Scary http://nhpr.org en The Creepiest Stories On The Web http://nhpr.org/post/creepiest-stories-web <p></p><p>The telling of the scary story is as old as the campfire. Now, they’ve made the jump from summer camp and slumber parties to the web. The internet’s hunger for new, sharable content has sped up production of scary stories and urban legends. A bewildering number of web-forums, messages boards, and specialty websites are dedicated to sharing stories that have been passed around so often that no one knows where they came from, and which maybe, possibly, could be true. The genre is called “creepypasta,” a silly-seeming name for some of the scariest stuff on the web. Our guest <strong>Will Wiles, </strong>wrote about "creepypasta," a genre he calls the folk literature of the web.</p><p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 18:38:04 +0000 Virginia Prescott 42506 at http://nhpr.org The Creepiest Stories On The Web 1.27.14: Creepy Stories, Black Ice Pond Hockey & Richard III http://nhpr.org/post/12714-creepy-stories-black-ice-pond-hockey-richard-iii <p>Whether told by a campfire, or at a childhood slumber party, everyone loves a spooky story. Today on Word of Mouth <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/creepiest-stories-web" target="_blank">we explore our ‘creepy’ appetite</a>. And the macabre continues with the true story of the battle over Richard the III’s remains.&nbsp; Although he reigned five centuries ago, his burial site has sparked a modern-day war of the roses among Britain’s Richard-files. Also on the show, the <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/hockey-new-hampshire-tradition-continues" target="_blank">Black Ice Pond Hockey</a> tournament celebrates its fourth year at White Park, and producer Zach Nugent sat on the bench to bring us the sights and sounds. Listen to the whole show below or click <strong>Read More</strong> to listen to individual segments.</p><p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 18:00:01 +0000 Word of Mouth 42380 at http://nhpr.org 1.27.14: Creepy Stories, Black Ice Pond Hockey & Richard III The Word of Mouth Halloween Spooktacular!!! http://nhpr.org/post/word-mouth-halloween-spooktacular <p>Happy Halloween!&nbsp;&nbsp;Today, a&nbsp;brief&nbsp;escape from the coverage and aftermath of Superstorm Sandy…&nbsp; with trick or treating delayed or canceled in storm-ravaged communities along the east coast, we at <em>Word of Mouth</em> are committed to celebrating the holiday in honor of those who cannot… as&nbsp;advice columnist "Prudie" puts it, if we <em>didn’t</em> celebrate Halloween, wouldn’t that be letting the storm win?</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 14:58:01 +0000 Virginia Prescott 15888 at http://nhpr.org The Word of Mouth Halloween Spooktacular!!! But is Poe still scary? http://nhpr.org/post/poe-still-scary <p>We asked a variety of people, including Laura Knoy, Salman Rushdie, Neil Gaiman, and some adorable kids whether they think Edgar Allan Poe's work still stands up as "scary." Here's the full version of what they had to say about that...</p> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 13:38:16 +0000 Taylor Quimby 14577 at http://nhpr.org But is Poe still scary?