Latest in Horror
  • Dezarae Ritchie
    Published about 15 hours ago
    The Dare

    The Dare

    I try to leave
  • Rasma Raisters
    Published about 16 hours ago
    The Birth of Freddy Krueger

    The Birth of Freddy Krueger

    Halloween is coming so it is appropriate to mention some of the scariest horror movie characters. When writers are born, you could also say their characters are born, because eventually these writers will make their characters come to life.
  • Danny Duff
    Published about 18 hours ago
    I Got Shudder for a Month. Is It Worth It?

    I Got Shudder for a Month. Is It Worth It?

    It was April 2019. I had recently watched Jordan Peele's Us, and had heard about a documentary he was featured in called Horror Noire. It sounded cool, but the only way to watch the documentary was a new streaming service called Shudder, which focuses on horror, cult, and genre movies. So I signed up for a week long free trial, but at the end of the week when I went to cancel my subscription, they offered me a month long free trial. So I said, "What the hell?" I was writing a horror movie at the time, and a little extra inspiration couldn't hurt. So I gave Shudder a try.
  • David Smith
    Published about 20 hours ago
    Die, Cherie!

    Die, Cherie!

    The wind was cold by the bay in the winter, but it was warm compared to what Ted and Cherie Marshall were used to. They lived in Central Oregon where there was snow at this time of year, and temperatures sometimes below freezing. They came to San Francisco to visit Cherie’s mother, who Cherie felt she never got to see enough of since moving north with her husband.
  • LUiS Thompson
    Published a day ago
    Payne of the Bites (Pt. 4)

    Payne of the Bites (Pt. 4)

    “The lab assistant from deep underground finally sparked a brainstorm within herself equal to the theory of evolution. On the other hand, the lab assistant’s boss became constantly being judged by the higher ups on their latest scientific findings. It seems the company this underground science facility was designed for had strategic goals in mind for it’s specialization in bio warfare. The successor to the hitman Agent 47, and the highly trained assassin John Wick finally reached completion. Global satellites had captured glimpses of a strange being wondering the southern borders of Mexico. It seemed as if fire and wind helped create this being out of the earth and wood. The elemental being took upon the transformation of a wolf and ran off in a swift hurry. With this being on the move now, the lab assistant’s epiphany had been to acquire this new shape shifter specimen with the new bio weapon they finally finished creating. Locking in on their elemental target using the satellites new signature, the outbreak would not keep their next science experiment from succeeding.”
  • Anna Gooding-Call
    Published a day ago
    What It REALLY Means If Horror Movies Scare You

    What It REALLY Means If Horror Movies Scare You

    Human beings love being scared. That's why we watch so many horror movies! But have you ever wondered why we watch movies about scary things that don't exist, like Frankenstein's monster and evil inhuman nuns, rather than stuff that does? In terms of body count, heart attacks beat out Freddy Kreuger so badly that there's not even a contest! Why aren't there horror movies about those?
Staff Picks
  • Ellen Howell
    Published 2 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.
  • Cryptic Hatter
    Published 4 months ago
    15 Of The Most Dangerous S.C.P.’s

    15 Of The Most Dangerous S.C.P.’s

    ⚠️: This article may contain creepy images and disturbing content. Is the government hiding something? Is there some organization that’s responsible for covering things up? Maybe. The S.C.P. Foundation (Secure. Contain. Protect.) is an organization consisting of scientists, researchers and special forces that contain and study objects, locations, creatures, and entities that do not obey natural law. The foundation classifies their subjects into three classes, Safe, Euclid, and Keter.
  • Tom Baker
    Published 5 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.
  • kit vaillancourt
    Published 7 months ago
    The Winchester Mystery House and Other Mirrors
  • Oupost 31LV
    Published 8 months ago
    Making Monsters

    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 hearse, a zombified Spider-Man, and a conspicuous sign touting "Tom Devlin's Monster Museum" have been erected as markers for one of Boulder City's hottest roadside attractions.
  • Marielle Sabbag
    Published 8 months ago
    'Happy Death Day'—A Movie Review

    'Happy Death Day'—A Movie Review

    Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Well, that sounds encouraging! But, didn’t I just hear those exact same words yesterday? And the day before? And a week ago? Something is strange! I have been repeating the same day over and over for a whole week now!
Book Reviews
Fiction
  • David Smith
    Published about 20 hours ago
    Die, Cherie!

