The 13th Floor

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

THE THEATER: a Vintage PC Game With a Nightmarish History

Creepypasta lore is filled with strange and unexplained accounts of hacked, haunted and hallucinatory video games, some of which have allegedly affected the minds of those who played them… or maybe even caused their deaths. This entry is one of the most ominous of these stories. It’s also sort of a cautionary tale, about the risks […]

Films Real Life Scares TV 

HBO Documentary BEWARE THE SLENDERMAN Investigates the Web’s Scariest Legend

If you’ve been keeping up with our regular creepypasta coverage, you’re probably quite familiar with the most recognizable, most notorious creepypasta character of all time: that faceless figure from your nightmares commonly known as The Slender Man. We first mentioned Slender in an in-depth creepypasta feature on our site’s official launch last October, and while […]

Real Life Scares 

CODEX GIGAS: Who is the Mysterious Author of “The Devil’s Bible?”

The Codex Gigas is the largest book still in existence from the Medieval time period. Literally, the largest: 36 inches tall, 20 inches wide, 8.7 inches thick, weighing 165 pounds. A portion of this book became the Catholic Church’s official Latin version of the Bible in the 16th century… and yet, it is often called […]

Scary Fun 

The Anti-Claus is Coming to Town! A Brief History of Krampus

This story originally published on FEARnet.com on December 5, 2011, but I’m reposting it here — along with a few updates — in honor of everyone’s favorite holiday demon, as well as tonight’s theatrical premiere of KRAMPUS, the new horror film from genre favorite Michael Dougherty (TRICK ‘R TREAT). We horror lovers pretty much celebrate […]

Real Life Scares 

Five Horrific and Deadly Diseases From History (Which Are Now Curable)

Deadly diseases suck no matter what, but imagine suffering through a long, painful illness, then learning in the afterlife that you could have avoided the whole ordeal by eating a couple of oranges or drinking a glass of milk. Because of advances in medical science, the diseases listed below that were once essentially death sentences […]