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Is ‘Sad Satan’ the Scariest Video Game on the Internet?

The “game” isn’t much: walking around dark, unending hallways that are poorly rendered, the only sound your footsteps as you walk. Occasionally, you will find a blurry human figure standing ominously in a corner, or hear backward-masked audio or piercing screams. A still image will flash on the screen, everything from Satanic and Nazi imagery, […]

Face Your Fears With This Scary Clown Art!

Back in August of 2015, the Hyaena Gallery in Burbank hosted a tribute art exhibit to a topic they’d never tackled just yet. Clowns! While a large portion of the population suffers from a fear of clowns, or Coulrophobia, the gallery’s regular group of contributing artists not only encouraged this specific show, but relished in […]

DIY Horror: Pumpkins and Power Tools

I was never very good at art. As a matter of fact, I sucked at it and still do. But I love construction and power tools. I also love making horror crafts! Together, these two passions have led me to create endless amounts of DIY horror crafts. I make horror décor…to the extreme! Break out […]

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Seven Sea Creatures That Would Give H.P. Lovecraft Nightmares

Most of us have at least some knowledge of legendary dark-fantasy author Howard Phillips Lovecraft, who still seizes readers’ imaginations with a sense of absolute doom and dread in the face of vast, unknowable horrors… but unlike most horror authors who live well-adjusted lives, Lovecraft battled mental and physical illness throughout his short time on […]

“Crossing The Abyss” – A Dark Art Exhibit

“We have such sights to show you!” The beautiful thing about art is that it can transport us to worlds we could never possibly imagine ourselves. It’s that subjective quality, paired up with our own life experiences that makes ever piece of art we encounter mean something different to the viewer. That’s what I love […]

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This Vintage Chair May Carry a Deadly Curse

At the turn of the century, a forger named Daniel Awety bought a rural property in Thirsk, North Yorkshire. His son-in-law, Thomas Busby, joined him in his illicit business. Busby was allegedly a bully, and stumbled home from the pub to find Awety seated in his favorite chair. The two argued, and Awety threatened to […]

Toy Terror: Sharing my GERMS with the World!

It was the 80’s and spooky/gross toys were all the rage. Madballs, Boglins, My Pet Monster, Slime, Gak, Garbage Pail Kids…I annoyingly and systemically begged my parents until my room was filled with all these wonderfully gruesome amusements.

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The Strange History Of This John Wayne Gacy Painting

The Hyaena Gallery has been stationed right on Olive Avenue in Burbank for the last 9 years, providing the otherwise sunny side of town with “dark art.” While the gallery rotates their inventory and displays from a roster of amazingly talented artists on a regular basis, one of the first things I noticed when I […]

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The Ten Creepiest Creepypastas (That Aren’t Slender Man)

What exactly is this thing called creepypasta? Is it that lasagna atrocity your vegan roommate tried to force on you last week? Nope… unless, perhaps, you found a human finger in it, and when you showed her the grisly evidence, she just stared at you, unblinking… and slowly began to smile. For the uninitiated, creepypasta […]

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Are Silicon Valley Executives Practicing Witchcraft?

Yoga and meditation are common practices among executives, especially in the tech space. But a new age of New Age beliefs are taking ahold of Silicon Valley: witchcraft.

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Ten Bizarre Phobias You Won’t Believe Actually Exist

A phobia is defined by science as an irrational fear – in other words, fear directed toward something which does not typically pose a personal threat, but nevertheless triggers the instinctive “fight-or-flight” emotional response. Not in a fun way, like we get from horror movies, roller-coaster rides or haunted houses, but in ways that can […]

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Did This Painting Unleash a Supernatural Curse on its Owners?

The stories of the Crying Boy paintings were all the same: a fire would break out in a home – almost always an explainable accident, like kitchen fire or bad wiring – and the Crying Boy paintings remained on charred walls, completely unharmed by the fire.

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Haunted Doll of Hakkaido: Its Hair Keeps Growing!

In 1918, a young man bought a doll for his baby sister, Okiku. Clothed in a kimono with a traditional black bob, Okiku loved her doll so much she named it after herself and the two were inseparable. Unfortunately, Okiku became ill and died at age three. When the family moved in 1938, they were […]

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A Wes Craven Tribute Worthy Of The “Master Of Horror”

Since the news of Wes Craven’s passing, a lot of people have done various tributes, editorials and testimonials to the “master of horror’s” legacy. But one in particular worth sharing is this video essay put together by Nelson Carvajal for RogerEbert.com. Craven was a truly gifted and intellectual filmmaker that managed to challenge the way […]