Think it's safe to say we're all terrified after last night's opening episode of "American Horror Story: Freak Show." Sarah Paulson with two heads, Evan Peters with lobster hands and Kathy Bates as the Bearded Lady were a welcome respite from Twisty the Clown, who is sure to reappear in viewers' nightmares all season. We live tweeted the show with @AynW and @NewOrleans (where the show if filmed even though it's set in Jupiter, Florida). The clown scared the pants off just about everyone, and Jessica Lange wowed us with her version of David Bowie's "Life on Mars." If last night was any indication, "Freak Show" is going to be the creepiest season yet — and possibly the best.
Get spooked at the city's most haunted cemeteries, hotels, museums and historic homes.
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Last year's haunted hotels list was so popular, we decided to do it again. Here are eight more hotels offering luxury, comfort and chilling encounters with a few special guests.
The Tutwiler Hotel
Birmingham’s first luxury hotel is celebrating its 100th year in 2014. For decades, the historic hotel served as the center of the city's political, social and business circles. Since 1914, The Tutwiler has hosted hundreds of dignitaries, politicians and celebrities, such as President Warren G. Harding and Charles Lindbergh. After falling on hard times in the 1970s, The Tutwiler closed its doors. Now relocated a few blocks over and reopened after extensive renovations, this Hampton property is once again the epitome of Southern elegance.
The hotel’s namesake, Major E.B. Tutwiler, underwrote the the mortgage and lived in the luxury apartments that were eventually transformed into hotel rooms in 1985. He also decided to stick around for the past century. His ghost has the habit of knocking on doors late at night, but when drowsy hotel guests open up no one is there. Major Tutwiler has been blamed for these late-night visits and mischief in the restaurant downstairs. The story goes that a few years ago a bartender kept getting in trouble for leaving the lights and stoves on after closing. The
Our popular author Twitter chats continue as we work our way through the Fall/Winter Reading List.
Natchez Pilgrimage Tours showcases historic homes, landmarks and literary history each fall and spring.
A coyote ate my cat. He licked the bones clean and left them at the back door, for me to find. In the grass, there were tuffs of orange fur, stained in blood
Alexis Coe brings to light a tale of "tainted" love in the true story of 'Alice +Freda Forever: A Murder in Memphis,' combining storytelling with history in her debut novel out October 7.
Fall reading with 'Faulkner & Friends' author Vicki Salloum & 'Alice + Freda Forever''s Alexis Coe, talking food in Southern lit at Birmingham's Eat Drink Read Write festival this weekend, plus new fiction from Florida. Happy Literary Friday!