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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
    Published 7 months ago
    Top 10 Scooby-Doo Show Monsters

    Top 10 Scooby-Doo Show Monsters

    Well gang, looks like we have another mystery on our hands. Welcome to WatchMojo, and today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 monsters from Scooby-Doo TV shows.
  • Jenika Enoch
    Published 7 months ago
    The 10 Scariest 'Are You Afraid Of The Dark?' Tales

    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 at teens. One such inclusion that caused us younger kids to sleep with the lights on was Are You Afraid of the Dark?
  • Craig House
    Published 7 months ago
    Why You Should All Be Listening to "The ParaPod"

    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 Enoch
    Published 7 months ago
    The Scariest Thing About Modern Horror Is That It Stigmatizes Disabilities and Mental Illness

    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 deformity or rare disease often makes us uncomfortable, and it can amplify up the creep factor if utilized properly.
  • Jenika Enoch
    Published 7 months ago
    Examining the Scientific Accuracy of the 'Saw' Franchise

    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 horror attempt. While most are still within a realm of fantasy with no realistic way of translating into the real world, there is one franchise in particular that did its homework before shocking us with gore.
  • RoAnna Sylver
    Published 7 months ago
    That Monsters Can Be Defeated

    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 realities and what that means for us as humans. At its best, it’s also about examining that which inflicts pain: real-life “monsters” like trauma, sexual predators, harmful industrial and political systems, social injustice, even climate change. We use fantastic or horrific metaphor to illustrate real-life horror and dread and then face them head-on—so we know they can be defeated.
  • Terry Stone
    Published 8 months ago
    The Dangers of Being Alone in Gothic Fiction
  • Vega B
    Published 8 months ago
    Weird "Coincidences"

    Weird "Coincidences"

    I started watching these really weird videos on YouTube.
  • Bass Man Eddie
    Published 10 months ago
    Edgar Allan Poe's Life & Work
  • WatchMojo
    Published 12 months ago
    Top 10 Movie Devils

    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.
  • TheGamersGhost
    Published 12 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.
  • WatchMojo
    Published 12 months ago
    Top 10 Smartest Decisions in Horror Movies

    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."