The 13th Floor

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

5 Japanese Urban Legends that Should Be Made Into Horror Films

Japanese horror films are some of the scariest films ever made. Mostly rooted in legends and ancient tales, they present centuries old tested stories that have scared for generations. Still there are few stories from Japan that could be easily made into some very frightening films. Here are just five Japanese urban legends, both old and […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

5 Incredibly Strange Urban Legends About Casinos

If you’ve ever been to a casino, you know just how surreal the experience can be. With bright multi-colored lights bursting from every corner and the cacophony of the machines assaulting your ears with a wide array of joyous discord, it’s almost as though the room was designed to not just assault your senses, but […]

Real Life Scares 

The Frightening Legend of the “Melon Head” People of Ohio, Michigan, and Connecticut

Many of the most famous urban legends in the U.S. are focused on ghost stories, Bigfoot, or that one time your uncle swore that he saw a UFO and little green men. But there are reasons other than ghosts and alien life forms to be wary… at least in Michigan, Ohio, and Connecticut. In the […]

Real Life Scares 

Seriously- “Ring Around the Rosie” is NOT about Plague

We have all heard it repeatedly. I even recall my teachers discussing it in class. Supposedly, the well-known children’s chant “Ring Around the Rosie” is about the Great Plague of London which wiped out 100,000 people in about a year and a half during the 1600s. Or in some versions of the urban legend, the […]

Real Life Scares 

Disturbing Tales of the Mysterious Catacombs Beneath Odessa

In Eastern Europe, underneath the Ukrainian city of Odessa there is a vast labyrinth of tunnels spreading out across the city like an intricate highway carved into limestone.  It’s no secret to the people of Odessa. They are all aware of the subterranean system of tunnels beneath their feet, stretching over 1,550 miles long and connecting random […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

5 Weird (Supposedly True) Urban Legends from Virginia

Every state has its share of urban legends and haunted tales. Most are handed down from generations of locals. However, with the advent of the internet these stories now reach a wider audience allowing us all to share in a once “locals only” tradition of storytelling. The following are five bizarre, supposedly true urban legends […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

Check Out a Sneak Preview of Pilot Podcast HALF PAST MIDNIGHT!

Want a pre-Halloween treat of the auditory variety? Then here’s a fun-size morsel for your goodie bag: an exclusive test run of our pilot podcast HALF PAST MIDNIGHT! While the SHOCK WAVES podcast you all know and love is primarily devoted to news and interviews from the world of horror-themed entertainment, HALF PAST MIDNIGHT would be dedicated to creepypastas, […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

5 Absolutely Terrifying Urban Legends from Asia

Drawing from a vast array of ancient myths and legends, Asian horror has always been a favorite of Western audiences. However, not everything that comes from the continent is drawn from classic tales. Here are five relatively modern, yet extremely frightening urban legends from the Asian continent. The Cursed Kleenex Commercial (Japan) In 1985, Japanese television […]

Real Life Scares 

The Fascinating Urban Legend of Proctor & Gamble & the Church of Satan

It’s easy to see how some urban legends get their start. The story of razor blades in Halloween candy, for example, was blown out of proportion after a father killed his son with poison-laced Halloween candy. But some urban legends seem to come out of nowhere, with no basis in anything. Such is the urban […]

Image Credit: Nastco

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

It’s Halloween in July! Blumhouse.com is Coming to Long Beach’s MIDSUMMER SCREAM

Even for serious horror fans like us, it’s really hard to hang onto that “Every Day is Halloween” feeling while you’re being fried alive in the midsummer heat… but we’ve got it on good authority that the folks behind this year’s Midsummer Scream Halloween Festival, taking place July 30 & 31 in Long Beach, CA, […]

Real Life Scares 

Urban Legend Themed Beer: Read the Legends and Drink the Brew!

Summer is the time to take road trips. But let’s be honest, for horror fans anytime is a good time to take a trip and explore the haunted depths of the continental U.S.  Heading to the east coast? Richmond, Virginia is known for its wide array of urban legends, making it a good stop on […]

Real Life Scares video games 

Video Game Mind Control: The Wild Legend & Real Story of the Game POLYBIUS

POLYBIUS is one of the greatest legends to come out of the 1980s. It has everything a great 80s story needs: console arcade games, mind control, subliminal messages, men in black from the government, and enough amnesia-inducing triangle-shaped graphics to make an entire generation of gamers forget they ever played it. A few weeks back, […]

Films Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

5 Seriously Scary Urban Legends that Need to be Horror Films!

We all encounter urban legends and scary rumors constantly. As part of an ongoing series, Blumhouse.com has been curating the scariest urban legends we come across, and then hypothetically pitching the concepts as a horror movies. Some of these urban legends are supposedly true, and some of them are just questionable rumors, but they are all pretty […]