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Lori Roy on Southern Gothic and Exploring Florida’s Dark Side in ‘Lake County’ [Written in Blood]

Welcome back to Written in Blood, an interview series featuring novelists and screenwriters in the horror genre. The state of Florida is often stereotyped: A land of gators and lanais, orange groves a...

Donald Pee Wee Gaskins, prolific serial killer from South Carolina

Donald “Pee Wee” Gaskins: The Meanest Man in America

Born on March 13th 1933 in Florence County, South Carolina, Donald Henry Gaskins Jr had a number of nicknames. His nicknames include: The “Meanest Man in America”, “The Redneck Charles Manson”, “Junio...

Tri-State Crematory Scandal

The Horrifying True Story Of The Scandal At Tri-State Crematory

On February 15, 2002, police were called to the Tri-State Crematory. The establishment’s primary purpose was to cremate the dead in Noble, Georgia. Investigators were called numerous times over the pr...

Three Terrifying Real-Life Examples of Changelings

In folklore, primarily European, changelings are referred to as “…a mischievous or troublesome faerie child which has been left in the place of a human child, with the real human child sto...

Don’t Breathe True Story

This Sinister True Story is Reminiscent of ‘Don’t Breathe’

Don’t Breathe broke out in a major way. The film’s wildly original story shocked audiences. The premise of the film is fantastic from start to finish and makes for an intense ride. If you’...

David Berkowitz and his victims

Victims Spotlight: Remembering the Victims of David Berkowitz a.k.a ‘Son of Sam’

New York City, 1976. An unknown offender, later identified as David Berkowitz, approaches a parked car in the Pelham Bay neighborhood of the Bronx. The perpetrator produces a .44 Caliber “Bulldo...

Child’s play true story

Is Child’s Play Based on a True Story? The Answer Might Surprise You.

Is Child’s Play based on a true story? No. But that hasn’t stopped people from making a connection between the film and a notorious doll. A rumor that still seems to be making the rounds is that the k...

True Story The Stepfather Film

The Facts in the Case of John List: The True Story Behind The Stepfather Film

Is The Stepfather based on a true story? Why, yes it is. The 1987 film loosely uses the crimes of John List as inspiration. Read on as we separate fact from fiction and get to the bottom of the real-l...

Robert Durst and His Suspected Victims [Victim’s Spotlight]

Late real estate baron Robert Durst was under a veil of suspicion beginning with the 1982 disappearance of his first wife, Kathleen “Kathie” McCormack. The couple’s 9-year marriage w...