    Die, Cherie!

    The wind was cold by the bay in the winter, but it was warm compared to what Ted and Cherie Marshall were used to. They lived in Central Oregon where there was snow at this time of year, and temperatures sometimes below freezing. They came to San Francisco to visit Cherie’s mother, who Cherie felt she never got to see enough of since moving north with her husband.
  • RM Forrest
    Published 5 days ago
    Murders at Bear Lake
  • RM Forrest
    Published 5 days ago
    Murders at Bear Lake
Halloween
  • Ada Zuba
    Published 15 days ago
    This Is Halloween!

    This Is Halloween!

    September hit and now all of the leaves are turning into their colors of orange, gold, red, and yellow. This means that Halloween is just around the corner. The easiest costumes to make are usually with makeup. Simple costumes are usually the cheaper and faster option for Halloween. So, here is a list of easy DIY Halloween costumes.
  • Treva Bowdoin
    Published 18 days ago
    13 Horrible Sexy Halloween Costume Ideas for 2019

    13 Horrible Sexy Halloween Costume Ideas for 2019

    According to Starbucks, it’s officially Pumpkin Spice Latte season, so you know what that means: It’s time to spend the next two months injecting that mildly spiced sugary syrup and espresso into your veins so that you can spend your fall nights crafting the perfect sexy Halloween costume.
  • D.J. Rivera
    Published about a month ago
    The Tethered Are Making Their Way to Halloween Horror Nights to Scare the Crap Out of Us!

    The Tethered Are Making Their Way to Halloween Horror Nights to Scare the Crap Out of Us!

    Jordan Peele shocked audiences in 2017 with his Academy Award-winning horror masterpiece Get Out. The film launched his career into the stratosphere. Then he quickly silenced all the haters and naysayers when he avoided the dreaded sophomore slump with yet another fantastic tale of terror. The man created a two-hour scare-fest out of the idea that we are our own worst nightmare. Us starred Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke who took their kids on vacation only to be attacked by doppelgängers of themselves. Watching the trauma-inducing story was scary enough, but for those that actually do want to live the experience, well, be careful what you wish for, because Universal Studios has answered your prayers. Us is making its way to Halloween Horror Nights for another attempt at a sadistic Hands Across America endeavor.
Monster
  • Anna Gooding-Call
    Published a day ago
    What It REALLY Means If Horror Movies Scare You

    What It REALLY Means If Horror Movies Scare You

    Human beings love being scared. That's why we watch so many horror movies! But have you ever wondered why we watch movies about scary things that don't exist, like Frankenstein's monster and evil inhuman nuns, rather than stuff that does? In terms of body count, heart attacks beat out Freddy Kreuger so badly that there's not even a contest! Why aren't there horror movies about those?
  • Elijah Taylor
    Published 25 days ago
    The Cavern
  • Courtney Keller
    Published 25 days ago
    Protector

    Protector

    ***This is part of my new book Protector. I hope you consider buying it. I am an independent author. My books are all published on Amazon. This book is currently above $7, but trust me; it is worth the price.****
Movie Review
  • Rasma Raisters
    Published about 16 hours ago
    The Birth of Freddy Krueger

    The Birth of Freddy Krueger

    Halloween is coming so it is appropriate to mention some of the scariest horror movie characters. When writers are born, you could also say their characters are born, because eventually these writers will make their characters come to life.
  • Danny Duff
    Published about 18 hours ago
    I Got Shudder for a Month. Is It Worth It?

    I Got Shudder for a Month. Is It Worth It?

