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CINEMA IN EXTREMIS: The VHS Atrocities of Psychic TV’s FIRST TRANSMISSION [NSFW]

Not long ago, I explored the dark and mystifying lore of “snuff cinema” in its many forms — including works of alleged onscreen murder and mutilation which, though stomach-churning in their realism, were either hoaxes, misrepresented footage or works of transgressive underground “murder art.” In another feature, I examined a notorious example of the latter […]

Scary Fun 

10 Graphic Horror Novels So Disgusting You May Never Eat Again

Dedicated to fans of the hardest of hardcore fiction, this list should be considered with respect to all dietary plans in the New Year… or any other year, for that matter. For example, if you’re planning to keep your holiday chow session on a continued loop this year, you should not read any of these […]

Music 

BROKEN: The Horrifying Nine Inch Nails Movie Trent Reznor Doesn’t (Officially) Want You to See

[NSFW warning: graphic and disturbing images ahead] Not too long ago, we corralled a collection of the most extreme Nine Inch Nails music videos ever made, and you should definitely check those out pronto. But as my fellow NIN superfan Rob Galuzzo rightly pointed out in that article, many of the most eyeball-burning, stomach-churning clips featured therein […]

Music 

NSFW! The 6 Most F-ed Up NINE INCH NAILS Music Videos You’ll Ever See

Ever since their inception in 1988, NINE INCH NAILS has been pushing the boundaries of what can be accomplished both sonically and artistically. From the very beginning, Trent Reznor has always approached all aspects of Nine Inch Nails as a work of art, made all the more apparent by the collaborators he’s chosen for things like album cover […]

Films 

EXCLUSIVE: Watch the Insane Trailer for THE BEGINNERS GUIDE TO SNUFF!

If you’ve been spending some time on the site today (oh hai!), I hope you managed to check out my essay The Horrifying, Controversial and Secret History of the Snuff Film. Of course, I’d totally understand if you’re afraid to read that one, because there’s some real nightmare fuel in there… but maybe now we […]

Films Real Life Scares 

The Horrifying, Controversial and Secret History of the Snuff Film

Hang on, folks — this is gonna to be a rough ride. (Warning: graphic images ahead) You see, from a journalistic standpoint, it’s tricky to approach any story about so-called “snuff” films, for a couple of very important reasons. First, it’s never been conclusively proven that these films even exist at all — in the […]

Films 

Five Controversial Films Prosecuted for Extreme Violence… or MURDER

As horror fans, we are no strangers to acts of on-screen violence, cruelty, and murder. The rest of the world doesn’t wallow in the grime we wallow in, and because of that they are perhaps a little more shocked by this imagery, willing to believe that it is real. Frequently, these films are censored or […]

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Real Life Scares 

CREEPYPASTA: The Horrifying Story of the Haunted Beach Tape

It’s that time of the week, dear creepers! I’ve got my feelers out (so to speak) in search of creepypasta: horrific, skin-crawling and unnervingly convincing tales of terror from the inter- and under-webs. This week I’ve been given a tip from reader Jennifer Hodgson, a mutual creepypasta connoisseur who stumbled across a literally nightmare-inducing account from […]

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Real Life Scares 

CREEPYPASTA: “Normal Porn for Normal People” is Not Normal at All

It’s that time again, creepers! Time for another helping of creepypasta – myths, legends and other chilling tales from the darkest recesses of the web. If you’re just now stumbling upon this column… first of all, Hello and Welcome! Second, if you’re wondering what this “creepypasta” crap is all about, I’m here to guide you. […]

Films 

13 Lesser-Known Found Footage Horror Films We Dare You to Watch

This story is part of a series done in partnership between Blumhouse.com and PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE GHOST DIMENSION. If you’re a fan of the PARANORMAL ACTIVITY phenomenon, then you’ve experienced the worldwide demand for the so-called “Found Footage” style of cinema that followed its success. Although the original ACTIVITY did not invent the technique (that distinction […]