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VIDEO: Dashcam Records a Ghostly Figure Four Times in One Night

Dash-mounted camera footage from civilian vehicles tends to go viral when it bears witness to a horrific highway accident, or a near-death close call… but there are some equally frightening exceptions [like this one]. The latest dashcam clip to blow up on the web doesn’t involve collisions, fires, tornadoes or other natural occurrences; this one […]

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VIDEO: This “Devil Doll” is Giving the Entire World Nightmares

The latest creepy video making social media waves reportedly originated in Brazil, and quickly went viral, even making multiple news headlines in Mexico as it racked up hundreds of thousands of views in less than a week. The footage itself is short and simple, and doesn’t contain any suggestion of paranormal activity or mysterious sightings; […]

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Women in Horror Month’s Blood Drive Presents: Izzy Lee’s Short Film IT’S IN YOU

We’re always eager to share the work of independent genre artists, and since it also happens to be Women in Horror Month, we’re doubly proud to present the latest cinematic offering from multi-award-winning filmmaker, journalist and author Izzy Lee. You may have already seen some of Lee’s short films on the festival circuit — including […]

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These Horrifying Dolls PROBABLY Won’t Kill You in Your Sleep This Christmas

In the interest of your mental health, if you suffer from pediophobia — the fear of dolls, as defined by the American Psychiatric Association — I’d strongly suggest you stop reading this article immediately. All others, brave onward… ‘cuz I’m about to give you a serious case of the creeps. The bizarre but extremely popular […]

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Was This Castle the Home of a Real Vampire?

Travel to the north eastern coast of England, and you will find Alnwick Castle. The building of this mammoth structure began in 1096 and was completed in 1136, after the Norman conquest of the region. The home to the Duke of Northumberland, it was the second largest inhabited castle in England. But the Duke and […]

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The Legendary Story of the Vampire of Croglin Grange

Vlad the Impeller, Elizabeth Bathory, and Akasha are all world renowned supposedly real vampires, but on the British Isles, none are more famous than The Vampire of Croglin Grange. Old Croglin made his presence known in the 1890’s when his exploits were documented by Augustus Hare in his book STORY OF MY LIFE. Since its […]

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The Science Behind The Scare: Debunking America’s Favorite Monsters

Ancient myth and folklore have told tales of monsters as old as time, scaring the bejeezus out of people for centuries. Hollywood has capitalized on those fears, making monsters such as the vampire, zombie, and werewolf staples of American pop culture. People love to be scared, but people also have this burning desire to make […]

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Watch This Man Stuff Live Vampire Bats, Snakes and Tarantulas in His Mouth

I guess these clips are going to need a little setup. So there’s this guy, right? And he shoves horrifying live creatures into his mouth. Um… that’s pretty much it. Wait, you need more than that? Really? Okay, fine… you asked for it. The man depicted in the footage below is Arteval Duarte, an environmental activist […]

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The Fascinating History of Vampire Slaying Kits

The year is 1897 in Victorian era London. The fog is the thick as you make your way to an upper row house. Breaking in through a window, you find yourself in the basement. That’s where you see the coffin. Good thing you brought your Blomberg Vampire Slaying Kit, approved by noted Vampire Slayer Professor Blomberg […]

Meet Rory, the World’s Most Adorable Vampire Cat

Most of my fellow horror fans have also been big admirers of black cats (allergies notwithstanding), and I’m sure if a breed with vampire-like fangs was available, they’d be adopting the hell out of those cute little monsters. While that dream hasn’t come true as far as I know, there was at least one vampire […]

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Chinese Village Terrorized by an Unknown Bloodsucking Creature

Since late last month, authorities in the Chinese village of Pudong have been desperately searching for a mystery predator which has been killing hundreds of chickens, ducks, rabbits and other animals on local farms, and feeding on their blood. According to South China Morning Post, poultry farmers in the region — which is dangerously close to heavily-populated Shanghai […]

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Reports of Bloody “Vampire Attacks” Sweeping Through New Zealand Town

Just let that headline sink in for a second or two. No, we’re not kidding. Several news outlets have recently reported that the New Zealand town of Napier, a seaside community on the North Island, has been plagued by a series of unexplained attacks on locals by several unknown outsiders. All the incidents have certain […]

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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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The Shocking True Crime Case That Derailed FRIGHT NIGHT 3!

Tom Holland’s 1985 vampire flick FRIGHT NIGHT is a bonafide horror classic. Almost every genre fan remembers that poster or VHS box art from childhood. They’ve most certainly quoted the film’s many memorable catch phrases or worn a T-shirt that read “You’re so cool, Brewster!” Or “Welcome to FRIGHT NIGHT… for real.” And while it […]