Mr. Davis20 hours ago
"Based on True Events" Is a Problem. Here's Why
Think about some of the most common tropes in horror movies. You've got gore, sex, and all that fun stuff, but there is one trope that seems to be exploited. The idea of a movie being "based on a true...
Loving the Loveless
May 13, 2013 at 12:00pmDowntown, Charleston, SCSebastian Kane It was raining again but that didn't really matter much to him. He didn't need the weather clear and pristine to do his work, in fact he p...
Laksh Gosain2 days ago
That One Dream
It was windy. Twenty-three degrees on my weather app and just perfect weather to walk outside considering how hot and humid the past few days were. It was just another regular day. I started by making...
Reigny Teller2 days ago
The Little Boy Who Wasn't & the Ghost in the Machine
Preface: Most, if not all of us are familiar with the paranormal in one form or another. It's one of the few things in this world that are cut and dry: you either believe OR you don't. You've had an e...
Infested
Simon awakes. His eyelids slowly blinking open. He tilts his head to the right, his alarm clock flips from 8:12 am to 8:13 am. He swivels his head to his left half expecting to be surprised to see a y...
Kitsune Gamer3 days ago
Haunted
It was so quiet in my darkened hotel room, which was odd, since the Vegas lights were still gleaming through the cracks of the heavy curtains covering the giant window. I was only here for a work conf...
Neal Litherland6 days ago
5 'The Purge' Movies They Should Make Next
When I first saw The Purge, I thought pretty much what everyone else thought at the time. The premise put forth in this low-budget home invasion movie was way too good to be wasted on something so for...
L Stone9 days ago
Top 10 Unusual Deaths Throughout History
Death is inevitable; there are many ways to go - some stranger than others. We all go one way or another and we don’t usually get to choose how, and sometimes fate chooses the most unusual ways to die...
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Squish E18 days ago
'Hereditary' (2018)
There will be spoilers. Last night, my friend and I went to see Hereditary. Allow me to paint the scene: I'm the movie lover with the taste for horror. My friend is not so big on this genre but will g...
Kevin Harnessa month ago
10 Creepiest Places on Earth
In horror movies, people use places that are creepy to give off an eerie feeling such as Camp Crystal Lake from Friday the 13th, the cabin from The Evil Dead and Evil Dead 2, and the bathroom from Saw...
L.A Banksa month ago
5 of the Eeriest Real-Life Hauntings EVER
If there’s one disclaimer that’s likely to make a ghost story more terrifying, it’s those oft-used words— everything I’m about to tell you is true. Made-up supernatural tales may send a shiver down ou...
Riley Reese2 months ago
Creepy Gifts Every Horror Fan Would Love
Horror fans are awesome people who typically have a fascination with the dark, the morbid, and to a point, the mysterious. They are great friends and can be the perfect pal for a movie suggestion, how...
Peter P5 days ago
'Who's Watching Oliver' (2017)
“Who’s Watching Oliver” will certainly not be appreciated by everyone. It’s a film about voyeurism, sadism, and total insanity. At first sight, the film seems meaningless in terms of content, but as t...
Shelly Bartley10 days ago
Some of the Most Thrillingly Scary Movies to Make a Person Stand at Attention
Have you ever picked a dark, stormy night with lots of thunder jumping outside to watch a scary movie? If you are a person who enjoys watching thrillers and movies that really keep you on your tiptoes...
James F. Ewart13 days ago
'The First Purge' - Movie Review
They say that every movie starts at a 5 out of 10 and either goes up or down from there. The first few lines of this movie’s dialogue are spoken by a junkie clearly off his rocker, and an interviewer....
Reigny Teller2 days ago
The Little Boy Who Wasn't & the Ghost in the Machine
Preface: Most, if not all of us are familiar with the paranormal in one form or another. It's one of the few things in this world that are cut and dry: you either believe OR you don't. You've had an e...
Kitsune Gamer3 days ago
Haunted
It was so quiet in my darkened hotel room, which was odd, since the Vegas lights were still gleaming through the cracks of the heavy curtains covering the giant window. I was only here for a work conf...
Erin Montgomery6 days ago
Budding Awareness in a House Full of Secrets
I have always been sensitive. Some call it intuitive. But I have always had knowledge others weren’t aware of. For example, my mother and her sister decided that my cousin (2 days younger than I was) ...
denise knight3 months ago
The Halloween Abductions
This is a chapter taken from my book: THE HALLOWEEN ABDUCTIONS Chapter 1 October 31, 2016 - Abbeville, AL All she could see were the moving lights outside her window. There was darkness—nothing but da...
Claire Raymond5 months ago
Why Halloween Is the Best Holiday
It seems like nowadays, holidays are getting "bigger" and people are celebrating harder and they are on a major mission to outdo each other in the holiday celebration stakes. I blame three things for ...
Matthew Donnellon6 months ago
Haunted
There are times when one must test his mettle against circumstances in which he would rather not find himself. These trials are essential to moving from boy to man, and many cultures around the world ...
Loving the Loveless
May 13, 2013 at 12:00pmDowntown, Charleston, SCSebastian Kane It was raining again but that didn't really matter much to him. He didn't need the weather clear and pristine to do his work, in fact he p...
