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Read the Book! Remembering Time-Life’s MYSTERIES OF THE UNKNOWN

“I never thought I would believe in it… until it happened to me.” If those words just triggered a slight chill in your bones — or perhaps just a brief flash of goofy nostalgia — you’re definitely not alone. The above quote was first directed to an unflinching camera in 1989 by Oscar-winning actress Julianne Moore, […]

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In Search of the Lethal Banned Video SATAN’S SPHINX

Some of the most disturbing and mysterious viral tales involve alleged “lost” videos — the contents of which are often claimed to have harmful or even fatal effects on those unfortunate enough to view them. Notable examples include a crude video collage nicknamed “The Grifter,” the origin of which is still the subject of intense […]

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How to Summon an Otherworldly Entity with Your Bathroom Mirror!

So you want to summon a supernatural entity or demon into your bathroom mirror… What are ya, crazy or something? You’re meddling with forces beyond your control or understanding, piercing the veil between Life and Death, and imperiling your immortal soul… and for what? So you can freak out your friends? Seriously: Do not perform […]

Listen to Vincent Price’s Infamous Album of Spells and Incantations!

Along with starring in some of the creepiest movies ever made (and some of the cheesiest), horror icon Vincent Price’s eclectic body of work includes numerous cookbooks, musical theater appearances, a novelty record where you can “act” in famous movie scenes with him, and a Muppet Show guest spot. But my favorite piece of Price […]

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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 […]

Six Freaky Contemporary Novels You Can Read in One Day

Modern horror literature can be hard to track down. The publishing market is dominated by psychological thrillers, crime stories and young adult fantasies, following a few already-tired trends. Sometimes it seems fans of macabre novels and stories must look entirely to the past. But there are plenty of artists weaving dark tales from the shadows, […]

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Good Bad Habits: Director Mariano Baino on Nunsploitation Epic DARK WATERS

The sunken depths of Manhattan’s Lovecraft bar seem like the perfect place to talk to Mariano Baino, whose 1994 film DARK WATERS is resurfacing as a long-awaited Blu-ray from Severin Films today. Severin and publicist Josh Johnson (dressed for the occasion in a nun’s habit) set up an interview op with Baino last night in […]

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This Postmortem Photo of “Loana the Bloodthirster” Bears a Deadly Curse

According to most sources, the photograph you see here was reportedly taken in 1909, during an era where staged photographs of the recently deceased were a common practice, and at the time considered a dignified way of honoring the dead. The passing of more than a century has obscured most of the stories behind these […]

The Five Most Bizarre and Horrific Serial-Killing Groups Ever

We usually think of serial killing as a solitary vocation, practiced by loners driven by unspeakable personal demons, but sometimes groups of people come together to kill — and when they do, their motivations are fascinating. Whether they killed for pure profit, love, or some weird group madness, the five death-squads below are among the […]

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Watch the Latest Blumhouse.com Original CREEPYPASTA Video — THE BOOK

As you may recall, when we posted our second creepypasta video THE MESSAGE last week [be sure to check it out if you missed it], I promised you there would be more of these videos coming in 2017… and while most folks think I’m a little weird, they have to admit I do keep my […]

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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 […]

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A Horrifying Fate Awaits Those Who Read “The Book of Names”

Today’s tale may have disseminated widely on social media, but its origins can be traced back more than a century ago, to one fateful day when a single ancient volume was donated to a library in Archangel, Virginia — a massive tome whose history is mysteriously bound to that of the town itself. The book’s […]

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Five Famous Scientists Who Dabbled in the Occult

Casual skeptics are annoying. They rarely know enough about whatever phenomenon they’re “debunking” to have a worthwhile opinion on it, basing their dismissal of other people’s experiences on a half-read Wikipedia article, an old episode of PENN & TELLER’S BULLSHIT, and a pathological need to feel smug. The next time one of these joyless dinks […]