The 13th Floor

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CREEPYPASTA: The Skin-Crawling Tale of “The Boy Who Loved Lightning”

Today’s story is derived from a single father’s recall of the experiences of his three-year-old son, credited to DeviantArt user alapanamo. It’s a short but harrowing account of increasingly troubling events which occurred mere weeks after the man and his son relocated from the noisy chaos of the big city to an idyllic ranch house […]

Films 

The Top 10 Dean Koontz Novels

When it comes to household names in literary horror, the list pretty much begins and ends with Stephen King. This is a shame for so many reasons, but one of the biggest is that it gives short shrift to Dean Koontz, a King contemporary who is just as dizzyingly prolific. Since he began his career […]

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Spontaneous Human Combustion: The Oddest Way to Die

You’re sitting at home. You’re alone. You’re a lonely older woman who’s been alone most of her life. You’re a little chubby since you got off exercise. Your family doesn’t visit, which may be a good thing, because your tiny trailer wouldn’t fit a guest anyway. Friends don’t visit either, which would only be an […]

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The Jinx of THE OMEN: Did Satan Curse This Horror Classic?

When there’s money to be made, no one in Hollywood can take a hint, even a Satanic one. According to many in Hollywood, The Dark Lord hurled countless plagues and curses at horror filmmakers back in the ’60s and ’70s, but he seems to have saved his best work for 1976’s THE OMEN. His Dark […]