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Relive a Deadly Paranormal Incident (and its Aftermath) in the Chilling Short INTRUDERS!

Without a single word of dialogue, Quebec-based filmmaker and FX artist Santiago Menghini has conjured slow-burn chills and some seriously intense scares with his stylish, dreamlike horror short INTRUDERS — based in part on a pair of short comic-book stories by Al Columbia (“5:45 AM”) and Uno Moralez (“Jacov”), with a third tale (“Inspector”) that ties […]

Scary Fun 

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, […]

Real Life Scares 

What Dark Mystery Lurks on New York’s Buckout Road?

The County of Westchester, New York is a relatively little known one — despite the fact that some of its towns and cities boast some notable persons. For example, both rapper DMX and notorious serial killer David Berkowitz (a.k.a. “The Son of Sam”) called the city of Yonkers home, and this writer’s hometown of Mamaroneck […]

Real Life Scares 

Death by Tulpa?: The Strange Tale of Olivia Mabel

The tragic story of Olivia Mabel is one of those too creepy to be true ghost tales. But read on and decide for yourself. The Mabel family lived in a quiet suburb of Celina, Texas, about an hour north of Dallas. Mother Olivia, father Travis, and son Aiden were a perfect nuclear family – until 1990. […]

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5 Frightening Legends from the Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail, or “AT” as it’s more commonly known, is a hiking trail that spans roughly 2,200 miles and passes through fourteen states from Maine to Georgia. Since it’s completion in 1937, it has seen close to 2 million visitors per year. Most only spend a day hiking a portion of the AT, while […]

Real Life Scares 

The Abandoned Haunted School of Louisiana

George Washington Carver High School opened in Caddo Parish, Louisiana in 1957. During the years of segregation, it served as a school for the Parish’s small African American community. During this time, the school struggled with low numbers. After desegregation, the numbers dropped even more as students were bused to segregated schools farther away. By […]

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Real Life Scares 

CREEPYPASTA: Who Was “Christy” — and What REALLY Happened to Her?

Today’s viral tale comes shrouded in ambiguity, so don’t expect easy answers to the questions posed in that headline. Those who read the unnamed author’s account of his marriage and its tragic aftermath have differing interpretations of what may have truly happened during one brief and surreal period of his life — but most agree […]

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The Haunting Of New York’s Infamous Dakota Building

New York City is chock full of famous buildings. Empire State. Flatiron. Chrysler. Saint Patrick’s. You’ve seen one or all of these buildings either in person or in movies a million times. They are landmarks the like of which few other cities have. There are so many strange and interesting stories about these man made […]

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5 Real Cases of Poltergeists in the USA

A poltergeist is a supernatural entity which causes physical disturbances. These can manifest as noises, temperature changes, or even the actual movement of objects. This is what distinguishes poltergeists from your standard haunting. The name itself comes from the German word “poltern”, which means to make a “sound” and the word “geist” which means “ghost”. […]

Real Life Scares 

The Most Haunted Site in Amerca: Faceless Ghosts Roam this Pennsylvania Landmark

During its long service to the United States, Fort Mifflin has seen a great deal of tragic loss, so much so that it has earned the reputation of being the most haunted historical site in America. Located along the Delaware River, across from New Jersey on the Pennsylvania side, is Fort Mifflin. It has had […]

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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Before CONJURING 2, There Was GHOSTWATCH: A Terrifying TV Special About the “Enfield Poltergeist”

I’m ashamed to say it took me almost a week to catch up with CONJURING 2 — hey, life happens — but once I emerged from the darkened theater (smiling, because it was an excellent film), I immediately headed home to dig out my DVD copy of a notorious early ‘90s UK Halloween TV special […]

Want To Spend A Night With The Real ANNABELLE?

Audiences were first introduced to the horrifying story behind the haunted doll Annabelle in THE CONJURING. On the surface she looks harmless, but inside lies a demon waiting to possess your soul. The doll was taken in by famed paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren in 1970, and was placed inside their occult museum. Now, […]