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The Butchered Art of Cao Hui

Artist Cao Hui’s “Visual Temperature” art exhibit looks like something you would expect to find in Leatherface’s living room, not in a museum. His work aims to look beyond the surface, and in this case, beyond the surface of innocent items like jackets and sofas is guts, blood, and viscera. Using mixed materials including resin […]

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Satanic Nude Debauchery: A Look Back at HAXAN (1922)

Naked chicks, demons, devils, bare-assed celebrations, monster births, cannibals, and lots of liquor. You know- the standard stuffy, old and boring silent film. I’m really shocked HAXAN: WITCHCRAFT THROUGH THE AGES is not as highly regarded as some of the other classic works of silent cinema. Film history usually thrusts an academic finger at NOSFERATU […]

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Dogtown Common — Where Abanbdoned Plush Toys Hide a Deadly Curse

Dogtown Common is a ghost town on a hilltop near Gloucester, Massachusetts with a long, sordid history that begins in 1693. Despite not being suited towards agriculture, its inland location afforded protection from pirates, and many of the well-off families made the area, then known simply as The Commons, their home. By about 1750, pirates […]

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The Six Creepiest Things Recently Spotted on Mars

We’ve been fascinated with the fourth planet ever since we first spotted it in the night sky thousands of years ago, and Earth’s reddish neighbor has always been a source of mystery, fascination… and a touch of horror. Over the past decade, robot rovers including Curiosity, Opportunity and Spirit have been delivering a wealth of amazing […]

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The Sinister Story Behind the Los Feliz Murder House

Los Angeles is no stranger to horrific crimes: the Black Dahlia murder in 1947; the Manson Family murders on 1969; the Hillside Strangler murders of 1977; the Night Stalker murders of 1985. But the terror that those murders wrought generally subsided when the perpetrator was caught (or, in the case of the Black Dahlia, whose […]

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Man Watches INSIDIOUS in Virtual Reality… and Freaks the Hell Out

A man named Jason recently decided to watch a movie on a virtual-reality headset, which offers the user a completely immersive audio-visual experience that can be disorienting and sometimes intensely frightening. So naturally, he picked a film that is already frightening enough on its own. As shown in the following video, this gentleman was not […]

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How THE BERENSTAIN BEARS Broke the Entire Universe

There seems to be a debate raging on the internet right now, more important than presidential nominees or what to do about ISIS. I’m talking about the Berenstain Bears. This cuddly, anthropomorphic family of bears is a staple for most children, in a series of books and a cartoon. It certainly was part of my […]

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Check Out This HALLOWEEN Exhibit Behind The Actual Myers House!

One of the fun aspects for me of living within driving distance of South Pasadena is that at any given moment, I can hop in my car and in under 25 minutes visit a lot of the original shooting locations from John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN. I know this will sound weird, but visiting the spots from one of […]

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The Wild Horror Art of Clint Carney

As horror genre fans, we tend to in general be inherently fascinated and intrigued by the darker side of things, whether it be in films, music or art. And one artist whose twisted vision evokes the strangest of curiosities is LA based painter Clint Carney. While Carney dabbles in multiple creative endeavors including fronting the band System […]

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This “Frankenstein” Meat Twitches… Despite Being Very Dead

Meat that is still twitching, even after being butchered: really really fresh, or a science experiment gone horribly wrong? That is the question Cheng Tan had to ask herself. The Chinese woman came home with a fresh cut of meat. When she unwrapped it, it was twitching. Fearing there may be worms or parasites in […]

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The Evils of The Millennial Horror Evolution

The horror canon is vast and constantly expanding; finding new ways to illicit the fear we are all capable of experiencing at some point or another. Fears can change over time, so horror films are tasked with appealing to its ever-evolving audience. With that in mind, filmmakers and screenwriters have begun to utilize the technological […]

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Scared of Dolls? Check out Mexico’s Creepy, Real Life Island of Dolls!

Located in the canals of Xochimilco in Mexico is a tiny island that has been named Isla de las Munecas – the Island of Dolls. Its sad history and disturbing inhabitants have made it an unwitting tourist attraction. According to legend, the island’s sole permanent inhabitant, a hermit named Don Julian Santana Barrera, found a […]

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Is ‘Sad Satan’ the Scariest Video Game on the Internet?

The “game” isn’t much: walking around dark, unending hallways that are poorly rendered, the only sound your footsteps as you walk. Occasionally, you will find a blurry human figure standing ominously in a corner, or hear backward-masked audio or piercing screams. A still image will flash on the screen, everything from Satanic and Nazi imagery, […]

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Seven Sea Creatures That Would Give H.P. Lovecraft Nightmares

Most of us have at least some knowledge of legendary dark-fantasy author Howard Phillips Lovecraft, who still seizes readers’ imaginations with a sense of absolute doom and dread in the face of vast, unknowable horrors… but unlike most horror authors who live well-adjusted lives, Lovecraft battled mental and physical illness throughout his short time on […]

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This Vintage Chair May Carry a Deadly Curse

At the turn of the century, a forger named Daniel Awety bought a rural property in Thirsk, North Yorkshire. His son-in-law, Thomas Busby, joined him in his illicit business. Busby was allegedly a bully, and stumbled home from the pub to find Awety seated in his favorite chair. The two argued, and Awety threatened to […]