The 13th Floor

Real Life Scares 

Thousands of Human Corpses Discovered Beneath This University Hospital

This developing horror story actually began in 2013 — when construction on a road through the University of Mississippi Medical Center campus was abruptly halted after workers discovered 66 human bodies. Experts determined the corpses had once been inmates at the former Mississippi State Asylum — that state’s very first mental hospital, which had occupied […]

Real Life Scares 

The Frightening Legend of the “Melon Head” People of Ohio, Michigan, and Connecticut

Many of the most famous urban legends in the U.S. are focused on ghost stories, Bigfoot, or that one time your uncle swore that he saw a UFO and little green men. But there are reasons other than ghosts and alien life forms to be wary… at least in Michigan, Ohio, and Connecticut. In the […]

Films 

How Does One Build The “Perfect” Horror Anthology? One Segment At A Time!

Horror anthologies. Everyone loves ’em. And what’s fun about them is debating, after the fact, about which segments were the strongest, scariest, most fun, etc. It’s also easily the most subjective sub-genre within horror. You and your friends can all sit in and watch the same anthology, and yet each of you will more than […]

Films Music 

MISFITS Guitarist Starring in Remake of Cult Fave DON’T LOOK IN THE BASEMENT

After making the rounds at drive-ins and seedy cinemas throughout the ‘70s — often paired with LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT — and a second life on countless public-domain home video releases, S.F. Brownrigg’s gritty, twisted cult classic DON’T LOOK IN THE BASEMENT [one of our favorite DON’T! movies], is making genre headlines again this […]

Real Life Scares 

The Strange and Infamous History of Britain’s Holloway Sanitarium

The English hamlet of Virginia Water is tucked away in a quiet corner of Surrey. It is home to the grand Wentworth Estate, where the first Ryder Cup golf tournament was held. Nearby lies the leafy and serene Windsor Great Park. And until 1980, it was home to the Holloway Sanitarium — one of the […]

Real Life Scares 

The Twisted, True Tale of Serial-Killer Nurse “Jolly” Jane Toppan

If history has taught us anything, it’s that serial killers come in all shapes, sizes and nationalities. Oh… and genders, as well. Case in point: prolific serial killer Jane Toppan (born as Honora Kelley, known to law enforcement and the public as “Jolly Jane”), who, by her own admission, killed 33 people. Honora was quite […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

CREEPYPASTA: This Patient Claims Horrifying Creatures Are All Around Us… and He’s Right

Today’s small but pungent serving of creepypasta is garnished with a ghastly twist… so don’t spoil it for the rest of us! The original author is unknown, but let’s assume for the sake of convenience that they work in the medical profession, in the employ of an unnamed mental hospital or psychiatric ward… so you […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

Does this Vintage Photo Reveal the Infamous Ghost of Sarah Eustace?

If you’ve seen Brad Anderson’s chilling 2001 horror feature SESSION 9, then you’re familiar with the hellish domain that was once the Danvers State Lunatic Asylum in Massachusetts. While the film’s central tale is fictional, there are literally dozens of legends, myths, rumors and first-hand accounts of paranormal phenomena connected to the massive gothic structure […]

Real Life Scares 

This “Igor Wanna-Be” Was Caught Selling Stolen Human Brains!

A doltish thief of laboratory brains was nabbed by cops after purloining the pickled cerebrums from a former insane asylum and selling them on eBay. Did he give up Victor Frankenstein to the authorities, or was he merely a wholesaler for the burgeoning zombie black market? In this bizarre crime spree we’ve dubbed “The Case of […]

Scary Fun 

The Most Anticipated Horror Games of 2016, Part 1: It Came From Kickstarter!

There aren’t a whole lot of horror games coming out from the big game publishers in 2016. Instead of trying to scare you, EA, Activision and the rest are dropping a ton of tried and true war simulators, fantasy games, and sequels. But don’t despair. This is great news for fans of horror games. In […]

Real Life Scares 

Can You Solve the Mystery of this Disturbing Viral Video?

We’ve previously introduced you to some of the creepiest paranormal videos ever posted to YouTube (be sure to check them out if you’re ready for a sleepless night), but this find might be even more disturbing; despite making no claims to being supernatural in nature, there is something about this clip – and particularly the […]