S1.1 they made a tonic
Before we knew how disease spread, medicine was as much superstition as it was science. And in the small New England towns of the 1800s, there is a belief that consumption can only be stopped by making sure the dead are actually dead.
A bit about being buried alive of which part was animated. But move onto consumption. Taphephobia fear of being buried alive & first first American vampire
Dr. Walter Freeman is the father of the icepick lobotomy. He believes the ten-minute procedure will all but end the need for the mental hospital. He has the best of intentions but winds up creating an entirely new kind of horror story.
Asylums orbital lobotomy & the Kennedy’s
1.3 Black Stockings
In 19th century Ireland, folklore has a strong hold. Michael Cleary is convinced his wife, Bridget, has been replaced by a fairy called a changeling. And his belief drives him to the most extreme act.
This is the first I have heard of a Changeling taking an adult. I’ve mostly heard of and seen stories where they take the guise of children. If someone you know personality suddenly changes they may be a changeling.
1.4 Passing Notes
In 19th century America, at the height of the Spiritualist Movement, a haunted house is not just the stuff of ghost stories. Many believe the dead can talk and, sometimes, will come back from the other side to wreak havoc on the living.
Seances spiritualism Houdini and Arthur Conan doyle
1.5 The Beast Within
Werewolves are now movie monsters. But they were once thought to be all too real. In 1589, villagers in Bedburg, Germany, are convinced that a werewolf is killing women and children only to discover the killer is really one of their own.
Robert Gene Otto is a child without friends. That is, until he receives a doll as a gift. He names the doll after himself, Robert. They become fast friends and soon the boy believes the doll is real. But to everyone else…Robert the Doll is a curse.
Robert the doll forensic training island of dolls
2.1 Burke and Hare: In the name of science
Two shunned Irish immigrants in Scotland start off as grave robbers to sell the dead to doctors, but decide that creating their own inventory is much easier, and become the most prolific mass-murdering duo in history.
2.2 Elizabeth Bathory Mirror mirror
The aging Countess of Blood, running out of virginal peasants to drain of their youthful essence, brings in a bright-eyed noble to start a new cycle of torture and murder.
2.3 Hinterkaifeck: Ghosts in the Attic
the German hinterlands, between World Wars, a family goes to bed, not knowing that their killer has been living in the walls and attics of their home like a ghost, watching, waiting for his chance to strike, in one of the most famous unsolved mysteries of all time.
2, 4 Prague Clock: The Curse of the Orlo
a curse that has already driven the city of Prague to madness and death with the Black Plague,
I knew of the clock always loved it. But never heard about a curse until I watched this. Was a welcome surprise.
2.5 Mary Webster: The Witch of Hadley
in this story set just 11 years before and 100 miles from Salem, Massachusetts, A young woman raised in a town controlled by a religious zealot, must rectify a fatal mistake before a ravenous mob hangs the Old Witch, Mary Webster, in this story
2.6 J ack Parsons: The Devil and the Divine
In 1922 only one person, Jack Parsons, believed that we could send a rocket into space and conjure a demon. By 1952 he had done both. But all he cared about was the Scarlet Woman he had both summoned, and lost, Marjorie Cameron.