adventures.

Not even Bagans, with such ardent dedication to his TV series, could have predicted what a success Ghost Adventures would…


Mention his name to anyone interested in the more mysterious side of life, and they will certainly know him. John Zaffis has been at the forefront of paranormal investigation for over 45 years.

Having studied the subject under the watch of his Aunt and Uncle Ed and Lorraine Warren, he spent years investigating the paranormal. Zaffis eventually went on to host his own TV show — Haunted Collector. The show was a huge success (it still is today), and followed Zaffis on the trail of some of the most haunted items the world has ever seen.

For many years, I have followed the work of Zaffis as he traverses the realm of the paranormal. I recently invited the renowned investigator for an interview, and he kindly agreed.

We spoke over the phone at length about his experiences, what motivates him, and what his relationship was like with Ed and Lorraine Warren. I found Zaffis to be a warm, intelligent and good-humoured individual, with stunning insight to the paranormal realm.

Here I share the details of our exchange…


I look at what we know so far about the new series and take a look back at the history of horror’s biggest icon…

It’s hard to believe that one of the biggest horror icons of all time — Chucky — landed on our screens over 30 years ago. Nobody could have predicted, when screenwriter and director Don Mancini came up with the Child’s Play story, that the film and its subsequent franchise would have had such a cultural impact on the horror genre.

Every horror fan knows the story of Child’s Play: character Andy Barclay (played by actor Alex Vincent) celebrates his birthday with an unexpected gift from his mother — a Good Guy’s doll. Little does Andy and his mother know, the…


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Created over 100 years ago, (1915, to be precise), the Raggedy Ann doll is one of the most famous and well-known vintage toys. With its cute triangle nose and thick, red hair, the doll was a hit amongst children from the very beginning. Many of us today, though, know a darker, creepier side to the loveable dolly. The Annabelle story and the subsequent movies may have told us a lot, but is there even more to the doll’s history?

To learn more, we have to travel back to New England in the 50s.

In Portland, Massachusetts, a 40 year old…


Images by Fabio Lavino/Sourced from @Morrissey_Etc via Twitter

This week the much loved album turns 15 (on the 3rd April 2006, to be more precise) and it is not an exaggeration to say that Ringleader of the Tormentors is considered an all-time fan favourite from British legend, Morrissey. Just two years previously to the release, the artist had unleashed the seminal You Are The Quarry, which had been an epic success for the Mancunian. Many critics wondered if Morrissey’s subsequent album would be able to match Quarry, let alone top it. They needn’t have worried.

It was late August 2005 when singer Morrissey grouped together with his bandmates…


IT IS SIA’S first venture into the world of film, and Music (starring actress and dancer Maddie Ziegler and award winner Kate Hudson) has delighted fans with it’s emotional storyline, powerful soundtrack and colourful energy. A heartfelt story, Music explores themes of loss, grief and barriers, using Sia’s music as a catalyst for the unfolding drama.

Nominated for two Golden Globes in this year’s ceremony, Music has already made a huge impact on it’s audience.

Read on to discover 10 facts about the motion picture.

Music’s Inception

Music was not intended to be a motion picture. It originated as a short, one-paged…


There’s a noticeable trend on social media — mostly on Twitter, it seems — whereby there are no grey areas to any subject, issue or person. It seems everything, at all costs, has to be divided strictly into a black or white category. A kind of immature grasp of what it is to be human in 2021: something is either brilliant, or it’s evil. There is seemingly no room for the in-betweens, for the open-minds or lingering uncertainties.

Social media apparently has it all — the judge, the jury and the hangman.

If somebody with any influence — whether it’s…


Morrissey on stage

There’s an emergence of voices rising from the rotting grave of political correctness lately, in a feeble attempt to somehow make Morrissey’s art into nothing more than a shadow of The Smiths. In reality though, to many, he was the beating heart of the much-loved 80s quartet and unlike his bandmates, he became so much more.

There are many voices online using the tired old trope, “I won’t listen to Morrissey because I don’t agree with his views, but I’ll always have The Smiths.” If this sentiment were limited only to the dull echo chambers of anonymous social media users…


Fiona Dodwell takes Medium readers on a journey of the TV star’s career so far…

Yvette Fielding: she is, quite simply, one of Britain’s most loved television stars. She made a name for herself at the tender age of 18 years, after becoming one of Blue Peter’s youngest ever hosts on the classic BBC show. During her role on the popular daytime programme, Fielding soon became one of the all-time favourite presenters to regular viewers. …

Fiona Dodwell

Freelance writer and published author.

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