The 13th Floor

Real Life Scares 

The Ghastly Tale of Real-Life Cannibal Leonarda Cianciulli

Here’s a piece of free advice for the world’s aspiring serial killers: You gotta have a gimmick. Thanks to a generation of serial killer thrillers (i.e., the decade of films that were released following the success of THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS), most people tend to think of serial killers as sensational, gimmick-obsessed madmen with […]

Films 

Group Therapy for Serial Killers: Check Out the Hilariously Spooky Short THE MEETING!

Each year at the Etheria Film Festival, Hollywood is treated to a collection of wonderful horror, science fiction, and fantasy films all directed by women. Several years ago, I had the pleasure of seeing this creepy little comedy from director Karen Lam. Four serial killers meet in a group therapy session to confess their prior crimes…but […]

Music 

BROKEN: The Horrifying Nine Inch Nails Movie Trent Reznor Doesn’t (Officially) Want You to See

[NSFW warning: graphic and disturbing images ahead] Not too long ago, we corralled a collection of the most extreme Nine Inch Nails music videos ever made, and you should definitely check those out pronto. But as my fellow NIN superfan Rob Galuzzo rightly pointed out in that article, many of the most eyeball-burning, stomach-churning clips featured therein […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

Is “MEAT” the Work of Eccentric Filmmakers, a Sadistic Killer, or BOTH?

Many people out there claim to have solved the mystery behind this creepypasta… but most of their so-called “evidence” is still unsubstantiated and only accepted at face value… at this point, we may never know the complete truth. Even if the enigmatic YouTube user(s) known as “Meat” (aka “Meatsleep”) came forward with a rock-solid explanation […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

The Horrifying History of Tara the Android

Among the ever-growing creepypasta community, the freakiest tales, rumors and theories often begin with mysterious video footage (previous examples we’ve covered here include the nightmarish “Agamemnon Counterpart,” the eerie “Mereana Mordegard Glesgorv” and the notorious “Barbie Interview”). One of the earliest videos to spark the imaginations of countless social media users is a deeply disturbing […]

Films 

Slashback! OGROFF is the Craziest ‘80s Slasher You’ve Never Seen

While many different countries have put their own unique cultural spin on the slasher genre — even before it rose to international prominence in the early ‘80s — most fans wouldn’t think of France as a resource for old school stalk-and-slash horror films. While the French have developed a solid post-millennial reputation for extreme horror cinema thanks […]

Real Life Scares 

The Beast of Jersey: This Real-Life Monster is the Stuff of Nightmares

This is the mask of unbridled terror — the heinous masquerade of the depraved individual known as “The Beast of Jersey,” who perpetrated a decade-long reign of loathsome terror upon unsuspecting innocents. Clad in a woman’s black wig atop a chillingly disfigured rubber mask — an inhuman visage that would give even Leatherface nightmares — […]

Real Life Scares 

The Five Creepiest Real-Life Vampire Murderers of All Time

Crawling from the cobwebbed crypts of fiction, each and every one of these real-life killers claimed they were vampires. Were they legit bloodsuckers, or just plain bonkers? Decide for yourself when you meet the literally blood-thirstiest killers ever to bare their fangs! Peter Kurten, a.k.a. “The Vampire of Dusseldorf” Kurten’s reign of terror began in […]