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The Real Story That Inspired THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE

In 2005, Scott Derrickson’s horror/ courtroom drama THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE was released, the story of nineteen-year-old Emily Rose who died from wounds she received during an exorcism. Father Richard Moore, the priest who performed the exorcism, was arrested and put on trial. Based on the true story, THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE was actually inspired […]

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CREEPYPASTA: Church Service Included a Surprise Exorcism… Then the REAL Horror Began

Today’s tale may have surfaced more recently among the creepypasta community, but the most commonly-shared version is reportedly derived from the testimony of multiple witnesses during a church ceremony which took place in a small New England town in the early 1980s. Details of some events may have been altered, and the names of certain […]

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We Talk Exorcisms And THE POSSESSION EXPERIMENT With The Great Bill Moseley!

When it comes to horror films revolving around exorcisms, it’s tough not to immediately think of William Friedkin’s 1973 masterpiece THE EXORCIST. But when you cast Bill Moseley as your exorcist? Well, you’ve got our attention! Now available on demand, in digital HD and on DVD is THE POSSESSION EXPERIMENT, the new film from director […]

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The Demon Murder Case of Arne Cheyenne Johnson

We, as humans, tend to like happy endings. We like when the bad guy loses. We like when the hero falls in love. We like when the kids are safe. From time to time, we’ll mix in a sad story to break up the pace, but let’s be honest – would STAR WARS be a […]

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The Horrifying True Story Behind THE EXORCIST: The Possession of Ronald Hunkeler

William Peter Blatty’s novel THE EXORCIST (1971), later adapted into a film by William Friedkin in 1973, sparked an intense curiosity in the world of demonic possession. Exorcisms were rarely practiced before the novel, and film brought the practice to the main stage. So then what was the inciting incident that inspired Blatty to delve into […]

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Living With a Demon Dog? This Japanese Shrine Offers Canine Exorcisms

We’ve all had pets that act like they’re under the influence of diabolical forces; hell, sometimes they even seem like tiny demons themselves. But until now, there wasn’t a whole lot we puny humans could do about it. That all changed recently, when the Japanese pet spa D+ Kirishima added “Dog Exorcism Plans” to their […]

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Exorcist Claims This Footage Shows a Woman Possessed by Demonic “Jinn”

Over the weekend, a bizarre and disturbing 15-minute video was uploaded to YouTube which its posters claim is footage of a young woman under the control of supernatural entities known as Shaytan Jinn — beings originally described in Arabic folklore, and later considered by some Muslims to be powerful and malicious creatures in league with […]

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Does This Creepy Audio Footage Reveal the Voices of the Dead?

The following story contains an example of what paranormal investigators call Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP), which is often a major component of the ghost hunter’s toolkit… but I think even this team was unprepared for what their recording equipment picked up. According to the Mirror, Washington State resident Keith Linder (above) was absolutely convinced his house […]

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Attempted Exorcism in German Hotel Goes Horribly, Fatally Wrong

So far, five people have been arrested in Frankfurt, Germany following the death of a family member who was apparently undergoing a brutal exorcism ritual. [Details of this case may be disturbing, so proceed with caution.] According to Associated Press, German police found the body of a 41-year-old South Korean woman in a room at […]

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Are These Five Horror Subgenres Clinically DEAD?

The recent release of PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE GHOST DIMENSION has instigated numerous online think-pieces and casual genre-related conversations about the current cultural presence of the “found-footage” subgenre of horror films. Some people have said that the genre is still going strong, and will continue for the foreseeable future. Others have said that found-footage is already […]