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10 Terrifying Modern Day Torture Methods

Torture to gain information from someone or to instil fear or discipline is a technique used even today. While medieval and ancient history methods may have been more brutal, these modern day methods ...

The Real Life Mystery That Inspired The Lighthouse

Visionary filmmaker Robert Eggers rose to notoriety back in 2015 with the Sundance debut of his film, The Witch. Four years later, Eggers dazzled us again with The Lighthouse, a hypnotic and hallucina...

Ed and Lorraine Warren

True Horror: Are Ed and Lorraine Warren Actually Frauds?

Ed and Lorraine Warren are two of the most divisive names in the paranormal field. Their cases, of course, are legend. And they have found even more success as the subjects of the 2013 film The Conjur...

Joseph Loveless

Was Freddy Krueger’s Body Just Identified?

On the first day of the new year, it was reported that the bones of Joseph Henry Loveless, bootlegger and murderer, had finally been identified. In 1979 his torso was found in in a burlap sack in a ca...

Don't F**k With Cats

Armchair Detectives Get to Work in Trailer for Don’t F**k with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer

In the seedy underbelly of the Internet, there’s an unwritten rule, rule zero: Don’t F**k With Cats. In December of 2010, this rule was torn to shreds following the publishing of a video c...

Murder by Numbers

Is Murder by Numbers Based on a True Story?

Following it’s initial release in 2002, The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw dubbed the psychological thriller Murder by Numbers a movie consisting of “…a garbled, unbelievable plot; ...

Child's Play

Was Child’s Play Based on a True Story? Exploring the Rumored Connection Between Chucky and The Robert Doll

As if some of the stories in our genre are not horrible enough, there is one phrase that seems to elevate their mystique – “based on a true story.” One can find easily find stories f...

A Nightmare on Elm Street

A Nightmare on Elm Street was Inspired by These Terrifying Real-Life Events!

The idea of a sadistic child murderer chasing and killing teens in their dreams led to one of the most successful horror film franchises of all time. In 1984, A Nightmare on Elm Street was released to...

RIP Sid Haig: Thanks For The Scares

The horror entertainment world was shocked to its core over the weekend. Sadly, beloved horror icon Sid Haig passed away at the age of 80 in Los Angeles on September 21st, 2019. Haig, known for his ex...