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The Horrifying Mystery of Charlie Noonan’s Last Photograph

As with every creepypasta cited here, I make no claims regarding the validity of my sources… but if you feel compelled to follow up with your own research, just be damn sure you know what you’re doing. This story — and the nightmarish photo that accompanies it — involves a man by the name of […]

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‘Wrinkles the Clown’ is Terrifying Children… and Getting Paid for It

Don’t stare too long into the hollow, dead eyes of “Wrinkles,” the pudgy, pasty-faced clown who has been terrorizing residents of Naples, Florida for years… but if you’re interested in hiring him to scare the shit out of your kids, he’s apparently available. Wrinkles has become an infamous figure in the area, showing up in […]

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Weird, Wonderful, and Surreal Cinema: Getting Lost in MESHES OF THE AFTERNOON

Back in 1943, a wild and highly creative woman named Maya Deren was writing and directing movies. They were horror-ish, experimental, and all really weird. Deren didn’t somehow break the still-thriving gender ceiling in Hollywood. She chose to work outside the system making bizarre films that subverted the studios and flourishing externally from the prevailing boys’ […]

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This Creepy Walking Doll Has the Entire World Horrified

It started a few years ago in Saltillo, Mexico, when someone shot footage of an unnervingly lifelike doll… a doll with black, soulless eyes… a doll that is shown holding a woman’s hand and apparently walking on its own. YouTube user Antonio Lopez uploaded the clip, which has recently gone viral; to date it’s been […]

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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 […]

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Bedbugs: The Most Horrible Creatures On Earth

Bedbugs are the worst creatures on earth. Other animals might attack you, but that’s over quickly. Bedbugs, on the other hand, are a curse that can last for decades. They are a silent, relentless enemy that slowly, methodically shreds your sanity and destroys your life. Like the Terminator, they can’t be reasoned with. They don’t […]

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Can You Solve the Mystery of this Disturbing Viral Video?

We’ve previously introduced you to some of the creepiest paranormal videos ever posted to YouTube (be sure to check them out if you’re ready for a sleepless night), but this find might be even more disturbing; despite making no claims to being supernatural in nature, there is something about this clip – and particularly the […]

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NORMAL PORN FOR NORMAL PEOPLE is Not Normal at All

Time for another helping of creepypasta – myths, legends and other chilling tales from the darkest recesses of the web — and this time you’d better buckle up, because we’re going down our darkest path yet, to examine alleged first-hand accounts of a website that may or may not have once existed: “Normal Porn for […]

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Six of the Scariest Paranormal Activity Videos from the Web

Amateur paranormal videos and home movies have been around a long time — decades before the internet was a thing, shaky Super-8 or early camcorder footage of Sasquatch, UFOs or local lake monsters made its way onto countless TV shows and documentaries. Deep down, most of us knew many of them were deliberately staged or […]

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Dogtown Common — Where Abanbdoned Plush Toys Hide a Deadly Curse

Dogtown Common is a ghost town on a hilltop near Gloucester, Massachusetts with a long, sordid history that begins in 1693. Despite not being suited towards agriculture, its inland location afforded protection from pirates, and many of the well-off families made the area, then known simply as The Commons, their home. By about 1750, pirates […]

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The Haunting Phenomenon of “The Black Eyed Children”

It’s time for a look at one of the earliest — and still spookiest — viral stories to make the rounds: the unsolved mystery of the Black Eyed Children, also known as BEK (Black Eyed Kids). There have been enough diverse tales woven around the BEK phenomenon to put them in a creepypasta subcategory of […]

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This “Frankenstein” Meat Twitches… Despite Being Very Dead

Meat that is still twitching, even after being butchered: really really fresh, or a science experiment gone horribly wrong? That is the question Cheng Tan had to ask herself. The Chinese woman came home with a fresh cut of meat. When she unwrapped it, it was twitching. Fearing there may be worms or parasites in […]