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Real Life Scares Toys 

Remembering “The Snacktime Kid” — The Terrifying Doll That Eats Children’s Hair

The first “hot” Christmas toy I recall from my own distant childhood is probably the Cabbage Patch Kid. Cabbage Patch Kids were launched into the world in 1982, and have been a mainstay at toy shops ever since, having produced hundreds of variants over the decades. The gimmick behind the hard-headed, soft-bodied baby dolls was […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

Download the Hollywood Holiday Ghost Story THE MOUNTAIN AND THE NIGHT — Based on Actual Events!

Need to put a little more chill in your bones this holiday season? We’ve got the perfect gift for you, courtesy of award-winning filmmaker and author Jesse Dykstra — whose own real-life encounters with paranormal activity on Hollywood’s famous Paramount lot inspired his haunting short story THE MOUNTAIN AND THE NIGHT. Dykstra revealed to us […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

These Horrifying Dolls PROBABLY Won’t Kill You in Your Sleep This Christmas

In the interest of your mental health, if you suffer from pediophobia — the fear of dolls, as defined by the American Psychiatric Association — I’d strongly suggest you stop reading this article immediately. All others, brave onward… ‘cuz I’m about to give you a serious case of the creeps. The bizarre but extremely popular […]

Films Scary Fun 

You’d Better Watch Out, or Santa and Krampus Will Make You Their CHRISTMAS B***H!

At this point, not only have horror fans totally embraced the infamous Germanic holiday demon known as Krampus [thanks in part to eye-opening articles like these, thank you very much], but popular culture has also managed to catch up with the Krampus Kraze… but in the process, the monstrous hell-spawned punisher of naughty children might […]

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Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

CREEPYPASTA: This “Elf on the Shelf” Isn’t Just Watching… It’s Hungry Too

Our Creepypasta Christmas tradition continues with our second and final Holiday-themed entry for 2016 [be sure to check out our previous blood-freezing winter tale if you missed it], which will have you huddling a little bit closer to the warmth and light of a crackling fire… and looking over your shoulder for any sudden movements […]

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Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

CREEPYPASTA: This Unwary Traveler Had a Christmas Visitor… But It Wasn’t Santa Claus

This week, we’re continuing the Creepypasta Christmas tradition we began last December (with the bone-chilling tale of “Mr. Elf”) by dropping off a couple of mysterious, anonymous gifts at your doorstep. The first of these spooky surprises comes from a teenager whose holiday trauma began when a family flight to Virginia was canceled at the last […]

TV 

Watch Our Exclusive New Trailer from Blumhouse’s 12 DEADLY DAYS!

Spend your holiday with Blumhouse, and watch our newest horror creation on YouTube Red. 12 DEADLY DAYS is a horror anthology show about the spooky town of Saturn, California where, in the days leading up to Christmas, residents become the victims of some very strange Christmas-related horrors. The show boasts veteran genre directors like Joe Lynch, Joe Menendez, […]

Films 

Decorating a Tree this Weekend? Watch TREEVENGE and Beware!

Tis the season to chop down a pine tree, hoist its mangled corpse up in your living room, and cover it with sparkly stuff. But before you do, be sure to check out the short film below, TREEVENGE directed by horror veteran Jason Eisener. Your tree could be plotting, waiting for the perfect time to […]

Films 

8 Unlikely Christmas Movies To Watch!

Well, it’s that time of year again. And I don’t know what it is, but as horror fans, it seems to be in our DNA that when any given holiday arrives, we must consume and only watch horror that takes place on said holiday! So, it’s time to break out the Christmas themed horrors yet […]

Films Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

Holiday Hell-Hordes Invade Universal Halloween Horror Nights’ KRAMPUS Maze!

Even before the Krampus Kraze swept the US, I was professing my love for the original Christmas demon, Santa’s “bad cop” partner who punishes naughty boys and girls in truly horrific ways. It was nice to be ahead of the curve on that one, but especially rewarding to see Krampus-themed merchandise and other goodies becoming […]

Real Life Scares 

The Mysterious and Unknown Fate of the Sodder Children

On Christmas Eve, 1945, the Sodder family home in Fayetteville, West Virginia, caught fire as the family slept. In less than an hour, the house was burned to the ground. Mom Jennie and dad George, both Italian immigrants, survived, as did five of their ten children: John, 23; Marion, 17; George Jr., 16; and Sylvia, […]

Films 

Christmas Arrives Early This Year As KRAMPUS Comes To Home Video This April!

Back in late November, we were treated to Michael Dougherty’s TRICK ‘R TREAT follow-up that focused on the sinister side of the Christmas holiday in KRAMPUS! A lot of people supported and saw it in theaters, but for those of you that didn’t get the chance, well… Christmas is coming a bit early this year. […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

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 […]