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San Francisco’s Unsolved Santeria Murder of 1981

On February 7th, 1981, LeRoy Carter Jr., a twenty-nine-year-old African American was walking through Golden Gate Park in San Francisco searching for a place to sleep. He found a secluded spot next to Alvord Lake where he slipped into his sleeping bag and went to sleep. The papers didn’t say much about the murder, those […]

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5 Terrifying Japanese Legends that will Give You Nightmares!

I find Japanese folklore and legends to be some of the most fascinating…and frightening. Here are five of the most terrifying Japanese legends. Teke Teke (pictured above) A young school girl on her way home fell on a railroad track. She was cut in half by a train and died. Returning later as a vengeful spirit, […]

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Was the Movie MARTYRS Based on a Real Story?

The early 2000, specifically 2003 to 2009,  saw a rise in a horror sub-genre that became known as French Extremism. These films were known for  excessive brutality and extreme mutilation, and included titles like FRONTIERS, INSIDE, and HIGH TENSION.  2008’s MARTYRS was probably one of the most discussed films of this sub-genre for both its use […]

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The 10 Most Frightening Living Dead Dolls

Since 1998 doll-makers Ed Long and Damien Glonek have been manufacturing some of the most frightening dolls in existence. Distributed by Mezco Toyz since 2001, their lineup of horror-inspired dolls have been terrifying as well as enhancing the décor of many macabre homes. Here are the 10 most terrifying dolls from the amazing Living Dead Dolls […]

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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 […]

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10 VHS Box Covers that Scarred Me for Life

In 1980s video rental stores, shelves were filled with a brightly colored array of VHS box covers. These canvases served one purpose, to scream at the consumer…“RENT ME.” No other genre was better at grabbing a potential viewer’s attention better than horror. In a world where the shelves were stacked and the competition was thick, […]

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5 Extremely Controversial Horror Movies [VIDEO]

The horror genre has always been full of controversy. Gore, death, violence, and sex are commonplace in horror stories, often attempting to push moral decency past the current boundaries. Join us below as we look at 5 horror films that have undergone heavy censorship, even to the extent of being banned.

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Interview: Director Jordan Peele Discusses His Upcoming Horror Movie GET OUT!

We caught up with director Jordan Peele to discuss his upcoming horror film GET OUT which is releasing to theaters on February 24th. Check out the interview below, and click here for more info on GET OUT or to purchase tickets.

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The REAL Story of THE MOTHMAN PROPHECIES [VIDEO]

Most horror fans are familiar with the 2002 movie THE MOTHMAN PROPHECIES about a small town in West Virginia that was haunted by a mysterious, giant creature. But did you know the movie is based on actual sightings and events? Check out our video below to learn about the real story of the Mothman.

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THE RING is Based on Two Horrifying (Supposedly Real) Japanese Legends! [VIDEO]

The newest installment in THE RING franchise, RINGS, is releasing to theaters this weekend on February 3rd. But did you know the terrifying ghost from THE RING series, Samara, is based on two Japanese legends? Check out the video below to learn about the frightening ghost stories that influenced this epic film series.

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VIDEO: The Twisted Tale of American Cannibal Alfred Packer

Join us below to hear the true tale of Alfred Packer, American cannibal and the inspiration for many future horror films including RAVENOUS and CANNIBAL! THE MUSICAL.

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Four Absolutely Bizarre Tales from Florida

Over the past several years there has been an unusual trend of bizarre stories emerging from the state of Florida, so much so that it has developed a reputation for weirdness. Whether it be a man arrested for trying to shoot heroin in a police station bathroom or another man arrested for trying to ride […]

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VIDEO: The Real Stories that Inspired AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ROANOKE

Did you know that Lady Gaga’s character is based on a supposedly real witch? Or that the killer nurses were inspired by real nurses that murdered their patients? The TV series AMERICAN HORROR STORY has always borrowed from actual history. The most recent season, ROANOKE, is no different, using historical events and actual mysteries to help shape […]

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5 Frightening Legends from the Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail, or “AT” as it’s more commonly known, is a hiking trail that spans roughly 2,200 miles and passes through fourteen states from Maine to Georgia. Since it’s completion in 1937, it has seen close to 2 million visitors per year. Most only spend a day hiking a portion of the AT, while […]

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The Mysterious Death of Charles Walton

On Valentine’s Day 1945 in Warwickshire, England, police found the murdered body of Charles Walton. The seventy-four-year-old was discovered on a farm called The Firs, his body resting on the side of a hill. He was last seen alive the morning of February 14th leaving his home with his thirty-three-year-old niece Edith heading out to work in […]