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The Nexus of Horror, Religion & Spirituality

As time and conditions permit, we hope to share articles, offer interviews, and present ideas of interest related to the Devilish Films we find intriguing and the Witchy Flicks that we so enjoy. We are not limited to devilish films only, but literary works of related subject matter may be explored as well as nonfiction. Analysis, symbolism, religious interpretations, reviews, inspirations, art, atmosphere, nightmares… Very little will be taboo, but we like to keep it tasteful.

We also hope to serve as a means of offering ideas towards therapy for other lost souls who have been traumatized by religious experience. Mr H.B. Gardner has experience as a spiritual counselor. He utilizes the Tarot, meditation, art and ritual for self-transformation.


photo: H. B. Gardner



photo credit: KSK Sugao

 H. B. Gardner

I grew up in the ’70’s and 80’s and was naturally attracted to the occult and horror genre. I questioned my family’s and community’s religious beliefs at an early age and, as a teen, experienced my own little microcosmic version of the “Satanic Panic” in the Midwestern American city where I grew up. I have been staring into the Abyss ever since; deciphering the Darkness around (and within) me. I am kind of like the Joseph Campbell of occult horror.
Diabolical Horror has been more than a means towards amusement for me; it has inspired me to compare ancient symbols, philosophy and psychological phenomena with the art of horror. My own path constellates mainly around Tantric Goddess traditions, Traditional Witchcraft, the Tarot and the Cult of Sorrows within Roman Catholicism.
I Currently live in Osaka, Japan.

p.s. On this site we choose to use the Royal “We” because, as the man possessed by demons said to Jesus of Nazareth upon being asked his name in Mark 5:1-20, the demon possessed man replied: “My name is Legion, for we are many.”

All articles on this site are written by H. B. Gardner – unless otherwise noted.

Mr. H.B. Gardner reserves the rights (and rites) to all of his articles and writings according to all intellectual copyright laws. Please feel free to share links to, and otherwise tell people about, this website if you find our work enjoyable and/or interesting. Just don’t try to steal, plagiarize or take credit for it in any way unless you wish to be hexed quicker than a swamp witch getting carted to  the stake!

All images used on this site obviously belong to their respective film and media companies or publishing houses (unless otherwise noted) and no claims are made for said images, nor are any copyright infringements intended.