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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...

McKamey Manor

Arguing Against The Legality Of McKamey Manor

Every year during the halloween season, thrill-seekers and horror enthusiasts flock in  masses to haunted house attractions across the United States. Most haunted houses use similar tactics to scare t...

February 2022 Missing Person of the Month: Joan Carolyn Risch

According to NAMUS, an average of 600,000 individuals go missing in the United States every year. As it is impossible to determine exactly how many people are reported missing every year, this means t...

Documentary in the Works About Unsolved L.A. Murder- with Possible Jeffrey Dahmer Link

Filmmaker, and self-described amateur sleuth, Rachel Mason is attempting to breathe new life into a California cold case with her latest project, Pretty Boy Blue. While working on Circus of Books̵...

“Scorecard Killer” Victim Identified After 42 Years

In August and September of 2021, Wicked Horror brought readers the story of Randy Kraft–better known by his moniker the “Scorecard Killer”–undoubtedly the most sadistic killer in Cal...

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...

Devil's Rejects

The True Story Of The Real-Life Devil’s Rejects

Rob Zombie’s critically-acclaimed masterpiece The Devil’s Rejects is the far superior sequel to the equally gut-wrenching and terrifying House of 1000 Corpses. The pair of gore flicks follows th...

Fact-Checking The Acid King

June 19th, 1984, the words “Northport” and “Satan” became synonymous, fused together for decades by the stabbing and mutilation of a 17-year-old in an alleged Satanic sacrifice. It was almost a month ...

Victims Spotlight: The Last Man to Die on 9/11

This year marks 20 years since four coordinated terrorist attacks sent America into a spiral of panic, grief, and anger. 9/11 caused the deaths of almost 3000 people- 2,753 people died in New York, 18...