Latest in Horror
  • Reed Alexander
    Published about 3 hours ago
    Reed Alexander's Horror Review of 'Dreamscape' (1984)

    Reed Alexander's Horror Review of 'Dreamscape' (1984)

    Dreamscape was the k-mart A Nightmare on Elm Street (ANOES) that was rushed to the theaters a couple moth before. So TECHNICALLY it predates ANOES, but in the same way Leviathan predates The Abyss. Back in the days, little studios would catch wind of what the big boys were doing and try to head them off at the pass with quicker productions and cheaper budgeting.
  • Bazooka Teaches
    Published a day ago
    I Dare You to Play with Dry Bones

    I Dare You to Play with Dry Bones

    The Game Called “Dry Bones”
  • LUiS Thompson
    Published a day ago
    Payne of the Bite (Pt. 8)

    Payne of the Bite (Pt. 8)

    “The underground facility could not withstand the incident at hand, for the display of physicality was only a test of strengths. The higher-ups in charge wanted to absolutely dissect the losing combatant among the two. Collecting the specimens from an underground facility, the higher-ups are faced with the challenge of recreating what is now known as the “Manhunt Purge.” Now that the magical sword was in Mr. Wick's possession, the force behind the weapon made evil aware of its presence. The ideal approach to stopping those responsible for the outbreak had begun to formulate for the skilled assassin. However, before the outbreak could end, the combat of the world's deadliest fighters dating back to 1494 would allow full closure to the testing the higher-ups projected to create again.“
  • Amanda Stables
    Published 2 days ago
    10 Best Horror Movies from the 1970s

    10 Best Horror Movies from the 1970s

    It was very hard to slim down this list from the forty titles I was looking at. The 1970s was a period of time where really good horror movies started to come out at a fast rate. My top three probably isn't going to shock anyone that is into horror movies. They're classics for a reason and are still amazing to this day.
  • Marielle Sabbag
    Published 3 days ago
    'Crawl' - A Movie Review

    'Crawl' - A Movie Review

    Brace yourselves for the horrendous hurricane! That and the alligator lurking in your basement too.
  • Kat L'Esperance
    Published 3 days ago
    Encyclopedia of the Deaths in the Smith Family

    Encyclopedia of the Deaths in the Smith Family

    Alabama: One of the fifty states in the United States of America. Where Sarah and her parents and her grandparents and their grandparents have lived.
Staff Picks
  • Kat L'Esperance
    Published 3 days ago
    Encyclopedia of the Deaths in the Smith Family

    Encyclopedia of the Deaths in the Smith Family

    Alabama: One of the fifty states in the United States of America. Where Sarah and her parents and her grandparents and their grandparents have lived.
  • Cryptic Hatter
    Published 14 days ago
    10 Cursed Objects That Really Exist

    10 Cursed Objects That Really Exist

    People have always have been fascinated by the supernatural and the occult, especially cursed objects. Cursed objects have been the product of a lot of well known films and other forms of literature but that’s all they are, right? Well, there have been dozens upon dozens of cases of objects that have caused serious misfortune including death for a lot of people. Some people like to pass it off as superstition but there is no denying that there may be a sinister force at work. I’m Cryptic Hatter and here are 10 Cursed Objects That Really Exist:
  • Kristy Anderson
    Published 19 days ago
    Childhood Halloween Specials Worth Revisiting
  • Amanda Stables
    Published 24 days ago
    11 Best Horror Movies from the 1950s

    11 Best Horror Movies from the 1950s

    The 1950s were a period of time where horror started to become a part of the consciousness of the American population. It wasn't quite something that was taken seriously as it would become in the 1960s, but it was still certainly fun. In this blog, I'll be talking about the best 11 horror movies from that beginning era. They're not entirely in order, except for the first one.
  • Ellen Howell
    Published 3 months ago
    Fear and Fiction

