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Real Life Scares 

Will Monday’s Solar Eclipse Trigger an Invasion of Lizard People?

This may seem like a parody piece, but you’ve got to admit we live in extremely weird times… and it’s getting easier to imagine just about anything could happen as we teeter on the brink of global doom. Maybe. That said, this theory is pretty bonkers… so it’s a bit surprising to learn how much […]

video games 

Lead Your Own Diabolical Death Cult on THE SHROUDED ISLE!

There are tons of mind-bendingly strange and confounding computer games available from the Steam community… but the H.P. Lovecraft-inspired, elegantly nightmarish “cult simulator” THE SHROUDED ISLE stands out as kind of brilliant in its doom-filled weirdness. Designed by Kitfox Games (the team behind MOON HUNTERS and SHATTERED PLANET), the scenario of ISLE is deceptively straightforward: […]

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CREEPYPASTA: This Author Knows Why 3AM is Called “The Devil’s Hour”

Three A.M…. Doctors say the body’s at low tide then. The soul is out. The blood moves slow. You’re the nearest to dead you’ll ever be save dying. Sleep is a patch of death, but three in the morn, full wide-eyed staring, is living death… and wasn’t it true, had he read somewhere, more people […]

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CREEPYPASTA: Florida Campers Find Themselves Surrounded by “The Masked Ones”

As you’ve likely learned from the headlines (and not just ours), the Sunshine State has been home to some rather unsettling occurrences lately: we’ve found dinosaur-sized alligators invading human turf; a nightmarish YouTube channel allegedly originating from Nassau County (we still can’t decide if it’s the work of a real-life psychopath); a literal “spider tornado” […]

Real Life Scares 

Experts Reveal the Truth Behind Massive “Sea Monster” Washed Up in Indonesia

An extremely creepy story making the rounds over the past weekend revolves around the discovery of a humongous, unidentified creature discovered on Hulung Beach, on the Indonesian island of Seram. According to the Jakarta Globe, the monstrous grayish-brown organism — which seems to be oozing blood-red slime — was first found by islander Asrul Tuanakota, who […]

Real Life Scares 

Four Very Scary Things Happening in the Woods RIGHT NOW

When someone utters the words “woods” or “forest,” I’m sure a lot of you feel a slight chill come up your spine, as you imagine all manner of dark and ominous things lurking in the dense thicket, beneath the deepest shadows of old, twisted trees. It’s an ancient fear all humans harbor in the back […]

Films 

CINEMA IN EXTREMIS: Short Film THE EEL is a Journey Into Mind-Bending Tentacle Horror

After a fun little diversion into DIY underground splatter via last week’s marathon of Andreas Schnaas’ VIOLENT SHIT series (recently compiled on a new DVD from Synapse Films), it’s time once again to take a hard left turn on our journey through the world of extreme cinema and its many twisted forms… and they don’t […]

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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 […]

Real Life Scares 

CREEPYPASTA: The Terrifying Day a Sick Child Met “Mister Widemouth”

The following story, originally credited to user perfectcircle35, is a first-person recollection of a dark and horrifying encounter the author claims to have experienced when he was only five years old… an encounter he now says he’s fortunate to have survived. The author recalls having a rather unsettled early childhood, partially due to his family’s […]

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CREEPYPASTA: The Transcript of This Frantic Police Call Hints at Unspeakable Horrors

Today’s nightmarish report allegedly comes from Australia (possibly a first for this column), and was posted online just recently. But the Reddit account from which it originated — identified only by the Australian phone number 61-795-280-942 — has been mysteriously removed. That same phone number corresponds to the transcript of a strange and frightening emergency […]

Films 

I NEED ME GOLD! Revisiting (and Ranking) the LEPRECHAUN Movie Franchise

This St. Patrick’s Day, this self-proclaimed horror superfan tasked himself with watching all seven films of the LEPRECHAUN movie franchise. It is a task that I have put upon myself a number of times… but I always end up cowering out about three movies in. In fact, over the last two years, I’ve only watched […]

Films 

The Triumphant Return Of KONG-Mania!

It happens every single time. A new movie in a franchise comes out, and I swear I’m not going to fall down the rabbit hole and marathon every entry in that character’s franchise, and yet, because it’s inherent in me as a horror fan, I do it anyways. I’m talking about my recent bout with […]

Real Life Scares 

Viral Photo Shows a Slenderman-Like Figure Emerging From the Clouds

It’s being described as “a Dementor from the HARRY POTTER movies” or even a god-like being, and of course the resemblance to the infamous Slenderman is unmistakable… but no matter what you want to call it, this image of a horrific airborne shape hovering in the clouds above the Mukuba Mall in Kitwe, Zambia certainly […]