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Real Life Scares 

The Mystery Of The Jersey Devil!

Cryptozoology is the pseudoscience that is set out to determine whether or not mythological and folkloric creatures are real as well as discovering and identifying unknown creatures and shedding light on animals once thought extinct. It is well known for its attempted discovery of Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster and even the goat-suckers of Mexico, […]

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Were America’s Public Schools Started By… SATAN?

Regardless of your thoughts on the public school system, it is an important, necessary function of a thriving democracy. Public schools ensure that all children, no matter their gender or class, get an education that will provide kids literacy, basic math skills, and a general understanding of the way the world works. But did you […]

Films 

The Terrifying Hellscape of F.W. Murnau’s FAUST

If you know your film history, you know the Universal Horror boom of the 1930s looks the way it does because of German cinematographers like Karl Freund, who brought the darkness with them as they emigrated to America. Alfred Hitchcock also studied the German filmmakers of the ‘20s — his visit to Murnau’s set for […]

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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 […]

Films 

Satan as a Feminist Instrument: Exploring THE LORDS OF SALEM

I don’t need to tell Blumhouse readers that Rob Zombie has had a textured and fascinating career. Rob first rose to fame as frontman for well-regarded metal band White Zombie in the 1980s and ’90s, and began mixing techno with metal as part of a well-regarded solo career that spans nearly 20 years and six […]

Films 

Three of the Year’s Best Horror Films You Can Still See in Theaters (If You Hurry!)

We’re less than four months into the year, but it’s already clear 2017 is definitely a banner year for controversial, provocative horror films. Case in point: Blumhouse’s GET OUT and SPLIT have both passed the $100 million mark in US box-office returns, and GET OUT has garnered the most positive reviews of any film released this year. But […]

Films 

Unsettling Exclusive Clip From THE DEVIL’S CANDY, The New Film From The Director Of THE LOVED ONES

Have you guys seen THE LOVED ONES? It’s one of my favorite horror movies of the last decade, and it’s one that I still hope will eventually get a proper Blu-Ray release here in the States, but ever since I saw it, I was eagerly awaiting whatever writer/director Sean Bryne had planned next! That movie […]

Image Credit: George Peters

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CREEPYPASTA: The “Digital Drug” SATAN’S SONG Allegedly Opens a Gateway to Hell [VIDEO]

Today’s story will likely send chills through anyone who might have explored the new, uncharted territory known as “Binaural Beats,” “Digital Drugs” or “I-Dosing.” These terms refer to an auditory phenomenon that, when properly synchronized and sometimes combined with specific visuals, triggers a hallucinatory reaction in some listeners. Here’s some backstory if you’re new to […]

What’s It Like to Be a Christian Who’s Obsessed With Horror?

If you know me, even just a little bit, it’s apparent that I’m incredibly passionate about the horror genre. At any given time, you can either find me writing about horror, watching horror movies, attending horror events and/or going to haunted attractions and immersive experiences. However, what a lot of people may not realize is […]

Films 

Feminism and Body Horror in Lars Von Trier’s ANTICHRIST

It takes a rather strong constitution to make it through Lars Von Trier’s rough-hewn horror session ANTICHRIST. Even if one has a taste for extreme gore (and who doesn’t love DEAD ALIVE?), some of the violent images folded into Von Trier’s bleak cinematic tapestry of depression will likely have even the strongest of viewers wincing […]

Films 

Looking Back At CAT PEOPLE

Producer Val Lewton’s horror classic CAT PEOPLE was no retread of the werewolf trope, but a ground-breaking psychosexual examination of abhorrent sexual behavior disguised as a monster movie. Considered a symbolic tone poem of despair and “otherness” CAT PEOPLE was sold to unsuspecting 1942 audiences as a gruesome horror film of love, longing and madness. […]

Films Scary Fun 

31 Horror Films for October: Blumhouse.com Senior Writer Gregory Burkart’s Picks

If you’re familiar with my writing on this site, you’ve probably figured out my tastes don’t exactly fall within the confines of mainstream entertainment… which roughly translates as “Greg’s into weird shit.” Yeah, so you got me there. But when Halloween season comes around, I’m also brimming over with nostalgia for all the amazing horror movies […]

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Five Chilling Creepypastas Involving Deadly Occult Rituals

We’ve previously examined a particularly disturbing viral legend reported by a user known as InfernalNightmare333, who broke down a specific set of rules for an extremely spooky party game, through which the player(s) could allegedly summon Satan himself. But it’s been a while since we visited other nightmarish so-called “games” and similar arcane rituals circulating […]