Saturday, January 12, 2013

A (Somewhat) Belated Best Of 2012 List

These are some of the para-centric and horror-based bests of 2012. Some are my own choices and some have been chosen by others. If you have anything to add, we would love to hear your thoughts. Leave a comment and let us know what YOUR faves of 2012 were.

Best Blogs/Websites:
Best Horror Films: The Woman in Black / Cabin in the Woods
Best Sci-Fi Film: Prometheus / Looper / Cloud Atlas
Most Haunted City: USA Today hails Kansas City as THE most haunted.
Best Paranormal Book: Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness (
Best Horror Book: The Twelve by Justin Cronin (
Best Science Fiction Book: The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter (
Best "Dark" Artists: (pumpkinrot.blogspot)
Best Crypto Story: Dr. Melba Ketchum's peer-rejected paper on Bigfoot DNA / The man killed while trying to execute a Bigfoot hoax / Kickstarter used to crowdfund an expedition to the Congo in search of Mokele Mbembe.
Best Doomsdayers: The Mayans
Best UFO Story: The National Atomic Testing Museum showing up in relationship to UFOs in not one but two media events this year in seeming support of the prospect of alien visitation (
Best Haunting/Ghost Story: Can't think of a one. Do you have any suggestions? Which ones were BIG news this year?
Best Original Paranormal TV: Grimm / Being Human
Best Original Science Fiction TV: Dr. Who / Fringe
Best Original Horror TV: Walking Dead / American Horror Story

1 comment:

James Carlson said...

Recommendation for Best Haunting/Ghost Story 2012:

I don't know if this qualifies or not -- the overall article came out in 2012, but the cases exhibited go back some years. I found it kind of fun nonetheless:

It wasn't exactly big news, though. I don't recall any ghost stories outside of the old standby leukemia hospitals that were, to be frank, but I don't look out for them much either. It would have to be pretty big news to make it past my filters.

Thanks very much for not picking an episode from one of those SYFY television shows, "Ghost Hunters" or "GH in Rennes le Chateau" or whatever. Those things give me sinusitis.