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Real Life Scares 

CREEPYPASTA: The 25-Year-Old Mystery Behind “Mortuary of the Dead” [NSFW]

The ghastly, nightmarish legends surrounding a notorious (and redundantly-titled) video known as “Mortuary of the Dead” has elevated its seedy legacy from the underground domain of VHS bootlegs and “true gore” sites, and into the realm of internet legends… and that place, as you probably know by now, is where I live and breathe. Still, myths and […]

Films 

Ten Lesser-Known Spanish Shockers Worth Celebrating

While Spanish filmmakers grew quite the penchant for shocking cinemagoers in the mid-’90s, serving up solid genre productions such as Alejandro Amenábar’s THESIS, Alex De La Iglesia’s THE DAY OF THE BEAST or Agustin Diaz Yanes’ NADIE HABLARÁ DE NOSOTROS CUANDO HAYAMOS MUERTO, it wasn’t until a decade later that Spanish horror really grew wings […]

Scary Fun TV 

“Possessed” Boy Terrorizes Bus Passengers in This Horrifying Viral Stunt

Promoters have often gone to bizarre lengths to raise awareness for upcoming horror movies and TV shows among jaded audiences… but it seems like marketing stunts pulled off outside of the US are far and away the most extreme, pushing boundaries that most stateside promoters won’t touch (probably for fear of getting the crap sued […]

Films 

Check Out This Incredibly Chilling Spanish Horror Short

Last year at the Etheria Film Festival in Los Angeles, I had the pleasure of viewing the horror short DE NOCHE Y DE PRONTO by filmmaker Arantxa Echevarria. This Spanish film features a chilling plot, fantastic build of tension, and an explosive ending. Home alone in a quiet apartment building, a woman receives an unexpected […]

Films 

Slashback! 1981’s BLOODY MOON Gives New Meaning to “Senseless Violence”

When Euro-horror fans remember the late, great Jesús “Jess” Franco, their minds likely go straight to the surreal and erotic imagery of his cult classics VAMPYROS LESBOS or FEMALE VAMPIRE. But as you may know, Spain’s gone-but-not-forgotten cinematic sleazemeister dabbled in just about every film genre that ever existed (and probably made up a few of […]