    Fear and Fiction

    When we discuss horror in literature, there are several things to keep in mind. What are the cultural currents of the time? What is its era? What characterizes the fear which might be felt by those special few who vie for terror? It is with the mind towards these questions that we should look at horror, viewing it with the strong views that Lovecraft did. He attached horror to several themes present within his own time—in particular eugenics, quantum mechanics, and theosophy. These different themes influenced the way he viewed horror and the way his society would receive his horror. The difficulty of modern times is analyzing how horror should go forwards. We have seen the H. P. Lovecrafts, and Edgar Allan Poes, and Stephen Kings.
  • Tom Baker
    Published 7 months ago
    The Black Corridor

    The Black Corridor

    Time is a damned thing. It circles back around on itself, like a snake eating its own tail. Sometimes, events that have transpired, long ago, seem to repeat themselves, as events realign themselves, and tragedy strikes the same spot, on the same date, maybe even at the same hour. A date in time, a day of the year, could draw to it the same mental vibrations that set certain events in motion, long ago.
Book Reviews
  • Annie Kapur
    Published 29 days ago
    The Greatest Ghost Stories Ever Written

    The Greatest Ghost Stories Ever Written

    Ghost stories are often called some of the scariest pieces of writing of all time, and they make up a great majority of the horror genre. Written from the beginning of literature onwards, people have always been interested in the movements of those who are already gone and have written many stories for and about them. Some are based on real experiences, some are completely fictitious (well, you better hope they are) and some have grounding in historical or fantastical realities.
  • Michael Bauch
    Published about a month ago
    Stephen King's 'Doctor Sleep'

    Stephen King's 'Doctor Sleep'

    Stephen King's Doctor Sleep: A Book Review
  • Annie Kapur
    Published about a month ago
    100 Horror Books to Read for the Halloween Season

    100 Horror Books to Read for the Halloween Season

    Halloween is right around the corner and, with the holiday season presenting many spooks, I think it’s good to remember the literature that can also scare the living hell out of us too. There are many ways I like to celebrate Halloween, and one of them is by reading and re-reading some of my favourite scary reads on the way up to the special day. Others ways I like to celebrate are watching scary films and making some seasonal bakes such as things pumpkin flavoured and biscuits normally containing dark chocolate, raisins and toasted nuts. I’ve always been a big fanatic of Halloween because I love dressing up even if I’m not going anywhere. I like to make cookies and give them creepy aspects. Last year, I made my brother a cookie shaped and decorated like the Slenderman. Anyways, this list is meant to be a bit of fun, so we’ll go through one hundred books you can read to celebrate this holiday season. I’ll talk about ones that are particularly special to me. Before you ask, I only ever include books I’ve actually read myself in lists like this, so you can talk to me about any one of them if you’re having a hard time choosing (I don’t blame you because they’re all so good). I’ll mark some of my favourites with a (*) as well, so make sure you look out for them! Oh, and lastly, these books are in no particular order either.
Fiction
  • LUiS Thompson
    Published a day ago
    Payne of the Bite (Pt. 8)

    Payne of the Bite (Pt. 8)

    “The underground facility could not withstand the incident at hand, for the display of physicality was only a test of strengths. The higher-ups in charge wanted to absolutely dissect the losing combatant among the two. Collecting the specimens from an underground facility, the higher-ups are faced with the challenge of recreating what is now known as the “Manhunt Purge.” Now that the magical sword was in Mr. Wick's possession, the force behind the weapon made evil aware of its presence. The ideal approach to stopping those responsible for the outbreak had begun to formulate for the skilled assassin. However, before the outbreak could end, the combat of the world's deadliest fighters dating back to 1494 would allow full closure to the testing the higher-ups projected to create again.“
  • Bazooka Teaches
    Published 5 days ago
    The Knock

    The Knock

    I woke violently as there was a loud knock. It echoed inside my head as I woke up almost into reality in slow motion. I was sweating, and my body was shaking a bit. The funny thing about my abrupt waking was that I did not remember any nightmares.
  • Bazooka Teaches
    Published 8 days ago
    Extra Marinara Sauce
Halloween
  • Marielle Sabbag
    Published 17 days ago
    'Halloween' (1978)—A Movie Review

    'Halloween' (1978)—A Movie Review

    I hear John Carpenter’s Halloween score starting up. Yeah, Michael Myers must be somewhere.
  • Mike Gardez
    Published 19 days ago
    Getting the Best Deal Offers on Halloween

