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Real Life Scares 

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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The Strange and Infamous History of Britain’s Holloway Sanitarium

The English hamlet of Virginia Water is tucked away in a quiet corner of Surrey. It is home to the grand Wentworth Estate, where the first Ryder Cup golf tournament was held. Nearby lies the leafy and serene Windsor Great Park. And until 1980, it was home to the Holloway Sanitarium — one of the […]

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Watch Our Grim and Grisly New Creepypasta Video HOSPITAL FOOD!

The latest installment in our creepypasta web series is definitely not for the squeamish… especially if you’re even slightly afraid of visiting the hospital. All others, brave on… I won’t get too deep into plot spoilers on this episode, but you can probably tell from the title it’s not going to end happily for the […]

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The Twisted, True Tale of Serial-Killer Nurse “Jolly” Jane Toppan

If history has taught us anything, it’s that serial killers come in all shapes, sizes and nationalities. Oh… and genders, as well. Case in point: prolific serial killer Jane Toppan (born as Honora Kelley, known to law enforcement and the public as “Jolly Jane”), who, by her own admission, killed 33 people. Honora was quite […]

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CREEPYPASTA: This Patient Claims Horrifying Creatures Are All Around Us… and He’s Right

Today’s small but pungent serving of creepypasta is garnished with a ghastly twist… so don’t spoil it for the rest of us! The original author is unknown, but let’s assume for the sake of convenience that they work in the medical profession, in the employ of an unnamed mental hospital or psychiatric ward… so you […]

Films Scary Fun 

Watch This Horrifying Short Based on the Infamous Creepypasta “The Expressionless!”

Attention, all creepypasta connoisseurs: in our recent feature about ten infamous creepypastas based on a single, terrifying image, I highlighted one of the oldest and possibly most nightmare-inducing stories ever to span the web: “The Expressionless.” In brief, the story is claimed to be a first-hand account from the sole survivor of a bizarre mass […]

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Does this Vintage Photo Reveal the Infamous Ghost of Sarah Eustace?

If you’ve seen Brad Anderson’s chilling 2001 horror feature SESSION 9, then you’re familiar with the hellish domain that was once the Danvers State Lunatic Asylum in Massachusetts. While the film’s central tale is fictional, there are literally dozens of legends, myths, rumors and first-hand accounts of paranormal phenomena connected to the massive gothic structure […]

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Man Dies While Watching THE CONJURING 2… and His Body Mysteriously Disappears

Worldwide, emotional aftershocks continue to reverberate after the theatrical release of James Wan’s smash sequel to THE CONJURING — which many horror fans and reviewers now consider one of the most terrifying movies of all time. As THE CONJURING 2 premiered this month in multiple countries, rumors immediately began circulating about bizarre occurrences connected to […]

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Nine of the Most Terrifying Mental Health Practices Through the Ages

While the stigma associated with mental disorders certainly still remains to this day, if we look back to the “bad old days” it’s clear that things have come a long way for the better. Since time immemorial, mental illness has been given a myriad of names, ranging from lunacy (based on the hypothesis that people’s insanity […]

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CREEPYPASTA: A Doctor’s Fatal Mistake Introduced Him to THE WOMAN IN THE ELEVATOR

Today’s chilling creepypasta first appeared as a brief entry from an anonymous author claiming to be a former surgeon at a teaching hospital. Throughout his career, the doctor had witnessed all manner of horrors afflicting the human body… but one night he saw something which terrified him so profoundly that he suffered a mental breakdown, […]