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New Footage Documents Creeping “Black Mist” in Allegedly Haunted Texas Hotel

Built in the 1840s, the Magnolia Hotel in Seguin, Texas has a reputation for being haunted, and has since been considered a hotbed of paranormal activity — more than one investigator claims to have captured evidence of unexplained and extremely unsettling phenomena since the current owners reopened it for ghost tours in 2013. But this […]

Films 

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 […]

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Man Tweets a Dead Child is Trying to Kill Him; Internet Freaks the Hell Out

It all began yesterday with a mysterious tweet from New York-based author, blogger, artist and illustrator Adam Ellis — who goes by the memorable Twitter handle @moby_dickhead. That’s not the kind of username you’d expect to source the kind of pure nightmare fuel this man just spilled onto the social media landscape… but it happened […]

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CREEPYPASTA: This Mysterious Phone Call Contains a Terrifying Hidden Message

The recording has come to be known as “Hypno’s Lullaby” — but its origins remain a total mystery since it was first discovered 30 years ago this month, at the site of a grisly crime which also remains unsolved to this day. According to police reports, the following message was left on the answering machine […]

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CREEPYPASTA: The Gruesome Unsolved Crimes of “The Chess Killer”

The following case was compiled and uploaded in 2013 by user Rookurou, who cites a series of graphic and disturbing police reports from the city of Chichibu in the Japanese prefecture of Saitama in 1986. Over three decades later, the case remains unsolved, and the once-classified files were recently leaked online by an unnamed source. […]

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CREEPYPASTA: Have You Seen THIS MAN? You’re Not Alone…

When I first launched this column nearly two years ago, I offered a quick primer on some of the most notorious and heavily-shared viral tales known as creepypasta. Among the most enduring of these legends are a nightmare gallery of villains… of course, there’s the iconic and headline-grabbing Slender Man, but creepy web lore contains […]

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This Creepy CCTV Video Seems to Reveal a Dancer’s Sinister Doppelgänger

Despite its dubious nature, this security-cam footage first surfaced on Facebook in April, and since then it’s acquired 4.5 million views from skeptics, paranormal believers, effects experts, and people just looking for a little jolt in their daily routine. Apparently captured by a high-angle CCTV camera in a dance studio, the black-and-white clip posted below […]

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CREEPYPASTA: If This MP3 Appears on Your Playlist, You May Already Be Doomed

One of the rare but chillingly memorable audio-themed creepypasta legends [other examples include the well-documented “Hungarian Suicide Song”], the mystery surrounding a certain mp3 file is gaining traction among social media, with numerous reports of strange and disturbing incidents surrounding the file’s random appearance on music applications set to “shuffle” mode. While the origins of […]

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CREEPYPASTA: He Thought it Was Faulty Wiring… Until He Learned the Terrifying Truth

Today’s report comes from a disturbing account posted by a user who calls himself “Hairy Monster Man,” which is a nickname I’ve heard applied to myself before, in some variation or another. But this chilling incident didn’t happen to me personally… and I’m very glad for that. The young man recounts a bizarre and increasingly […]

Films Music 

Jack Black & Die Antwoord Go Rat-Sh*t Insane in the Short Film TOMMY CAN’T SLEEP [NSFW]

“Yo, you wanna see something cool? Come look inside the Rat Hole…” That’s the eerie bedside invitation given by Yolandi Visser of South African rap duo Die Antwoord to a young boy named Tommy (16 Jones), who apparently hasn’t slept for days because — and this is a direct quote from the YouTube description — […]

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CREEPYPASTA: The 25-Year-Old Mystery Behind “Mortuary of the Dead” [NSFW]

The ghastly, nightmarish legends surrounding a notorious (and redundantly-titled) video known as “Mortuary of the Dead” has elevated its seedy legacy from the underground domain of VHS bootlegs and “true gore” sites, and into the realm of internet legends… and that place, as you probably know by now, is where I live and breathe. Still, myths and […]

Films 

Watch Sigourney Weaver Battle a New Alien Foe in Neill Blomkamp’s Apocalyptic Short RAKKA!

Even if you’ve given up hope on seeing Ellen Ripley’s return to the xenomorph universe in the perpetually-postponed (and very likely doomed) ALIEN 5, with DISTRICT 9 director Neill Blomkamp behind the camera, this is still very big news indeed… and hints at something perhaps even bigger. Blomkamp chose to kick off his new experimental […]

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The Strangest, Creepiest YouTube Channels of All Time

YouTube is a bottomless well of the collective unconscious: If you dig around, you’ll discover sad things, wonderful things, and deeply strange things. Even when it’s not trying to be, YouTube is often an unnerving place. The following collection of creepy YouTube channels mixes intentionally spooky content with channels that may have some other purpose, but succeed […]