Monster of the Week: Will-o’-the-Wisp

Halloween is coming up! In honor of our second-scariest holiday—the scariest holiday in Western culture is, of course, Black Friday—I’ve written the most terrifying kind of blog post. That’s right. An educational blog post. woooOOOoOOooOooOOOoooo *spirit fingers* Okay, okay. So what Monster of the Week could possibly be educational? Well, let’s start with a history lesson. […]

Yuki-Onna hovers over a woman seated in half-shadow.

Monster of the Week: Yuki-onna

This week we’ll explore the monstrous side of Japanese folklore–the yokai. Yokai are supernatural beings of legend, some relatively harmless tricksters and others lethal. The Yuki-onna definitely falls into the second category. Yuki-onna translates literally to “snow woman,” and that’s pretty much exactly what they are. Like the winter that heralds their coming, they are […]