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How Italian Horror Cinema Inspired Survival Horror Video Games

Survival horror video games have changed a lot over the years — especially as the technology evolved along with our sensibilities. Soon, we’ll be able to play RESIDENT EVIL 7, OUTLAST 2, and DEATH STRANDING with VR options, putting players in the midst of total terror. But to understand where the subgenre is today, we […]

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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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George A. Romero Wrote a Zombie Noir Film Called ENOUGH OF THE DEAD!

In 1968, George A. Romero cobbled together a low budget horror movie about corpses that came back to life and started eating people. It sounds absurd when you put it like that – probably because that’s exactly what it is – but the idea gradually took hold of the imaginations of audiences and filmmakers everywhere. […]

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Watch This Horrifying Short Based on the Infamous Creepypasta “The Expressionless!”

Attention, all creepypasta connoisseurs: in our recent feature about ten infamous creepypastas based on a single, terrifying image, I highlighted one of the oldest and possibly most nightmare-inducing stories ever to span the web: “The Expressionless.” In brief, the story is claimed to be a first-hand account from the sole survivor of a bizarre mass […]

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Check Out the Brutal & Bittersweet Zombie Short Film WE TOGETHER

Zombie films have often been used to make larger statements about society. NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD had messages about war and race, DAWN OF THE DEAD echoed questions of consumerism, and SHAWN OF THE DEAD covers the banality of our day to day lives. Today’s short WE TOGETHER (by Henry Kaplan) adds to the “symbolic living dead” […]

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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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“Zombie Snake” Attacks a Horrified Chef… 16 HOURS After It’s Dead

Warning: the footage you’re about to see is not for the squeamish. YouTube user Jacob Hall recently posted the following video, entitled “The Slithering Dead,” which begins with a shock in its first seconds, then gets even creepier. The footage, as described in the post, depicts a clinically dead rattlesnake that has been skinned and […]

Scare Your Boo: The Best Haunted Houses Open This VALENTINE’S DAY Weekend

Trying to live up to the Valentine’s Day hype can be scary. These days, a heart-shaped box of chocolates from the gas station just won’t cut it. Even the “dinner and a movie” date has become stale. Thankfully, there is a superior date option for this Valentine’s Day: Take your significant other to a haunted […]

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Man Goes Berserk on Airliner, Bites Passenger… and Drops Dead

The zombie apocalypse has begun – on an Aer Lingus flight. Over the weekend, a 24-year-old man was on a flight from Lisbon to Dublin when he became agitated, bit another man, and eventually died. Reports from The Irish Mirror state that the young man “ran amok,” bit at least one other passenger, and then […]