    Getting the Best Deal Offers on Halloween

    The countdown is coming to an end for the biggest event of the year. It’s October, and all the hype, madness, and craziness has started. It is that time of the year when people celebrate with all the joy, and show off the inside monsters they have been hiding for the whole year. You will see lanterns glowing in your neighbor’s house. You will see people dressed up in scary and eerie costumes, or children celebrating their day with trick or treat party, while others may be enjoying their day carving pumpkins like never before. The celebrations are everywhere.
  • Kristy Anderson
    Published 19 days ago
    Childhood Halloween Specials Worth Revisiting
Monster
  • Tonya Moore
    Published 7 days ago
    Tightrope Cat

    Tightrope Cat

    Masika sat in her apartment, cowed by the gloom and dirty-gray walls. The clock in the kitchen was ticking so loudly it scraped at her nerves. Her fingers itched to rip it right down. Her toes curled into the fabric of her couch. She pondered the problem, biting the nail of her thumb, all the way down to the nub. She could stomp it into silence, maybe. Smash it to smithereens. Imagining it made her laugh. The sound came out awkwardly, somewhere between a choke and a sob.
  • Bazooka Teaches
    Published 18 days ago
    Black-Eyed Child

    Black-Eyed Child

    Have you ever heard of black-eyed children? I have. Well, these black-eye children are supposed to be tricksters. They supposedly like to trick people into letting them into people’s dwelling. Usually, they approach people in cars at night when the person is all by their lonesome. They claim to need help and want people to open the door to let them inside. Of course, these kids have black eyes and usually spook their intended victims. These black-eye children are believed to be evil demonic nomads.
  • Pierre Roustan
    Published 2 months ago
    3 Frightening Clowns Not from the Underworld or Magical Hell

    3 Frightening Clowns Not from the Underworld or Magical Hell

    Don't get me wrong: I get the willies from zombie clowns, Pennywise-s, and certain Violators of a spawn-like comic book hero. They're the stuff of legends and horror, but ultimately we have to remember one thing: it's all fiction. The truth is we often get much more scared at the clown walking down the street in the middle of the night than we do a demon in a sewer drain with a red balloon.
Movie Review
  • Reed Alexander
    Published about 3 hours ago
    Reed Alexander's Horror Review of 'Dreamscape' (1984)

    Reed Alexander's Horror Review of 'Dreamscape' (1984)

    Dreamscape was the k-mart A Nightmare on Elm Street (ANOES) that was rushed to the theaters a couple moth before. So TECHNICALLY it predates ANOES, but in the same way Leviathan predates The Abyss. Back in the days, little studios would catch wind of what the big boys were doing and try to head them off at the pass with quicker productions and cheaper budgeting.
  • Amanda Stables
    Published 2 days ago
    10 Best Horror Movies from the 1970s

    10 Best Horror Movies from the 1970s

    It was very hard to slim down this list from the forty titles I was looking at. The 1970s was a period of time where really good horror movies started to come out at a fast rate. My top three probably isn't going to shock anyone that is into horror movies. They're classics for a reason and are still amazing to this day.
  • Marielle Sabbag
    Published 3 days ago
    'Crawl' - A Movie Review

    'Crawl' - A Movie Review

    Brace yourselves for the horrendous hurricane! That and the alligator lurking in your basement too.
Paranormal
  • Bazooka Teaches
    Published a day ago
    I Dare You to Play with Dry Bones

    I Dare You to Play with Dry Bones

    The Game Called “Dry Bones”
  • Buffy Chester
    Published 9 days ago
    The Woman

    The Woman

    Jess woke up cold, confused, and a little nervous. Why was she sleeping in the woods? She couldn't remember why she was out here. She remembered where she was though; she had come here with her family. They owned a mountain cabin in the Sierras, and every year they would celebrate Thanksgiving with their cousins, aunts, uncles, etc.
  • Bazooka Teaches
    Published 15 days ago
    One-Two Combo on a Demon

    One-Two Combo on a Demon

    Joe was walking down the alley and was ready to face any type of evil that would come his way. He had a bad week, so the icing on the cake was still to come. He knew that it was coming and this alley was the place where it was going to happen.
Pop Culture
Slasher
  • Max Staines
    Published about a month ago
    The History and Evolution of the Slasher Film

