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Here’s How to Survive The Apocalypse

When I was a kid, I hated bedtime. Like most annoying children, I was positive that all the cool stuff happened when I was sleeping, and I didn’t want to miss out. As I’ve gotten older, as my hair has thinned out and gotten a whole lot grayer, I’ve learned to love bedtime, but now […]

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The Sad Fate of the “Glory To God Man” — Abraham Lincoln’s Avenger

I have a minor obsession with Abraham Lincoln. To be more exact, I have a minor obsession with the events surrounding his death by the bullet of an actor turned assassin. What really interests me is the stories of the people who found themselves mixed up in the story of Lincoln’s untimely death. Stories like […]

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David Bowie Made Me Love Horror

If you listen to horror podcasts like Shock Waves, there’s a question that comes up pretty often; how did you get into horror. The stories are usually similar – the person was young and their parents didn’t let them watch horror, so those movies became taboo, creating an instant connection. The exact movie that finally […]

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The Mysterious Poltergeist Known As The Black Monk of Pontefract

In 1966, as the world rocked out to the Beatles’ instant classic REVOLVER and the Kray Twins ruled the British underworld, the Pritchard family moved into their new home at 30 East Drive in East Yorkshire. With the August Bank Holiday coming fast, 15 year old Philip chose to push his teenage independence by deciding […]

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Lon Chaney: The Patron Saint of Horror

Leonidas Frank Chaney took his first breath on April 1, 1883. His parents, Frank and Alice, were deaf, and Leonidas quickly learned that pantomime was the best way to communicate with them. This skill would turn Leonidas into an icon of film, better known to us all as Lon Chaney: the Man of a Thousand […]

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The Football Player and the “Son of God”

Life was looking pretty good for Robert Rozier in the spring of 1979. Coming off of a winning season with the Golden State Bears, Rozier was drafted by St. Louis Cardinals in the 9th round of the NFL draft. A defensive end, Rozier was an intimidating figure standing well over six feet with the muscle […]

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True Evil: The Tragic Life of Anneliese Michel

It was well below freezing on February 25, 1978, and the harsh winds weren’t making the environment any friendlier. Still, the stabbing cold didn’t keep a crowd from gathering at the Klingenberg Cemetery in Germany. The onlookers did not come to witness a burial; they were there to watch two men dig up the grave […]

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The Violent Vengeance of Felipe Espinosa

There’s a super awesome super old saying from Confucius that goes “Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.” The meaning, if you missed it, is that a person who looks for revenge kills themselves as well as their target. We discuss if Confucius meant that in a literal sense or if […]

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What The Hell Was That?! Unexplained Sounds From Around the World

We live in a real strange world. It’s easy to forget that; our lives are spent, for the most part, repeating things. Wake up. Poop. Shower. Dress. Eat. Travel. Work. Eat. Work. Travel. Enjoy entertainment. Eat. Sleep. We stay within our respective bubbles, fearing the things that exist outside them. Sure, some of us are […]

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Is There Anything Scarier Than… Political Horror?

The scariest time of year is just around the corner. When all the creatures come out of their homes for one night looking to fill our pants with fear-created poop. Parents will hold their children closer as the cold, dark night descends upon them. Reporters will stand in random locations looking for survivors willing to tell their […]

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The Demon Murder Case of Arne Cheyenne Johnson

We, as humans, tend to like happy endings. We like when the bad guy loses. We like when the hero falls in love. We like when the kids are safe. From time to time, we’ll mix in a sad story to break up the pace, but let’s be honest – would STAR WARS be a […]

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The Shocking True Tale of the Murderous Family Known as “The Bloody Benders”

When I was a kid, maybe seven or eight, my brother sat me on down and made me watch THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE, the story of a family of creepy crazy kooky killers. I’ll be honest – the movie didn’t scare me. I liked it, but by that point I was already pretty numb […]

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Seraphine Long: The Woman Who Gave Birth to Bigfoot

If you go just by the bullet points, the story of Seraphine Long sounds like a perfect romance novel that can be found at any good book stand in an airport, but in reality (and there is little room for reality in this story) it is terrifying. Seraphine Long did find herself in the arms […]

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Dennis Reynolds: The Sitcom Serial Killer?

A great TV sitcom, like most any show, is one that evolves over time. Little character bits, things that were clearly just quick jokes in season one, become defining traits over the years, evolving the characters into icons. Norm from CHEERS. Kramer from SEINFELD. Andy from PARKS AND RECREATION. Each of them started off as […]

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Which Witch is Which?

This week, the long awaited sequel (well, second sequel) to THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT is hitting theaters, and I’d like to think we’re all pretty excited. The original BLAIR WITCH was a turning point not just for horror, but for movies in general, showing the world what could be done with a strong online marketing […]