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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 […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

Underwater Camera Footage Reveals LIVE SHARKS Inside an Active Volcano

I swear this is not a sneaky promotion for a SyFy monster movie called SHARKANO; I’m actually surprised they haven’t pounced on this concept already (though there are some pretty good fan parodies out there). Nope, this is the real deal, courtesy of a 2015 episode of National Geographic’s EXPEDITION RAW. The footage originated from […]

Real Life Scares 

This Creepy Video Shows a Snake Puking Up Another Live Snake

Happy Friday, dear readers! If you’re missing the latest installment in my weekly NSFW column CINEMA IN EXTREMIS, don’t worry — it’ll be back next Friday. In the meantime, here’s something totally disgusting that might help tide you over… plus, it’s real! Details of the story were provided by National Geographic, who tend to pull […]

Real Life Scares 

Scientist Discovers Snakes Are Teaming Up to Hunt in Packs

If you’ve been following our stories on nature’s creepiest (and sometimes deadliest) creatures and what they’ve been up to lately, it’s possible you’re starting to worry about an approaching animal apocalypse involving some combination of spiders, snakes, alligators or the like. Well, let’s just say this new discovery isn’t going to help calm your fears. […]

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Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

Florida Campers Find Themselves Surrounded by “The Masked Ones”

As you’ve likely learned from the headlines (and not just ours), the Sunshine State has been home to some rather unsettling occurrences lately: we’ve found dinosaur-sized alligators invading human turf; a nightmarish YouTube channel allegedly originating from Nassau County (we still can’t decide if it’s the work of a real-life psychopath); a literal “spider tornado” […]

Real Life Scares 

Experts Reveal the Truth Behind Massive “Sea Monster” Washed Up in Indonesia

An extremely creepy story making the rounds over the past weekend revolves around the discovery of a humongous, unidentified creature discovered on Hulung Beach, on the Indonesian island of Seram. According to the Jakarta Globe, the monstrous grayish-brown organism — which seems to be oozing blood-red slime — was first found by islander Asrul Tuanakota, who […]

Real Life Scares 

VIDEO: Body of Missing Indonesian Man Found Inside a Giant Python [NSFW]

This story is by turns bizarre, horrifying and tragic, and begins after a 26-year-old Indonesian farmer was reported missing by his family when he failed to return home from working on his plantation Sunday night. The next day, residents of Salubiro, a small village on the island of Sulawesi, sighted a giant python — reportedly […]

Real Life Scares 

This Literal EXPLOSION of Huntsman Spiders Shocked an Experienced Pest-Controller

Seriously, Australia? Is this really how you wanted the rest of the world to start their week? Once again your venomous arachnids are swarming all over our news feeds. Of course, I kid you fine folks Down Under; this site is, after all, devoted to all things scary, creepy, gross and bizarre… and this story certainly […]

Real Life Scares 

VIDEO: Gang of VERY Creepy Turkeys Seems to Be Performing a Bizarre Ritual

Disturbing, dangerous and just straight-up weird animal behavior is one of our favorite “Real Life Scares” topics, and nature has been very generous in providing us some seriously nightmarish material to report (we love you, Australia). But this clip takes it to a level we haven’t seen before. The following clip, shared yesterday on Twitter […]

Real Life Scares 

Five Extremely Creepy Things Making the News Right Now

I’m pretty sure you’ll agree 2017 has been off to a very rocky start… but hey, at least most of us aren’t being terrorized on the regular by menacing grass-goblins or disembodied shadow-lurkers (I’m assuming this, of course; I don’t really know your life). Alas, that can’t quite be said for some of the people […]

Films 

In Defense of M. Night Shyamalan’s THE HAPPENING

It’s good to see M. Night Shyamalan return. With the release of SPLIT, the once-famous-and-then-despised filmmaker has made two quite good films in a row (the other being THE VISIT), and audiences are beginning to acknowledge his talents as a filmmaker never left him. After a string of badly-reviewed and notorious genre films, Shyamalan is […]

Real Life Scares 

Viral Video Shows “Dinosaur-Sized” Alligator Stomping Through Florida Park

Well, no sooner did we publish a feature about bizarre things happening in Florida (I like to think of that state as “the Australia of the US”), someone down there must have decided we’re not through yet. Seriously, do you remember that Godzilla-like alligator that just want sauntering through a Palmetto golf course last summer? Well, […]

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Real Life Scares 

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 […]