    The History and Evolution of the Slasher Film

    Seeing as it's spooky season at the moment, I thought I would share my college coursework on slasher films which I made all the way back in 2017. Please enjoy and excuse the punctuation and grammar mistakes; I made this when I was 17 so there's probably a ton.
  • Ecarg Nosive
    Published 2 months ago
    Nightmare Journal: Knife Intruder
  • Ecarg Nosive
    Published 3 months ago
    Nightmare Journal: Gun Boy

    Nightmare Journal: Gun Boy

    I could feel that he wasn’t as in to me as I was in to him. I sat awkwardly on my twin bed against the window as he stood, vacant, at its side. Conversation had been dull and vague throughout the night and I spent it wondering what was on his mind, even though I already knew. I thought that a boy who charmed me the way he had in the beginning would be the one. I guess I was wrong, and now I’m stuck in this limbo until he voices his feelings, or ghosts me, which I could see him doing after today.
Supernatural
  • Kat L'Esperance
    Published 3 days ago
    Encyclopedia of the Deaths in the Smith Family

    Encyclopedia of the Deaths in the Smith Family

    Alabama: One of the fifty states in the United States of America. Where Sarah and her parents and her grandparents and their grandparents have lived.
  • Zach Myers
    Published 15 days ago
    Blackened Mind

    Blackened Mind

    Down goes another glass. "I am very, very tired," spoke Edwin, "Leave now, and take your burden with you."
  • Rasma Raisters
    Published 18 days ago
    Witches with Twitches

    Witches with Twitches

    Yes, Halloween is fast coming. Soon those broom-riding ladies with the pointed hats will be filling the skies. They are the most lasting symbols of this time through the years. Always considered ugly or evil they have always been feared. The main things which symbolize witches are broomsticks, cauldrons, and black cats.
Tv Review
  • Paul Levinson
    Published about a month ago
    Review of 'Evil' 1.3

    Review of 'Evil' 1.3

    A good Evil 1.3 last night, which pits hacking vs. possession as the reason a victim's Alexa-like device is plaguing him.
  • Paul Levinson
    Published about a month ago
    Review of 'Evil' 1.1

    Review of 'Evil' 1.1

    I caught up with Evil, which debuted on CBS a couple of weeks ago. Or maybe Evil caught up with me. No, I caught up with Evil.
  • Paul Levinson
    Published about a month ago
    Review of 'Evil' 1.2

    Review of 'Evil' 1.2

    A really excellent second episode of Evil, confirming what I thought after the debut of this series: it's the best new series I've seen so far this season on network television.
Urban Legend
  • Cryptic Hatter
    Published 14 days ago
    10 Cursed Objects That Really Exist

    10 Cursed Objects That Really Exist

    People have always have been fascinated by the supernatural and the occult, especially cursed objects. Cursed objects have been the product of a lot of well known films and other forms of literature but that’s all they are, right? Well, there have been dozens upon dozens of cases of objects that have caused serious misfortune including death for a lot of people. Some people like to pass it off as superstition but there is no denying that there may be a sinister force at work. I’m Cryptic Hatter and here are 10 Cursed Objects That Really Exist:
  • Cryptic Hatter
    Published 19 days ago
    10 Scariest Urban Legends Ever Told

    10 Scariest Urban Legends Ever Told

    Most of us have heard an urban legend once or twice in our lives but what is an urban legend? An urban legend is usually a rumor or myth that’s been passed around from to person to person and they claim it to be a true story. I’ve had my fair share of urban legends and I’ve come across some that have believe it or not, disturbed me or kept me up at night. Some even made me wonder if they really happened. I’m Cryptic Hatter and here are the 10 Scariest Urban Legends Ever Told:
  • Amanda Stables
    Published about a month ago
    12 Classic Creepypastas That Are Still Spooky

    12 Classic Creepypastas That Are Still Spooky

    It was during the late-2000s and early 2010s that Creepypastas really started to hit their stride. The name stems from 'Copypasta,' which is, essentially, a copy-pasted meme in comment sections. This makes finding the authors of these stories rather difficult due to how many people reposted them.