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Real Life Scares 

Massive Tower of Human Skulls Discovered in Mexico City

For centuries, it was hidden within the walls of an ancient Aztec temple, at the heart of one of the largest cities in the western world — a literal tower of human skulls, representing the decapitated heads of nearly 700 people. According to Reuters, the tower was recently discovered by a team of archaeologists within […]

Real Life Scares 

Gigantic New Spider Species Discovered in Mexican Cave

It’s been a while since we dropped some of nature’s creepy-crawlies on you, hasn’t it? I know you miss that, but this story might help make up for it. This story begins in Mexico back in 2013, during an expedition into the Sierra Cacachilas range in the Baja Peninsula. While searching a grotto, Michael Wall […]

Films 

Holy Blood: Revisiting Alejandro Jodorowsky’s SANTA SANGRE

Alejandro Jodorowsky, the brilliant Chilean-born film director, once said in an interview that he wants his audiences to experience his films the same way they would LSD — cinema, for Jodorowsky, is one of the better means to providing a transcendent mental and psychedelic experience. If you’ve seen any of his works, you know this to […]

Films 

Are We Overlooking Mexico’s Amazing Horror Movies?

All true horror movie fans know this — you don’t need to be in Hollywood to make an amazing horror film. In fact, nowadays, it seems at least half of the truly inspired genre movies to hit the market come from other countries. The creators of dark visions from all over the world continue to find a […]

Films Scary Fun 

Slashback! Why CEMETERY OF TERROR is Mexico’s Best Slasher EVER

I know you’ve been missing my regular column on vintage slasher flicks… but it’s okay, you don’t have to reveal your dark and secret shame by admitting it. If you’re familiar with my previous installments, you know I tend to focus on more obscure oddities from the often-maligned slasher subgenre, as opposed to the classic […]

Real Life Scares 

This Video Call Allegedly Ends in a Woman’s Terrifying “Possession”

Over the past year, there’s been a noticeable worldwide viral surge in news stories about demonic possession or similar phenomena — from a wave of unexplained hysteria among Malaysian students, to an unidentified woman frightening bus passengers in Argentina with her horrifying behavior, to a fatal attempted exorcism in a German hotel. We’re not sure why these […]

Films Scary Fun 

10 Amazing Horror Movies from Mexico!

Most contemporary horror fans are familiar with Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, but Mexico has had a long and colorful history making stellar horror movies. Dating back to the 1930s, Mexican horror films are remarkably varied and vast, many of them heavily influencing markets and trends here in America. Let’s look back at 10 landmark […]

Real Life Scares 

Does This Security Cam Footage Reveal a Shopping Poltergeist?

A video recently uploaded to YouTube by journalist Alfredo Alvarez has been creeping out viewers around the world: allegedly recorded from a monitor connected to a security camera in a Mexican supermarket, the clip below depicts several incidents of an unseen force violently throwing objects off the store’s shelves. Check it out for yourself… Unlike similar […]

Real Life Scares 

This Creepy Walking Doll Has the Entire World Horrified

It started a few years ago in Saltillo, Mexico, when someone shot footage of an unnervingly lifelike doll… a doll with black, soulless eyes… a doll that is shown holding a woman’s hand and apparently walking on its own. YouTube user Antonio Lopez uploaded the clip, which has recently gone viral; to date it’s been […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

Scared of Dolls? Check out Mexico’s Creepy, Real Life Island of Dolls!

Located in the canals of Xochimilco in Mexico is a tiny island that has been named Isla de las Munecas – the Island of Dolls. Its sad history and disturbing inhabitants have made it an unwitting tourist attraction. According to legend, the island’s sole permanent inhabitant, a hermit named Don Julian Santana Barrera, found a […]