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Real Life Scares 

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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Real Life Scares 

CREEPYPASTA: Is This the Actual Cursed Video Known as THE GRIFTER?

When I wrote my first article on the creepypasta phenomenon for this site, I covered some of the most notorious viral legends that, at the time, might have been dwarfed by the long, scary shadow of Slenderman — but are just as disturbing (if not more so) and widely-shared among creepypasta fans. Since then, these […]

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Films Scary Fun 

Stephen King Examines Childhood Fears in This Amazing Animated Short

Back in October of 1989, during an interview for WAMC’s Public Radio Book Club, Stephen King was posed a question he’s likely heard thousands of times over the course of his four-decade career: Where do our darkest fears come from? King could have provided a generic answer… but instead, he does what he does best: […]

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Real Life Scares 

A Woman Received This Chilling Voicemail from Her Father — Months After His Death

We’ve been noticing a spike in reports of unexplained audio phenomena over the past couple of weeks… but one mysterious and particularly disturbing recording sent shivers through the Reddit community following a recent post by user heaveninherarms. The user started an urgent-looking thread to Reddit’s /r/paranormal board late last week (then cross-posted to /r/creepy), shortly […]

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Films Music 

Ten Classic Horror Movies That Scared Me With Sound

We’ve written a great deal about the role of a truly great musical score in crafting a memorable horror film, but today I’m going to dig a little deeper into what makes a movie sound terrifying. Along with dialogue and practical sound effects, there are often dozens of layers to a film’s sound design, and […]

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New THE CONJURING 2 Promo Includes the Warrens’ Terrifying Audio Recordings

James Wan’s much-anticipated sequel to his 2014 horror blockbuster THE CONJURING is just a couple of weeks away, but you can start having nightmares right now — thanks to a new promo featurette for THE CONJURING 2, which claims to include actual audio recordings from the archives of Ed and Lorraine Warren, the real-life demonologists […]

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Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

Live Feed From the Deepest Place on Earth Reveals a World of Living Nightmares

The most remote, least explored location on this planet isn’t some impenetrable forest, an airless mountain peak or the most barren desert… nope, it’s a long, narrow crack in the Earth’s crust over six miles beneath the surface of the Pacific Ocean: a site known as the Mariana Trench. Very few scientific expeditions have explored these […]

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Real Life Scares 

Paranormal Investigators Record Creepy “Ghost Dog” in Haunted Welsh Mansion

Most locals have heard the chilling legends and rumors surrounding an estate in Pontblyddyn, North Wales known as Plas Teg. Mysterious apparitions, moving rocks, creepy sounds and other strange phenomena have reportedly been sighted in and around the ancient mansion for centuries. But just recently, paranormal investigators may add a distinctly inhuman spirit to the […]

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Real Life Scares 

Chilling Footage Reportedly Captures Paranormal Activity in Missouri Museum

The Clay County Historical Museum in Liberty, Missouri seems like the ideal site to hunt for ghosts and other paranormal phenomena: the landmark building, built in the 1950s, once housed the offices of Dr. William H. Goodson, and it’s likely that many seriously ill people passed through its doors back in the day. Now, according […]

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Scary Fun 

Ten Horror Podcasts You Should Be Listening To Right Now

Horror podcasts have been enjoying a groundswell in popularity over the past few years, and the field is widening to include just about every topic under the genre’s umbrella. So much variety is a wonderful thing, of course, but it also poses a challenge: if your schedule is bogged down with work, school, family, social […]

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Scary Fun 

Take a Look Behind the Scenes of TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE, Season 3!

The third season of Glass Eye Pix’s astounding horror radio drama TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE is now underway, and as we’ve clued you in previously, there’s some amazing talent at work on these creepy, immersive audio presentations. You’ll get to hear from several of these genre greats in this recently posted featurette from Glass […]

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Scary Fun 

EXCLUSIVE: Watch This Spooky Animated Teaser for TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE, Season 3!

We told you recently about the upcoming third season of TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE — the amazing old-school horror radio drama created by writer-producer-director-actor and all-around genre legend Larry Fessenden (HABIT, WENDIGO, THE LAST WINTER) and his partner in auditory mischief, writer-director Glenn McQuaid (I SELL THE DEAD). This season, genre icons like Stuart Gordon (RE-ANIMATOR), […]