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This Pint-Sized Pennywise Cosplay is Both Adorable AND Terrifying

A tiny new incarnation of the world’s scariest clown is somehow making the entire internet scream “Awwww…” and “AAAAAHHHH!” at the same time. But whether you feel like running in terror or giving this little guy a hug (choose wisely), I think three-year-old Louie Tilghman would take the top prize in just about any costume […]

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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 […]

Films 

CINEMA IN EXTREMIS: Exclusive Images from Anthony DiBlasi’s EXTREMITY!

In previous installments of this column, I’ve offered some tantalizing behind-the-scenes information on the making of EXTREMITY, a sure-to-be-controversial work of transgressive cinema from talented director Anthony DiBlasi (LAST SHIFT, DREAD), including interviews with the director and his creative collaborators David Bond and Scott Swan, who share an enviable list of genre credits (including John […]

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CREEPYPASTA: The Infamous “Suicide Photographer” Describes His Macabre Profession

The subject of today’s column may not be suitable for all readers, so please exercise caution before proceeding. Today’s story involves a very disturbing first-hand account written by an anonymous photographer with a morbid fascination: his preferred technique is to capture images of his subjects at the moment they take their own lives. “People hate my […]

Films 

CINEMA IN EXTREMIS: Behind the Scenes of EXTREMITY with Director Anthony DiBlasi

Previously in this column, the writing team of Scott Swan and David Bond revealed details about a film that looks to be the ultimate word on the “extreme haunt” trend — appropriately titled EXTREMITY. They also revealed that one of my favorite genre filmmakers, Anthony DiBlasi (LAST SHIFT, MOST LIKELY TO DIE), would be helming the […]

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CREEPYPASTA: This Gruesome “Glitch” Will Turn Your Browsing Session Into a Living Nightmare

In past entries, I’ve referenced various domains, links and files which are rumored to trigger a wide assortment of unfortunate consequences, such as: 1) technical issues like pesky malware and system crashes; 2) mysterious phenomena including strange visions and visitations; and 3) mentally and physically threatening after-effects — including madness and even violent death. This […]

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CREEPYPASTA: A Doomed Explorer’s Journal Documents the Terrifying Search for “Subject C”

The horrors of World War I are well documented by historians, journalists and many other chronicles of humanity’s atrocities, and among the worst of these is the development of chemical and biological weaponry — deployed in the bloody trenches of Europe on a massive scale, with apocalyptic results. But countless whispered rumors and hastily hidden […]

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The Incredibly Bizarre World of Ghana’s Horror Movie Posters

Horror movie posters from Ghana are amazing. Painted by local artists to promote roadshow screenings of bootlegged foreign movies, these totally unauthorized images have a rawness and power that the slick Hollywood promotional materials can’t touch. In the 1980s and ’90s, “video clubs” sprung up all over the West African nation of Ghana. They screened […]

Real Life Scares 

Fisherman Tweets Pics of Deep-Sea Creatures, Entire World Screams in Horror

My first draft of this story was basically “NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE,” all caps, over and over again, occasionally interrupted by “Oh wait, this one’s kinda cute,” then another avalanche of “Aw-hell-no.” As I recall, this went on for about six and a half paragraphs. For the sake of journalistic integrity, I decided to delete that […]

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Giant Spider Drags a Lizard Up a Living Room Window… and Horrifies the Entire World

Remember that story we ran back in October showing a Huntsman spider dragging a mouse up the side of a refrigerator? If you’re still having nightmares from that one, then turn back now, and read no further. Still with me? Okay, then let’s go back to Australia — that magical land where all your animal-based […]

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Take a Creepy Peek at the Limited-Edition BABADOOK Book!

If it’s in a word or in a look, you can’t get rid of THE BABADOOK… but who’d want to get rid of it when it comes in such an attractive package? I’d give you an Amazon link so you could buy one for your own child, but the illustrated, 50-page pop-up picture book is […]

Films 

Dig These Cryptic and Creepy Behind-the-Scenes Images From IT!

Up to now, not much detailed information has been released regarding the upcoming feature-film adaptation of Stephen King’s epic novel IT, apart from some casting notices — including the recent dramatic reveal of the new Pennywise the Clown, played by Bill Skarsgård. [UPDATE: That image was just a tease compared to what was unveiled today!] […]

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CREEPYPASTA: Who Was the Terrifying “Man in the Polaroids?”

Todays’ short but shocking saga was first shared in 2008 by a user known only as “Peter L,” and as of this writing, the story and the attached visuals have still not been either debunked or fully corroborated. Peter’s account centers on a collection of twenty Polaroid instant photos, bundled with a rubber band, which […]