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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.

Jenika Enoch4 days ago
The 10 Scariest 'Are You Afraid Of The Dark?' Tales
Nickelodeon was a much different channel back in the 90s. Millennials like me who grew up in the decade no doubt remember the abundance of awesome television game shows, comedy shows, and shows aimed ...
Craig House6 days ago
Why You Should All Be Listening to "The ParaPod"
"The ParaPod" is a comedy podcast all about the paranormal, which is hosted by comedians Ian Boldsworth (the artist formerly known as Ray Peacock) and Barry Dodds. Basically they both have the same task, to convince each other of their beliefs. Barry believes in ghosts, whereas Ian doesn’t. Sounds intriguing, right? So why should it become your go-to podcast? Well, I’ll try to convince you.
Jenika Enoch7 days ago
The Scariest Thing About Modern Horror Is That It Stigmatizes Disabilities and Mental Illness
There is really no denying that the "grotesque" has always been an important aspect of the horror genre. In both TV and film, creators have played on our superficiality as a culture. Seeing a deformit...
Jenika Enoch9 days ago
Examining the Scientific Accuracy of the 'Saw' Franchise
Horror films and science go hand in hand (in a way), but it's generally acceptable to say that the gruesome scenes in horror films aren't necessarily realistic. However, that can't be said for every h...
RoAnna Sylver10 days ago
That Monsters Can Be Defeated
Horror is about… being scared. Therefore it’s also about pain. We fear pain, suffering, and death, and those are some of the only sure things in real life. So horror is also about how we face those re...
Terry Stone23 days ago
The Dangers of Being Alone in Gothic Fiction
Being alone is dangerous. It’s rare to read a Gothic book, or see a Gothic movie, in which all the action takes place while a group is together. Even in B-grade horror movies, the principals involved always seem to know that to be separated from each other is to encounter death and dismemberment.
Vega Ba month ago
Weird "Coincidences"
I started watching these really weird videos on YouTube. It started with me watching another beauty MUA video from a YouTuber I used to watch all the time. I had quit watching her, because she had bee...
Edgar Allan Poe's Life & Work
In the author’s work, we always know that they use their source of creativity among their writing, yet the author also uses his/her life to influence the work. One author that has his work influenced ...
WatchMojo 5 months ago
Top 10 Movie Devils
You know them, you love them, you might even worship them! Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 movie devils. For this list, we’re taking a look at the ten m...
Oupost 31LV5 months ago
Making Monsters
It’s unlikely that the settlers of the Southern Nevada desertscape expected a museum of horrors to become a cornerstone of their peaceful early-20th-century city. Yet 88 years later, a decorated hears...
WatchMojo 5 months ago
Top 10 Smartest Decisions in Horror Movies
It takes brains to beat a monster. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the "Top 10 Smartest Decisions Made by Horror Movie Characters." For this list, we’re honoring ...
WatchMojo 5 months ago
Top 10 Movie Depictions of the Grim Reaper or Death
Death is a fact of life, but he also moonlights as an actor on the side. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 depictions of death or the grim reaper in movi...
Rachel LeCrap5 months ago
'Nothing Scares Me Anymore'
Blood, guts, demons, or ghosts, the content doesn't seem to matter. People can't enjoy horror films the way we once did. And it's our own fault. Thanks in part to social media, we experience a near-co...
WatchMojo 5 months ago
Top 10 Horror Movie Villain Motivations
Be they demented serial killers or supernatural entities, you can always rest assured that horror movie villains will have fascinating reasons to kill. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counti...
Matthew Evans5 months ago
Horror Comics
Today, it is hard to imagine a time when the television would only broadcast for a few hours each day. The time when there were no Playstations or Xboxes, no laptops or PCs and children would play out...
M.R. Starling5 months ago
5 Badass Women in Horror Movies and Why You Should Call Them Daddy
Let’s be real. We’ve all had our fair share of daddies, but these women definitely take the cake. They have consistently proven that they can fend for themselves in the hardest of times and most diffi...
Jashan Boparai6 months ago
Things Don't Get Stranger Than These 'Stranger Things' Funko POP! Vinyl Figures
When it first came out, no one could have predicted what a cultural force Netflix's Stranger Things would become. The heavy use of 80s nostalgia could only garner attention, not genuine interest. But ...
WatchMojo 6 months ago
Top 10 Horror Movies Inspired by True Events
Do you believe in the supernatural? Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 horror movies inspired by true events.