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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 […]

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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 […]

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Security Footage Captures a Woman’s Incredibly Creepy Secret Ritual

When this bizarre and unsettling video was uploaded to the Facebook page All Singapore Stuff, the user who posted it claimed the creepy woman shown in the CCTV footage is actually a maid who works for her… and she also believes she’s demonically possessed. Nurul Baker identified the woman in the clip (whose name is not […]

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Donors Wanted! Remembering That Cannibal Restaurant in Germany [NSFW]

Cannibalism is, to make light of it, perhaps the silliest of all taboos. There is something absurd about the thought of eating another person. At one moment, they are an intelligent and well-spoken peer, full of thoughts and emotions, and the next, they are mixed into your morning waffles. Does anyone else giggle at that […]

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This Footage of a Morgue Door Slamming by Itself is the Creepiest Thing You’ll See Today

It’s always been a little unnerving to me how rapidly a short and simple video clip can freak out hundreds of thousands of people overnight via social media — most likely it’s the unexplained element, that lack of verifiable backstory, combined with a suggestion of the macabre, that can turn a minute or two of […]

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Viral Photo Shows a Slenderman-Like Figure Emerging From the Clouds

It’s being described as “a Dementor from the HARRY POTTER movies” or even a god-like being, and of course the resemblance to the infamous Slenderman is unmistakable… but no matter what you want to call it, this image of a horrific airborne shape hovering in the clouds above the Mukuba Mall in Kitwe, Zambia certainly […]

Films Scary Fun TV 

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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Eerie Facebook Image Allegedly Shows a Winged “Demon” Walking the Streets

It all started with a single image post from Facebook user Richard Christianson in Phoenix, Arizona… captioned only with this question: “What the hell do you see in this picture… for reals? Anybody?” Since that post, which popped up on New Year’s Day (and apparently has since been removed), all of Facebook exploded with theories […]

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The Creepy Story Behind the Infamous “Lost in the Catacombs” Video

Long before it gained worldwide viral notoriety, the footage you’re about to see was part of a documentary which aired in slightly different versions on multiple TV networks in the early 2000s — most notably a Halloween special on ABC Family (now Freeform) and SCARIEST PLACES ON EARTH on the Sci-Fi Channel (now SyFy). The […]

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This Video Call Allegedly Ends in a Woman’s Terrifying “Possession”

Over the past year, there’s been a noticeable worldwide viral surge in news stories about demonic possession or similar phenomena — from a wave of unexplained hysteria among Malaysian students, to an unidentified woman frightening bus passengers in Argentina with her horrifying behavior, to a fatal attempted exorcism in a German hotel. We’re not sure why these […]

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Unexplained and VERY Creepy Things That Happened Recently

With Halloween just around the corner, just about every news outlet is digging around for stories about ghosts, monsters, occult happenings and unexplained phenomena, in order to feed the content machine with as many attention-grabbing spooky headlines as possible… but here at the Blumhouse offices, those topics are just everyday breakroom conversation, so it’s easy […]

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The Clownpocalypse: Hysteria, Hype and Horror

I may not be the first one to utter the words “clowns don’t seem so funny anymore” (I’m pretty sure that happened decades ago), but this year’s massive resurgence in the bizarre phenomenon sometimes known as “clown trolling” — which was first widely reported as far back as 2013 in the UK, but has spiked […]