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Real Life Scares 

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. […]

TV 

The Five Most Brilliant Episodes From Season 2 of THE TWILIGHT ZONE

Continuing on in our coverage of Rod Serling’s groundbreaking series THE TWILIGHT ZONE [be sure to check out our previous entry here], we arrive at Season Two with plenty of top notch footage to sort through. This is a season loaded with iconic episodes and imagery, stunning twists and gorgeous production… but what episodes remain high […]

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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 […]

Films 

Five Filmmakers You Didn’t Know Were Masters of Horror!

While there are cinematic greats in every genre, there’s nothing quite like the relationship between horror fans and the “Masters of Horror” — filmmakers who have remained loyal to the genre throughout their prolific careers, churning out memorably macabre movies that helped shape the fandom and identities of fright fans around the world. In return, […]

TV 

Five Reasons to Finally Catch Up with Slasher Series HARPER’S ISLAND

Premiering in April of 2009, CBS’s hour-long drama HARPER’S ISLAND was, alongside SUPERNATURAL, one of the earliest examples of a TV show going for broke providing hardcore horror of a kind that had previously been absent on prime time for quite a while — if at all. A slasher film masquerading as an Agatha Christie-style murder […]

TV 

The Five Most Brilliant Episodes from Season 1 of THE TWILIGHT ZONE

Picking favorite episodes of Rod Serling’s brilliant late ’50s to mid ’60s hit THE TWILIGHT ZONE is a daunting task. Every single season of the show has a few groundbreaking tales — but believe it or not, there’s a slight dearth of sublime episodes in its debut season. That said, the greats of season one are […]

Comic Books 

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 […]

Films 

Five Slasher Villains You Can Take Home to Mom

Valentine’s Day is almost here, and a lot of people are feeling the pressure to get out there and find someone to share a box of chocolate-covered strawberries with. Yes, it’s unfair and fueled by corporate whims — but sometimes it’s inescapable. So when your little black book is empty, and all the eligible bachelors […]

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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 […]

Films 

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 […]