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Real Life Scares 

Massive Sea Monster Washes Up On Australian Beach

Yes, we have yet another tale of real-life horrors creeping, slithering and swimming about in and around Australia, further confirming the country as our go-to source for nature’s biggest wide-awake nightmares. (Just yesterday, we reported on a bizarre Outback confrontation between a giant spider and a deadly snake… hit the link to find out who came […]

Real Life Scares 

The Beast of Jersey: This Real-Life Monster is the Stuff of Nightmares

This is the mask of unbridled terror — the heinous masquerade of the depraved individual known as “The Beast of Jersey,” who perpetrated a decade-long reign of loathsome terror upon unsuspecting innocents. Clad in a woman’s black wig atop a chillingly disfigured rubber mask — an inhuman visage that would give even Leatherface nightmares — […]

Real Life Scares 

Taxi Drivers Report Picking Up Ghosts of Japan’s 2011 Tsunami Victims

Several taxicab drivers throughout the coastal town of Ishinomaki in northeast Japan are reporting something terrifying. According to news agency Asahi Shimbun, at least seven different cabbies have told almost exactly the same story: after picking up certain passengers in Ishinomaki, the drivers claim that these clients responded very strangely when asked for their destination… […]

Real Life Scares 

The Terrifying Mystery of Russia’s “Devil’s Pass” Just Got Scarier

The so-called “Dyatlov Pass Incident” is considered one of the strangest, most controversial unsolved death cases of the past century… and now, after 57 years, a new disturbing epilogue to the story seems to be unfolding. In February of 1959, a group of nine graduate students disappeared while hiking Russia’s Ural Mountains en route to […]

Films 

Beware the Ghosts of Grief: DON’T LOOK NOW, THE HAUNTING OF JULIA and THE CHANGELING

Throughout human history, tales of horror and the supernatural have always been an important medium for addressing our shared fear of death, expressing the pain of loss, and finding the strength to battle one of the cruelest monsters of all: the all-consuming beast of grief. The classic tales of Edgar Allan Poe, in particular, deal […]

Real Life Scares 

The Terrifying History of a Cursed Statue Named “The Goddess of Death”

It was allegedly unearthed in 1878, but it likely dates back more than three thousand years; the ancient limestone statue was originally dubbed “The Woman of Lemb” after the town in the Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus where it was discovered… but the grim and fateful legend that soon surrounded the artifact quickly earned it […]

Real Life Scares 

Hikers Capture Nightmarish Footage of “Devil Tree” in Ohio Forest

The following video, which has viewers around the world baffled — and more than a little bit creeped out — was taken by a man hiking in the woods with a friend near Defiance, Ohio. As the two men approach a large tree, it appears to be burning red-hot from the inside, but as you […]

Real Life Scares 

‘Ghost Ships’ Carrying Human Remains Are Drifting Into Japan

In one of the most chilling, unexplained stories to hit the news lately, several unmanned wooden fishing boats have been appearing off the northwestern coast of Japan, several of which contain decayed human bodies. According to Associated Press reporter Mari Yamaguchi, Japanese authorities are investigating the arrival of nearly a dozen such boats in the […]

ATUK: The “Cursed” Screenplay That Killed John Belushi, Chris Farley, and More

The most haunted movie in history isn’t a horror flick. It’s not THE OMEN, THE MUMMY, or MAID IN MANHATTAN. The most haunted movie in film history is ATUK, an unproduced middlebrow comedy that has been kicking around Hollywood development hell since 1971. Based on the novel The Incomparable Atuk, Tod Carroll’s screenplay tells the […]

Real Life Scares 

The Horrifying Mystery of Charlie Noonan’s Last Photograph

As with every creepypasta cited here, I make no claims regarding the validity of my sources… but if you feel compelled to follow up with your own research, just be damn sure you know what you’re doing. This story — and the nightmarish photo that accompanies it — involves a man by the name of […]

Real Life Scares 

Can You Solve the Mystery of this Disturbing Viral Video?

We’ve previously introduced you to some of the creepiest paranormal videos ever posted to YouTube (be sure to check them out if you’re ready for a sleepless night), but this find might be even more disturbing; despite making no claims to being supernatural in nature, there is something about this clip – and particularly the […]

Real Life Scares 

Dogtown Common — Where Abanbdoned Plush Toys Hide a Deadly Curse

Dogtown Common is a ghost town on a hilltop near Gloucester, Massachusetts with a long, sordid history that begins in 1693. Despite not being suited towards agriculture, its inland location afforded protection from pirates, and many of the well-off families made the area, then known simply as The Commons, their home. By about 1750, pirates […]

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Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

The Haunting Phenomenon of “The Black Eyed Children”

It’s time for a look at one of the earliest — and still spookiest — viral stories to make the rounds: the unsolved mystery of the Black Eyed Children, also known as BEK (Black Eyed Kids). There have been enough diverse tales woven around the BEK phenomenon to put them in a creepypasta subcategory of […]