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Warping a Generation: A Rediscovery of the Haunting Short Film LA CABINA

Imagine a film so vivid, so terrifying, that it haunts you like a ghost and makes you doubt its very existence. This particular film would be all the more disorienting because much of the bold visual style and low-key, jazz-kissed soundtrack would remind you of public access television geared towards children. Like experiencing a glimpse […]

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The Ten Most Common American Phobias (as Seen in Movies)

What are you afraid of? Come on, you can tell me. There’s a wealth of things out there that can make your skin crawl and your heart shudder, and it’s likely that your fear is more common than you think: 6.3 million Americans have diagnosed phobias, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. That […]

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The Horrifying True Story Behind the “Pig-Men Hunts” of Colonial New England

The term “prodigy” once meant a monster — a hideous abnormality, an unnatural being. The kind of prodigies that Colonial New England feared the most came from the suspected sexual liasons of men with female beasts, resulting in creatures of the imagination that we now know to be scientific impossibilities, but in the 1600s were […]

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Doodles of the Damned! 13 Sinister Google Doodles

Google Doodles are not renowned for their morbidity – which is understandable. They often function as positive reminders and celebrations of human achievement, themes that visually trend towards cuteness. But optimism and cuteness are not the sole domain of general audiences – far from it! Horror and the fantastic have their own wealth of the […]

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This Horrifying Parasite Could Be Living Inside You Right Now

The world wriggles with strange things, and nature is a real horror show. As we grow, we acquire all sorts of biological hitchhikers — some looking for temporary lodgings, others hoping for a permanent stay. Open a science textbook, and you can touch the pulse of primal fear; predators and prey, hosts and parasites! With […]