Latest in Horror
  • Marielle Sabbag
    Published about a minute ago
    The Invisible Man (2020) - A Movie Review

    The Invisible Man (2020) - A Movie Review

    You have to believe me, there is someone else standing in the room with me.
  • Alixzandra Wiseman
    Published about 2 hours ago
    Dream State Part 2

    Dream State Part 2

    Dream State Chapter 2, The Future of Today.
  • Jeremy Byers
    Published about 2 hours ago
    NEW HIGHTOWER CHURCH OF CANTON, GEORGIA, A.K.A. HELLS CHURCH

    NEW HIGHTOWER CHURCH OF CANTON, GEORGIA, A.K.A. HELLS CHURCH

    Plenty of rumors have been tossed around about a small, country church located on Shoal Creek Road in Canton, GA.  While its true name is New Hightower Baptist Church, many have dubbed it with a different and more sinister name: Hell’s Church.  That name just doesn’t seem to fit the white steepled church nestled against vivid blue skies on a sunny spring day, especially after driving up the small, winding back road to it, with the picturesque backdrop of trees, flowers, and rolling hills.  A monument adorns the front entrance with these words:
  • Joshua Bartolome
    Published about 3 hours ago
    Winnowing

    Winnowing

    You murdered your wife on the day of the eclipse – slit her throat and left her bleeding to death on the authentic Turkish carpet that you brought during a honeymoon on Istanbul. You couldn’t let her see the thing that was eating the sun. You loved her too much.
  • Suzy Bohi
    Published about 5 hours ago
    THE TERROR ZONE

    THE TERROR ZONE

    CHAPTER TEN
  • Matt Loftus
    Published about 23 hours ago
    Alter's 30 Minute Horror Anthology "The Tree" Achieves Incredible Mix of Scares

    Alter's 30 Minute Horror Anthology "The Tree" Achieves Incredible Mix of Scares

    Anyone who's even casually acquainted with the horror genre should be aware of one of it's most famous formats, the anthology. Classic movies like The House that Dripped Blood, Creepshow and the VHS trilogy have kept this tradition alive and offer the audience a variety of scares usually within a 90 minute runtime. I've always been a fan of getting more 'bang for my buck' when it comes to horror and had a huge love for these films in my teenage years (who am I kidding I STILL do!). This is where ALTER comes in with an anthology that does all this and in just under 30 minutes! Almost unheard of I know.
Staff Picks
  • Neal Litherland
    Published 24 days ago
    Top 3 Hidden Gem TV Shows You Should Binge Watch

    Top 3 Hidden Gem TV Shows You Should Binge Watch

    We're all spending a lot more time in front of our screens these days, keeping ourselves inside where we're safe and waiting for the pandemic to blow over. For a lot of us, that means we've already chewed through our list of shows we've been meaning to watch, and we've chased it with our old favorites that we turn to in our times of need. If you're coming up dry for new shows to feed that hunger inside you, and you'd like some fictional fears to deal with as a change of pace, here are three spooky shows that even diehard horror fans may have missed.
  • Jonathan Sim
    Published 4 months ago
    'Fantasy Island' Review—Unscary and Painful

    'Fantasy Island' Review—Unscary and Painful

    If I could go to an island where I could have any fantasy I ever wanted, it would be an island where movies this bad don't get made.
  • Lilly F.
    Published 4 months ago
    5 Masterpieces of  Alfred Hitchcock

    5 Masterpieces of Alfred Hitchcock

    At the end of the XIX age, a man was born in London who was prepared to create a new direction in cinema - a unique genre of suspense, which kept in suspense and makes the viewer tremble in anticipation of something incredible and frightening.
  • Liz Zimmers
    Published 5 months ago
    The Belsnickel
  • Kat L'Esperance
    Published 7 months 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.
  • Creepstock
    Published 7 months 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:
Book Reviews
  • Kurt Mason
    Published 25 days ago
    There's Someone Inside Your House

    There's Someone Inside Your House

    This book is every person’s nightmare turned into a reality. Whether you believe in intuition or not, everyone has those moments in life when you feel as though you are being watched, as if there is someone just out of your line of sight that is keeping tabs on your every move. Some people feel this more strongly than others, and for those of us, myself included, who feel this so strongly that the hairs stand up on the back of our necks, I would offer a word of caution before reading this book; this book takes the illusion of your home representing safety and security and smashes it to pieces. A lifetime of horror movies have taught me to trust my intuition and that you never investigate mysterious sights/sounds, especially if it’s coming from your dark, musty basement.
  • Ted Ryan
    Published about a month ago
    Discovering V.C. Andrews: Part One - Inspiration and Influences

