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Spiders, Sharks, Scorpions and More Horrors from the Headlines

Face it, folks: the world we live in is getting weirder by the minute. Seriously, at this point, the urge to retreat into a world of fictional monsters is nearly impossible to resist. But journalists still have a job to do (even if we’re just writing about demon sightings, botched exorcisms and… uh, Florida?). Honest, well-researched […]

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The Haunting Occult Art of Wilfried Satty

You’ve seen his works adorn some of the most beloved horror novels. His art is both frightening and at the same time beautiful. And he was an important fixture in the art world of the 1960s, but remained mostly in obscurity for his entire career, always creating lithographs of new worlds, strange dimensions, magical realms, and unimaginable creatures. […]

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SPLIT Origins: The True Story of Louis Vivet

M. Night Shyamalan’s latest film, SPLIT, about three girls taken captive by a man suffering from Dissociative Identity Disorder, is in theaters now, and having just walked out of it, I can safely say I think it is worth your time, but I’m not here to review the movie, and I’m not looking to spoil […]

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We Dare You to Watch This Man Feed a Room Full of Deadly Cobras

While I believe we’ve done our humble part in supplying enough horrifying spider stories to keep arachnophobes in therapy for a couple more years (how else is your psychiatrist going to pay for that new swimming pool?), I fear I’ve been remiss in balancing those out with sufficient nightmare fodder for ophidiophobes — that is, […]

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Scares & Sexuality: An Exploration of IT FOLLOWS

IT FOLLOWS just hit Netflix Instant watch, which means for many people, this will be the first time they get to experience one of the most effective horror films of the modern era. IT FOLLOWS tells the story of a girl named Jay (Maika Monroe), who after having sex with a prospective boyfriend named Hugh (Jake Weary), […]

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Here’s How to Survive The Apocalypse

When I was a kid, I hated bedtime. Like most annoying children, I was positive that all the cool stuff happened when I was sleeping, and I didn’t want to miss out. As I’ve gotten older, as my hair has thinned out and gotten a whole lot grayer, I’ve learned to love bedtime, but now […]

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Composite Effects’ JACK THE RIPPER Mask Is Terrifying!

As of the last few years, one of the most amazing advances in the FX world is the way that silicone masks have become a viable alternative to the otherwise lengthy make-up application process. Companies like Composite Effects have created high quality masks that fully cover the head of the wearer and adapt with their […]

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CREEPYPASTA: A Popular YouTuber Deleted Her Account After She Saw This Chilling Footage

YouTube celebrity is a freaky, unpredictable thing — you never know what video is going to make its poster an overnight viral superstar, whether they desired that fame or not. But today’s creepypasta is a story of one unfortunate user whose virtual popularity took a decidedly dark and unexplained turn. The web-celeb in question goes […]

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Viral Video Shows “Dinosaur-Sized” Alligator Stomping Through Florida Park

Well, no sooner did we publish a feature about bizarre things happening in Florida (I like to think of that state as “the Australia of the US”), someone down there must have decided we’re not through yet. Seriously, do you remember that Godzilla-like alligator that just want sauntering through a Palmetto golf course last summer? Well, […]

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Four Absolutely Bizarre Tales from Florida

Over the past several years there has been an unusual trend of bizarre stories emerging from the state of Florida, so much so that it has developed a reputation for weirdness. Whether it be a man arrested for trying to shoot heroin in a police station bathroom or another man arrested for trying to ride […]

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The Sad Fate Of The Glory To God Man; Abraham Lincoln’s Avenger

I have a minor obsession with Abraham Lincoln. To be more exact, I have a minor obsession with the events surrounding his death by the bullet of an actor turned assassin. What really interests me is the stories of the people who found themselves mixed up in the story of Lincoln’s untimely death. Stories like […]

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VIDEO: The Real Stories that Inspired AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ROANOKE

Did you know that Lady Gaga’s character is based on a supposedly real witch? Or that the killer nurses were inspired by real nurses that murdered their patients? The TV series AMERICAN HORROR STORY has always borrowed from actual history. The most recent season, ROANOKE, is no different, using historical events and actual mysteries to help shape […]

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CREEPYPASTA: One Soldier’s Terrifying Nocturnal Encounter with a Monstrous Camel Spider

Today’s skin-crawling tale was handed down from the son of a Marine veteran, whose tour of duty in Afghanistan ended with a horrific accident in which he lost both legs. The official story, as the man related to his teenage son, was that his crippling injury was caused by a land mine… but evidence has […]