    It was April 2019. I had recently watched Jordan Peele's Us, and had heard about a documentary he was featured in called Horror Noire. It sounded cool, but the only way to watch the documentary was a new streaming service called Shudder, which focuses on horror, cult, and genre movies. So I signed up for a week long free trial, but at the end of the week when I went to cancel my subscription, they offered me a month long free trial. So I said, "What the hell?" I was writing a horror movie at the time, and a little extra inspiration couldn't hurt. So I gave Shudder a try.
  • Jessie White
    Published a day ago
    Witchy Movies for Halloween

    Witchy Movies for Halloween

    Let’s face it, Halloween is one of the biggest holidays in the US and there isn’t much we can do about it. It’s not as popular as Christmas, but it’s still big and there. So, why not have a cozy girls’ night in and enjoy a movie marathon? Have to hand out candy? Throw in some popcorn and a great movie. Have a couple of free nights and don’t want to go out? You need a movie.
Paranormal
  • LUiS Thompson
    Published a day ago
    Payne of the Bites (Pt. 4)

    Payne of the Bites (Pt. 4)

    “The lab assistant from deep underground finally sparked a brainstorm within herself equal to the theory of evolution. On the other hand, the lab assistant’s boss became constantly being judged by the higher ups on their latest scientific findings. It seems the company this underground science facility was designed for had strategic goals in mind for it’s specialization in bio warfare. The successor to the hitman Agent 47, and the highly trained assassin John Wick finally reached completion. Global satellites had captured glimpses of a strange being wondering the southern borders of Mexico. It seemed as if fire and wind helped create this being out of the earth and wood. The elemental being took upon the transformation of a wolf and ran off in a swift hurry. With this being on the move now, the lab assistant’s epiphany had been to acquire this new shape shifter specimen with the new bio weapon they finally finished creating. Locking in on their elemental target using the satellites new signature, the outbreak would not keep their next science experiment from succeeding.”
  • RM Forrest
    Published 5 days ago
    The Shadow (Ep. 6, Pt. 1)

    The Shadow (Ep. 6, Pt. 1)

    When I was eleven years old, I went to live with my grandmother. We lived in the house that she called home for thirty-eight years or so along with her many antiques and a few other family members. A time came for the local area to upgrade from its former self to a newer look. The road that ran in front of my grandmother’s house for so many years that once was dirt, became a paved roadway before I was born. So, for as long as I can remember it was a two-lane road that was soon to become four lanes of crazy traffic. She sold her house and property for apparently a decent amount because, in the Spring of 1984, we moved from North Carolina to Tennessee where we could be closer to the family that we did not get to see that often. I felt special because of being in the sixth grade for only around two months, but hey I passed so cool beans.
  • RM Forrest
    Published 5 days ago
    The Shadow (Ep. 6, Pt. 2)

    The Shadow (Ep. 6, Pt. 2)

    Well, after all the excitement, the atmosphere seemed to calm down, and things were back to a normal feeling. Zayedie stood in the kitchen, and while putting away groceries, she stopped and turned around to face me while placing her left hand on her left hip.
Pop Culture
Slasher
  • Ecarg Nosive
    Published 20 days 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.
  • D.J. Rivera
    Published about a month ago
    Writers from Hit Horror Film ‘A Quiet Place' Are Helming an Extreme Haunted House Movie

    Writers from Hit Horror Film ‘A Quiet Place' Are Helming an Extreme Haunted House Movie

    Haunted Houses have been a significant part of both Halloween and horror movies for as long as I can remember. They have become a ritual with people of all ages, from kids to grown adults. Everyone seems to get excited about experiencing the illusion of risking one's life to survive walking through a living nightmare. While some events, like Halloween Horror Nights, seem extremely real, there is always the relief of escape with the night ending with everyone still breathing. But what if that was not the case? Movies like Bloodfest and Hellfest show the beloved haunted tradition taking a very gory and fatal turn. This type of horrific cinematic experience seems to be rising in popularity within the genre. And now, two of the writers from A Quiet Place, Bryan Woods and Scott Beck, have written and directed a haunted house film that is being described as "extreme."
  • D.J. Rivera
    Published 2 months ago
    Why the 'I Know What You Did Last Summer' TV Series Needs James Wan!

    Why the 'I Know What You Did Last Summer' TV Series Needs James Wan!

