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Watch the First Full Trailer for AMERICAN HORROR STORY: CULT!

“What’s the thing that scares you the most?” After redefining the whole concept of “teasers” by mercilessly assaulting our eyes and ears with hallucinogenic, clown-filled clips, the creators of the tensely-awaited seventh season of AMERICAN HORROR STORY have finally unleashed the beast. The new official trailer, which now contains a wealth of footage from the […]

Real Life Scares 

New Footage Documents Creeping “Black Mist” in Allegedly Haunted Texas Hotel

Built in the 1840s, the Magnolia Hotel in Seguin, Texas has a reputation for being haunted, and has since been considered a hotbed of paranormal activity — more than one investigator claims to have captured evidence of unexplained and extremely unsettling phenomena since the current owners reopened it for ghost tours in 2013. But this […]

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Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

This Mysterious Phone Call Contains a Terrifying Hidden Message

The recording has come to be known as “Hypno’s Lullaby” — but its origins remain a total mystery since it was first discovered 30 years ago this month, at the site of a grisly crime which also remains unsolved to this day. According to police reports, the following message was left on the answering machine […]

Films 

Five Shocking and Awesome Horror Movie Alternate Endings

Ever pick up a DVD or Blu-ray and learn that the horror movie you’ve been aching to see happened to have an awesome alternate ending? This phenomenon isn’t entirely uncommon, but it’s always an interesting experience. One would automatically assume that an official theatrical release, or a standard home-release edition, would feature, by default, the […]

Real Life Scares 

This Creepy CCTV Video Seems to Reveal a Dancer’s Sinister Doppelgänger

Despite its dubious nature, this security-cam footage first surfaced on Facebook in April, and since then it’s acquired 4.5 million views from skeptics, paranormal believers, effects experts, and people just looking for a little jolt in their daily routine. Apparently captured by a high-angle CCTV camera in a dance studio, the black-and-white clip posted below […]

Films 

Documentary on A SERBIAN FILM in the Works (and Possibly an Extended Cut)

Even if you’ve never dared to see it, you probably know about it… and maybe you’ve even heard the shocking details from those who managed to survive A SERBIAN FILM. Immediately following its 2010 release, the highly-controversial (and still widely banned) creation of director/co-writer Srđan Spasojević raced to the top of nearly every movie site’s […]

Real Life Scares 

The 25-Year-Old Mystery Behind “Mortuary of the Dead” [NSFW]

The ghastly, nightmarish legends surrounding a notorious (and redundantly-titled) video known as “Mortuary of the Dead” has elevated its seedy legacy from the underground domain of VHS bootlegs and “true gore” sites, and into the realm of internet legends… and that place, as you probably know by now, is where I live and breathe. Still, myths and […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

The Strangest, Creepiest YouTube Channels of All Time

YouTube is a bottomless well of the collective unconscious: If you dig around, you’ll discover sad things, wonderful things, and deeply strange things. Even when it’s not trying to be, YouTube is often an unnerving place. The following collection of creepy YouTube channels mixes intentionally spooky content with channels that may have some other purpose, but succeed […]

Real Life Scares 

This Terrifying Doll Keeps Talking After Her Batteries Are Removed

It looks like Tiffany might have some competition if Chucky gets a look at this video, which was recently shot by a group of teens at a public square in the town of Cusco, southeastern Peru. The footage was uploaded to YouTube yesterday in two parts: the first shows the small battery-operated doll talking, moving […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

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 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 […]

Real Life Scares 

This Creepy Video Shows a Snake Puking Up Another Live Snake

Happy Friday, dear readers! If you’re missing the latest installment in my weekly NSFW column CINEMA IN EXTREMIS, don’t worry — it’ll be back next Friday. In the meantime, here’s something totally disgusting that might help tide you over… plus, it’s real! Details of the story were provided by National Geographic, who tend to pull […]

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 […]