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Take a Chilling Subterranean Tour of Spain’s Most Terrifying Museum

From the outside, this ornate palace in the town of Ronda, within the Spanish province of Málaga, looks like a magical fairytale kingdom… but just wait until you get a look inside. The Museo Lara is a private museum boasting one of the most bizarre, fascinating and horrifying collections in the entire world — most of […]

Music 

Radiohead’s “Burn the Witch” Reimagines THE WICKER MAN as a Creepy Kids’ Show

It’s been a long time since we heard new sounds from legendary UK gloom-rockers Radiohead, but their return to the musical arena doesn’t disappoint — and neither does the whimsically macabre stop-motion puppet video for their new single “Burn the Witch,” which puts a whimsical spin on a chilling classic of the occult. Taking a […]

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These Washington D.C. Witches Tried to Kill Hitler With an Occult Ritual

In February 1941, LIFE magazine published what may have been the strangest story ever to grace its pages.  It was written in a straightforward manner, without a hint of jest and not meant to poke fun. The name of the article? “LIFE Goes to a Hex Party.” Seems fairly innocuous, until you get to the […]

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Does This Dead Man’s Hand Have Supernatural Powers?

This gruesome artifact was reportedly discovered in the early 20th century, lodged in the wall of an ancient cottage in Castleton, Derbyshire, in the UK: a severed, mummified human hand. Local historian Joseph Ford, who found the horrific object, delivered it to the Whitby Museum in 1935, claiming that the grisly find was a “Hand of Glory” […]

Music 

Naked Witches Get Down and Bloody for Danzig’s Cover of Black Sabbath’s “N.I.B.”

[NSFW content ahead] Black Sabbath fans will instantly recognize the opening strains of that band’s classic 1970 track “N.I.B.” in the video below… but in dark-rock icon Glenn Danzig’s new interpretation of the Satanic single, there are way more naked ladies involved. “N.I.B.” is the latest release from Danzig’s new album SKELETONS, which represents a tribute to […]

Real Life Scares 

The Five Scariest Real-Life Cults in Modern Times

Cults are terrifying. The idea that one person can convince dozens — or even hundreds — of people to take part in heinous crimes to serve some ludicrous idea that no normal person would consider rational makes my skin crawl. The following cults are all lesser-known than, say, the Manson Family or Jonestown, but are […]

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CODEX GIGAS: Who is the Mysterious Author of “The Devil’s Bible?”

The Codex Gigas is the largest book still in existence from the Medieval time period. Literally, the largest: 36 inches tall, 20 inches wide, 8.7 inches thick, weighing 165 pounds. A portion of this book became the Catholic Church’s official Latin version of the Bible in the 16th century… and yet, it is often called […]

Music 

Music, Magick and the Movies: An Interview With URILIA’s Kristof Bathory

Several years ago, I made the acquaintance of Kristof Bathory, who at the time was the founder and frontman of the band Dawn Of Ashes. Originally an an electro-industrial group, DOA evolved through many permutations, ultimately fusing the hard electronic elements with extreme metal into a potent hybrid of apocalyptic intensity, often focused on themes […]