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Films Scary Fun 

Was CRITTERS Based on a Real Story?: Exploring the Kelly-Hopkinsville Alien Encounter

Was there genuine truth to the Kelly–Hopkinsville encounter? It’s one of history’s greatest questions and time has left it surprisingly powerless. That’s not a complete mystery when you consider today’s technology, the elaborate depths one will dive too in order to create the most believable hoax, and what can be presented and spread like wild […]

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 

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. […]

Films Real Life Scares 

The Real Story That Inspired THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE

In 2005, Scott Derrickson’s horror/ courtroom drama THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE was released, the story of nineteen-year-old Emily Rose who died from wounds she received during an exorcism. Father Richard Moore, the priest who performed the exorcism, was arrested and put on trial. Based on the true story, THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE was actually inspired […]

Real Life Scares 

100-Year-Old Mummified Girl Opens Eyes on Camera

No one with a heart would ever want to see a light extinguished so soon. On December 6, 1920 Mario Lombardo said goodbye to his daughter, one-year-old Rosalia, for the last time. But it is what happened after her death that has baffled scientists and clergy for decades. For nearly a century now, she has […]

Real Life Scares 

Towns Near Fukushima Nuclear Plant Invaded by Armies of Wild Boars

It’s been almost six years to the day since a horrific and devastating earthquake and tsunami ravaged a large swath of Japan — a major disaster which caused critical damage to the nuclear plant in Fukushima. Threat of a meltdown held the entire nation (and many of their close neighbors) in a state of constant wariness until safety […]

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 

Viral Photo Shows a Slenderman-Like Figure Emerging From the Clouds

It’s being described as “a Dementor from the HARRY POTTER movies” or even a god-like being, and of course the resemblance to the infamous Slenderman is unmistakable… but no matter what you want to call it, this image of a horrific airborne shape hovering in the clouds above the Mukuba Mall in Kitwe, Zambia 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 Music Scary Fun 

A Rare Glimpse at Kurt Cobain’s Homemade Horror Movies

Nirvana was one of the defining bands of the 1990s, and a staple in the CD players of Generation X-ers like myself. The day lead singer Kurt Cobain shot himself to death is still a fresh memory, even more than twenty years later. It plays like a horror movie in my mind: coming home from […]

Real Life Scares 

Doctors in India Remove a LIVE Cockroach From a Woman’s Skull

If you’re not already squirming from that headline, you’re obviously made of stronger stuff… but I haven’t even laid out the grisly details yet. So you might want to put down your lunch, or make sure you don’t feel tiny little insectoid feet brushing against the back of your neck… New Indian Express reported that […]

Real Life Scares 

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 […]