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The Good News is, Your Date is Here. The Bad News is… YOUR DATE IS HERE!

This smart and shocking short taps into the current trend in retro board-gaming with a nostalgic spin on the cheesy vintage game MYSTERY DATE. But as you’ll discover soon enough, that’s where the players’ fun ends… and their nightmares begin. “Open the door to see what I look like…” Written and directed by Zak White […]

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Capcom Offers Huge Cash Reward for Proof of “Real-Life Monsters”

Iconic gaming company Capcom has devised a pretty epic promotion for the recent launch of their new release MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD — they’ve teamed up with the UK’s Center of Fortean Zoology to offer a reward of £50,000 (around $70,000) for conclusive evidence proving the existence of one of 10 specific cryptids. The list includes […]

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Lead Your Own Diabolical Death Cult on THE SHROUDED ISLE!

There are tons of mind-bendingly strange and confounding computer games available from the Steam community… but the H.P. Lovecraft-inspired, elegantly nightmarish “cult simulator” THE SHROUDED ISLE stands out as kind of brilliant in its doom-filled weirdness. Designed by Kitfox Games (the team behind MOON HUNTERS and SHATTERED PLANET), the scenario of ISLE is deceptively straightforward: […]

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The Growing Obsession With Horror Escape Games

I’ve had the pleasure of living in Southern California for the past year and a half, and during that time, I’ve experienced more things than I ever knew possible. One of those has been the countless amount of “escape rooms” that have begun to pop up all throughout the area. Given my deep love of […]

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How to Summon an Otherworldly Entity with Your Bathroom Mirror!

So you want to summon a supernatural entity or demon into your bathroom mirror… What are ya, crazy or something? You’re meddling with forces beyond your control or understanding, piercing the veil between Life and Death, and imperiling your immortal soul… and for what? So you can freak out your friends? Seriously: Do not perform […]

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Is it Magic… or Murder? The Sinister Secret of “The Jaywalk Game”

If you recall our previous coverage of a mysterious, mythical road-based ritual known as “11 Miles,” you may see some strong similarities in today’s creepypasta. But unlike that surreal scenario, this “game” is not for the casually curious… not for anyone, for that matter, since it potentially involves deliberate vehicular manslaughter. With that said, consider […]

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The Infamous “MAJORA’S MASK Haunting” Claims a New Victim

If you missed our earlier entry about the notorious creepypasta known as “BEN Drowned,” be sure to check that story before reading on… because once you know the context of today’s tale, it will take on a much more disturbing real-life aspect. Have you read it? Good. Buckle up, kids, because the tale of that […]

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This Ritual Allegedly Enables You to Converse With the Dead… But Be Careful!

[NOTE: The images in this article contain nine ghostly human figures. Can you spot them all?] In the past, we’ve written in detail about creepy occult rituals and other mystical “games,” many of which imply lethal repercussions for those who fail to follow the rules, or refuse to take them seriously. This is another such […]

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EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: The Mind-Bending Horror Short FACE OF 4!

You may already be familiar with the creative output of Alexander Azzi — already known to the music world as electronic music producer, DJ and composer Drop Goblin. I covered Alex’s music frequently back in the day as music reporter for FEARnet, and his horror-inspired projects have amazed EDM-loving genre fans from around the globe. Now […]

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One Horrifying Reason You Should NEVER Download “KNOB.exe”

Today’s entry comes from the journal of Sally Goodman from Dayton, Ohio — one of three siblings who have posted on various discussion boards about the paranormal experiences which seem to have plagued the Goodman family for years. While her brothers John and Henry have written about freakish spectral intruders in their own homes, Sally’s […]

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Virtual Reality Gets Too Close for Comfort in the Chilling Short “NightmARes!”

The three-dimensional, 360-degree virtual experience opens up all kinds of opportunities for immersive thrills. But every new form of technology comes with its own unique set of problems… and some are a bit more hazardous than others. This is the scenario of NightmARes — a short horror film directed by James Mansell. It involves a […]

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How to Play the Terrifying Game “Don’t Look Behind You”

When I was a kid, we used to play a slumber party game called “Don’t Look Behind You”. The game has forever haunted me. The terror brought on from the power of suggestion during the game (or possibly the demon) has frightened me well into my adulthood. I’ll also state that I have seen multiple […]

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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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Two Spooky Magic Rituals to Perform on Halloween… If You Dare

In keeping with our Halloween theme, which we began with the creepypasta tale entitled “The Clown With Bloody Teeth,” I’d like to continue the trend today by giving you two spooky seasonal entries for the price of one. Both these creepypastas involve a kind of magical “game” [in line with our earlier list of Five […]

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Five Chilling Creepypastas Involving Deadly Occult Rituals

We’ve previously examined a particularly disturbing viral legend reported by a user known as InfernalNightmare333, who broke down a specific set of rules for an extremely spooky party game, through which the player(s) could allegedly summon Satan himself. But it’s been a while since we visited other nightmarish so-called “games” and similar arcane rituals circulating […]