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Five Ghosts and Creepy Anomalies Found in Feature Films and TV Shows

There is a ton of home-shot footage on the Internet that purports to capture ghosts, monsters, or UFOs, but shaky cellphone footage is easily faked, and hoaxers are plentiful. For lasting paranormal gravitas, you have to capture inexplicable phenomena in a feature film or TV show. Since no one wants a spirit to mess up […]

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CREEPYPASTA: The VHS Tape Bore His Name… and Its Grisly Contents Sealed His Doom

The origins of today’s gruesome viral tale are still something of a mystery, but the details appear to have be excerpts from the personal journal of a teenager in Belleville, Illinois, who identifies himself only as “John.” The first known entries begin shortly after his family relocated to the new city from Florida, where John […]

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Death Lives…and Makes Coffee: Watch the Horror/Comedy Short THE BARISTA

Let’s kick off this Monday morning with a bit of coffee and death. Starring Chase Willamson (JOHN DIES AT THE END), Morgan Peter Brown (ABSENTIA), and Amanda Fuller (STARRY EYES), THE BARISTA takes place in a small coffee shop which may be hiding a very dark secret.

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Can You Face the Horror That is 2016: THE MOVIE?

Yeah, I know… 2016, right? Just a few days left and this year is still finding new ways to kick us all in our metaphorical gonads. At least it’s been a damn fine year for horror cinema… and that’s no accident, either. We create imaginary monsters to better arm us for battling the real ones. […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Blumhouse.com Original CREEPYPASTA Video THE MESSAGE

Back in September, we premiered our first original creepypasta video — a short adaptation of a little-known but extremely chilling 4chan thread entitled THE LAST TRAIL [check it out here]. Viewer feedback was so positive that we started production on new installments, with an eye on launching a dedicated creepypasta video series in 2017. As writer […]

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Download the Hollywood Holiday Ghost Story THE MOUNTAIN AND THE NIGHT — Based on Actual Events!

Need to put a little more chill in your bones this holiday season? We’ve got the perfect gift for you, courtesy of award-winning filmmaker and author Jesse Dykstra — whose own real-life encounters with paranormal activity on Hollywood’s famous Paramount lot inspired his haunting short story THE MOUNTAIN AND THE NIGHT. Dykstra revealed to us […]

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The Bizarre and Gruesome Saga of Linda Hazzard: “The Starvation Doctor”

Doctor Linda Burfield Hazzard was many things to many people: A wealthy socialite. A female doctor in a time when there were almost none. A pioneer in alternative medicine before the term had even been invented. And one of the deadliest female serial killers in history. Her murder method was as unique as her life […]

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Does the Bizarre Board Game RAP RAT Have a Horrifying History?

Jackson Stewart’s retro-stylin’ horror feature BEYOND THE GATES has a lot of genre fans looking fondly back to that once-popular trend of VHS-based interactive board games like NIGHTMARE, in which players are guided by the instructions and time limits decreed by an onscreen game-master. Those players’ fates are decided not by a roll of the […]

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CREEPYPASTA: This Mysterious Canine Visitor is Definitely NOT Man’s Best Friend

Today’s bizarre and chilling story comes from a series of emails allegedly written by a man named Leonard Tomlins — copies of which were obtained from police records in a 2014 missing persons investigation. Though officials attached to the case still consider Tomlins a “person of interest” in connection with the disappearances of Sarah Lither and […]

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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 […]

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This Apartment-Hunting App Reveals Which Properties May Be Haunted

Thinking of relocating in 2017? Get ready for the pain. Packing, cleaning, hiring movers, credit checks and deposits can be a total nightmare… but while there are plenty of new user-friendly resources out there to relieve most of those burdens, there’s still very little help available when it comes to finding out of your would-be […]

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CREEPYPASTA: A Horrifying Fate Awaits Those Who Read “The Book of Names”

Today’s tale may have disseminated widely on social media, but its origins can be traced back more than a century ago, to one fateful day when a single ancient volume was donated to a library in Archangel, Virginia — a massive tome whose history is mysteriously bound to that of the town itself. The book’s […]

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CREEPYPASTA: Learn the Horrifying Reason “Why Sarah Never Sleeps”

Today’s surreal tale bridges the void between perception and reality, between elusive nightmares and flesh-and-blood danger. Recounted by user Death by Proxy on the Creepypasta Wiki, it could describe a chilling memory from a woman’s childhood… or perhaps only a terrifying, recurring dream. I’ll leave it up to you to decide. It all began when […]