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A Rare Glimpse at Kurt Cobain’s Homemade Horror Movies

Nirvana was one of the defining bands of the 1990s, and a staple in the CD players of Generation X-ers like myself. The day lead singer Kurt Cobain shot himself to death is still a fresh memory, even more than twenty years later. It plays like a horror movie in my mind: coming home from […]

Films TV 

Celebrating the Hilarious Horrors of MONTY PYTHON!

Genre cross-pollination has always been a concept that — unintentionally or not — can push audiences into directions they might not otherwise go. For horror fans, Monty Python was always a source of humor that traversed the boundaries of acceptability on both TV and at the movies… and consequently, the British troupe’s output helped its […]

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CREEPYPASTA: The VHS Tape Bore His Name… and Its Grisly Contents Sealed His Doom

The origins of today’s gruesome viral tale are still something of a mystery, but the details appear to have be excerpts from the personal journal of a teenager in Belleville, Illinois, who identifies himself only as “John.” The first known entries begin shortly after his family relocated to the new city from Florida, where John […]

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Animation Aberration, Part 2: Ten More of Japan’s Goriest Anime

Japanese anime has proven to be a very flexible medium — especially when it comes to animated violence and gore. That may explain why the horror genre has found a nice little niche within the anime domain, as opposed to western animation. I previously covered ten bloody and disturbing horror anime [here’s that list, if […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

CREEPYPASTA: Spookhouse Visitors Seeking “The Clown with Bloody Teeth” Get More Than They Bargained For

Today’s shocking tale describes events which allegedly occurred just before Halloween 2015, and can be traced back to a board update from a Reddit user named Sarah (a.k.a. amethystlocke), who posted it roughly eight months ago. Sarah’s update was a repost of a chilling series of email and phone exchanges between herself and a close […]

Real Life Scares 

Reports of “Violent Paranormal Activity” Are Turning This Cemetery Into a Danger Zone

While it certainly isn’t the first ancient graveyard claimed to be under an ominous curse, Greyfriars Kirkyard in Edinburgh, Scotland may be one of the scariest and potentially most hazardous to visit — at least according to those who have returned with bruises, scratches and even mysterious bites after touring the grounds. Paranormal investigators have […]

Films 

Slashback! This Gory Italian HALLOWEEN Clone Lives Up to its Name: ABSURD!

This splattery oddity goes by about half a dozen different names — most of which, not surprisingly, have little to do with the content of the notorious film itself, which earned a dubious spot on the UK’s infamous “Video Nasties” list of banned titles. Many fans of vintage Euro-horror first discovered ABSURD during the bootleg tape-trading […]