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Real Life Scares 

A Woman Received This Chilling Voicemail from Her Father — Months After His Death

We’ve been noticing a spike in reports of unexplained audio phenomena lately… but one mysterious and particularly disturbing recording sent shivers through the Reddit community following a recent post by user heaveninherarms. The user started an urgent-looking thread to Reddit’s /r/paranormal board late last week (then cross-posted to /r/creepy), shortly after her mother had received a […]

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Woman’s Phone Records Her Sleep-Talking… and a Terrifying Voice Answers

There really is a smartphone app for just about everything — but in one bizarre and chilling case, a sleep-monitoring application might have an added function the designers never intended. That might not be a good thing, either… especially for the phone’s terrified owner. A Reddit thread initiated by a user named “Jenny” (who goes […]

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Does this Vintage Photo Reveal the Infamous Ghost of Sarah Eustace?

If you’ve seen Brad Anderson’s chilling 2001 horror feature SESSION 9, then you’re familiar with the hellish domain that was once the Danvers State Lunatic Asylum in Massachusetts. While the film’s central tale is fictional, there are literally dozens of legends, myths, rumors and first-hand accounts of paranormal phenomena connected to the massive gothic structure […]

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CREEPYPASTA: Is the Thing Behind “The Barricade” Real or Delusion… or Both?

In 2008, one of several posts to 4chan’s notorious /x/ paranormal board by a user identified as “Josef K” apparently documented the author’s life-long struggle with a very unpleasant conundrum: despite being examined for every possible physical, mental or behavioral illness, and being prescribed every medication in the book, Josef continued to be plagued by […]

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How Did the Entire Town of Ashley, Kansas Simply Disappear?

In my experience as a journalist exploring the realm of strange, fascinating and often terrifying web phenomena, I’ve seen just about every variety of creepypasta to come slithering down the inter-tubes. If you’ve been following our regular creepypasta coverage (if not, here’s a crash course to get you started), you know that your basic creepypasta […]

Comic Books TV 

WALKING DEAD Creator Robert Kirkman Talks About His New Horror Series OUTCAST!

Robert Kirkman is well-known to horror fans as the creator of THE WALKING DEAD comic and TV show. On June 3rd, another one of his comic books is coming to television: OUTCAST. The series stars Patrick Fugit (GONE GIRL) as Kyle Barnes, a man who has been plagued by demonic possession all his life. Philip Glenister […]

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CREEPYPASTA: Something is Very, Very Wrong With… THE DOLL

Today’s creepypasta, which has gone through many interesting and spooky iterations over the past few years — particularly on 4chan’s paranormal board and various creepypasta discussion threads — actually began in a most ordinary way: with an unusual but thoughtful birthday gift from a man to his wife. But there was nothing ordinary about the doll. […]

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CREEPYPASTA: He Went Down to His Mother’s Basement… and Found the Ultimate Horror

One of the most unsettling of creepypastas reveals an unspeakable nightmare in the heart of your own home… in your immediate family… in your sense of identity, safety and security… none of which can be trusted in the realm of shadows. This week’s entry comes from Reddit’s notorious NoSleep community, and was first posted by […]

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CREEPYPASTA: A Nightmarish Lesson About Talking to Strangers

This week’s epic creepypasta comes once again from Reddit’s notorious NoSleep community, the dwelling place of many a terrifying internet legend. A user with the handle “Inaaace” recounted this haunting tale from his brother-in-law, a British soldier who had experienced the horrors of war firsthand during multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan… but claimed his […]

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MR. ELF: A Creepypasta Christmas Story

This horrifying holiday tale was first posted to the infamous Reddit community NoSleep — home of the world’s most chilling creepypastas — by user manen_lyset, who recounted the arrival of an unexpected nocturnal Christmas visitor. The previous year, at a post-Christmas clearance sale, the author found an interesting gadget: a tree ornament containing a miniature […]

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Scary Fun 

Ten Horror Podcasts You Should Be Listening To Right Now

Horror podcasts have been enjoying a groundswell in popularity over the past few years, and the field is widening to include just about every topic under the genre’s umbrella. So much variety is a wonderful thing, of course, but it also poses a challenge: if your schedule is bogged down with work, school, family, social […]

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CREEPYPASTA: The Horrifying Story of the Haunted Beach Tape

It’s that time of the week, dear creepers! I’ve got my feelers out (so to speak) in search of creepypasta: horrific, skin-crawling and unnervingly convincing tales of terror from the inter- and under-webs. This week I’ve been given a tip from reader Jennifer Hodgson, a mutual creepypasta connoisseur who stumbled across a literally nightmare-inducing account from […]