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Films Real Life Scares 

Did You Know There’s a REAL-LIFE Cult Leader in ROSEMARY’S BABY?

Before Rosemary Woodhouse rescues her devil-baby as he cries in a room surrounded by Satan worshippers in ROSEMARY’S BABY, she has a party to celebrate her seemingly normal pregnancy. In the scene, the camera pans on a dark-haired man with tan skin for an instant—but just long enough to catch your eye. The man, Michel […]

Films Real Life Scares 

The Most Horrifying Workplace Safety Video Ever: WILL YOU BE HERE TOMORROW?

“Workplace safety” videos are closely related to “mental hygiene” filmstrips, which were instructional films for children and teens ranging in themes from sex education, drugs, dating, and physical and mental health topics. Workplace safety videos are kind of the grown-up version of mental hygiene films.  Most workplace safety videos show examples of the right and […]

Real Life Scares 

Did This Frank Sinatra Karaoke Favorite Inspire The “My Way” Killings?

Look, as an introvert whose only acting credit to date is an elf in her second grade Christmas play, it’s safe to say I don’t do karaoke. I’ve gone with friends who’ve tried desperately to get me up there, but I figure I experience enough shame in my life on a daily basis, so why add […]

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Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

CREEPYPASTA: He Thought it Was Faulty Wiring… Until He Learned the Terrifying Truth

Today’s report comes from a disturbing account posted by a user who calls himself “Hairy Monster Man,” which is a nickname I’ve heard applied to myself before, in some variation or another. But this chilling incident didn’t happen to me personally… and I’m very glad for that. The young man recounts a bizarre and increasingly […]

Real Life Scares 

Dia de los Muertos Meets Lowbrow: The Unique Art of David Lozeau

A few weeks ago at Phoenix Comic Con, I was walking through the aisles of art, when something caught my eye. It was a booth full of skeleton art. Some were comedic, some somber, some colorful and vibrant, and some more sinister and dark. But all skeletons were portrayed as if alive. I was mesmerized […]

Real Life Scares 

When it Rained Unexplained Blobs of White Blood Cells in Washington

Frog, toads, fish, snakes, and even stones have all reportedly fallen down from the sky like rain at some point in time. One Florida resident even reported actual golf balls falling from the sky. In most cases, these acts of nature are easily explainable. After all, the rain golf balls can be explained by a water […]

Real Life Scares TV 

When Max Headroom Mysteriously Hijacked Television

Max Headroom was originally a British character from a science fiction made-for-TV movie. This Ray Ban wearing digital revolutionary, introduced in 1984, was described as the world’s first computer generated TV host. Of course, he was mostly a synthesized version of actor Matt Frewer wearing prosthetic make-up.  From his TV movie beginnings, Max received his own […]

Real Life Scares 

The Five Most Bizarre Airplane Flights In History

Thankfully, almost all commercial airplane flights are uneventful… because when something exciting happens at 30,000 feet, it’s rarely the good kind of exciting. Below are five of the most bizarre incidents in the history of commercial aviation, all of which will leave you eternally grateful for that painfully dull flight to LAX you’re probably dreading. […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

Ten Lesser-Known Creepypastas That Will Keep You Awake Tonight

It’s hard to believe nearly two years have passed since I first welcomed our readers to the nightmare landscape of viral horror known as creepypasta… and since then, not only have we maintained a twice-weekly column dedicated to this chilling phenomenon, but the pastas themselves — along with their menagerie of spooky characters and devoted […]

Films Real Life Scares 

The REAL Story of BOOGIE NIGHTS: John Holmes and the Wonderland Murders

In 1997, Paul Thomas Anderson made his mark on Hollywood with a daring look at the “other” Hollywood. For those who still have not checked out this now-cult classic, BOOGIE NIGHTS is the story of Dirk Diggler, a young man with a unique endowment that makes him perfect for the adult film industry. Based on Anderson’s […]

Real Life Scares 

Gigantic New Spider Species Discovered in Mexican Cave

It’s been a while since we dropped some of nature’s creepy-crawlies on you, hasn’t it? I know you miss that, but this story might help make up for it. This story begins in Mexico back in 2013, during an expedition into the Sierra Cacachilas range in the Baja Peninsula. While searching a grotto, Michael Wall […]

Real Life Scares 

5 Real-Life Deaths Worthy Of FINAL DESTINATION Scenes

Despite being an overall happy individual, I spend much of my time pondering death. Death lies in the highest level of life’s uncertainties and stings the heart the most when it happens to a loved one. We all have taken comfort in assuming that we will meet the standard life expectancy of being covered in […]

Real Life Scares 

CREEPYPASTA: The 25-Year-Old Mystery Behind “Mortuary of the Dead” [NSFW]

The ghastly, nightmarish legends surrounding a notorious (and redundantly-titled) video known as “Mortuary of the Dead” has elevated its seedy legacy from the underground domain of VHS bootlegs and “true gore” sites, and into the realm of internet legends… and that place, as you probably know by now, is where I live and breathe. Still, myths and […]