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The Horrifying Theory Behind a Bizarre Photo Nicknamed “Danny Boy”

This creepy viral phenomenon is one of many tales revolving around a single strange photograph [like these, for example], which may have first surfaced with no available backstory — as is the case for so many vintage photos posted online. As the saying goes, nature — not to mention the internet — abhors a vacuum, […]

Media 

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 […]

News 

3 Horrible Holiday Monsters From Around The World

It’s that time of year again when listening to the radio becomes impossible and making cookies becomes a competition among the closest family members. So instead of thinking about gifts and how to avoid your awkward cousins, let’s look at some more holiday ghouls that aren’t Krampus. Mari Lwyd What says Christmas like a zombie […]

Meet the Staff: 10 Questions With Blumhouse Post Production Coordinator Jason Rostovsky

Our ongoing series of interviews with the Blumhouse crew continues, in which we share our collective passion for all things scary, discuss our personal and career histories in the genre we all know and love, reveal our favorite films, and maybe even share a few spooky stories. Today we sit down for a Q&A with […]

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5 Legendary and Frightening Christmas Monsters that Aren’t Krampus

This time of year, Krampus seems to get all the attention.  Here are few of Santa’s B-Team who don’t get nearly as much attention as they should. From all around the world, check out these 5 equally twisted Christmas monsters. Hans Trapp This German Krampus is actually based on a historical figure. Hans von Trotha […]

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Check Out This Bizarre German KRAMPUS Prank

When it comes to certain horror movie releases, marketing companies get to have all the fun. Some of the best viral videos stem from “pranks” tied into a big horror release. THE DEVIL’S DUE prank, “Devil Baby Attack”, has to be one of (if not the) best of the bunch. The telekinetic in the coffee shop […]

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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 World’s Scariest Holiday Event- The Krampus Parade!

As the movie KRAMPUS is about to release and the holiday season is almost upon us, let’s not forget about Krampuslauf Graz, or as I like to call it “The World’s Scariest Parade”. Each year, Austria hosts the Krampus Parade where hundreds of folks dressed as the horned holiday beast prowl the streets frightening onlookers. […]

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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 […]