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Real Life Scares 

The Horrifying Theory Behind a Bizarre Photo Nicknamed “Danny Boy”

This creepy viral phenomenon is one of many tales revolving around a single strange photograph [like these, for example], which may have first surfaced with no available backstory — as is the case for so many vintage photos posted online. As the saying goes, nature — not to mention the internet — abhors a vacuum, […]

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 […]

Real Life Scares 

Did DUNGEONS & DRAGONS Kill James Dallas Egbert III?

In the early 1980s, the United States went straight up goofy. Coming off of a gas shortage, still dealing with the Cold War, and a shrinking economy were all blamed on, essentially, one thing, Satan. Savings and Loan Scandal? Satan. Iran Contra? Satan. Bon Jovi? Satan. The Bon Jovi one is true, but the others […]

Sex, Drugs, and…Satan!: The Rise and Fall of the 80s Satanic Panic

In 1980, Canadian psychiatrist Lawrence Pazder and his patient Michelle Smith released a memoir called MICHELLE REMEMBERS. The book describes Michelle’s recovered memories of supposed Satanic ritual abuse as a child. The first such book to be released on the subject, MICHELLE REMEMBERS alleged that Michelle’s mother was part of a Satanic cult and forced her […]

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5 Ridiculous Things that were Considered Satanic in the 1980s

“The Satanic Panic” was the Red Scare of the 1980s. Communists lurking around every corner were replaced by devil worshipers living amongst us in the suburbs. Shows like 20/20 and 60 Minutes were frightening folks into believing Satanists weren’t only living next door, but they were probably also hiding in the attic. There was nowhere […]

Films 

Are These Five Horror Subgenres Clinically DEAD?

The recent release of PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE GHOST DIMENSION has instigated numerous online think-pieces and casual genre-related conversations about the current cultural presence of the “found-footage” subgenre of horror films. Some people have said that the genre is still going strong, and will continue for the foreseeable future. Others have said that found-footage is already […]