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Real Life Scares 

Was The West Mesa Bone Collector Killed by One of His Victims?

In February 2009, a woman walking her dog in West Mesa, an elevated land mass in Albuquerque, New Mexico, made a grisly discovery embedded in the dirt: a human bone. Upon police arrival, the bone would reveal a mass grave containing 11 women. The women were believed to be murdered by a serial killer, and […]

Films 

From The Director Of LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, Check Out The Trailer To THE SNOWMAN!

Wait a minute… from the director of the original LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, based upon the Jo Nesbø novel, starring Michael Fassbender and featuring a giallo-esque serial killer who calls himself “the Snowman?” That’s what Universal Pictures is unleashing on us come October 20th! Check out this insane trailer! Synopsis: Michael Fassbender (X-Men series), Rebecca Ferguson […]

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 […]

TV 

6 “True Crime” Shows Currently Streaming On Netflix Instant!

If there’s one specific type of television show that’s binge worthy, it’s usually a great, gripping “true crime” story. Netflix has had their fair share of overnight phenomenons with surprise hits MAKING A MURDERER and more recently, THE KEEPERS. Now, the following are not Netflix originals, but they are recently added “true crime” inspired television […]

Real Life Scares 

The Strange, Unexplained Disappearance of Zebb Quinn

Familiar with the name Zebb Quinn? You should be. His disappearance some 17 years ago has left holes in many hearts, and still to this day, the investigation looks as though it may never be solved. Read on for one of the stranger missing persons cases out there. The Story People go missing every day. […]

Real Life Scares 

New York’s Forgotten 9/11 Murder

On September 11, 2001, the city of New York saw 2,607 people murdered. 2,606 of those souls were lost when two planes that had been hijacked by monsters flew them into the Twin Towers. These lives, the lives of so many who were surely so loved by those in their lives, will never be forgotten, […]

Real Life Scares 

Did This Frank Sinatra Karaoke Favorite Inspire The “My Way” Killings?

Look, as an introvert whose only acting credit to date is an elf in her second grade Christmas play, it’s safe to say I don’t do karaoke. I’ve gone with friends who’ve tried desperately to get me up there, but I figure I experience enough shame in my life on a daily basis, so why add […]

Real Life Scares 

Michelle McNamara’s Hunt For The Golden State Killer

It’s been a whole year since true crime writer Michelle McNamara unexpectedly passed away in her sleep. Consumed by her hunt for a prolific serial killer she dubbed the Golden State Killer, McNamara’s last days were dedicated to identifying him and finding closure for the families of his victims. Sadly, her quest was cut short […]

Films 

Trailer For Documentary ZODIAC MAN; The Movie That Tried To Catch The Zodiac Killer!

Let me just preface by saying that David Fincher’s 2007 film ZODIAC is my favorite of his movies, and to me, also one of the best movies to ever tackle a still yet-to-be-solved serial killer case. Sure, I’m a horror fan, but I prefer my horror in the movies. And although I’ve naturally read up […]

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Real Life Scares 

CREEPYPASTA: The Infamous “Suicide Photographer” Describes His Macabre Profession

The subject of today’s column may not be suitable for all readers, so please exercise caution before proceeding. Today’s story involves a very disturbing first-hand account written by an anonymous photographer with a morbid fascination: his preferred technique is to capture images of his subjects at the moment they take their own lives. “People hate my […]

Films 

CINEMA IN EXTREMIS: Art Imitates Life (and Death) in Marian Dora’s CANNIBAL [NSFW]

You’ve probably heard fans of extreme or outsider cinema describing their favorite films as “an acquired taste” — much like a gourmand might share their fondness for escargot, or a connoisseur of modern art may find enlightenment in the scribbles and splatters of abstract painter Cy Twombly. But when it comes to highly controversial German […]

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 […]

Real Life Scares TV 

New Netflix Series THE KEEPERS Asks Who Killed Sister Cathy?

Wow. So, have you had a chance to watch the new Netflix original series THE KEEPERS? If you’re a fan of true crime podcasts like SERIAL, or were addicted to Netflix’s other surprise sleeper hit MAKING A MURDERER, this will be something that you will find simultaneously captivating, infuriating and just downright great documentary storytelling. […]