    It was only a matter of time before the news would arise that a TV version of I Know What You Did Last Summer was in the works. I mean it had to happen—everything is getting a TV show or remake nowadays. And the fact that Scream has had a successful run on the small screen means it's only natural that the other popular 90’s stab flick would get one as well. These two films were very similar when they both released during the slasher revival. Scream came out in 1996 to an unprecedented amount of fanfare and acclaim. A year later, I Know What You Did Last Summer had a similar reception. Both spawned sequels with Scream going on to secure four titles total with big production budgets, top-level performers, and theatrical releases. Sadly, I Know What You Did Last Summer did not survive past the second iteration unless you count the straight to video release, which you really shouldn't. But alas, the powers that be have deemed that the Jennifer Love Hewitt starrer is ready to be resurrected into a new series for those that hold an Amazon Prime Membership. It's easy to complain and whine over this news, but when you find out who’s helming the affair, you’ll be screaming in the streets WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!?!?
Supernatural
  • Andre Lewis
    Published 7 days ago
    The Guest

    The Guest

    It started off as a strange night, and the new people across the street added even more strangeness. I knew it would be a long night with very little sleep. I could feel the strange presence in the air and my soul was restless. After being up for several hours I finally fell asleep. But this night I wished that I had never slept at all. The dream took me into a dark and deep realm. To a place that I have never been before, and hope that I will never go again. Someone else also joined me in my dream, and hid in the shadow of a dark and damp space. Something that I knew and felt shouldn't be there. I could see myself walking down a long and dark dirt road. Where was it leading me, I wondered? I had no idea, and I couldn't turn back even if I wanted to. Somehow I was paralyzed in my sleep, and I knew this was my destiny.
  • Ink Mouse
    Published 7 days ago
    Mr. Mix

    Mr. Mix

    Chat user 1: Hey, does anyone remember an old PC game from the early 1990s called "Mr. Mix''? I think it was mainly a typing game, similar to Mario Teaches Typing, where you have to type words into a box to make a chef put ingredients into a bowl.
  • LUiS Thompson
    Published 13 days ago
    Payne of the Bites (Pt. 3)

    Payne of the Bites (Pt. 3)

    “From deep underground, a lab assistant and her boss finally stop pacing back and forth to celebrate their latest discovery of scientific findings. They were getting off the phone with the Umbrella Corporation, a company specializing in bio-warfare, when the request to begin testing on the new specimen itself had arrived. The bio-specimens the underground lab had continuously been working on truly began developing into the successor to the Legendary Hitman Agent 47, and the Baba Yaga himself, John Wick. The purpose of these bio-specimens is so that when the day arrives where world governments finally unite, there would be a weapon of mass destruction to tear the very fabric of the One World Government, leaving it in crumbled shambles.”
Tv Review
Urban Legend
  • Lena Bailey
    Published 8 days ago
    Skin Walkers

    Skin Walkers

    Skin walkers are a Native American legend. They are witches that can turn into or possesses any creature or animal that it wants to so that it can do bad things. It can never be used by a healing witch. The animals that these witches morph into, become, or inhabit are the troublemakers—or the ones that are associated with death and darkness such as foxes, coyotes, eagles, and crows. The most common way they are described as is a hollowed out dog-like creature. But some may also see them as a goat or dear like creature. There is also a belief that there are some skin walkers that can take on the form of someone you know. Back in the day, Native Americans defended skin walkers and actually turned into them because they believed they were good. Now the Native Americans see the bad that can come from skin walkers. Some people believe they can hurt people who deserve to be hurt, so in turn they are good, while others believe that they are bad because they can hurt anyone. Some people believe that they aren't bad at all.
  • Ink Mouse
    Published 15 days ago
    Baby Bridge

    Baby Bridge

    Bridges are an ominous, especially at night. Your walking home at night and you cross a heavily fogged bridge and then you hear it. It starts out soft at first, but soon it builds and you can clearly hear a baby’s cry.
  • Chance James
    Published 2 months ago
    Haunted Places USA - Third Bridge Aurora, Colorado Ghost Hunters Drums