    Discovering V.C. Andrews: Part One - Inspiration and Influences

    When I was nineteen and a year away from starting my first year of university to study screenwriting, Flowers in the Attic caught my eye in a bookstore. The name was vaguely familiar and I remembered my English teacher recommending it to a friend, but neither of us was keen on reading a book about abuse and incestuous relationships at fourteen. Although ironically I was in the midst of reading the House of Night series by PC and Kristen Cast, which tackled similarly dark themes.
  • Ashley Nestler, MSW
    Published about a month ago
    Odriel's Heirs by Hayley Reese Chow
Fiction
Halloween
  • Melody Humby
    Published 6 months ago
    Pendulum

    Pendulum

    Lying awake, staring at the ceiling, Will’s heart suddenly sank. He had forgotten his sister’s birthday, and only had three days to find something decent. He wasn't exactly the best at picking out gifts, that was for sure, but he just knew this year he could find something wonderful.
  • Marielle Sabbag
    Published 7 months 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 7 months 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.
Monster
  • Lianne Powell
    Published 5 days ago
    Obsidian Sarcophagus

    Obsidian Sarcophagus

    The Obsidian Sarcophagus
  • Tarryn Richardson
    Published 6 days ago
    The Family Heirloom

    The Family Heirloom

    My husband and I have lived in this house for a few weeks now. John and I still have boxes littering each room with “Liz”, “John” and “Amy” scribbled haphazardly across them in varying degrees or dried sharpie. Extra boxes linger in corners labelled “Grandma: to keep” and “Grandma: for Mum” etcetera. The box before me is filled with her old books; she has everything from Reading Tealeaves to The Famous Five. I sort through them; The Woman in Black; a nondescript cracked spine; Wuthering Heights; a cookbook on artichoke (of all things)… As I flick through the seemingly random array of novels, cookbooks and strange leather-bound oddities, I can’t help but wonder whether she read them all. In a house in the middle of nowhere; I suppose she did like to read.
  • Sebastian A Mendoza-Gomez
    Published 6 days ago
    Happy Place

    Happy Place

    I can hear the wind whistle through the branches. It slashes and thrashes at my body. The leaves in the trees move in a swift brush, almost like hair. I can hear crickets sing and birds harmonizing. So beautiful.
Movie Review
  • Marielle Sabbag
    Published about a minute ago
    The Invisible Man (2020) - A Movie Review

    The Invisible Man (2020) - A Movie Review

    You have to believe me, there is someone else standing in the room with me.
  • Matt Loftus
    Published about 23 hours ago
    Alter's 30 Minute Horror Anthology "The Tree" Achieves Incredible Mix of Scares

    Alter's 30 Minute Horror Anthology "The Tree" Achieves Incredible Mix of Scares

    Anyone who's even casually acquainted with the horror genre should be aware of one of it's most famous formats, the anthology. Classic movies like The House that Dripped Blood, Creepshow and the VHS trilogy have kept this tradition alive and offer the audience a variety of scares usually within a 90 minute runtime. I've always been a fan of getting more 'bang for my buck' when it comes to horror and had a huge love for these films in my teenage years (who am I kidding I STILL do!). This is where ALTER comes in with an anthology that does all this and in just under 30 minutes! Almost unheard of I know.
  • Trevor Wells
    Published a day ago
    Lifetime Review: 'The Au Pair Nightmare'

    Lifetime Review: 'The Au Pair Nightmare'

    It's been six months, and the tragic death of her fiancee still weighs heavy on Taylor's (Brytnee Ratledge) mind. So despite the mild objections of her sister Kara (Elizabeth Saydah), Taylor decides to take an au pair position out of town in an effort to move forward. Taylor is sent to be the au pair for the wealthy but private Caleb family, which consists of Allesandra and John Caleb (Annie Heise and Tristan Thomas) and their young daughter Emily (Gianna Gallegos).
Paranormal
  • Valencia T.
    Published 3 days ago
    Do Not Get Out Of the Car!

