monster

Monsters and horror go hand in hand; explore horrific creatures, beasts and hairy scaries like Freddy Krueger, Frankenstein and far beyond.

Tammi Brownlee4 days ago
The Fog
Dani drove along the deserted road. At four in the morning there was never much traffic. Lately it was one of the things that Dani liked about opening the gas station every morning. It gave her time t...
Cryptic Hatter6 days ago
Terror from Above: 15 Winged Monsters from Around the World
Throughout history, people have told stories of monsters that terrorize us from the skies. People of medieval Europe lived in fear of fire-breathing dragons, Native Americans tell of a giant bird that...
Erica Rose12 days ago
Vampires from Demonology
We've all have heard stories about vampires and creatures going bump in the night, but where do most of these tales originate from? Demonology is the study of multiple creatures of the abyss from all ...
Bruce Arnolda month ago
The Devil King's Child
I chewed slowly before swallowing the abhorrent soul. It was only partially black, but still tasted a lot on the puke side. I took in a deep breath and exhaled. I always thought this would be the fun ...
The Long Way Home (Part 4)
Walking through the woods looking around. Making sure nothing is following. I can't help but think about the creature. Still wondering where it came from. Why was the map blacked out? Why the fences? ...
Cryptic Hattera month ago
15 Strange Creatures that May Be Out There
I'm making some changes as of right now with my username, obviously, and also this story will be a part of a series, as will some of my previous stories. There will be some updated/altered versions of...
Holly Wa month ago
You Will
Blood. There’s blood everywhere. The maroon liquid fills the damp air with its strong, metallic odor, thick and sloshy as you gingerly step through it with your soaked shoes and dripping pants that re...
S. L. McGeea month ago
After Dark
My head. I had a splitting headache as I woke up to thickly pebbled dirt stuck to the side of my face. I barely took a breath when I inhaled dust, coughing immediately. I took note of my body, feeling...
Tom Baker2 months ago
The Hairy Ones Shall Dance
Note: The title of this essay is inspired by the title of a story in the anthology 'Lonely Vigils' by Manly Wade Wellman. It might be wise to begin with a few prefatory remarks about such legends as t...
Sabri'A Price2 months ago
Movie Review: 'Dead House' (2014)
Scrolling through Hulu's horror movies, I stumbled upon Dead House (2014), a film directed by Brini Amerigo and produced by Marco Palese. I judged a movie by its cover and assumed that people were goi...
Oupost 31LV2 months ago
Scary Tales Publishing's 'Monster Mash-Ups' Is Pure Creature Feature Nostalgia
The age of black and white creature features is dead. At least that’s what the CGI-laden blockbusters of today would have you believe. As moviegoers, we do get the rare treat of a purely practical mon...
Caitlin Mitchell3 months ago
Dad?
Sitting on the park bench, Ava Smalls thought quietly about what to do. Her deceased father haunted her thoughts, telling her it was all her fault. She got up quietly and slowly and walked to the aban...
Elijah Taylor3 months ago
Estrangement
With months passing and with no more nests to clear, Jason decides to seek Elias out to get closure. Since Ramona and Jason went separate ways after their last hunt, Jason seeks him out alone. He deci...
Elijah Taylor3 months ago
Vatican City
FADE IN: THE SCENE OPENS UP WITH JASON CHECK ARRIVING AT HIS NEW HOME.
Serena Taylor3 months ago
Reocurring
A buzzing noise interrupts my endless dreaming and I slowing fade into consciousness. I slip out of my covers and cold feet follow the noise to discover the mysterious source. Outside my room the ligh...
Creation Studios3 months ago
Lineage
Story 1 Atlas—The child from outer space! Part 1 I’m recording this from the Pod I arrived in. The more I’m in this spacecraft, the more I find out about it and me. I’m doing this because one day my b...
Brianne Sterling3 months ago
A Creature from My Dreams
I don't know how long ago I had this dream, but I can still remember a great deal of it so vividly. I was a male in the army, in a movie. The team and I had been assigned to fight something and we had...