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This Online App Will Turn Your Drawings Into Pure Uncut Nightmares

It all seemed like harmless fun… at first. It all began on May 30, when a simple online “Fotogenerator” application was posted by Dutch news site Nieuws en Co. The app uses the “Pix2Pix” algorithm — developed by Tom Kenter of the University of Amsterdam — which adopts “deep learning” image-recognition technology to turn doodles […]

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CREEPYPASTA: Mystery Hacker Trolls a Computer Class — Then the REAL Horror Begins

Technology’s pervasive hold on our day-to-day lives is one of the most common themes in creepypasta horror stories… but today’s featured tale gets right to the heart of the beast, so to speak. The following information comes from a cached blog formerly hosted on the private server of Clearwood Elementary School in Lawton, New Jersey. […]

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Underwater Camera Footage Reveals LIVE SHARKS Inside an Active Volcano

I swear this is not a sneaky promotion for a SyFy monster movie called SHARKANO; I’m actually surprised they haven’t pounced on this concept already (though there are some pretty good fan parodies out there). Nope, this is the real deal, courtesy of a 2015 episode of National Geographic’s EXPEDITION RAW. The footage originated from […]

Films 

5 Horror Movie Posters That Might Scare Your Roommates Away

Movie posters are among the most powerful tools for drawing attention to films we might never have known existed… but they can also be amazing works of art that can bring a touch of personality to a plain, boring white wall. But today, we will be unlocking a new and functional side of horror posters […]

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CREEPYPASTA: This Town Endured Weeks of Heavy Rain… and Something Even Deadlier

One of the amazing things about creepypasta tales is that they tend to spawn offshoots and hybrids as they travel, like creeping mutant vines, working their way through the nooks and crannies of the web. One example of this is a strange post by user Havoc98 on the Creepypasta Wiki, which he titles “A Month […]

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In Search of the Lethal Banned Video SATAN’S SPHINX

Some of the most disturbing and mysterious viral tales involve alleged “lost” videos — the contents of which are often claimed to have harmful or even fatal effects on those unfortunate enough to view them. Notable examples include a crude video collage nicknamed “The Grifter,” the origin of which is still the subject of intense […]

TV 

The Five Most Brilliant Episodes From Season 2 of THE TWILIGHT ZONE

Continuing on in our coverage of Rod Serling’s groundbreaking series THE TWILIGHT ZONE [be sure to check out our previous entry here], we arrive at Season Two with plenty of top notch footage to sort through. This is a season loaded with iconic episodes and imagery, stunning twists and gorgeous production… but what episodes remain high […]

Films 

Find Out Why ILLUSION OF BIAS is One of the Creepiest Short Films Ever Made

In all my years of sifting through the sludge of the web wasteland, searching for rare flashes of macabre brilliance, I’ve seen shit nearly anyone would consider disturbing — for a wide range of reasons. I’m not talking about extreme gore sites that exploit our collective morbid fascination with death, violence and cruelty (I’ve seen […]

Real Life Scares 

The Mysterious TV Transmission Known as “The Wyoming Incident”

Many urban legends have surrounded pirated television broadcasts or rogue transmissions of unknown origin, and many infamous examples of these incidents remain unexplained… sometimes decades later. Arguably one of the most-discussed examples is the so-called “Max Headroom Broadcast” of November 1987, wherein an unknown prankster (whose identity remains a mystery three decades later), disguised as […]

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Scientist Discovers Snakes Are Teaming Up to Hunt in Packs

If you’ve been following our stories on nature’s creepiest (and sometimes deadliest) creatures and what they’ve been up to lately, it’s possible you’re starting to worry about an approaching animal apocalypse involving some combination of spiders, snakes, alligators or the like. Well, let’s just say this new discovery isn’t going to help calm your fears. […]

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CREEPYPASTA: The Infamous “Suicide Photographer” Describes His Macabre Profession

The subject of today’s column may not be suitable for all readers, so please exercise caution before proceeding. Today’s story involves a very disturbing first-hand account written by an anonymous photographer with a morbid fascination: his preferred technique is to capture images of his subjects at the moment they take their own lives. “People hate my […]

Music 

A Piercing Scream! Five Terrifying King Diamond Albums for the Uninitiated

I had the greatest Halloween night in 2014, at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, bearing witness to an event I’d feared I would never see again.  King Diamond, the ghoulish metal demon who has fronted his own eponymous act for over three decades, was playing his first SoCal date in almost a decade after suffering […]

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Can You Find “The Ghost of Sally York” in This 1932 Photo?

Among the countless chilling stories surrounding mysterious vintage photographs, by far the most heavily shared images come from the notorious “ANOMALY” series, several of which I’ve examined in previous installments of this column — including the nightmarish story of “Charlie Noonan’s Last Interview,” the horrific fate of a farmer’s three children, and a possible link […]