The 13th Floor

Real Life Scares 

This Literal EXPLOSION of Huntsman Spiders Shocked an Experienced Pest-Controller

Seriously, Australia? Is this really how you wanted the rest of the world to start their week? Once again your venomous arachnids are swarming all over our news feeds. Of course, I kid you fine folks Down Under; this site is, after all, devoted to all things scary, creepy, gross and bizarre… and this story certainly […]

Real Life Scares 

Spiders, Sharks, Scorpions and More Horrors from the Headlines

Face it, folks: the world we live in is getting weirder by the minute. Seriously, at this point, the urge to retreat into a world of fictional monsters is nearly impossible to resist. But journalists still have a job to do (even if we’re just writing about demon sightings, botched exorcisms and… uh, Florida?). Honest, well-researched […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

We Dare You to Watch This Man Feed a Room Full of Deadly Cobras

While I believe we’ve done our humble part in supplying enough horrifying spider stories to keep arachnophobes in therapy for a couple more years (how else is your psychiatrist going to pay for that new swimming pool?), I fear I’ve been remiss in balancing those out with sufficient nightmare fodder for ophidiophobes — that is, […]

Real Life Scares 

Kids’ Pool Party Crashed by an Enormous Deadly Spider

A creepy new video shows a group of children reacting in all-out horror when they discover that their afternoon splash in the swimming pool has been interrupted by an unwanted visitor — a gigantic funnel-web spider swimming under the water. It should come as no surprise that this footage comes from Australia, where most of […]

Real Life Scares 

Giant Venomous Spider Sneaks Aboard New Zealand Flight

When an airliner departing from Australia touched down in New Zealand, airport officials in Auckland discovered an unexpected stowaway: a giant huntsman spider, one of the largest arachnids in the world. According to a report in Stuff New Zealand, security staffers at Auckland Airport found the huge creature hiding out inside a passenger’s bundled tent, […]