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5 Brutal And Shocking Christmas Murders

While shoppers scurry around for last minute gifts, families prepare for stressful travels, and Santa double checks the naughty list, someone will probably be planning a murder. Murders happen every day, but when they happen on Christmas it seems so much worse. Christmas represents family, celebration and life. But, sometimes those things don’t matter to […]

SHOCK WAVES Episode 32: A SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT Family Reunion Christmas Special!

Horror fans, it’s a Christmas miracle! This time of year, we tend to pull out holiday specific horror films to marathon and get us in the mood for Christmas. On the top of most of our queues would be SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT, Parts 1 and 2! For this special holiday episode of Shock Waves, […]

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3 Horrible Holiday Monsters From Around The World

It’s that time of year again when listening to the radio becomes impossible and making cookies becomes a competition among the closest family members. So instead of thinking about gifts and how to avoid your awkward cousins, let’s look at some more holiday ghouls that aren’t Krampus. Mari Lwyd What says Christmas like a zombie […]

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8 Terrifying, True Christmas Murders

The yuletide season is supposed to be one filled with peace on earth, good will towards men, and a celebration of joy. With empty pockets trying to pay for expected commercialized happiness, exhaustion from the rest of the year weighing heavy, and depressing weather surrounding the season; for many people, Christmas is the worst time […]

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The Horrific Crimes of Bruce Pardo, “The Santa Claus Killer”

It’s like something straight out of the SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT franchise… only it’s real. In Covina, CA, in 2008, at 11:30 pm on Christmas Eve, a man named Bruce Pardo arrived at the home of his ex-in-laws dressed as Santa Claus. Under one arm, he held a large, giftwrapped package; in the other hand, […]

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MR. ELF: A Creepypasta Christmas Story

This horrifying holiday tale was first posted to the infamous Reddit community NoSleep — home of the world’s most chilling creepypastas — by user manen_lyset, who recounted the arrival of an unexpected nocturnal Christmas visitor. The previous year, at a post-Christmas clearance sale, the author found an interesting gadget: a tree ornament containing a miniature […]

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Remember When The CRYPTKEEPER Made A Christmas Album?

“Deck The Hall With Parts Of Charlie, fa la la la la, la la la la….” Oh sorry. Just getting in the holiday spirit the way I do every year. By listening to “Have Yourself A Scary Little Christmas,” the perfectly punned holiday tribute album from TALES FROM THE CRYPT‘s the Cryptkeeper! Back in 1994, […]

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The Anti-Claus is Coming to Town! A Brief History of Krampus

This story originally published on FEARnet.com on December 5, 2011, but I’m reposting it here — along with a few updates — in honor of everyone’s favorite holiday demon, as well as tonight’s theatrical premiere of KRAMPUS, the new horror film from genre favorite Michael Dougherty (TRICK ‘R TREAT). We horror lovers pretty much celebrate […]