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Real Life Scares 

New Footage Documents Creeping “Black Mist” in Allegedly Haunted Texas Hotel

Built in the 1840s, the Magnolia Hotel in Seguin, Texas has a reputation for being haunted, and has since been considered a hotbed of paranormal activity — more than one investigator claims to have captured evidence of unexplained and extremely unsettling phenomena since the current owners reopened it for ghost tours in 2013. But this […]

Real Life Scares 

America’s Jack the Ripper: The Servant Girl Annihilator

Three years before London’s most famous serial killer terrorized the prostitutes, a serial killer had the women of Austin, Texas in a constant state of dread. Given the moniker Servant Girl Annihilator by American author O. Henry, this killer was said to be responsible for eight axe murders during the years 1884 and 1885. All […]

Real Life Scares 

Dead Ned: Is A Deceased Alien Buried In Texas?

The truth is out there. Way out there. Like rural-Texas-tumbleweeds out there. To say Aurora, Texas is small is an understatement. The town has a population of about 1,200. It’s the kind of place where everybody knows everybody, and everybody in Aurora knows Ned. Ned is a dead alien, and he became a permanent resident […]

Films 

The Unironic Virtues of MANOS: THE HANDS OF FATE

In 1966, a fertilizer salesman named Harold P. Warren sat down in a coffee shop in El Paso, TX to have a warm and friendly klatch with a screenwriter friend named Stirling Silliphant. Warren, a sometimes actor who worked a lot in local theatrical productions, had met Silliphant while working as an extra on the […]

Real Life Scares 

Death by Tulpa?: The Strange Tale of Olivia Mabel

The tragic story of Olivia Mabel is one of those too creepy to be true ghost tales. But read on and decide for yourself. The Mabel family lived in a quiet suburb of Celina, Texas, about an hour north of Dallas. Mother Olivia, father Travis, and son Aiden were a perfect nuclear family – until 1990. […]

Scary Fun 

After School Satan: The Devil Is (Not Really) Coming for Your Children!

The only after school program I had as a kid was breaking bottles down by the crick… but 2017’s kids have a range of edifying après-elementary school choices, from Drama Club to Mathletes to Bible societies. Now, thanks to The Satanic Temple, school kids can attend After School Satan club too. METAL! Since they launched […]

Real Life Scares 

WHO HAUNTS THE BAKER HOTEL of Texas?

All photos taken by NATASHA MICHAEL The Baker Hotel was unusual from the beginning. The lavish fourteen story resort opened just two weeks after the devastating stock market crash of 1929. While the rest of the country was submerged in the Great Depression, patrons of the Baker were drowning themselves in champagne and rubbing elbows […]

Films 

Dread Central’s “DreadVision” Presents 30th Anniversary Screening of NIGHT OF THE CREEPS!

Some of you out there might remember the days when the only way to see a new horror film was to cross your fingers and hope it reached a theater within driving distance of your house… but even if that was before your time, I’m sure you understand the thrill of watching your childhood favorites […]

Real Life Scares 

Is This Texas Bridge Haunted by Murderous Monkeys?

In Henderson County, Texas, near the small town of Athens, a certain railway bridge has picked up a creepy nickname among locals: Monkey Bridge. The history behind it is even creepier than the name itself: according to local lore, the derailment of a circus train in the 1960s freed dozens of monkeys from their cages, and […]

Films 

Remember the Alamonsters! Zombies, Killer Shrews and the ‘Alamo Scenario’

Seeking safety from a horde of flesh-­eating creatures, a small group of people barricade themselves in a seemingly safe haven, but forces from both within and without inevitably threaten their hope for survival… The “Alamo” scenario is a perfect fit for the horror genre. The recipe is simple: throw a group of diverse personalities together in a confined […]

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Real Life Scares 

800-Pound Alligator Invades Texas Shopping Center

A humongous alligator — appropriately nicknamed “Godzilla” — was found wandering around a shopping center in Sugar Land, Texas on Saturday morning, according to Associated Press. The 800-pound behemoth was discovered by shopping center staff when they came to work in the morning, and it seems the gator had wandered onto the property from a […]