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6 Real-Life Creatures That Will Make You Squirm

Now that summer is in full swing, and the sun is shining on the western hemisphere, it’s time to rise from our coffins, slather on some sunscreen, and become one with nature… or so I’m told. I’ll be hiding in a movie theater somewhere in the darkness with air conditioning. For many, summer is the season […]

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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 […]

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The Five Most Bizarre Airplane Flights In History

Thankfully, almost all commercial airplane flights are uneventful… because when something exciting happens at 30,000 feet, it’s rarely the good kind of exciting. Below are five of the most bizarre incidents in the history of commercial aviation, all of which will leave you eternally grateful for that painfully dull flight to LAX you’re probably dreading. […]

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The REAL Story of BOOGIE NIGHTS: John Holmes and the Wonderland Murders

In 1997, Paul Thomas Anderson made his mark on Hollywood with a daring look at the “other” Hollywood. For those who still have not checked out this now-cult classic, BOOGIE NIGHTS is the story of Dirk Diggler, a young man with a unique endowment that makes him perfect for the adult film industry. Based on Anderson’s […]

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5 Real-Life Deaths Worthy Of FINAL DESTINATION Scenes

Despite being an overall happy individual, I spend much of my time pondering death. Death lies in the highest level of life’s uncertainties and stings the heart the most when it happens to a loved one. We all have taken comfort in assuming that we will meet the standard life expectancy of being covered in […]

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Was HOSTEL Based on a REAL Story?

Eli Roth’s 2005 film HOSTEL is the story of college students traveling through Europe who are kidnapped by a group of psychotic sadomasochist murderers. We learn later that these killers are, just like the two college, tourists. However, these tourists are not there to take in the sites of Europe. They have paid for the experience […]

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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 […]

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Four Very Scary Things Happening in the Woods RIGHT NOW

When someone utters the words “woods” or “forest,” I’m sure a lot of you feel a slight chill come up your spine, as you imagine all manner of dark and ominous things lurking in the dense thicket, beneath the deepest shadows of old, twisted trees. It’s an ancient fear all humans harbor in the back […]

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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 […]

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CREEPYPASTA: This Attempt to Recreate “The Ganzfeld Experiment” Produced Nightmarish Results

The following information comes from a series of posts by user EvraVon53, who reveals how he tried his own replication of the controversial “Ganzfeld Experiment” while in college. Though the date of the attempt is not given (it’s assumed to be during the past decade), this particular test has been around since 1974. The goal […]

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Was the Movie THE DENTIST Based on an Actual Series of Murders?

Nobody likes going to the dentist. It’s a dreaded destination full of tiny sharp metal instruments that look like they were made to extract a confession. In 1996, director Brian Yuzna fed off that fear with his film THE DENTIST. In it, Dr. Alan Feinstone (Corbin Bernsen) is a highly successful dentist who discovers his […]

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Was THE STRANGERS Based on a Real Event?

It’s the reason you lock your door at night. It’s the reason you check and recheck that deadbolt before going to bed. You’ll be lying there alone in your bed listening and analyzing every noise you hear. Did you just hear something downstairs? Is that the creaking sound of footsteps ascending the stairs towards your bedroom? […]

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The DEATH NOTE Franchise Inspired Frightening Real Events

Anime and manga have come a long way since series like DRAGON BALL Z and SAILOR MOON broke ground for international audiences, especially in the United States. One of the more popular series of the 2000s was the DEATH NOTE franchise. The series revolved around the titular notebook, dropped into our world by a Shinigami […]