Tonight we discuss the intriguing and heartbreaking case of Mr. Cruel, Australia's most infamous child murderer. The masked stranger crept into family homes at night, tied up the parents and disappeared into the night carrying a child under his arm. In two incidents, he let the children go after holding them captive and filming himself carrying out his perverse fantasies with them. But in his last known crime, he crossed the line from kidnapper to murderer.
Now, nearly 30 years after his last known offense, investigators are ramping up their efforts to finally unmask Mr. Cruel. This case is often compared to America's Golden State Killer and some have even speculated that Mr. Cruel and Golden State are one and the same. We'll attempt to separate fact from fiction on tonight's Spooky A S.
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Tonight Eric welcomes back returning guest host Emily Ferguson to talk about the horror-themed video games Chiller and Night Trap!
We begin with Chiller, a 1988 arcade game which is still surprisingly gory and violent even by today's standards...and that's really saying something! The point of the game is to shoot a gun at helpless torture victims trapped (and naked) in a haunted house! What?!?!
Then we move on to the 1987/1992 classic, Night Trap! This full motion video game let's you choose your own adventure (kind of) as you control security cameras in a house where teens are being murdered by mysterious creatures known as Augers and a clan of vampires! It's campy 80's fun and in 2017, the game was made available for ps4 in a special 25th anniversary addition so let's play!
Plus Eric and Emily discuss the sexy and dangerous allure of arcades in the 1980's, New Hampshire's own Fun Spot, creepy men who like to hide in bushes, boobs AND butts, 80's hair, and the often overlooked terror of minimalist set dressing! And yell at our speakers as Eric and Emily try to remember the names of two pretty famous people!
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Tonight Eric takes a trip into the bayou as he tells us about The Haunting of Manchac Swamp! This Louisiana swamp is not only haunted by the vengeful spirit of a long dead voodoo priestess, it's also said to be the hunting grounds of the rougarou or cajan werewolf!
Julia Brown was a local faith healer known for her healing abilities and her powers of prophesy. But her seemingly unearthly knowledge caused her neighbors to fear her. Soon, they had convinced themselves that she was a voodoo priestess in league with dark forces. Soon enough, Julia began to predict that on the day she died, the whole town would suffer...and she was right!
The rougarou is a werewolf-like creature said to be native to this area of the world. It especially enjoys the case of naught children and lapsed Catholics. It is very similar to a werewolf, though there are some key differences in how the cures is placed and how it can be removed.
All this PLUS an important update about Eric's hometown haunt, John Stones Inn (aka Stone's Public House).
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Eric welcomes back returning guest cohost, Lilith Beest (aka Lil' Beesty) to talk about The Little Green Men of Kelly, KY!
On an august night in 1955, the residence of the Sutton Farm in the small town of Kelly, KY claim their farmhouse came under attack by a group of 12 to 15 small creatures with large eyes and "scary faces". The men of the farm grabbed their guns and shot at these creatures for almost four hours. Once the shooting was done, the entire clan drove to the police station to report the attach. When police came to investigate, questions about just what had really happened at the Sutton farm only deepened. Join as as we try to separate fact from fiction in this astonishing unsolved mystery.
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