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The Five Most Bizarre Airplane Flights In History

Thankfully, almost all commercial airplane flights are uneventful… because when something exciting happens at 30,000 feet, it’s rarely the good kind of exciting. Below are five of the most bizarre incidents in the history of commercial aviation, all of which will leave you eternally grateful for that painfully dull flight to LAX you’re probably dreading. […]

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The Five Most Haunted Hotels In America (You Can Spend the Night in)

When we previously offered you a guided tour of the world’s most haunted hotels, we didn’t really consider your options if you’re planning a paranormal-themed US vacation. So, with Summer around the corner, we’d like to update that list with the following locations — which range in price and accommodations depending on your budget and […]

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Remembering Five Legendary Horror Comic Book Hosts

Let’s just be as real as we can here: The Crypt Keeper’s popularity is virtually unrivaled among hosts of classic horror comics… and classic horror comics are just about essential to the evolution and advancement of story told in both print and on celluloid. Comics predate EC and Tales from the Crypt (which, if memory […]

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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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Five of the Scariest Creepypasta Ghost Stories Ever Shared

There’s nothing like a blood-chilling ghost story shared in a dark room… and while tales of malevolent spirits, hauntings and poltergeists have been spun throughout most of human history in some form or another, the uniquely modern phenomenon of viral legends, flash-fiction and spooky memes has elevated the art of the ghost story to a […]

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Five Chilling Creepypastas Involving Deadly Occult Rituals

We’ve previously examined a particularly disturbing viral legend reported by a user known as InfernalNightmare333, who broke down a specific set of rules for an extremely spooky party game, through which the player(s) could allegedly summon Satan himself. But it’s been a while since we visited other nightmarish so-called “games” and similar arcane rituals circulating […]

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Five Horror Novels Worth Seeking Out (Instead of the Film Versions)

Conventional wisdom when it comes to movie adaptations of prose properties is that “the book was better.” That has certainly often been true when it comes to the horror genre, and in some cases, the films have nonetheless enjoyed a higher profile than the worthier books that spawned them. Any fright fan can cite Stephen […]

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The Five Scariest Real-Life Cults in Modern Times

Cults are terrifying. The idea that one person can convince dozens — or even hundreds — of people to take part in heinous crimes to serve some ludicrous idea that no normal person would consider rational makes my skin crawl. The following cults are all lesser-known than, say, the Manson Family or Jonestown, but are […]

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The Five Creepiest Real-Life Vampire Murderers of All Time

Crawling from the cobwebbed crypts of fiction, each and every one of these real-life killers claimed they were vampires. Were they legit bloodsuckers, or just plain bonkers? Decide for yourself when you meet the literally blood-thirstiest killers ever to bare their fangs! Peter Kurten, a.k.a. “The Vampire of Dusseldorf” Kurten’s reign of terror began in […]

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Five Controversial Films Prosecuted for Extreme Violence… or MURDER

As horror fans, we are no strangers to acts of on-screen violence, cruelty, and murder. The rest of the world doesn’t wallow in the grime we wallow in, and because of that they are perhaps a little more shocked by this imagery, willing to believe that it is real. Frequently, these films are censored or […]

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Deadlier Than the Male: The Five Most Notorious Female Serial Killers

While Jack the Ripper, Jeffrey Dahmer, Ted Bundy and Ed Gein are best known for their murderous proclivities, this quintet of deadly female serial killers also made their mark in the annals of homicidal lore. Elizabeth Bathory, aka “The Countess of Blood” Bathory tops our list of nasty nobles as one of the deadliest slay queens […]

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Five Horrific and Deadly Diseases From History (Which Are Now Curable)

Deadly diseases suck no matter what, but imagine suffering through a long, painful illness, then learning in the afterlife that you could have avoided the whole ordeal by eating a couple of oranges or drinking a glass of milk. Because of advances in medical science, the diseases listed below that were once essentially death sentences […]