The 13th Floor

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Knife-Wielding Murder Clown Photobombs Couple’s Anniversary

I can never remember what gifts are traditionally given for each year’s anniversary. I know it’s silver for the 25th, gold for the 50th and diamonds for the 75th… but I’m clueless about all the years before and after, and I don’t really feel the need to look it up. My dad was right — […]

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Not Again! The Creepy Clown Sightings Are Back [VIDEO]

We thought we’d had a break from the rash of clown sightings — which allegedly began a few years ago in the UK, then spread like wildfire, spiking again in 2016, then once more during the theatrical run of Stephen King’s IT remake. But a new sighting has just been verified by video and many […]

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This Bear Feared Nothing… Until it Met the Devil Clown

Last week’s viral video showing a giant bear chasing a cyclist on a mountain path [check out the story here if you missed it] is one of several unsettling news items suggesting the massive forest-dwelling beasts haven’t been too happy lately with humans encroaching on their turf. Of course, most “human vs. bear” encounters amount […]

Creepypasta 

Five Horrific Tales Lurking in the Darkest Corners of 4chan

We’ve previously delved into the strange history of creepypastas and similar viral horror phenomena, including some of the earliest breeding grounds for these infamously terrifying topics — namely Reddit’s notorious NoSleep community. Another noted source for the mysteries, unsolved cases, myths, legends and other bizarre tales infiltrating the web over the past decade is 4chan […]

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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 […]

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This Year’s Nightmarish “Clown Invasion” Seems to Be Spreading… or is it Something Else?

If you saw our coverage of multiple creepy clown sightings in Greenville, South Carolina a couple of weeks ago, you know these incidents have authorities nervous and residents terrified… and not just because leering, stalking clowns tend to appear in more than a few nightmares. While coulrophobia is a real condition, these locals’ concerns aren’t […]

We Scream For “Scream Queens” On The Latest SHOCK WAVES!

This week on Shock Waves, join hosts Rob Galluzzo and Ryan Turek as they catch up on all the latest horrors! First, they discuss FX legend Steve Johnson’s new Kickstarter campaign for his epic bio book RUBBERHEAD: SEX, DRUGS & SPECIAL FX. We also chat about custom-made horror board games and the new ZOMBI comic […]

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Wisconsin Students Creeped Out By Campus Clown

It seems there’s been another spike in reports of creepy clowns on the prowl… this week it’s happening at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin, where a silently ominous clown in an orange prison jumpsuit has been sighted on multiple occasions stalking the campus grounds. Local TV stations WKOW and WISN both report that the clown’s […]

Creepypasta 

12-Year-Old Says Creepypasta Clown ‘Laughing Jack’ Told Her To Kill

When we began our weekly tradition of sharing the strange, fascinating and often terrifying viral legends known as creepypasta, I recounted a tragic real-life case where the line between myth and reality became dangerously blurred: last year, two Wisconsin girls stabbed and nearly killed a classmate, claiming to have done the deed on the orders […]

Media 

Revisiting the Short Horror Film 2AM: THE SMILING MAN… Plus a Bonus Short!

In the early days of the site, we featured Michael Evans’ 2AM: THE SMILING MAN as part of our Short Film Picks of the week… and fans absolutely loved it! Comments rolled in immediately, telling us how absolutely terrifying and unique the segment was… often for reasons they couldn’t quite pin down. In case you […]