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This Unwary Traveler Had a Christmas Visitor… But It Wasn’t Santa Claus

This week, we’re continuing the Creepypasta Christmas tradition we began last December (with the bone-chilling tale of “Mr. Elf”) by dropping off a couple of mysterious, anonymous gifts at your doorstep. The first of these spooky surprises comes from a teenager whose holiday trauma began when a family flight to Virginia was canceled at the last […]

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 […]

Films 

CURSE OF THE DEMON: To Monster or Not To Monster?

The age-old question of whether to show the monster or not has confounded filmmakers since the antediluvian silent era. For example: Should THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS emerge full blown from the head of “Zeus” within the first five minutes of the film, or should there be a suspenseful build-up offering glimpses of a “cantilevered dorsal […]

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Spiders, Snakes, Dolls, Trolls and More From Today’s Horrific Headlines

Are you currently buttocks-deep in holiday stress? Yeah, I feel ya there. But relax, we’re here to help… and by “help,” I mean I’m about to show you some incredibly disturbing stuff that’s actually (or allegedly, depending on your level of skepticism) happening in the world around us, to help put our day-to-day problems in […]

Films 

They Bite! Remembering CRITTERS 30 Years Later

When it comes to the “tiny-terror” subgenre of horror movies that rose to prominence in the 1980s, some would think first of Joe Dante’s 1984 hit GREMLINS. But for others, the mini-monster movie franchise that springs to mind will forever be CRITTERS, starring those tiny, razor-toothed, bouncing space porcupines with an attitude as voracious as their […]

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A First Date Leads to True Love… But Ends in Homicidal Horror

Single and down to mingle? Can’t find anyone within your social circle? Afraid of skeevy hookup apps? There are other supposedly “safe” options available… but even those can be risky. Very risky, it turns out, for the unnamed author who submitted his tale of the ultimate dating nightmare to the Creepypasta Wiki. Working a dead-end […]

Films 

5 Times ABBOTT and COSTELLO Faced The Universal Monsters!

Sure ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN is a great monster mash but have you seen the others? For many that film was the ultimate gateway flick to discovering the classic creature features. After all, it had everything in it – the comedians were in top from and Bela Lugosi officially played Dracula for the first […]

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Visitors to “BlindMaiden.com” Encounter Unspeakable Horror… and Death

As of this writing, if you visit the URL BlindMaiden.com, you will likely find a dead link (no pun intended)… but if the rumors are true, there’s a slim chance you might actually be able to access the site after all. The thing is, after I explain the story behind it, you’d probably want to […]

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The Night a THING Killed His Parents… and Left Four Words Scrawled in Blood

Sometimes the scariest tales are also the shortest (remember the notorious “two-sentence horror stories” meme?), and while it’s not as well-known as some others, one creepypasta often titled “The Message” is pretty solid support for that theory. It’s been told in different ways — sometimes involving another title, setup and narrator — but it’s consistently […]

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Watch the “Dead Kids Club” Summon the GIVERTAKER in This Spooky New Short!

The Halloween hits just keep coming, and we’re just getting warmed up with our non-stop gallery of short, sharp and shocking films to add to your lights-out viewing playlist for October. Next up is GIVERTAKER, which taps into the spirit of the 1990s young-adult horror fiction phenomenon (including R.L. Stine’s GOOSEBUMPS), as you can clearly […]

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BREEDS WITH ANYTHING! The Wildest, Weirdest and Kinkiest Bigfoot Movies Ever Made

Considering they’re probably the best-known cryptids in history, the humanoids known variously as Sasquatch, Bigfoot, Yeti, the Abominable Snowman and so forth don’t get much respect in modern cinema. While thousands of hours of film and video have been dedicated to these elusive man-beasts, there’s something about the big dude that makes it nearly impossible […]

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CREEPYPASTA: A Thunderstorm Reveals Unearthly Horrors on “The Day of the Shadow”

Today’s report is a bit of an enigma, since the origin could not be traced to any specific user prior to surfacing on the Creepypasta Wiki, where it was subsequently filed in their “Cryptid” directory. But the story this anonymous author relates is particularly gruesome… so naturally, I had to share it with you. Uploaded […]

This Haunting TV Ad Led a Horrified Viewer to THE QUIET ROOM

Today’s terrifying tale crosses the line from reality to nightmares… and makes it very hard to tell which is more dangerous. The story originated from a user named Blipcs, and made its way into the community via Creepypasta.org on April 11, 2013. The author, a self-professed film fanatic, writes about recently witnessing a TV spot […]