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The Strangest, Creepiest YouTube Channels of All Time

YouTube is a bottomless well of the collective unconscious: If you dig around, you’ll discover sad things, wonderful things, and deeply strange things. Even when it’s not trying to be, YouTube is often an unnerving place. The following collection of creepy YouTube channels mixes intentionally spooky content with channels that may have some other purpose, but succeed […]

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The Bizarre Story Behind Sleazy Exploitation Oddity POOR PRETTY EDDIE

What is the consummate exploitation film? With the subgenre still enjoying a fantastic comeback, it’s a question begging to be answered; and while there may be several contenders for the definitive horror film, exploitation — with all its various subgenres, facets, and incarnations — presents an altogether unique problem: What criteria do we use? After all, […]

Films 

Check Out This Rare 1981 Teaser for POLTERGEIST

In a previous feature, I’ve delved into the strange but fascinating phenomenon of vintage horror trailers which feature little-to-no actual footage from the films they’re designed to promote, and in some cases become strange little experimental films in themselves, shot by separate directors and often featuring music borrowed from other film scores. This trend was […]

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More Bizarre and Almost Impossible to Find Movies

In my last article, I explored some fairly strange films, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized that I could go stranger. So here are four even stranger films that for one reason or another have become hard to find. Note- I’m not including online sources that violate copyright, because true […]

Real Life Scares 

The Bizarre Story of the San Francisco Witch Killers

In the 1970s, James Carson was a family man with a Master’s degree living in Phoenix, Arizona. His daughter, Jenn, remembers him being a wonderful father and admits to being a daddy’s girl. But by the time Jenn was five years old, her mother noticed a significant change in James’ behavior. She became scared, and […]

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Nightmare Fuel: This Is THE Weirdest Video You’ll See This Year

What in the hell is THIS?! I don’t know. I have no answers. Sometimes, videos surface online, or more accurately in my inbox from twisted friends with a note that reads “watch this!” And I hit play, and question everything I know about reality. The following is one of those videos. It’s listed at “Weirdest […]

Real Life Scares 

VIDEO: Gang of VERY Creepy Turkeys Seems to Be Performing a Bizarre Ritual

Disturbing, dangerous and just straight-up weird animal behavior is one of our favorite “Real Life Scares” topics, and nature has been very generous in providing us some seriously nightmarish material to report (we love you, Australia). But this clip takes it to a level we haven’t seen before. The following clip, shared yesterday on Twitter […]

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The Incredibly Bizarre World of Ghana’s Horror Movie Posters

Horror movie posters from Ghana are amazing. Painted by local artists to promote roadshow screenings of bootlegged foreign movies, these totally unauthorized images have a rawness and power that the slick Hollywood promotional materials can’t touch. In the 1980s and ’90s, “video clubs” sprung up all over the West African nation of Ghana. They screened […]

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Some People Who Watched This Smiley GIF Aren’t Smiling Anymore — They’re Dead

Today’s report dates back to the early days of 4chan, and like most lore involving allegedly haunted content, it revolves around an image file — which, according to most accounts, is dangerous or even deadly to anyone who opens it. In this particular case, the file is an animated GIF, which is said to evolve […]

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Check Out a Sneak Preview of Pilot Podcast HALF PAST MIDNIGHT!

Want a pre-Halloween treat of the auditory variety? Then here’s a fun-size morsel for your goodie bag: an exclusive test run of our pilot podcast HALF PAST MIDNIGHT! While the SHOCK WAVES podcast you all know and love is primarily devoted to news and interviews from the world of horror-themed entertainment, HALF PAST MIDNIGHT would be dedicated to creepypastas, […]

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Another “Skull” Spotted on Mars — and Some Say It Looks Like BIGFOOT

Remember when we showed you all that cool stuff on Mars that kinda looks like… well, other stuff? NASA rovers like Spirit, Opportunity and the more recent Curiosity have returned the sharpest, most fascinating high-resolution images from the fourth planet’s surface we’ve ever seen… and given the nature of the human imagination and the quirky […]