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Films Real Life Scares 

10 Upcoming Horror Films We Can’t Wait to See at Fantasia Film Festival

In one week, Blumhouse.com is headed to Montreal, Canada for Fantasia Film Festival International. This annual fest has become known for showing some of the world’s best upcoming horror, fantasy, and science fictions films. Keep checking Blumhouse.com for all our festival coverage next week. Here are ten of the Fantasia Fest features we can’t wait […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

Playing With Radiation: The 1951 “Atomic Energy Lab” — For Kids!

The years following World War II were a glorious time for many Americans — financially speaking, anyway. There was a great wave of prosperity for middle-class working people, and the notion of a consumption-based society was just taking root. The market flooded with new, high-tech products that could now be produced thanks to the end of […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

Can You Solve the Deadly 300-Year-Old Cryptogram of Pirate Olivier Lavasseur?

It it said to be one of the biggest buried treasures in the world. Valued at over one billion dollars, it’s no mystery why so many people have risked their lives to try and find it. Born in the late 17th century, the pirate Olivier Lavasseur, also known as La Buse (The Buzzard) or La Bouche […]

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Bonus SHOCK WAVES Episode! Strange but True Tales from Horror Movies

This week on a bonus episode of SHOCK WAVES, co-host Rebekah McKendry is joined by her husband David Ian McKendry to discuss some the legends and weird tales behind horror movies. Specializing in strange history and urban legends, Bekah and Dave explore the real story behind Wes Craven’s movie THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW, looking […]

Real Life Scares 

Something Abducted Frederick Valentich… And “It Isn’t An Aircraft”

Since science fiction rose in popularity in the 1950s, there have been an infinite number of reports from people around the world claiming to have seen aliens and UFOs. Some have even gone so far as to allege that they had been abducted by these extra terrestrial beings. With questionable evidence such as crop circles and […]

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Biting Heads Off Bats: 5 Insane Urban Legends About Ozzy Osbourne

Before he was a reality star and long before he became the husband of television celebrity Sharon Osbourne, Ozzy Osbourne was the Prince of Darkness and Undisputed Dark Lord of rock and roll. As a star with six decades in the music business, first with Black Sabbath and then on his own, it goes without […]

Real Life Scares Toys 

Remembering “The Snacktime Kid” — The Terrifying Doll That Eats Children’s Hair

The first “hot” Christmas toy I recall from my own distant childhood is probably the Cabbage Patch Kid. Cabbage Patch Kids were launched into the world in 1982, and have been a mainstay at toy shops ever since, having produced hundreds of variants over the decades. The gimmick behind the hard-headed, soft-bodied baby dolls was […]

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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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The Horrifying Tale of Nebraska’s Seven Sisters Road

Back in high school, I was returning from a party in the middle of the night. There had been hot summer thunderstorm earlier in the day, leaving a thick evening fog all over town. My car was your typical piece of shit high school student car with a busted headlight and only an AM/FM radio […]

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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 […]

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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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Five Mysterious Objects That Should Not Exist

The five objects and technologies below should not exist. They are tangible, physical evidence that history, culture and perhaps even Reality itself are a collection of agreed-upon theories instead of verifiable fact. They’re physical glitches in the Matrix, as it were. These five things include out-of-place archaeological finds, objects that indicate ancients used advanced technology, […]

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New York’s Forgotten 9/11 Murder

On September 11, 2001, the city of New York saw 2,607 people murdered. 2,606 of those souls were lost when two planes that had been hijacked by monsters flew them into the Twin Towers. These lives, the lives of so many who were surely so loved by those in their lives, will never be forgotten, […]