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HEREDITARY Viewers at SXSW Wake Up to Scary Dolls at Their Doors

Ever since it first terrified audiences at Sundance, Ari Aster’s feature debut HEREDITARY has been one of the year’s most talked-about horror titles — and many advance viewers claim the movie has haunted their dreams long after the credits rolled. But for a dozen or so people who attended a midnight showing at South by […]


School Kids Terrified by Emergency Alert from “Humoctopus From the Future”

A primary school in Woodland, Washington went under emergency lockdown yesterday after the following bizarre announcement reportedly came over PA loudspeakers throughout the building: This is a Humoctopus. I am speaking to you from the future. Run for your lives, wretched humans! I will smash you all! Ha-ha-ha-ha! Understandably, a large number of very young […]


The Nightmarish History of “Lost” Underground Film WHERE EVIL DWELLS

[WARNING: Disturbing content ahead] In one of our true-crime features, we detailed the gruesome case of teenage murderer Ricky Kasso — a violent sociopathic drug dealer whose brutal, sadistic crime was swept up in the tide of ‘80s “Satanic Panic,” including mostly baseless rumors that Kasso was part of a secret occult society that conducted […]


Tommy Wiseau’s Joker Audition is the Freakiest Thing You’ll See Today [VIDEO]

Even if you’d never heard the name “Tommy Wiseau” before the docudrama THE DISASTER ARTIST made the rounds this awards season, you’re probably at least marginally aware of him now… and wondering what the hell’s the deal with this guy. Actually, I’d wager you not only know Wiseau’s unforgettably wacko real-life persona (he’s still a […]


Chilling Tale of “Phantom Hitchhiker” Spreading Through Argentina

The mystery allegedly began on the night of February 26: Pedro Peirone, a businessman from San Jose de la Esquina, Argentina, was driving home when he stopped to offer a ride to a mysterious young hitchhiker. Peirone described the unnamed teen as very shy, but otherwise ordinary-looking, and hitchhiking is a fairly common practice in […]


Washington Residents Stunned by Unexplained “Sky Explosion” [VIDEO]

Last week, residents of Grays Harbor County, Washington reported an intense flash of light in the night sky, accompanied by a massive boom which actually shook some people’s homes. According to local news, the brilliant flash and a deep rumble were seen, heard and felt across the entire county. “I live in Copalis Beach, and […]


Gruesome Discovery: Bag of 54 Human Hands Found on Russian Island

Virtually every aspect of this case — even the eventual explanation by investigating officials — is freaky as hell, so it’s no surprise the once-obscure headline achieved viral notoriety over the past week. According to the Siberian Times, the nightmare began when a single severed human hand was discovered on a small island in the […]


Amazon Echo Users Creeped Out by Alexa’s Unexplained Bursts of Laughter

A.I. tech can be a wonderful thing… until it turns on you. In what seems like the first stage of the robot apocalypse we’ve all been warned about, users of Amazon Echo devices have been freaking out over an apparent glitch that randomly replaces voice-enabled assistant Alexa’s soothing, helpful tones with spontaneous fits of extremely […]


Swimmers Horrified as “Portal to Hell” Opens in California Lake

When a gigantic whirlpool suddenly opened in California’s Lake Berryessa, many onlookers thought some unseen supernatural force (or a freakish natural force, for that matter) had opened up a gateway to an ominous abyss, threatening to draw nearby swimmers to a horrific death. As it turns out, this bizarre hellmouth is neither a natural nor […]


Creepy, Ancient “Skeleton Spiral” Discovered Beneath Mexico City

This macabre but fascinating find comes in the wake of another amazingly spooky discovery in Mexico, in which divers mapped out a massive labyrinth of underwater tunnels in the Yucatan Peninsula — a site ancient Mayan priests once used to contact the underworld. The haunting revelation comes from beneath the streets of modern Mexico City, […]


Watch Nicole Kidman Eat a Four-Course Meal of Bugs [VIDEO]

Yes, we all know some celebrities are a bit eccentric, and sometimes do weird things to themselves (or others), promote crazy products or remedies, or engage in rather odd dietary habits… but excluding those food & travel hosts who willingly eat gross stuff, this may be a first. Following a recent shoot for Vanity Fair, A-lister […]


The Bizarre Viral Mystery of Daisy Brown and Her Pet Monster

In past features, we’ve delved into the output of some pretty disturbing, baffling and unexplained online media “celebrities” — including the still-active “Chip-Chan” or the even more demented ANIMALHEAD, to name just a few. It’s impossible to keep up with all of them, since dozens more seem to pop up every day. But when one user/creator […]


Divers Discover a Gigantic Labyrinth of Eerie Underwater Caves in Mexico

While exploring the flooded caves of San Actun and Dos Ojos in Tulum, Mexico, archaeologists have stumbled upon an incredible, record-breaking find — which may also cast more light on the history and mysterious rites of the ancient Mayans. According to CNN, members of the Great Maya Aquifer Project (GAM) team have spent the past […]


The Truth Behind “Jetpack Pilot” Sighted Over Mexico? [VIDEO]

The interwebs have been a-buzzin’ over a short video shot in the Mexican state of Baja California — footage which seems to depict a shiny cylindrical object hovering high above the road. The unnamed photographer was reportedly driving through the area when she spotted the vertical shape — which some viewers have described as a […]


This Species of Bee Makes “Honey” From Rotting Flesh

Nature never ceases to provide amazing, fascinating, baffling and sometimes straight-up horrifying new questions to ponder. For example: what would honey made from a decaying corpse taste like? Yes, there is such a thing… technically speaking, anyway. The material secreted by one species of bee wouldn’t be considered “honey” in the true sense, but for […]