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Massive Tower of Human Skulls Discovered in Mexico City

For centuries, it was hidden within the walls of an ancient Aztec temple, at the heart of one of the largest cities in the western world — a literal tower of human skulls, representing the decapitated heads of nearly 700 people. According to Reuters, the tower was recently discovered by a team of archaeologists within […]

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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Georgia Police Intercept a Speeding Driver with an Extraterrestrial Passenger

It seems an unidentified commuter in Alpharetta, GA failed to reach escape velocity before they were stopped by a local police officer — who was left momentarily speechless after walking past the passenger-side window to find a rather large alien securely buckled up in the shotgun seat. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the driver was clocked […]

Real Life Scares 

This Dream Job Has Just One Small Catch: GHOSTS!

From the “Too Good to Be True” files comes a recent job posting on Childcare.co.uk, which has suddenly gone viral this week, popping up in articles by Cosmopolitan, Mashable and AOL News… for reasons which will soon become apparent. According to the listing, a married couple in Scotland — whose careers include a great deal […]

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Five Conspiracy Theories That Are Actually Fun to Think About

Conspiracy theories used to be fun; they use to be this wacked-out “secret” information, circulated by wild-eyed cranks through Xeroxed ‘zines. Now it’s all cynically crafted political disinformation, weaponized on Facebook. Remember these? “The moon landing was fake!” “We’ve been tuning our musical instruments the EVIL way all these years!!” “Paul is dead!” Those are awesome. […]

Real Life Scares 

CREEPYPASTA: The Mysterious TV Transmission Known as “The Wyoming Incident”

Many urban legends have surrounded pirated television broadcasts or rogue transmissions of unknown origin, and many infamous examples of these incidents remain unexplained… sometimes decades later. Arguably one of the most-discussed examples is the so-called “Max Headroom Broadcast” of November 1987, wherein an unknown prankster (whose identity remains a mystery three decades later), disguised as […]

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Want to Know Exactly When You’ll Die? DEATH DATE Can Help!

By now, it’s pretty much a given that you’re seldom more than a Google search and a couple of clicks away from just about anything you’d ever want to know… and, as we’ve learned from our own research, there are a lot of questions better left unanswered. But, if you’re feeling really daring, we’ve got just […]

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This Bear Feared Nothing… Until it Met the Devil Clown

Last week’s viral video showing a giant bear chasing a cyclist on a mountain path [check out the story here if you missed it] is one of several unsettling news items suggesting the massive forest-dwelling beasts haven’t been too happy lately with humans encroaching on their turf. Of course, most “human vs. bear” encounters amount […]

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Thousands of Human Corpses Discovered Beneath This University Hospital

This developing horror story actually began in 2013 — when construction on a road through the University of Mississippi Medical Center campus was abruptly halted after workers discovered 66 human bodies. Experts determined the corpses had once been inmates at the former Mississippi State Asylum — that state’s very first mental hospital, which had occupied […]

Films 

ROSEMARY’S BABY and the War on Women’s Reproductive Rights

Roman Polanski — perhaps the most unlikely commentator on women’s rights — made ROSEMARY’s BABY at an idealistic time. In 1960, the first birth control pill Enovid was placed on the pharmaceutical market thanks in part to Margaret Sanger. While “the pill” was originally prescribed for menstrual disorders and irregularities most women were secretly using […]

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 […]

Real Life Scares 

Did Police Capture the Queen of the Black Eyed Children?

When a police SWAT team responded to a situation last Friday near the South Carolina town of Indian Land, they probably weren’t expecting to come face-to-face — or, more specifically, eye-to-eye — with the sinister visage of Morgan Joyce Varn. According to the Charlotte Observer, 24-year-old Varn was arrested along with 23-year-old Jonathan Mikael Robinson, […]

Music Real Life Scares 

Marilyn Manson’s Latest Instagram Videos Are Incredibly Creepy — Even for Him

Yeah, I know — it shouldn’t surprise anyone, myself included, to discover Marilyn Manson’s Instagram isn’t exactly packed with funny cat memes and touchy-feely inspirational quotes (although I must admit that would be kind of amazing). But, it would seem, the infamous shock-rocker — or at least his PR people — has been very busy […]