Ransom Riggs

Filmmaker, photo hound, author of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Ransom was a daily contributor to mentalfloss.com for many, many years.

11 Terrifying Images of Old Soviet Playgrounds
Weird Website of the Week: Kim Jong Il Looking at Things
8-Bit Arthouse: Super There Will Be Blood
The Late Movies: Amazing Films from Down Under
Talking Pictures: Smoking and Drinking
Death Metal Animals
YouTube Comments Hall of Fame
The Late Movies: Defenestration
The Case Against Homework
Man Makes Movie Out of Old Answering Machine Messages
Why The Mountain Goats Are Awesome
Beautiful Decay: A Castle in Spain
Ghostwritten Essays and the Problem of Cheating
The Late Movies: Nerd Songs by Hank
Damn You, Autocorrect!
Save the words: a campaign to keep endangered words from going extinct
Talking Pictures: Glamor Shots
A Fascinating Look at Trona, CA from Two Very Disciplined Filmmakers
Did Cats Drive This Painter Insane?
The Late Movies: The Short, Surreal Masterpieces of Jan Švankmajer
Magically Revolting: Vintage Food Ads
Eating Aliens: One Man's Answer to Invasive Species
Talking Pictures: Times of Trouble
The 18th Century's Most Insane Sculptor
Famous Bands Singing Nonsense
The Late Movies: Five-Second Films
Negative Attack Ads: Some Historical Perspective
Exploring Abandoned Mines in the Mojave
A Quest to Find Real-Life Zombies
Talking Pictures: Haunting Photos of the Dead
Japan's "Suicide Forest"
Unconventional Tourist Spots
Talking Pictures: Love and Marriage
Losing His Religion: The Incredible True Story of A Missionary Deconverted by the Tribe He Was Trying to Reach
Gravity-Defying Tea and Disappearing Ice Cream
Sorry I Haven't Posted In A While: Internet Apologia
The Late Movies: This Will Make You Cry
Morbid Toy du Jour: Execution by Saw
Twisted Takes on Classic Cartoon Characters
The Slightly Creepy, Mostly Cheesy World of Horror Hosting
20 Self-Deprecating Notes Found on Vintage Photographs
The Dying Art of the Projectionist
The Late Movies: Cooking Shows on Crack
Everything Explained Through Flowcharts
10 Abandoned Psych Wards Photographers Love Sneaking Into
Guerrilla Gardening
Ten Thousand Years Older: A Fascinating Short Documentary by Werner Herzog
The Unappetizing Realities of Factory-Farmed Meat
The Late Movies: 8 Character Actors Who Always Steal the Scene
Does Language Shape Culture?


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