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The Ten Most Common American Phobias (as Seen in Movies)

What are you afraid of? Come on, you can tell me. There’s a wealth of things out there that can make your skin crawl and your heart shudder, and it’s likely that your fear is more common than you think: 6.3 million Americans have diagnosed phobias, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. That […]

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Scary Monsters & Super Creeps: Ten Terrifying Creepypasta Creatures

Today, we’re going to look at some of the most chilling viral web tales from creepypasta culture (many of which we’ve covered on these pages over the past year) which revolve around a mythical creature, an inhuman demonic being or similar malevolent entity — in short, a who’s-who (or what’s-what) of creepypasta’s scariest monsters. For […]

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Ten Infamous Creepypastas Based on a Single Terrifying Image

Over the years, we’ve searched every corner of the web for the scariest, most popular and most perplexing examples of internet phenomena known as “Creepypasta,” and shared our findings with you. [For a quick primer, be sure to check out our list of The 10 Creepiest Creepypastas, some of which are recapped below.] In our ongoing […]

Films 

Ten Classic Horror Movies With Powerful Socio-Political Undertones

With the release of THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR, we’re about to return to one of the more challenging and unsettling horror franchises to deal with the concept of class warfare in a very literal sense. Where the first film presented the horrific downside of the false utopia presented by the New Founding Fathers, the second […]

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Horror Wins Big! The Ten Scariest Video Games of E3 2016

2016’s Electronic Entertainment Expo ended last week, and while every possible kind of video game was represented, horror was the big winner. Below is a list of ten horror games that really impressed us.  OUTLAST 2 Horror fans that played Red Barrels’ surprise hit OUTLAST were nearly universal in their praise for the claustrophobic, stripped […]

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The Ten Most Haunted Places in India

Set in India, THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR sees American mother Maria (Sarah Wayne Callies) desperate to reconnect with the son who died in a tragic accident. Of course, the only way to do this is through a haunted Hindu temple, and it wouldn’t be a movie if things didn’t go horribly, horribly wrong. In […]

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10 Reasons Why You Should Love FRIDAY THE 13TH PART V: A NEW BEGINNING!

Much like HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH is often referred to as “the one without Michael Myers,” FRIDAY THE 13TH PART V: A NEW BEGINNING is known as “the one without Jason Voorhees.” Well, that and the original film (for the most part). Being sandwiched between what many fans feel are the two best […]

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Our Ten Creepiest Real-Life Horror Stories From 2015

We all know that today’s news headlines are way scarier than anything our imaginations can conjure up — and I’m not even going to speculate on what kind of person might actually find any entertainment in the horrors of real life. But there’s a particular type of scary story — the kind so creepy it straddles […]

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Ten Horror Podcasts You Should Be Listening To Right Now

Horror podcasts have been enjoying a groundswell in popularity over the past few years, and the field is widening to include just about every topic under the genre’s umbrella. So much variety is a wonderful thing, of course, but it also poses a challenge: if your schedule is bogged down with work, school, family, social […]

Films 

The Ten Best Horror Movies Set in the Wild West

After my first viewing of BONE TOMAHAWK – without a doubt one of the best horror/western movie hybrids ever made – I suddenly realized how seldom filmmakers have merged two of the most enduring genres in American cinema history. While horror is not anchored to any time period, the western is obviously limited by the […]

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Nine Great Horror Films About Sexual Hysteria

Horror films are about more than a visceral thrill, or indulging in one’s personal streak of cruelty (there is definitely a dark pleasure in watching fictionalized human bodies being rent, eviscerated, and sometimes eaten). Horror films, when they’re at least ambitious, tend to tap into universal human fears: our fear of the unknown, fear of […]