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Rounding Out “Exploitation Month” on SHOCK WAVES Episode 62!

Episode 62 now available! The whole gang, Ryan Turek, Rob Galluzzo, Rebekah McKendry and Elric Kane, are back to close out “Exploitation Month” on SHOCK WAVES! First up, the latest horrors! Rob reports back from the surprise premiere of VICTOR CROWLEY, aka HATCHET 4, as well as RE-ANIMATOR: THE INTEGRAL VERSION, BEYOND THE DARKNESS, BEYOND […]

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The Gruesome Unsolved Crimes of “The Chess Killer”

The following case was compiled and uploaded in 2013 by user Rookurou, who cites a series of graphic and disturbing police reports from the city of Chichibu in the Japanese prefecture of Saitama in 1986. Over three decades later, the case remains unsolved, and the once-classified files were recently leaked online by an unnamed source. […]


5 Japanese Urban Legends that Should Be Made Into Horror Films

Japanese horror films are some of the scariest films ever made. Mostly rooted in legends and ancient tales, they present centuries old tested stories that have scared for generations. Still there are few stories from Japan that could be easily made into some very frightening films. Here are just five Japanese urban legends, both old and […]


Towns Near Fukushima Nuclear Plant Invaded by Armies of Wild Boars

It’s been almost six years to the day since a horrific and devastating earthquake and tsunami ravaged a large swath of Japan — a major disaster which caused critical damage to the nuclear plant in Fukushima. Threat of a meltdown held the entire nation (and many of their close neighbors) in a state of constant wariness until safety […]


5 Terrifying Japanese Legends that will Give You Nightmares!

I find Japanese folklore and legends to be some of the most fascinating…and frightening. Here are five of the most terrifying Japanese legends. Teke Teke (pictured above) A young school girl on her way home fell on a railroad track. She was cut in half by a train and died. Returning later as a vengeful spirit, […]


THE RING is Based on Two Horrifying (Supposedly Real) Japanese Legends! [VIDEO]

The newest installment in THE RING franchise, RINGS, is releasing to theaters this weekend on February 3rd. But did you know the terrifying ghost from THE RING series, Samara, is based on two Japanese legends? Check out the video below to learn about the frightening ghost stories that influenced this epic film series.


Monsters Make News: Human Re-Animation, “Real” JURASSIC PARK and More Harrowing Headlines

It’s been quite the intense struggle keeping up with all the bizarre and horrifying things making the news lately (and that’s not counting political news, which is a horror unto itself), but as always, instead of hiding from things that creep me out, I tend to charge headlong into them. This week, of course, is […]


Five Horrific Tales Lurking in the Darkest Corners of 4chan

We’ve previously delved into the strange history of creepypastas and similar viral horror phenomena, including some of the earliest breeding grounds for these infamously terrifying topics — namely Reddit’s notorious NoSleep community. Another noted source for the mysteries, unsolved cases, myths, legends and other bizarre tales infiltrating the web over the past decade is 4chan […]


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 […]


Five Chilling Creepypastas Involving Deadly Occult Rituals

We’ve previously examined a particularly disturbing viral legend reported by a user known as InfernalNightmare333, who broke down a specific set of rules for an extremely spooky party game, through which the player(s) could allegedly summon Satan himself. But it’s been a while since we visited other nightmarish so-called “games” and similar arcane rituals circulating […]


5 Absolutely Terrifying Urban Legends from Asia

Drawing from a vast array of ancient myths and legends, Asian horror has always been a favorite of Western audiences. However, not everything that comes from the continent is drawn from classic tales. Here are five relatively modern, yet extremely frightening urban legends from the Asian continent. The Cursed Kleenex Commercial (Japan) In 1985, Japanese television […]


The Horrifying Suicides Of Saipan

On August 6th, 1945, just before dawn, Paul Tibbets Jr. climbed into the Enola Gay, a B-29 bomber that he named after his mother. He took off from Tinian Island and headed to Japan. As he piloted the plane, the rest of the crew of the Enola Gay prepped their payload, which had been nicknamed […]

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Doomed Commuter Documents Her Own Fate in Real-Time at “Kisaragi Station”

Today’s Creepypasta is particularly chilling due to the mystery surrounding its origins: while it made the usual Reddit rounds over the past few years, and made it to in 2012, the following exchange is believed to have originated in 2004 on a 2chan Japanese image board, when it insinuated itself into a discussion thread […]


Living With a Demon Dog? This Japanese Shrine Offers Canine Exorcisms

We’ve all had pets that act like they’re under the influence of diabolical forces; hell, sometimes they even seem like tiny demons themselves. But until now, there wasn’t a whole lot we puny humans could do about it. That all changed recently, when the Japanese pet spa D+ Kirishima added “Dog Exorcism Plans” to their […]


There was an Actual WWII Plan to Bomb Japan with Bats

The attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, shattered American security and brought us into World War II. This first major attack on American soil meant that everyday citizens were coming up with warfare attack ideas, and they were actually being taken seriously. On January 12, 1942, dental surgeon Dr. Lytle S. Adams had […]