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Real Life Scares 

This Literal EXPLOSION of Huntsman Spiders Shocked an Experienced Pest-Controller

Seriously, Australia? Is this really how you wanted the rest of the world to start their week? Once again your venomous arachnids are swarming all over our news feeds. Of course, I kid you fine folks Down Under; this site is, after all, devoted to all things scary, creepy, gross and bizarre… and this story certainly […]

Real Life Scares 

Gruesome Footage Shows a Giant Wasp Preying on a Huntsman Spider

Yay Australia! You never, ever disappoint us when it comes to giant, horrific creepy-crawly creatures that bite, sting, squeeze, leap on and generally terrorize other species… including Homo sapiens, of course. Infamous among that continent’s local fauna is the huntsman spider — one of the most aggressive and venomous arachnids in the world — which […]

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Arach-NOPE-Phobia: The World Freaks Out Over This Enormous Huntsman Spider

The quaintly-named “Barnyard Betty’s Rescue” sounds like a wonderful place to visit for animal lovers. But I should warn you that it’s located in Queensland, Australia… and if you’ve been following our news feed, you probably know Australia is home to some of the most horrifying creatures on the planet (or any other planet, as […]

Real Life Scares 

We Warn You Not to Watch This Spider Eat a Mouse… But You’re Gonna Do it Anyway

What’s got into you, Australia? We’ve already given you all the love in the world for supplying us with endless tales of man-eating sharks and crocodiles, huge venomous spiders, gargantuan snakes and other horrifying creatures that populate the continent. But you don’t have to do stuff like this. Really. Nevertheless, a new clip from Down Under making […]

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Horrified Family Discovers the World’s Deadliest Spiders Hiding in Their Bananas

Courtesy warning to all arachnophobes: this will not be a fun read for you… and it also gets kinda naughty toward the end. I’ve managed over the past few months to bypass horrifying news reports of rampaging and occasionally deadly spiders (sorry, I’ve been busy), but this story is just too good to pass up… […]

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 

Anty Raid: A Look Back at the Mega-Bug Classic THEM!

In New Mexico, police Sgt. Ben Peterson (James Whitmore) and his partner discover a young girl wandering alone through the desert in a state of shock. A few miles away, they find a demolished trailer homeu littered with bloodstained clothing and odd animal tracks. The mystery deepens when a local storekeeper is found slaughtered and […]

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Are You Ready to Meet the Terrifying Spider Named… Brian?

Scientists in Australia have identified a new species of spider… and named it “Brian.” Found near Brisbane, Brians (full name dolomedes briangreenei) spend their days flitting about on the surfaces of godforsaken Australian streams, waiting until an insect, fish, or tadpole comes near them. They then grab their prey, drag them back to land, and […]

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This Man Kills a Humongous Spider… Then The REAL Horror Begins

Seriously, Australia? We’ve already awarded you the prize for the biggest, scariest and most deadly animal life on Earth (not to mention residents who give practically no fucks about cohabiting with these monstrosities), so why do you keep trying to set the bar even higher? Hell, the rest of us may never sleep again after […]

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Watch a Man Tease This Horrifying Giant Spider… Until it Attacks Him

There’s a fine line between fearlessness and just plain insanity, and I’m pretty sure the guy in this video just crossed it. His name is Adrian Kozakiewicz; he hails from Germany, and breeds a wide variety of exotic insects and arachnids… including this enormous monstrosity called Euphrynichus amanica, also known as the “whip spider” after […]

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Monster Arachnid Species “BEHEMOTH” Discovered in Oregon

The scientific name for this new-found arachnid would be perfect for either an extreme metal band or a demonic super-villain: Cryptomaster behemoth. Yeah, that information alone should be enough to send arachnophobes running for the nearest hermetically-sealed, sterile environment. Everyone else stick around, ‘cuz I’m just getting started here. According to CNN, the behemoth is […]

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Kids’ Pool Party Crashed by an Enormous Deadly Spider

A creepy new video shows a group of children reacting in all-out horror when they discover that their afternoon splash in the swimming pool has been interrupted by an unwanted visitor — a gigantic funnel-web spider swimming under the water. It should come as no surprise that this footage comes from Australia, where most of […]

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Outback Explorer Surprised by a Spider the Size of His Head

Lots of scary, huge and potentially deadly creatures make their homes in the Australian Outback, and while the bite of the giant golden orb-weaver spider is not fatal to humans, it’s still not exactly the kind of critter you want hitching a ride on your hat. But that’s what happened to an unnamed photographer recently, […]