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Netflix Shows, Rob Zombie’s Woes and… a Glowing Ninja Shark? This Week’s Horror News Rundown

It may be hard to believe, what with all the killer Santas running around Blumhouse.com lately, but even horror lovers sometimes take Christmas off. And so do their publicists, apparently, because the week preceding December 25, 2015 has been a barren wasteland, devoid of major horror news. But don’t worry, we scoured the internet like […]

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Attempted Exorcism in German Hotel Goes Horribly, Fatally Wrong

So far, five people have been arrested in Frankfurt, Germany following the death of a family member who was apparently undergoing a brutal exorcism ritual. [Details of this case may be disturbing, so proceed with caution.] According to Associated Press, German police found the body of a 41-year-old South Korean woman in a room at […]

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Florida Burglary Suspect Killed and Eaten by an Alligator

Alligators seem to be all up in our news lately — whether it’s a gargantuan reptile nicknamed Godzilla invading a Texas shopping center, or this gruesome karma-like situation in Florida: apparently a man wanted for attempted burglary was recently found dead in Barefoot Bay Lake in Brevard County, his mangled remains showing evidence of multiple alligator bites. […]

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California Couple Viciously Attacked by Killer Squirrel

That might be the goofiest headline you’ll read all week, but for Richard and Norma Williams of Novato, CA, their recent traumatic experience with the “Squirrel From Hell” was certainly no laughing matter. The attack wasn’t an isolated incident, either: it’s just one of eight which took place throughout the couple’s neighborhood since Thanksgiving — including a […]

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Wisconsin Students Creeped Out By Campus Clown

It seems there’s been another spike in reports of creepy clowns on the prowl… this week it’s happening at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin, where a silently ominous clown in an orange prison jumpsuit has been sighted on multiple occasions stalking the campus grounds. Local TV stations WKOW and WISN both report that the clown’s […]

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12-Year-Old Says Creepypasta Clown ‘Laughing Jack’ Told Her To Kill

When we began our weekly tradition of sharing the strange, fascinating and often terrifying viral legends known as creepypasta, I recounted a tragic real-life case where the line between myth and reality became dangerously blurred: last year, two Wisconsin girls stabbed and nearly killed a classmate, claiming to have done the deed on the orders […]

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Man Goes Berserk on Airliner, Bites Passenger… and Drops Dead

The zombie apocalypse has begun – on an Aer Lingus flight. Over the weekend, a 24-year-old man was on a flight from Lisbon to Dublin when he became agitated, bit another man, and eventually died. Reports from The Irish Mirror state that the young man “ran amok,” bit at least one other passenger, and then […]

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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 […]

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This “Frankenstein” Meat Twitches… Despite Being Very Dead

Meat that is still twitching, even after being butchered: really really fresh, or a science experiment gone horribly wrong? That is the question Cheng Tan had to ask herself. The Chinese woman came home with a fresh cut of meat. When she unwrapped it, it was twitching. Fearing there may be worms or parasites in […]