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Real Life Scares 

Five Extremely Creepy Things Making the News Right Now

I’m pretty sure you’ll agree 2017 has been off to a very rocky start… but hey, at least most of us aren’t being terrorized on the regular by menacing grass-goblins or disembodied shadow-lurkers (I’m assuming this, of course; I don’t really know your life). Alas, that can’t quite be said for some of the people […]

Films TV 

BEASTS: The Creepiest Slow-Burn Horror Series You’ve Never Seen

As a life-long fan of televised horror anthology series — from landmark classics like THE TWILIGHT ZONE and NIGHT GALLERY to more recent compilations like MASTERS OF HORROR — I’ve managed to uncover a wealth of obscure gems along the way, many of which have long since been consigned to the recycle bin of “disposable” […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

These Horrifying Dolls PROBABLY Won’t Kill You in Your Sleep This Christmas

In the interest of your mental health, if you suffer from pediophobia — the fear of dolls, as defined by the American Psychiatric Association — I’d strongly suggest you stop reading this article immediately. All others, brave onward… ‘cuz I’m about to give you a serious case of the creeps. The bizarre but extremely popular […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

Rural Explorer Enters a Long-Abandoned Farmhouse… and Finds Something Horrifying Inside

Urban Exploration (a.k.a. UrbEx, UrbX, or just “Creeping” in some circles) is definitely a thing — especially among photographers, extreme tourists and scare-seekers who take their nightmares straight up (with a twist of potential paranormal shenanigans) by digging through the rubble of abandoned locations. Urbex’s country cousin, Rural Exploration, hasn’t made quite enough press until […]

Real Life Scares 

Man Live-Tweets His Horrifying Encounter With a “Spider Tornado”

On a business trip to teach disaster-response classes to emergency workers in Fort Myers, Florida, FEMA contractor Chris Tarantino (no relation) picked up a rental car — something he’d done many times before without incident. But this Tuesday, Chris realized his emergency training was totally inadequate to deal with the horrors he was about to […]

Films Real Life Scares 

Seven Chilling (and Totally True) Historical Inspirations for THE WITCH

The title card that ends 2015’s historical horror flick THE WITCH proclaims that the story is partially based on truth. Unlike most “true” horror movies, this isn’t just a device to make the movie seem more frightening. THE WITCH’s portrayal of the eerie power of witchcraft is based on court records, diaries and other first-hand […]

Real Life Scares 

Does This Japanese Kleenex Commercial Contain a Deadly Curse?

The following 30-second spot for Kleenex tissues, which apparently aired on Japanese television in the mid-1980s, doesn’t appear to depict anything more than an oddball scene of a woman dressed in white playing with an annoyed red-painted baby while a sugary tune plays in the background. But some people are convinced this commercial is haunted […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

This Nanny-Cam Footage of a “Possessed Baby” is Freaky as Hell

Nothing gets the interwebs a-buzzin’ like creepy night-vision footage and little kids doing spooky things… so when the two are combined, just about everybody gets a case of the freakies. That’s definitely the case with this video depicting a toddler named Connor, who is clearly distressed by something in the middle of the night. Pretty […]

Films 

ERASERHEAD: The Scariest Film of the 1970s

“Horror movies don’t scare me.” This is a mantra I have heard from almost every one of my horror-loving peers at one point or another. Many of the horror fans I know openly declare that fright flicks have never, for them, had their intended effect. I have heard stories about how some of these people […]

TV 

Five Things About AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL, Episode 506 — ‘Room 33’

Rather than just recapping the most recent episode of AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL, each week we are going to break it down into the most interesting, weird, delightful, and mind-boggling bits… like these! 1. The Murder House Anyone who has been watching AHS will recognize the Murder House in the cold open from season one. The […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

This Couple Made the Scariest Baby Announcement EVER

Most parents are a little scared when they have a baby… the Holts are terrified. Okay, so I totally stole that line from the spooky teaser for the 1974 movie IT’S ALIVE. But that might very well have been the inspiration for this brilliant mock trailer created by self-professed “horror movie nuts” Judy & Gavin […]