pop culture

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.

  • Skylar Abdeljalil
    Published 2 years ago
    Why Does Hasbro Make Ouija Boards?

    Why Does Hasbro Make Ouija Boards?

    Hasbro Inc. is one of the best known toy companies in the entire world. They are responsible for manufacturing Nerf products, Baby Alive dolls, the Easy Bake Oven, and beloved board games such as Candy Land and Clue. Founded in 1923, the company has been manufacturing childhoods for almost 100 years. So it might surprise you to discover what else they manufacture.
  • Edward German
    Published 2 years ago
    Bedtime Stories

    Bedtime Stories

    Are you ready for something scary, bizarre, or just plain weird? Well log on to Bedtime Stories on YouTube and prepare to get scarred. The vidcast which is both written and narrated by Richard While retells stories that are paranormal, supernatural, or urban legion in origin. The series consist of artwork by Mikey Turcanu and music by Keven McCloud. The Vidcast is presented in 15 to 25 minute formats which consist of a audio narration and series of illustrations in the video portion. There is also written narration that appears on the video portion of the vidcast. It is usually at the top of the image and is word for word monologue from Richard While. Although the video is a series of illustrations, on occasion the presenters will post still photos or a few seconds of video for some episodes. Each story is starts out with a narrative of events and then some possible explanations that range from the paranormal to the skeptical. Finally they invite the viewer to decide as to what the explanation is. The vidcast has lasted for about 3 seasons with about 10 episodes each. The entire series has been on YouTube for about one year and the host asks for viewer support to help "keep this channel alive."
  • Evelyn Starr
    Published 2 years ago

    Creepy Things Every Horror Fan Should Own

    If you're like me, you adore all things dark, scary, and creepy. Monsters, blood, and death are not morbid subjects for you, but fun ones! If that's the case, then you absolutely need to get the rundown on creepy things every horror fan should own.
  • Joel Eisenberg
    Published 2 years ago
    The True "Golden Age of Horror"

    The True "Golden Age of Horror"

    “Since childhood, I’ve been faithful to monsters. I have been saved and absolved by them, because monsters, I believe, are patron saints of our blissful imperfection, and they allow and embody the possibility of failing. For 25 years, I have handcrafted very strange little tales made of motion, color, light and shadow … and in three precise instances, these strange stories, these fables, have saved my life. Once with Devil’s Backbone, once with Pan’s Labyrinth, and now with Shape of Water.” - Guillermo del Toro, Golden Globe Best Director acceptance speech, for The Shape of Water
  • Shelby Yarchin
    Published 2 years ago
    The Cecil Hotel

    The Cecil Hotel

    When it comes to hotels, most of them are name brand. You see the same old signs for Windgate and the Marriot, with their offers of free breakfast and complimentary hot tub hours. There aren't many privately owned hotels left in this world, singular industry slowly becoming dominated by larger chains.
  • Jon Medrano Miller
    Published 2 years ago
    When Did Horror Become Mainstream?

    When Did Horror Become Mainstream?

    “What is love, but a kind of creature waiting to be unbound? A malady. What does it bring any of us but…confusion and bedevilment?” says the prolific Dr. Victor Frankenstein on the gothic galore series Penny Dreadful. Gothic fiction will always have a place in our obsessions. Something about death, tragedy, horror, and batsh*t craziness is far too intriguing to pass up. Penny Dreadful reveled in these gothic fiction tropes while also reintroducing some of the most iconic characters that gothic fiction has to offer. A fraternized hyperbole of characteristics that range from madness, mystery, the supernatural, and, of course, creatures; these are the four legs that make the gothic fiction genre stand nice and tall.
  • Mohammed Hidhayat
    Published 2 years ago
    Horror's most Iconic Hotel, The Timberline Lodge Will Host A New Horror Film Festival

    Horror's most Iconic Hotel, The Timberline Lodge Will Host A New Horror Film Festival

    In 1979, principal photography and aerial filming for Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining' commenced at the Timberline Lodge in Mt.Hood, Oregon. Although it was the Stanley Hotel in Colorado that inspired Stephen King, the Timberline Lodge became the fictional Overlook Hotel. With the release of the movie, the lodge would never be the same. In fact, the hotel will be host to a new horror film festival, the Overlook Film Festival to be held in April, 2017.
  • Zuleika Boekhoudt
    Published 2 years ago
    15 Times Anime Proved It Can Deliver Horror Like Nothing Else

    15 Times Anime Proved It Can Deliver Horror Like Nothing Else

    While horror is a genre staple for live-action movies, anime is different. Whether in film or TV, anime produced to generate intense fear, shock or disgust are not as popular in Japan as other stories. Compared to what we see in other circles, the balance between horror anime and other mainstream series such as Naruto and One Piece is uneven. But, once in a while, an anime makes the genre proud and sets a new standard for horror.
  • Pierre Roustan
    Published 2 years ago
    Classic Nickelodeon Show 'Are You Afraid of the Dark' Will Get a Film Adaptation

    Classic Nickelodeon Show 'Are You Afraid of the Dark' Will Get a Film Adaptation

    Why's that? After all, this is a brand back in the day on Nickelodeon of all places.... And Are You Afraid of the Dark?, while suitably dark and a bit disturbing in ways Goosebumps could never be, wasn't exactly the Saw series or anything.
  • George Herman
    Published 2 years ago
    Best Horror Movie Cosplays

    Best Horror Movie Cosplays

    We all love seeing a good cosplay now and then, but the really good ones should make the movie feel realistic. As if, for some odd reason, that zombie has come to life. Cosplay does this for every fan, not just comics, and their creators live and breathe this life.
  • Paul Writes
    Published 2 years ago
    Contract Renewal Mean Everyone's Favorite Walking Dead Hero Is Safe for Another Year

    Contract Renewal Mean Everyone's Favorite Walking Dead Hero Is Safe for Another Year

    If you've been watching the latest season of #TheWalkingDead, you know this season has been one of the most phenomenal so far and only five episodes have aired. Within those five episodes, The Walking Dead has set up numerous events from the accompanying Walking Dead comic series to take place during Season 7 and Season 8. However, there's one event, or rather one character in particular, who doesn't exist in The Walking Dead comics but has a very substantial role on the television series. The character in question is #Daryl.
  • Tom Chapman
    Published 2 years ago
    A Living Nightmare: Someone Has Bought The 'Amityville Horror' House!

    A Living Nightmare: Someone Has Bought The 'Amityville Horror' House!

    If you thought creaky floorboards or Granny's mothballs were the scariest thing lurking in your house, you may want to think again. From the #AmericanHorrorStory Murder House to House on Haunted Hill, there are some spooky ol' houses out there in Hollywoodland, however, none more so than the Amityville Horror house.