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Download the Hollywood Holiday Ghost Story THE MOUNTAIN AND THE NIGHT — Based on Actual Events!

Need to put a little more chill in your bones this holiday season? We’ve got the perfect gift for you, courtesy of award-winning filmmaker and author Jesse Dykstra — whose own real-life encounters with paranormal activity on Hollywood’s famous Paramount lot inspired his haunting short story THE MOUNTAIN AND THE NIGHT. Dykstra revealed to us […]

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These Horrifying Dolls PROBABLY Won’t Kill You in Your Sleep This Christmas

In the interest of your mental health, if you suffer from pediophobia — the fear of dolls, as defined by the American Psychiatric Association — I’d strongly suggest you stop reading this article immediately. All others, brave onward… ‘cuz I’m about to give you a serious case of the creeps. The bizarre but extremely popular […]

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You’d Better Watch Out, or Santa and Krampus Will Make You Their CHRISTMAS B***H!

At this point, not only have horror fans totally embraced the infamous Germanic holiday demon known as Krampus [thanks in part to eye-opening articles like these, thank you very much], but popular culture has also managed to catch up with the Krampus Kraze… but in the process, the monstrous hell-spawned punisher of naughty children might […]

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CREEPYPASTA: This “Elf on the Shelf” Isn’t Just Watching… It’s Hungry Too

Our Creepypasta Christmas tradition continues with our second and final Holiday-themed entry for 2016 [be sure to check out our previous blood-freezing winter tale if you missed it], which will have you huddling a little bit closer to the warmth and light of a crackling fire… and looking over your shoulder for any sudden movements […]

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CREEPYPASTA: This Unwary Traveler Had a Christmas Visitor… But It Wasn’t Santa Claus

This week, we’re continuing the Creepypasta Christmas tradition we began last December (with the bone-chilling tale of “Mr. Elf”) by dropping off a couple of mysterious, anonymous gifts at your doorstep. The first of these spooky surprises comes from a teenager whose holiday trauma began when a family flight to Virginia was canceled at the last […]

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Holiday Hell-Hordes Invade Universal Halloween Horror Nights’ KRAMPUS Maze!

Even before the Krampus Kraze swept the US, I was professing my love for the original Christmas demon, Santa’s “bad cop” partner who punishes naughty boys and girls in truly horrific ways. It was nice to be ahead of the curve on that one, but especially rewarding to see Krampus-themed merchandise and other goodies becoming […]

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MR. ELF: A Creepypasta Christmas Story

This horrifying holiday tale was first posted to the infamous Reddit community NoSleep — home of the world’s most chilling creepypastas — by user manen_lyset, who recounted the arrival of an unexpected nocturnal Christmas visitor. The previous year, at a post-Christmas clearance sale, the author found an interesting gadget: a tree ornament containing a miniature […]

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Austrian Town Introduces Syrian Refugee Kids to Krampus!

As Syrian families continue to seek asylum in European countries, there are obviously multiple issues to contend with — not the least of which is the challenge of comprehending new cultures and traditions. But refugees in Austria have a rather unique form of culture shock to deal with: they’re in the birthplace of Krampus, the […]

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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 […]

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Blumhouse’s Holiday Horror Gift Guide for Gals

Need some gift ideas for a horror-loving lady? Check out these awesome Blumhouse.com approved items below, sure to warm any horror fan’s heart! Beetlejuice Sandworm Hoodie Dress $155 at Etsy.com https://www.etsy.com/listing/82895646/beetlejuice-striped-sandworm-custom?source=aw&utm_source=affiliate_window&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=us_location_buyer&utm_content=78888 Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetle… oh, you almost got me. This adorable dress puts you right in the sandworm’s belly, but without all troublesome chewing and […]

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Holiday Gift Guide: Ghoulish Gifts for Creepy Kids!

Horror Icons Alphabet Poster Starting at $12.96 at RedBubble.com The ABCs are the pinnacle of any child’s learning process. The ABCs of horror icons are the pinnacle of any horror tot’s learning process. Designed by Mike Boon, this poster boasts friendly images of some of the biggest names in horror: A for Ash, B for […]

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5 Thanksgiving-Based Horror Films to Watch This Holiday Weekend

Thanksgiving is a highly under-served holiday in the horror genre. There are countless movies centered on Christmas, New Years, Valentine’s Day, birthdays, April Fools Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day… but very few set around Thanksgiving. It seems like a holiday ripe for terror: families spending time together and eating until they are sick. We’ve dug […]