    Do Not Get Out Of the Car!

    One of the most exciting moments of a young adults life is achieving home ownership. I was feeling very proud of myself having purchased a condo on my own. In 2015 I was a single woman that had just renovated a condo in Colorado. I decided to buy in order to escape the rental prices that were skyrocketing from Colorado's booming economy.
  • Tarryn Richardson
    Published 6 days ago
    The Family Heirloom

    The Family Heirloom

    My husband and I have lived in this house for a few weeks now. John and I still have boxes littering each room with “Liz”, “John” and “Amy” scribbled haphazardly across them in varying degrees or dried sharpie. Extra boxes linger in corners labelled “Grandma: to keep” and “Grandma: for Mum” etcetera. The box before me is filled with her old books; she has everything from Reading Tealeaves to The Famous Five. I sort through them; The Woman in Black; a nondescript cracked spine; Wuthering Heights; a cookbook on artichoke (of all things)… As I flick through the seemingly random array of novels, cookbooks and strange leather-bound oddities, I can’t help but wonder whether she read them all. In a house in the middle of nowhere; I suppose she did like to read.
  • Israel Petty
    Published 6 days ago
    A Ghost Hijacked My Dream

    A Ghost Hijacked My Dream

    A chill runs through me even now as I'm writing this. A young disembodied woman, a ghost, found me in a dream and attempted to communicate with me. I'm convinced she was a spirit, and here's why.
Pop Culture
  • Cody Clark
    Published a day ago
    COVID Crisis Wreaks Havoc On Upcoming Horror Film Release Date 'Hallowed Be Thy Name'

    COVID Crisis Wreaks Havoc On Upcoming Horror Film Release Date 'Hallowed Be Thy Name'

    The writer, director, and producer of 'Hallowed Be Thy Name' has informed us of a delayed date for the film release. After preparing for a release date of June 2, 2020 to all major digital platforms and cable, the film release has been postponed until later in the month. While an exact date has not yet been confirmed between Gravitas Ventures and 3rd Fathom Films, fans should anticipate the film to be available late June or early July. The film had to abandon theaters earlier this year after businesses began to shut down due to the severity of the Coronavirus pandemic. It's unfortunate to announce that the film is being affected by yet another setback under the constantly changing circumstances. While the delay is disappointing, Gravitas Ventures and 3rd Fathom films hope to have a new release date announcement soon. Fans can expect more information to circulate about this film as Gravitas Ventures and 3rd Fathom Films plan a new target date for the release.
  • Creepstock
    Published 8 days ago
    10 Scariest Creepypastas Ever Told

    10 Scariest Creepypastas Ever Told

    For generations, people have told each other ghost stories and cautionary tales to scare their friends but the age old tradition of telling scary stories has gotten an upgrade with creepypastas. What is a creepypasta? For those who do not know already, a creepypasta as you guessed it is a scary story or urban legend that is shared through websites, social media, and chatrooms becoming internet folklore that is talked about both on and offline. With that being said, I am Creepstock and I will be your narrator. Here are 10 Scariest Creepypastas Ever Told:
  • Kristy Anderson
    Published 2 months ago
    5 Most Memorable Hallucination Sequences In 'The Walking Dead'

    5 Most Memorable Hallucination Sequences In 'The Walking Dead'

    Warning: SPOILERS for The Walking Dead 10x14, 'Look At The Flowers'.
Slasher
  • David Spain
    Published about a month ago
    Dr. Spain's Horror Review: "Ghost of Camp Blood"

    Dr. Spain's Horror Review: "Ghost of Camp Blood"

    I’d like to preface this by saying that I have seen a lot of bad films in my life. There’s a certain part of me that has a self-destructive need to discover movies of surpassingly poor quality, and that’s given me a real insight into just how terrible a work of visual medium can be while still qualifying as a film. I’m saying this because I want to provide a good level of context for the second part of this sentence when I say that Ghost of Camp Blood is not only the worst film I’ve ever seen in my life, but also the worst thing that’s ever personally happened to me.
  • mikayla marie
    Published about a month ago
    I Prefer Psychotic

    I Prefer Psychotic

    “Have a good day at school honey,” Mom says. It’s the first day. I am terrified. I’ve been homeschooled all my life until my parents died. Karen and Josh took me in after that. They’re so kind and they spoil me. I guess they thought after my real parents were murdered, I was having a hard time to recover.
  • Alex Maher
    Published 3 months ago
    Teaching junior

