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Creepypasta 

Get a Sneak Peek at the First CREEPYPASTA Comic Anthology!

If you’re a serious fan of internet horror legends and lore, you’re probably familiar with the infamous Mr. Creepy Pasta — one of the most popular names in the viral horror and flash-fiction field. With co-founder Vincent V. Cava, Mr. Creepy Pasta (MCP) has grown an intense following since the genre’s early years, with a […]

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New England Horror Writers Conjure the New Fiction Anthology WICKED WITCHES

In all the years I’ve been reading, I’ve devoured many books that centered on witches and witchcraft. However, more often than not, I’ve found myself disappointed, so when I had the chance to check out a new anthology titled WICKED WITCHES from the New England Horror Writers, I went into it with some trepidation. Having […]

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A Best-Selling Author Recalls a Horrifying Visit From Slenderman

It’s been a while since we last delved into the mythos of the most infamous creepypasta legend — the unearthly, faceless being who goes by many names, including “The Operator,” “The Tall One” and “Der Großmann.” His most common nickname is, of course, Slenderman… and the few who claim to have encountered him and survived […]

Media News 

Why the Politics of AMERICAN PSYCHO Are Shockingly Relevant Today

Since I choose to actively eschew the word “controversial,” I elect to describe famed 52-year-old novelist Bret Easton Ellis as “confrontational.” Ellis is a direct author who aims to shake readers from their societal complacency by peeling back all the wet, fleshy layers of good decorum to reveal the blackened, hedonistic, selfish heart of a […]

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Author Terry M. West Channels Political Fears in Apocalyptic Fable ALL OF THE FLESH SERVED

For many of us, each day’s news headlines bring another wave of anxiety as we look to an uncertain future, and as genre fans, we often divert our attention to tales of the fantastic — on the page or the screen — as temporary escape from the harsh realities of the world around us. But […]

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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 […]

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How Dante’s INFERNO Shaped the Modern Image of Hell

A recent article encountered in the Washington Post, studying adult reading habits from 1982 to 2015, found that there has been a steady decline of literative reading in the United States. That’s not to say that people aren’t reading, but it does say that American adults, when looking for a book to read, are less […]

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The Devil’s Member: The Naughty Novelization of WARLOCK

It’s no longer cutting edge to remind you, dear readers, that Steve Miner’s 1989 horror film WARLOCK is an underrated classic. WARLOCK is mentioned so often by horror fans that it should just be considered a well-known horror tentpole by now; just like THE LAIR OF THE WHITE WORM, or the notion of “DIE HARD-as-a-Christmas-movie,” […]

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Watch the Latest Blumhouse.com Original CREEPYPASTA Video — THE BOOK

As you may recall, when we posted our second creepypasta video THE MESSAGE last week [be sure to check it out if you missed it], I promised you there would be more of these videos coming in 2017… and while most folks think I’m a little weird, they have to admit I do keep my […]

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The Shocking Story Behind Yellowstone’s Horrifying “Acid Bath” Death

A ghastly and bizarre accident claimed a man’s life at Yellowstone National Park this summer… but you might have noticed it’s making the headlines again this week. That’s because new and horrific details about the incident have recently been released to the media, thanks to a request from local news station KULR, per the Freedom […]

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TRANSGENRE: Transgender Identity and Gender Fluidity in the Horror Genre

A few years ago, Britain’s Pulp Press commissioned me to write a short book for their imprint after I’d sent them a sample of writing. The nasty concoction I delivered three months later was a Russ Meyer-esque exploitation novella (or rather, transploitation), with more than a few shades of Doris Wishman’s pulpy and derivative LET […]

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The Strange Ongoing Saga of “Bat Boy” and the WEEKLY WORLD NEWS

For the lovers of the bizarre and the kooky, one couldn’t do much better than The Weekly World News. For those unfortunate enough not to have heard of it, The Weekly World News was the venerable print institution that reliably graced supermarket tabloid shelves starting in 1979, and which remained in print until 2007. It […]

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This Man Rediscovered His Childhood “Flip Book”… But Something Had Changed

As with so many creepypastas and assorted viral lore, today’s horrific tale originated from an author whose personal information is sketchy at best. The only details we have originate from a user who went by the handle ArmTheAnon, who posted the account in 2010. As of today, that user’s profile has disappeared, and his true […]

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CODEX GIGAS: Who is the Mysterious Author of “The Devil’s Bible?”

The Codex Gigas is the largest book still in existence from the Medieval time period. Literally, the largest: 36 inches tall, 20 inches wide, 8.7 inches thick, weighing 165 pounds. A portion of this book became the Catholic Church’s official Latin version of the Bible in the 16th century… and yet, it is often called […]