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CREEPYPASTA: This Mysterious Phone Call Contains a Terrifying Hidden Message

The recording has come to be known as “Hypno’s Lullaby” — but its origins remain a total mystery since it was first discovered 30 years ago this month, at the site of a grisly crime which also remains unsolved to this day. According to police reports, the following message was left on the answering machine […]

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Read the Book! Remembering Time-Life’s MYSTERIES OF THE UNKNOWN

“I never thought I would believe in it… until it happened to me.” If those words just triggered a slight chill in your bones — or perhaps just a brief flash of goofy nostalgia — you’re definitely not alone. The above quote was first directed to an unflinching camera in 1989 by Oscar-winning actress Julianne Moore, […]

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CINEMA IN EXTREMIS: Watch the Creepy Original Short That Inspired EXCISION

In our previous article on underrated horror films from the current decade, one of the most perplexing, disturbing, humorous and heartbreaking titles to make the cut (no pun intended) is Richard Bates, Jr.’s feature debut EXCISION — which also quite rightly made several horror sites’ Top 10 lists during its release year of 2012. Though […]

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CREEPYPASTA: The Gruesome Unsolved Crimes of “The Chess Killer”

The following case was compiled and uploaded in 2013 by user Rookurou, who cites a series of graphic and disturbing police reports from the city of Chichibu in the Japanese prefecture of Saitama in 1986. Over three decades later, the case remains unsolved, and the once-classified files were recently leaked online by an unnamed source. […]

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Thousands of Slime-Oozing Eels Caused This Bizarre Highway Horror

Did you think we were slacking off on skin-crawling true horror stories from the animal kingdom? I’m delighted to say that’s totally not the case — in fact, this one is about as creepy as they come. Just read on, and enjoy the pretty pictures. We’re not visiting Australia or Florida today for our usual […]

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CREEPYPASTA: Recalling a Horrifying Childhood Encounter With THE COUCH

Childhood fears lurk at the heart of so many viral horror tales — from dark, fuzzy memories of lost TV episodes, to murderous predators lurking in the deepest shadows of the bedroom — and those nightmares sometimes return to haunt us as we grow older. Such is the case for one anonymous user known only […]

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A Tribute to George A. Romero: Father of Modern Horror

The grief you and I are feeling today is beyond measure, as the passing of legendary filmmaker George Andrew Romero impacts each of us uniquely — just as his iconic works have changed our lives and careers in so many different ways. Whether you’re a horror fan who grew up on Romero’s classics, a filmmaker […]

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CREEPYPASTA: If You Find This Envelope in Your Mailbox… You’re Doomed

While the majority of creepypastas have unknown origins, there’s a very good reason the teller of this short but potent tale wishes to remain anonymous — a reason you’ll soon come to appreciate. The post which made its way to the Creepypasta Wiki is the only record of this author’s terrifying encounter with an intruder […]

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CINEMA IN EXTREMIS: Twisted Horror-Comedy DEEP DARK Opens a Glory Hole to Hell

I’ve mentioned in previous installments of this column that extreme cinema is about more than graphic gore or explicit sex; it’s about pushing the boundaries of visual storytelling in ways that may shock the viewer into seeing a new perspective… whether they want to or not. The obscure but weirdly compelling 2015 horror-fantasy feature DEEP […]

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John Carpenter Signs on to Co-Produce TWO New Horror TV Series!

The Blumhouse team is already beyond thrilled to be involved in the return of genre legend John Carpenter to the HALLOWEEN film franchise, but today fans of the beloved filmmaker, author and musician have even more cause for celebration. It’s just been announced that Carpenter will also be returning to horror-themed television — for the first […]

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CREEPYPASTA: Have You Seen THIS MAN? You’re Not Alone…

When I first launched this column nearly two years ago, I offered a quick primer on some of the most notorious and heavily-shared viral tales known as creepypasta. Among the most enduring of these legends are a nightmare gallery of villains… of course, there’s the iconic and headline-grabbing Slender Man, but creepy web lore contains […]

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THE THING Super-Fans Planning a Trip to the Actual Filming Locations!

John Carpenter’s 1982 classic THE THING — which occupies a place of honor on just about every horror and science fiction fan’s Top 10 list — turned 35 years old last month, and people are marking the occasion in all kinds of ways, including original 35mm and digitally-remastered theatrical screenings around the world, and watch […]

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Massive Tower of Human Skulls Discovered in Mexico City

For centuries, it was hidden within the walls of an ancient Aztec temple, at the heart of one of the largest cities in the western world — a literal tower of human skulls, representing the decapitated heads of nearly 700 people. According to Reuters, the tower was recently discovered by a team of archaeologists within […]