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Pop culture for horror junkies; all about the famous films, creepypasta tales, trends and tropes that bled from the fringes of fright into the macabre mainstream.

WatchMojo 5 days ago
Top 10 Scariest Scenes from Non-Horror Movies
From childhood terrors to modern-day nightmares, these are the most frightening scenes never labeled "horror." Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today, we’re counting down our picks for the scariest momen...
Pierre Roustan14 days ago
3 Top Scary Facts About 'The Exorcist' You Didn't Know (Unless the Devil Possessed You)
You won't find a more iconic film—The Exorcist. And that's for good reason. After all, this was a film heralded as an Oscar winner for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Sound Mixing, and a few Golden Glob...
WatchMojo 19 days ago
Top 10 Horror Movie Clichés
Oh, I know what’s coming next…I knew it… Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we’ll be counting down the top 10 horror movie clichés. Since this is a horror list, please be advised that it contains matu...
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Lena Baileya month ago
Creepypastas
So we all know what creepypastas are: ghost stories or urban legends that are spread through the internet and sometimes through word of mouth. I decided to research and try to find some of the creepie...
WatchMojo a month ago
Top 10 Scariest Creepypastas
They are the horror stories that circulate the internet, terrorizing innocent surfers with tales of gore, horror and death. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the to...
Matt Cates2 months ago
Killer Life Lessons from Michael Myers
I've often said we can learn a lot from villains. And whether we like to admit it or not, we're always drawn to those characters who flaunt the rules of society and go after their dreams... however si...
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Erin O'Neil2 months ago
Why Buffy Should Have Ended up with Spike
I’d love to simply say Spike is the best and leave it at that. I won’t do that, as much as I’d like to. Fans will be asking: "What about Angel?" while non-fans will be asking: "Why?" I’m going to answ...
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Erin O'Neil2 months ago
The Evolution of Vampires in Film and Television
In this day and age, vampires are seen as romantic figures—these beautiful, misunderstood creatures that we can’t help but fall in love with. This wasn’t always the case, though. Vampires used to be s...
Kyle S.2 months ago
Top 10 Horror Games For the Halloween Season
October is easily one of my favorite months out of the year, with the changing of the seasons beginning to show light, the temperature dropping, the leaves changing, and of course Halloween. Halloween...
WatchMojo 2 months ago
Top 10 Horror Movie Masks
They’re creepy, they’re freaky… a few of them are downright terrifying. They are WatchMojo's picks for the "Top 10 Horror Movie Masks." For this list, we’re looking for the most iconic horror movie ma...
Sydney Essex3 months ago
Dark Origins
The lost meanings behind the songs we sang as children, that your mother may not have taught you...
The Books of the Salem Witch Trials
The Witch Trials of the 1600s During the late 1600s, there was a very popular theory going around that witches were living among the common folk. Many books were written, biographies were published an...
Nathaniel Corns4 months ago
Why Are We Scared of Clowns?
You know what clowns are—typically men wearing white makeup, a big wig, and a big nose that are hired to entertain children at birthday parties or at the circus. So why do we also see these seemingly ...
synovelle w.4 months ago
The Horror Genre and Jump-Scares: A Thought
Boo. Didn’t really scare you, did I? Of course not. Text can’t really give you a good ol’ startle. It doesn’t make you jump from your britches and let out a yell of surprise, huh? I guess the word I’m...
Don Anderson II4 months ago
Why I Don't Watch Horror Movies
I never understood why people loved being scared or at least why some of my family members did. It's one thing for me to watch a movie with horror elements, but I can't watch horror movies like some o...
Tom Baker4 months ago
Celluloid Red!
Some of the worst cinematic dogs (er, turkeys is probably more appropriate here, if rather trite) have, it seems, the word "blood" in the title: Bloodsucking Freaks, Blood Feast, I Drink Your Blood, M...
Pierre Roustan4 months ago
The One Movie You Thought Disney Would Never Do: 'The Sixth Sense'
And you thought that it was an M. Night Shyamalan affair, right? Wrong. Believe it or not, but the minds behind the ominous tale about a man trying to solve the mental breakdown of a kid who sees "dea...