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Watch the “Faceshopping” Video That’s Terrifying Viewers Worldwide

I can’t recall sharing a music video this deranged since Valentino Khan’s “Deep Down Low” unleashed Hentai tentacles from the eye-sockets of restaurant patrons [watch it here if you don’t mind tripping balls for a few minutes]. The latest visual project from DJ, producer and electro-pop artist SOPHIE (who co-directed with Aaron Chan), FACESHOPPING is […]

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Police Investigating Wave of “Zombie Raccoon” Incidents in Ohio

You know, it’s getting hard to sort out satire from legit reporting these days… but multiple reliable sources have confirmed this story, no matter how freaky it seems at first glance. According to WKBN-TV, multiple incidents of “zombie-like” raccoon activity have been reported to authorities across northeastern Ohio… including over a dozen calls to police […]

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The Good News is, Your Date is Here. The Bad News is… YOUR DATE IS HERE!

This smart and shocking short taps into the current trend in retro board-gaming with a nostalgic spin on the cheesy vintage game MYSTERY DATE. But as you’ll discover soon enough, that’s where the players’ fun ends… and their nightmares begin. “Open the door to see what I look like…” Written and directed by Zak White […]

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This Terrifying App Calculates the Impact of a Nuclear Attack on Your City

There’s been lots of creepy saber-rattling lately on the nuclear front, with multiple nations’ leaders comparing the size of their buttons and the potency of their missiles (I think Sigmund Freud would have had a lot to say about that). The most recent event on this doomsday timeline was Russia’s test of their “Satan-2” ICBM, […]

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This Chicken Reportedly Lost Its Head 2 Weeks Ago… and It’s Still Alive

This isn’t the first documened case of this weird and gross phenomenon, but it’s definitely been a while since it made news… and you’re probably grateful for that. But since it’s part of my job to unearth weird and disturbing stuff, I’m gonna drop some icky info you might not have stumbled upon willingly. You’re […]

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Real or Fake, This Snowboarder’s Close Encounter with a Bear is Still Terrifying

When you spend most of your waking hours (plus some less-lucid mental states) scrubbing the upper and lower sides of the web in search of bizarre, creepy, unexplained and often nightmare-inducing material, it’s understandable you have to sift through a lot of hoaxes and misinterpreted footage to get to the rare WTF gems that just […]

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Yes, Robot Spiders Exist Now… Want to See One in Action?

When robotics Professor Ingo Rechenberg observed a strange spider in the Sahara Desert a decade ago, the arachnid’s unusual form of locomotion ended up inspiring the design for his latest robot design, which was recently revealed to the public for this year’s Hannover Messe technology fair in Germany. The “BionicWheelBot” was designed by Rechenberg for […]

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Will Smith Has a Date with Sophia the Robot… and it Doesn’t Go Well [VIDEO]

Will Smith has shared the screen with all manner of robots, aliens, zombies and other beings… and his characters tend to deal with them by shooting them, punching them or blowing them up (usually followed by a clever catchphrase). But Will Smith the actor has never really tried an alternate strategy — like, for example, […]

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Want to Buy One (or More) of These Horrifying Wax Mannequins?

If you’re in the market for a high-end prop for your Halloween haunt — or just want to decorate your home with the most nightmarish conversation piece ever — then Dana DiCicco has a deal for you. Dana’s uncle, former manager of the Amish Farm and House in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, has a storage room filled […]

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His Name is Charles the Robot… and He’s Watching You Very Closely

It seems the snarky but stylish “social robot” Sophia [recently spotted rocking a new look] now has some serious competition for a starring role in your next nightmare… or perhaps as Imperious Leader of the robot uprising that will “destroy humans” (Sophia’s own words). His name is Charles, and while he’s not nearly as urbane […]

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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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Newfound Photo May Reveal Origins of the Winchester Mystery House

Long before the release of the film WINCHESTER, we’ve covered the bizarre history and otherworldly legends of San Jose, CA’s infamous “Mystery House” on this site [here’s a detailed look at the mansion, its designer and the house’s ominous legacy]. But a new revelation from the house’s curators could potentially cast a new light on […]

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This Towering Animatronic Pennywise Hints at IT’s Final Form

Although the final big-screen incarnation of Pennywise is still under wraps as the second half of Andy Muschietti’s mammoth Stephen King adaptation enters production this year, attendees at the TransWorld Halloween & Attractions Show in St. Louis were both horrified and delighted to see this amazing interpretation of IT’s ultimate evil. Created by Unit 70 Studios, […]

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Watch a Father-Son Outing Go to Hell in the Single-Shot Short OVER THERE!

Our friends over at Crypt TV continue to serve up challenging new approaches to short-form horror cinema, and one of their latest uploads manages to capture a sublime, slowly-building sense of dread with a single, unbroken shot. Writer-director F.D. Lazzari has previously mastered elements of design and composition in his earlier works — including the […]

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Volunteers Appear to Eat Their Own Flesh in This Shocking FB Live Video

[Warning: Graphic images ahead] On March 6, a Facebook Live feed streamed from a museum in Riga, Latvia sparked outrage and controversy through its depiction of a man and woman seemingly cannibalizing themselves in the name of art. The video documents a real-time exhibition titled Eschatology by Latvian artist Arturs Berzinš (who can be seen […]