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Real Life Scares 

What Dark Mystery Lurks on New York’s Buckout Road?

The County of Westchester, New York is a relatively little known one — despite the fact that some of its towns and cities boast some notable persons. For example, both rapper DMX and notorious serial killer David Berkowitz (a.k.a. “The Son of Sam”) called the city of Yonkers home, and this writer’s hometown of Mamaroneck […]

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The “Satanic” Story of Infamous Murderer Ricky Kasso

One of the oldest bromides in American society, perhaps in the world at large, is that the young people of any given time period are always awful, and so much worse than the generation before them. We’re seeing it right now with all the trendy hatred for millennials — who are apparently the worst generation […]

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The Five Most Haunted Hotels In America (You Can Spend the Night in)

When we previously offered you a guided tour of the world’s most haunted hotels, we didn’t really consider your options if you’re planning a paranormal-themed US vacation. So, with Summer around the corner, we’d like to update that list with the following locations — which range in price and accommodations depending on your budget and […]

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Rochester, NY Residents Spooked by “Lady in White” in a Storm-Damaged Tree

If you live in the vicinity of Durand-Eastman Park in Rochester, New York, you may have heard eerie tales of a mysterious being known alternately as “The White Lady” or “The Lady of the Lake.” She’s been the subject of numerous sightings throughout the region as far back as the 19th century, and served as the […]

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Author Grady Hendrix Explores the Spiritual and Supernatural in SUMMERLAND LOST

With his popular novels HORRORSTÖR and MY BEST FRIEND’S EXORCISM, Grady Hendrix has put satirical spins on the supernatural as it pertains to some of life’s most commonplace routines. Lately, however, he has demonstrated his skill for not just the written word but the spoken one, and exploring a couple of extraordinary lives, with SUMMERLAND […]

Films Real Life Scares 

The Amityville Hoax vs. The Amityville Reality

THE CONJURING 2 is, as of this writing, still playing in theaters and racking up both box-office success and a fair amount of critical praise. If you haven’t seen it, the film is a fictionalized account of real-life demonologists Ed and  Lorraine Warren, and their famed investigation into the authenticity of the well-documented Enfield haunting. The […]

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CREEPYPASTA: “The Puppetmaster’s Regime” May Be the Deadliest Stage Play Ever Performed

For today’s tale of the macabre, we’re not merely digging deep into the darkest corners of the web; we’re also rummaging through the vaults of musical theatre’s golden days, and drawing back the curtain on a mysterious musical whose author remains unknown to this day… a show which was allegedly performed only once, at New York’s long-abandoned […]

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The Haunted Horror of WILLOWBROOK: School of the Damned

A long abandoned and decaying state institution located on New York’s “Borough That Time Forgot” Staten Island, The Willowbrook State School, was known as a “snake pit” — and for good reasons. The facility which was originally designed as a hospital for children with extreme intellectual disabilities who were once called “mentally retarded” back in […]

Films 

Biting the Big Apple: THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS and Q, THE WINGED SERPENT!

The island of Manhattan has endured its fair share of monstrous destruction through the years. Starting with a certain giant ape who made a big hit on the streets of New York in 1933, the city has weathered attacks from all manner of celluloid beasties. Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers, wolf people, gremlins and giant marshmallow […]