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Robot Frightens London Pub Patrons in WESTWORLD Promo Stunt [VIDEO]

It’s starting to seem like the creators of HBO series WESTWORLD might know something we don’t — like when and how robots are going to overthrow humans’ reign on Earth. As if creepy robotic “ambassadors” like Sophia and Charles aren’t nightmarish enough in their lab-controlled settings, it would seem our future A.I. overlords are sending […]

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LES MINIKEUMS: The Creepiest “Kid-Friendly” Pop Group Ever?

It’s likely only French-speaking audiences remember growing up with the ‘90s TV show LES MINIKEUMS — an extremely popular kid-oriented sketch comedy series about the zany escapades of a teen pop band, who incorporate catchy little tunes into each of their short skits. On paper, the concept sounds like any dozen series on the Disney Channel […]

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Chilling Tale of “Phantom Hitchhiker” Spreading Through Argentina

The mystery allegedly began on the night of February 26: Pedro Peirone, a businessman from San Jose de la Esquina, Argentina, was driving home when he stopped to offer a ride to a mysterious young hitchhiker. Peirone described the unnamed teen as very shy, but otherwise ordinary-looking, and hitchhiking is a fairly common practice in […]

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Watch the Real-Life Inspiration for BLACK MIRROR’s Terrifying METALHEAD Episode [VIDEO]

[Warning: Some spoilers ahead] We don’t review new films or TV shows on these pages — that’s not our beat. Besides, there are plenty of sites that have the review thing nailed down. But we do make it our business to unearth and analyze some of the web’s most unnerving videos, news items and images […]

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People Are Freaking Out Over This Controversial Ad for ALTERED CARBON

This wouldn’t be the first time an ad campaign used a bus stop billboard in nightmarish ways, but Netflix is definitely pushing the envelope in promoting their new sci-fi series ALTERED CARBON. So far, this tactic has only shown up in one location — a bus stop kiosk in West Hollywood, at the busy intersection […]

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Read the Book! Remembering Time-Life’s MYSTERIES OF THE UNKNOWN

“I never thought I would believe in it… until it happened to me.” If those words just triggered a slight chill in your bones — or perhaps just a brief flash of goofy nostalgia — you’re definitely not alone. The above quote was first directed to an unflinching camera in 1989 by Oscar-winning actress Julianne Moore, […]

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Die Laughing: The Nightmarish Humor of ADULT SWIM’s “Informercials”

The comedy and horror genres often cross over, though in theory they target completely different demographics… so why is this so commonplace? Maybe it’s the way they both explore the extreme and absurd, even if their approaches vary; that’s why works that can successfully embody both categories are so impactful — laughing and screaming come […]

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The Mysterious TV Transmission Known as “The Wyoming Incident”

Many urban legends have surrounded pirated television broadcasts or rogue transmissions of unknown origin, and many infamous examples of these incidents remain unexplained… sometimes decades later. Arguably one of the most-discussed examples is the so-called “Max Headroom Broadcast” of November 1987, wherein an unknown prankster (whose identity remains a mystery three decades later), disguised as […]

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Did This Religious TV Program Contain a Deadly Hidden Message?

Today’s story originated with a user identifying himself as RoboKy, who claims to know bizarre and previously unpublished information about a locally-produced television program known as Words of Light With the Reverend Marly Sachs. The show aired every Sunday from 6-7 am on WSB-TV Channel 2 in Atlanta, Georgia, from October 18, 1987 to Sunday, February […]

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He Is Legend: The Legacy of Genre Icon Richard Matheson

There are certain names within the world of classic horror that embody the genre and its essence: Stephen King, John Carpenter,Vincent Price… and of course, author and screenwriter Richard Matheson. Though he passed away in 2013, Matheson’s indelible influence on the genre continues to endure.   Stephen King, Anne Rice, Brian Lumley, Harlan Ellison, Neil […]

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Saluting the All-Time Creepiest “Monsters of the Week” From THE X-FILES

It’s winter… and if you’re like me and you live in the Midwestern US, chances are things have been pretty gray. See, starting in November, Ohioans retreat to our homes, where we grow very pale and irritable. We long to go outside, but shudder at the idea of even crawling out of bed if it’s […]

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Celebrating the Hilarious Horrors of MONTY PYTHON!

Genre cross-pollination has always been a concept that — unintentionally or not — can push audiences into directions they might not otherwise go. For horror fans, Monty Python was always a source of humor that traversed the boundaries of acceptability on both TV and at the movies… and consequently, the British troupe’s output helped its […]

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When Jason Met Arsenio: The Weirdest Talk-Show Interview Ever

From 1989 until 1994, accomplished actor & comedian Arsenio Hall hosted his own late-night talk show, which gave the ailing late-night TV scene a much-needed shot in the arm. A younger, sprier, more energetic host whose show was hipper, more devoted to music, and — most importantly — reached a younger audience, Hall was able to […]

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Five Ghosts and Creepy Anomalies Found in Feature Films and TV Shows

There is a ton of home-shot footage on the Internet that purports to capture ghosts, monsters, or UFOs, but shaky cellphone footage is easily faked, and hoaxers are plentiful. For lasting paranormal gravitas, you have to capture inexplicable phenomena in a feature film or TV show. Since no one wants a spirit to mess up […]

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You’d Better Watch Out, or Santa and Krampus Will Make You Their CHRISTMAS B***H!

At this point, not only have horror fans totally embraced the infamous Germanic holiday demon known as Krampus [thanks in part to eye-opening articles like these, thank you very much], but popular culture has also managed to catch up with the Krampus Kraze… but in the process, the monstrous hell-spawned punisher of naughty children might […]