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This Man Was Gobbled Up by an Escalator… and Survived [VIDEO]

A terrifying incident took place at Ayazaga Metro station in Istanbul, Turkey on February 27, when a faulty escalator packed with commuters collapsed beneath their feet. While the majority of the travelers were simply dumped in a pile at the bottom (unnerved but unhurt), one unfortunate man saw a gaping hole open in the metal […]

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This Towering Animatronic Pennywise Hints at IT’s Final Form

Although the final big-screen incarnation of Pennywise is still under wraps as the second half of Andy Muschietti’s mammoth Stephen King adaptation enters production this year, attendees at the TransWorld Halloween & Attractions Show in St. Louis were both horrified and delighted to see this amazing interpretation of IT’s ultimate evil. Created by Unit 70 Studios, […]

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Watch a Father-Son Outing Go to Hell in the Single-Shot Short OVER THERE!

Our friends over at Crypt TV continue to serve up challenging new approaches to short-form horror cinema, and one of their latest uploads manages to capture a sublime, slowly-building sense of dread with a single, unbroken shot. Writer-director F.D. Lazzari has previously mastered elements of design and composition in his earlier works — including the […]

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Volunteers Appear to Eat Their Own Flesh in This Shocking FB Live Video

[Warning: Graphic images ahead] On March 6, a Facebook Live feed streamed from a museum in Riga, Latvia sparked outrage and controversy through its depiction of a man and woman seemingly cannibalizing themselves in the name of art. The video documents a real-time exhibition titled Eschatology by Latvian artist Arturs Berzinš (who can be seen […]

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Watch the Bizarre, Disturbing Short Film “I Am Your Grandma”

Miami-based multimedia artist Jillian Mayer has unveiled many intriguing and provocative pieces over the past decade, and her visual works have screened at Sundance, SXSW and the New York Film Festival… but arguably none of them has made a stronger impression on worldwide viewers than her surreal one-minute short “I Am Your Grandma.” Presented like […]

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VIDEO: Creepy “Ghost Train” Appears in CCTV Footage from China

The clip below allegedly surfaced online a little over a week ago, and is believed to contain security-camera footage from a railway station in the city of Baotou, China — footage which is currently being examined and debated due to its bizarre and still-unexplained images. The viral video was recently uploaded to YouTube by paranormal […]

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Tommy Wiseau’s Joker Audition is the Freakiest Thing You’ll See Today [VIDEO]

Even if you’d never heard the name “Tommy Wiseau” before the docudrama THE DISASTER ARTIST made the rounds this awards season, you’re probably at least marginally aware of him now… and wondering what the hell’s the deal with this guy. Actually, I’d wager you not only know Wiseau’s unforgettably wacko real-life persona (he’s still a […]

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Watch the Chilling Short MANNEQUIN: a Lethal Leap Into the Uncanny Valley

We’ve showcased several short horror films from our friends at Crypt TV over the years, and their themes have ranged from morbid humor to dark fairytales or straight-up splatter. But the recently-premiered MANNEQUIN, from filmmakers Dante Aubain & Danny Summonte, may be one of the most unsettling films in their ever-expanding library. With more emphasis […]

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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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Washington Residents Stunned by Unexplained “Sky Explosion” [VIDEO]

Last week, residents of Grays Harbor County, Washington reported an intense flash of light in the night sky, accompanied by a massive boom which actually shook some people’s homes. According to local news, the brilliant flash and a deep rumble were seen, heard and felt across the entire county. “I live in Copalis Beach, and […]

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Amazon Echo Users Creeped Out by Alexa’s Unexplained Bursts of Laughter

A.I. tech can be a wonderful thing… until it turns on you. In what seems like the first stage of the robot apocalypse we’ve all been warned about, users of Amazon Echo devices have been freaking out over an apparent glitch that randomly replaces voice-enabled assistant Alexa’s soothing, helpful tones with spontaneous fits of extremely […]

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Experts Analyze This Boy’s Terrifying Near-Fatal Lightning Encounter [VIDEO]

Recorded last year in Posadas, Argentina, the clip below shocked YouTube viewers worldwide as they watched a 12-year-old boy playing with an umbrella beneath a gutter’s rain-spout during a thunderstorm… suddenly, the air itself seems to explode around him as a massive lightning bolt strikes, and the camera operator can be heard screaming in horror […]

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Weather Camera Catches Eerie Swarming Lights Over Milwaukee [VIDEO]

Since it was first posted online, the following footage — recorded by a camera on WITI-TV’s broadcast tower in Milwaukee, WI — has quickly gone viral, sparking debate about whether the camera captured evidence of UFO activity. The clip below, recorded in the early morning last Tuesday (followed by a similar recording on Wednesday), depicts […]

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Swimmers Horrified as “Portal to Hell” Opens in California Lake

When a gigantic whirlpool suddenly opened in California’s Lake Berryessa, many onlookers thought some unseen supernatural force (or a freakish natural force, for that matter) had opened up a gateway to an ominous abyss, threatening to draw nearby swimmers to a horrific death. As it turns out, this bizarre hellmouth is neither a natural nor […]

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This Artist Submerged a Life-Size Jason Voorhees in a Minnesota Lake [VIDEO]

There are FRIDAY THE 13TH fans, and there are FRIDAY THE 13TH super-fans… and I think it’s safe to say artist and scuba-diver Curtis Lahr falls solidly into the latter category. Over four years ago, Lahr built a full-size, lovingly detailed statue of Jason Voorhees and anchored it to the bottom of a flooded former […]