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Films Real Life Scares 

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 […]

Films Scary Fun 

You Lose — You Die: Ten Movies About Deadly Games of Survival

In THE BELKO EXPERIMENT, 80 American employees of the Belko Corporation are locked in their office building in Colombia (“where life is cheap!”) and are told over the loudspeaker that the new rule is “Kill or be killed.” Thirty people must die at the hands of their coworkers — or 60 will die when their […]

Real Life Scares 

This Zoo Wants YOU to Collect Venom From One of the World’s Deadliest Spiders

Did you read our story yesterday about the massive spider plague that’s about to overrun Australia? (I know what you’re thinking… in Australia, “spider plague” is probably just another term for “Tuesday”). Well, it seems a few fearless and/or possibly insane spider-wranglers might benefit from this doomsday scenario — because a zoo in New South […]

Real Life Scares 

Spiders, Sharks, Scorpions and More Horrors from the Headlines

Face it, folks: the world we live in is getting weirder by the minute. Seriously, at this point, the urge to retreat into a world of fictional monsters is nearly impossible to resist. But journalists still have a job to do (even if we’re just writing about demon sightings, botched exorcisms and… uh, Florida?). Honest, well-researched […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

We Dare You to Watch This Man Feed a Room Full of Deadly Cobras

While I believe we’ve done our humble part in supplying enough horrifying spider stories to keep arachnophobes in therapy for a couple more years (how else is your psychiatrist going to pay for that new swimming pool?), I fear I’ve been remiss in balancing those out with sufficient nightmare fodder for ophidiophobes — that is, […]

Real Life Scares 

When Selfies Kill: Careless Photo Stunts That Ended in Death

Sorry if this is kind of a harsh way to begin your week… but try to see it as a valuable lesson. I’m not trying to say that selfies are a bad thing — hell, I’ve posed for several of them myself, and I consider them fun way to personalize your experiences when sharing photos […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

Visitors to “BlindMaiden.com” Encounter Unspeakable Horror… and Death

As of this writing, if you visit the URL BlindMaiden.com, you will likely find a dead link (no pun intended)… but if the rumors are true, there’s a slim chance you might actually be able to access the site after all. The thing is, after I explain the story behind it, you’d probably want to […]

Real Life Scares 

Horrified Family Discovers the World’s Deadliest Spiders Hiding in Their Bananas

Courtesy warning to all arachnophobes: this will not be a fun read for you… and it also gets kinda naughty toward the end. I’ve managed over the past few months to bypass horrifying news reports of rampaging and occasionally deadly spiders (sorry, I’ve been busy), but this story is just too good to pass up… […]

Films 

Five Horror Movie Genres That NEED to Make a Comeback!

The horror genre is a cyclical beast with many frightening faces, and when one of those faces stops scaring the crap out of you, one of the others always rises takes its place. Slashers gave way to torture porn, torture porn gave way to found footage, and eventually they all make a comeback in one […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

Mad Genius Builds Incredibly Dangerous Laser Cannon — and it Works!

The young hobbyist who calls himself “StyroPro” doesn’t exactly look like a James Bond villain or a SkyNet-designed cyborg… but the weapon he just built and tested in his own shop looks like the most ridiculously evil death ray ever invented. As reported recently in Popular Science, the extreme laser enthusiast had previously designed and constructed […]

Real Life Scares 

This Horrifying Parasite Could Be Living Inside You Right Now

The world wriggles with strange things, and nature is a real horror show. As we grow, we acquire all sorts of biological hitchhikers — some looking for temporary lodgings, others hoping for a permanent stay. Open a science textbook, and you can touch the pulse of primal fear; predators and prey, hosts and parasites! With […]

Real Life Scares 

Nine of the Most Terrifying Mental Health Practices Through the Ages

While the stigma associated with mental disorders certainly still remains to this day, if we look back to the “bad old days” it’s clear that things have come a long way for the better. Since time immemorial, mental illness has been given a myriad of names, ranging from lunacy (based on the hypothesis that people’s insanity […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

The Man in This Clip Just Stares at You… But You’d Better Not Stare Back

This serving of creepypasta is more of an acquired taste, so to speak; it might just give you a slight sense of unease, it might be total WTF nonsense, or it might have a more… well, let’s say intense effect. Such is the unpredictable nature of the video clip entitled “Mereana Mordegard Glesgorv.” The origins […]