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Films Scary Fun 

Horror Artist Profile: Jenny Parks and Pop Culture Cats

Love cats and horror movies? Artist Jenny Parks has found a niche creating pop culture cat art. She began making a living with her fuzzy creations after drawing a line of STAR TREK cats and then expanded into everything from STAR WARS, to DR WHO, to a variety of horror properties. She currently resides in Colorado, but you can find […]

Real Life Scares 

Dia de los Muertos Meets Lowbrow: The Unique Art of David Lozeau

A few weeks ago at Phoenix Comic Con, I was walking through the aisles of art, when something caught my eye. It was a booth full of skeleton art. Some were comedic, some somber, some colorful and vibrant, and some more sinister and dark. But all skeletons were portrayed as if alive. I was mesmerized […]

Films 

R.I.P. Simon Sayce, Designer of the Original HELLRAISER Puzzle Box

It’s one of the most iconic and beautiful works of art in the history of horror cinema: The Lament Configuration — also known as “Lemarchand’s Box” — originally crafted for Clive Barker’s 1987 classic HELLRAISER by phenomenal artist, designer and effects expert Simon Sayce. Regrettably, we must share the announcement that Sayce passed away earlier this […]

Real Life Scares 

Four Very Scary Things Happening in the Woods RIGHT NOW

When someone utters the words “woods” or “forest,” I’m sure a lot of you feel a slight chill come up your spine, as you imagine all manner of dark and ominous things lurking in the dense thicket, beneath the deepest shadows of old, twisted trees. It’s an ancient fear all humans harbor in the back […]

Music Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

CREEPYPASTA: The Notorious “Unwanted Houseguest” Stars in Music Video “Ghost Me!”

Among the lore of scary memes, one of the all-time creepiest is a hand-drawn “self-portrait” of a sinister, smiling boogeyman whose face has been accompanied by hundreds of ominous captions — nearly all of which involve this mystery monster lurking somewhere in the reader’s home. This nightmarish reputation has earned the character the popular nickname […]

Films Scary Fun 

This Uncomfortably Friendly Animated Character is Seriously Creeping Out the Internet

Since we first launched this site, we’ve been proud to raise awareness for spooky, shocking and suspenseful shorts by talented filmmakers around the world — but the film HI STRANGER, created by artist-director Kirsten Lepore, may be the first short we’ve shared that doesn’t seem overtly scary. At first, anyway. Clocking in at less than […]

Real Life Scares 

Viral Photo Shows a Slenderman-Like Figure Emerging From the Clouds

It’s being described as “a Dementor from the HARRY POTTER movies” or even a god-like being, and of course the resemblance to the infamous Slenderman is unmistakable… but no matter what you want to call it, this image of a horrific airborne shape hovering in the clouds above the Mukuba Mall in Kitwe, Zambia certainly […]

Music 

That Old Hoodoo: Ten Scary Blues and Jazz Tracks

What kind of spooky music do you prefer? Are you the type who screams forth their inner demons into the bleak skies while wrathful heavy metal shreds holes in your skull? Are you an ethereal sprite who drifts through solid matter while listening to ancient organ tirades? Are you a down-to-earth Halloween geek who obsesses […]

Films Scary Fun 

Peaches Christ: International Drag Superstar and Cult-Movie Maven

Introducing: Peaches Christ and the Children of the Popcorn! Towering at 7-foot-10 (The Heels! The Hair!), drag superstar and bon vivant Peaches Christ (think the lovechild of Zsa Zsa Gabor and Leatherface) is a fuchsia-tinged fusion of “Hagsploitation,” FASTER PUSSYCAT! KILL! KILL!, VEGAS IN SPACE, and obscure VHS cult-titles condemned to blood-caked bargain bins in […]

Scary Fun 

Meet Tattoo Artist Paul Acker: A Master of Ink Horror Realism

I’m not scared of needles. I’ve had more piercings and tattoos than I can count. For a while I looked like Jody from PULP FICTION. “The one with all that shit in her face?” Yeah, that was me. As far as tattoos are concerned, it’s something about that rush of adrenaline you get while you’re […]

Real Life Scares 

This Rollercoaster is Literally Designed to Kill You — In the Most Epic Way Possible

Death is scary. Roller coasters are scarier. So the “Euthanasia Coaster?” Terrifying. Lithuanian engineer Julijonas Urbonas designed the coaster in 2010 while a Ph.D. candidate in design interactions at the Royal College of Art in London. The idea behind the coaster was to provide an elegant, euphoric end-of-life experience for those with terminal illnesses. The […]

Comic Books 

R.I.P. Legendary Horror Comic Artist Jack Davis

It pains us to report that Jack Davis, one of the most beloved and award-winning artists, cartoonists and illustrators in modern history, passed away this morning at age 91. While my first exposure to Davis’s incredibly detailed, dynamic and often hilariously bizarre works came through his cover art and story illustrations for MAD Magazine (which […]