    Teaching junior

    Big John Miller loved Sundays.
Supernatural
  • Jeremy Byers
    Published about 2 hours ago
    NEW HIGHTOWER CHURCH OF CANTON, GEORGIA, A.K.A. HELLS CHURCH

    NEW HIGHTOWER CHURCH OF CANTON, GEORGIA, A.K.A. HELLS CHURCH

    Plenty of rumors have been tossed around about a small, country church located on Shoal Creek Road in Canton, GA.  While its true name is New Hightower Baptist Church, many have dubbed it with a different and more sinister name: Hell’s Church.  That name just doesn’t seem to fit the white steepled church nestled against vivid blue skies on a sunny spring day, especially after driving up the small, winding back road to it, with the picturesque backdrop of trees, flowers, and rolling hills.  A monument adorns the front entrance with these words:
  • Joshua Bartolome
    Published about 3 hours ago
    Winnowing

    Winnowing

    You murdered your wife on the day of the eclipse – slit her throat and left her bleeding to death on the authentic Turkish carpet that you brought during a honeymoon on Istanbul. You couldn’t let her see the thing that was eating the sun. You loved her too much.
  • Karen Cave
    Published 2 days ago
    The little light that never goes out

    The little light that never goes out

    Over the way, in the giant concrete block of flats that make up Bailey Court, there is a little light that comes on at 1.15am, every single morning. I see it as I get myself a drink of whiskey with ice, the same as every night.
Tv Review
  • Ariel Kelly
    Published 6 days ago
    Penny Dreadful: City of Angels

    Penny Dreadful: City of Angels

    One of the best shows to date was inspired by the original horror comics. Penny Dreadful, or bloods, were cheap violent novels that were popular during the mid-to-late Victorian England. They were more or less eight pages per installment. During their time they were considered second rate and gory. Writer G.K. Chesterton was a avid defender of the up and coming genre. Chesterton argued that the novels were "the most moral part of the modern fiction." (https://www.britannica.com/art/penny-dreadful)
  • Brandon Whitton
    Published 8 days ago
    The Top 10 best Paranormal TV Shows

    The Top 10 best Paranormal TV Shows

    We all have favorite paranormal TV shows. In this post, I will be looking at the 10 best paranormal shows to grace our screens over the past two decades. All views expressed in this post are purely my own.
  • Maybe Mae
    Published 13 days ago
    The Haunting

    The Haunting

    Did anyone else get shivers up their skin as they watched the popular TV show, You? If you have not seen this show, I suggest watching it, and then blowing your brains out with paranoia. The idea of You begins with a woman purchasing a book with a credit or debit card at a bookstore. Then, that innocent act tumbles out of proportions by a deranged man who thinks he is in love, but ends up destroying the girl's life. The chances of anyone having that happen to them are low. Like most people, I cannot name how many times I have used my card to pay for an item at the store. Until I saw You, I would of never second guessed the common act, or the act of giving out my name. I never realized what I could find out based on a name, until I began to proceed in some research.
Urban Legend
  • Wade Wainio
    Published 12 days ago
    Creepy Creatures and Myths #3: The Aatxe: Fiery, Shapeshifting Bull of Basque Mythology

    Creepy Creatures and Myths #3: The Aatxe: Fiery, Shapeshifting Bull of Basque Mythology

    The Aatxe [pronounced AH-ah-cheh] is a "Young Bull" spirit in Basque mythology. Although commonly known for adopting the form of a fiery red bull, the Aatxe is a shape shifter that has taken additional forms, such as a dragon or even a man. The mythological creature is said to inhabit caves or hollows. Although it is said to stalk the earth, dragon mythology lends itself to imagining the Aatxe flying. Also, because of its shape shifting ability, one freely wonders if the Aatxe truly has a gender identity in any strict sense. Then again, so much of about mythic creatures will tend to go unexplained, which is why the public imagination fills in the gaps.
  • The Great Unknown From the South
    Published about a month ago
    Bigfoot

    Bigfoot

    Is Bigfoot real or fake? This creature has his own FBI file what does that mean?
  • Creepstock
    Published about a month ago
    10 Dangerous S.C.P.s That Must Never Breach Containment