Laksh Gosain2 days ago
That One Dream
It was windy. Twenty-three degrees on my weather app and just perfect weather to walk outside considering how hot and humid the past few days were. It was just another regular day. I started by making...
Infested
Simon awakes. His eyelids slowly blinking open. He tilts his head to the right, his alarm clock flips from 8:12 am to 8:13 am. He swivels his head to his left half expecting to be surprised to see a y...
Kat Marie4 days ago
Halloween
2010. A couple and their four-year-old son, David, are out at the store Halloween shopping. David decides to venture through the toy aisle. As he is looking at the variety of toys, a young man approac...
Bruce Arnold II4 days ago
The Rose Bush Girl
She sat in the chair, her head down and the rest of her body limp. Blood stained rose vines littered the floor around her. The smell of death and plant life hung heavy in the air. The girl’s hair was ...
Eliza Vargas12 days ago
The Nightmare
I'm in the top bunk in the cabin getting ready for bed, sneakily eating a doughnut before my aunt comes in to check on me. She never allows us to eat any sweets after eight, even though I was now fift...
Mr. Davis20 hours ago
"Based on True Events" Is a Problem. Here's Why
Think about some of the most common tropes in horror movies. You've got gore, sex, and all that fun stuff, but there is one trope that seems to be exploited. The idea of a movie being "based on a true...
Thomas Sebacher5 days ago
Horror of Lovecraft
To begin any discussion of H. P. Lovecraft, one must begin with an analysis of the times in which he lived, the times where science seemed to explain everything, when human knowledge was expanding at ...
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Bill Burnett8 days ago
People Want to Take Religion Seriously
In the "there-are-no-atheists-in-foxholes" department, I recently rewatched William Friedkin's The Exorcist for perhaps the 12th time. I once again had my judgement confirmed that it is a great movie,...
Tom Bakera month ago
The Roommate's Death
Gina had just moved into her new dorm and, damn, she was excited. Her first year of college! She was feeling all grown up, and like a grown woman at last. And, man, there were some fine-looking dudes ...
Daniella Farras2 months ago
The Butcher's Pride
I was a child then, not the monster I am now. I remember it like it was yesterday. It burns in my mind till this very day. I was six years old going on seven, it was raining the day it happened, so th...
Neal Litherland2 months ago
5 Reasons Jason Voorhees Is One of the Greatest Slashers
Slasher movies, much like their monsters, never seem to die. The genre's foundations were laid by films like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and solidified by John Carpenter's infamous Halloween. Since t...
'Tales from the Crypt' Review
*This is a full episode review. A spoiler warning is in effect.* Hello Boils and Ghouls, and welcome to today's tale. Now, I know there are some ladies out there who wouldn't mind having the finer thi...
Rob Holmes16 days ago
Horror Comes Home
With the recent announcement of Child’s Play & Nightbreed being developed as TV series, horror film-to-TV adaptations are pretty hot in Hollywood right now—but that wasn’t always the case. There was a...
Nicholas Barbera month ago
'American Horror Story': Crossover?
We know the drill; it’s that time of year again. Every year we come in partially blind and knowing very little about what’s involved when a season of everyone’s favorite anthology horror show, America...
Tom Baker3 days ago
The Maniac in Back!
This is something Debra told me happened to her back in the 80s. True story, man, and the woman it happened to never forgot it. It was, as they say, a real "close shave." Debra was driving home, tired...
Tom Baker4 days ago
The Girl with the B52 Hairdo
Madge was forever spraying her hair, ogling herself in front of that old, cracked dresser mirror. She liked that song, oh what was it? The Ronettes! Yes, "Be My Baby." The song they later used in that...
Lady Sunday4 days ago
Vampires in America
What is your favorite movie about Vampires? I was a '70s baby, so depending on your age, your answer may differ from my generation. Perhaps, like me, you're old enough to remember the release of 1979'...
Gerald Oppugne10 days ago
Best Psychological Thriller Books of 2018
What I love most about well-rounded psychological thrillers, whether it be a movie, TV show, or book, are the growing conflicts that arise alongside the characterization of each individual. It can alm...
Sadee Ferres11 days ago
Reading for the Sake of Spookiness
Revenge: Eleven Dark Tales, Yoko Ogawa, my thoughts. Let me see... On the surface, nothing too special. The settings are, for the most part, generic, but elegantly established. And often times there a...
Crow Zing a month ago
Book Review: 'The Outsider'
Honestly, this book is one of the best Stephen King's I've read in a long time. I started reading his novels around three years ago when I picked up Revival, which was the only book they had in the sm...
Maiden to Monster
Growing up, I absolutely loved learning about Greek Mythology. I was always a bit of a nerd and, to me, mixing an ancient history lesson with an element of fantasy or mystique was GOLDEN. So when I st...
A.R. Marquez11 days ago
The Final Cadence
PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE PREVIOUS ENTRY OF THIS MANUSCRIPT. The air was cold and on the verge of dusk as Damone exited the archaic subway terminal via the crumbling stairs leading to the street. The ...
Hazel Hitchins15 days ago
A Suburban Horror
Damn it! That’s the curfew claxon. Bloody Mike! I didn’t think it would take so long to get back and now there’s no time to put the bins out. It’s all very well thinking it will only take a minute, bu...