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Films 

6 Legendary Female Horror Directors from Film History

Female directors are finally on the rise in the horror industry, though there is still a long way to go. As we applaud the talented works of contemporary filmmakers like Jennifer Kent, Karyn Kusama, and Jen and Sylvia Soska, let’s also take a moment to look back at some of the ladies who have laid the groundwork […]

Films 

The Power Of Expectation: New Video Series Breaks Down PSYCHO!

When it comes to horror history, I love analytical videos and essays that break down the classics! The You Tube page Splendid Dimensions have just launched their first in a series of proposed videos that will shine the spotlight on specific cinema classics. And what better movie to focus on for their premiere than Alfred […]

Films Real Life Scares 

VIDEO: The Twisted Tale of American Cannibal Alfred Packer

Join us below to hear the true tale of Alfred Packer, American cannibal and the inspiration for many future horror films including RAVENOUS and CANNIBAL! THE MUSICAL.

Real Life Scares 

The True Frightening & Mysterious Disappearance of the Eilean Mor Lighthouse Keepers

Just off the western coast of Scotland lies a small group of uninhabited islands called the Flannon Isles. The isles climb out of the water as giant rocky cliffs plateau into plains of green grass.  Treeless and baron, the views from atop the island’s rolling hills can stretch on for miles, and the only sound […]

Real Life Scares 

The Frightening, Unsolved Mystery of the Dyatlov Pass

The Ural are a mountain range that runs north to south through western Russia. It’s a treacherous wall of snow, ice, and rock, a dangerous trek for even the most experienced climber. At the dead center of this range is a small pass at the base of one of the Ural’s most foreboding mountains called […]

Real Life Scares TV 

She Built a Torture Chamber in the Attic- AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN is Based on a REAL Story

Delphine LaLaurie (played by Kathy Bates in AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN) is quite possibly the most evil character in the series. Her pitiless cruelty and disregard for human life is so completely vile that being buried alive for decades seems like a small price to pay for her crimes. Unfortunately, the Delphine LaLaurie is not the […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

Danse Macabre!: The Deadly Dancing Plague of 1518

Dance, dance, dance wherever you may be. And that’s just what they did in the town of Strasbourg, Alsace in 1518. In July of 1518, nearly 400 people gathered in the town and began dancing with no rest for over a month. Some of them even danced until they died. Strasbourg, Alsace, now modern day […]