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Perchance to Scream! Revisiting FREDDY KRUEGER’S SEVEN SWEETEST DREAMS

THE NIGHTMARES ON ELM STREET: FREDDY KRUEGER’S SEVEN SWEETEST DREAMS paperback promises the reader what they’d likely expect from an original collection of Krueger-centric short stories — death, destruction, and bad dreams. Released in 1991, the same year as FREDDY’S DEAD: THE FINAL NIGHTMARE, this book doesn’t have any hard and fast rules about the franchise’s timeline, […]

Six Freaky Contemporary Novels You Can Read in One Day

Modern horror literature can be hard to track down. The publishing market is dominated by psychological thrillers, crime stories and young adult fantasies, following a few already-tired trends. Sometimes it seems fans of macabre novels and stories must look entirely to the past. But there are plenty of artists weaving dark tales from the shadows, […]

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 […]

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The Ghosts of Disneyland and Other Creepy Disney Legends

Everyone knows Disneyland is the “happiest place on earth.” But many call it the “happiest haunted place on earth.” Yes, even the ghosts at Disneyland are said to be harmless – even helpful. As a Los Angeles native, I have been going to Disneyland since I was a baby, and never experienced anything creepy, but […]

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CREEPYPASTA: The Slenderman Saga Continues in These Chilling Spinoff Tales

With HBO’s new documentary feature BEWARE THE SLENDERMAN arriving next month [watch the interactive trailer here], the most infamous figure in the creepypasta canon has taken yet another long-legged step into the world of popular culture… but unless you’ve been a regular reader and/or contributor in the creepypasta community, you may not know how many […]

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Five Horrific Tales Lurking in the Darkest Corners of 4chan

We’ve previously delved into the strange history of creepypastas and similar viral horror phenomena, including some of the earliest breeding grounds for these infamously terrifying topics — namely Reddit’s notorious NoSleep community. Another noted source for the mysteries, unsolved cases, myths, legends and other bizarre tales infiltrating the web over the past decade is 4chan […]

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Five of the Most Terrifying Posts From Reddit’s Notorious “NoSleep” Sub

Web legends and mystery memes have been oozing bone-chilling horror from every corner of the social media universe long before the catch-all term “Creepypasta” was coined as a label for these viral phenomena. But recently, these haunting hybrids of freakish fact and fiction have crossed over from niche online communities to mainstream media — as […]

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CREEPYPASTA: The Homicidal Saga of “Jeff the Killer” Continues…

Even if you’re new to the whole creepypasta and/or internet urban legend phenomenon, you’ve probably heard the name “Jeff the Killer,” whispered in hushed and frightened tones among those in the know. According to most sources, the legend of Jeff began with a post in 2008 containing the horrific image of a featureless face with […]