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Real Life Scares 

Viral Video Shows “Dinosaur-Sized” Alligator Stomping Through Florida Park

Well, no sooner did we publish a feature about bizarre things happening in Florida (I like to think of that state as “the Australia of the US”), someone down there must have decided we’re not through yet. Seriously, do you remember that Godzilla-like alligator that just want sauntering through a Palmetto golf course last summer? Well, […]

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Giant Mutant Spiders and Other Nightmarish Creatures Actually Found in Sewers

To most of us, the sewer is a place where we send everything we no longer want, need, or would just like to forget about. However, there may come a time when what goes down may eventually come up. Therefore, it is of the up-most importance that we keep track of what may be living down […]

Films 

The 10 Greatest JAWS Rip-off Movies

To truly understand the impact of Steven Spielberg’s JAWS on the pop cultural landscape, one only need look at the number of cash-in films created in its wake. The decade following its release saw a staggering number of water (and land) – based terrors from both independent and established studios looking to scare up even a […]

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Another Massive Florida Alligator Spotted… But This One Was Carrying a HUMAN BODY

Florida’s gargantuan reptiles have been making the news a lot lately — seemingly hitting some kind of peak last week, when a video was posted showing an approximately 16-foot-long alligator roaming the Buffalo Creek Golf Course in Palmetto. But a chilling story that broke yesterday afternoon might be the scariest gator tale of the year. Authorities […]

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UPDATE: New Video Released of Monster Gator on Florida Golf Course!

Even if you missed our story last week about the humongous alligator photographed stomping across the fairway of a Florida golf course, chances are pretty good you’ve seen the story pop up on at least one of your social media feeds. But as of that writing, no one had yet released anything more than a […]

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Monster-Sized Alligator Rampages Through Florida Golf Course

Yes, that leading image is actually taken from the 1980 cult classic ALLIGATOR, so there isn’t a body count involved in this story (as far as we know). But it’s still freaky as hell if you have issues with giant prehistoric reptiles busting up your back nine. That pic was just to get your attention; the really freaky […]

Real Life Scares 

Someone Filmed an Alligator Eating Another Alligator and Everyone is Horrified

Is there really anything more we can add to that headline? It’s pretty self-explanatory. Well, okay… we know a few more details about this bizarre event, which happened in Florida earlier this week. Florida, as you probably know, is the state where nine-foot gators jump into family swimming pools, or devour suspected criminals… and most […]

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Florida Couple Shocked to Find a Nine-Foot Alligator in Their Swimming Pool

In the 1980 monster flick ALLIGATOR, one of the scariest and most memorable moments involves a group of kids playing pirates in their backyard, and forcing one of their friends to “walk the plank” on the swimming pool’s diving board… only to discover too late that the title monstrosity is eagerly awaiting the delivery of his next […]

Films 

Unwelcome Guests: Dipping Into PIRANHA and LAKE PLACID!

A  surefire  way  to  infuse  panic  and  terror  into  an  unsuspecting  small  town  is  to  have  something  show  up  that  has  no business being  there.  Dropping  a  non-­indigenous  creature  into  a  completely  foreign environment  can  be  detrimental  to  the local population… especially  if  said  invader  starts  eating  them.  Directors  Joe  Dante  and  Steve  Miner  have […]

Films 

Reptile Dysfunction: Remembering THE ALLIGATOR PEOPLE and ALLIGATOR

In the 1960s, the American alligator was declared an endangered species because of the rampant poaching for their hides. Thanks to a governmental protection order, the alligator population made an astounding comeback, to the point that legal gator hunting was reinstated to keep the snappy critters from invading residential areas. A similar scenario played out in the […]

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Florida Burglary Suspect Killed and Eaten by an Alligator

Alligators seem to be all up in our news lately — whether it’s a gargantuan reptile nicknamed Godzilla invading a Texas shopping center, or this gruesome karma-like situation in Florida: apparently a man wanted for attempted burglary was recently found dead in Barefoot Bay Lake in Brevard County, his mangled remains showing evidence of multiple alligator bites. […]

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Real Life Scares 

800-Pound Alligator Invades Texas Shopping Center

A humongous alligator — appropriately nicknamed “Godzilla” — was found wandering around a shopping center in Sugar Land, Texas on Saturday morning, according to Associated Press. The 800-pound behemoth was discovered by shopping center staff when they came to work in the morning, and it seems the gator had wandered onto the property from a […]