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You’re About to Discover That Some Urban Legends Are Real…

I’ve talked about it before, but I’ll repeat it for anyone who missed out: I love urban legends.Not just the classics that everyone’s heard. But the esoteric ones.The ones that mutate from local news and whispers to become a living thing in and of itself. Growing...

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Silver Screen Satanism: Sandy Charles

The debate about the effects of media on violence has gone on for decades now – everything from serial murders to school shootings have been blamed on horror movies, violent video games, or other media depictions. There are very few cases that lend support to these...

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A Sadistic Killer’s Blade Longs to Taste Fresh Blood

I am, as you know, fascinated by military history. The horror and fear of men and women being fed into the great, grinding maw of war thrills me. Curiosity about the weapons employed in war travels hand in hand with my studies. Recently, I was getting ready to mail a...

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A Disturbed Mind: The Crimes of Matthew Hoffman

There are some things that are entirely inexplicable. People regularly hurt or even kill each other over seemingly arbitrary arguments, or simply because they feel that they can. But there are some crimes that take it a step further – plots that are lifted from the...

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Hannah Upp: Dissociative Fugue and the Jason Bourne Syndrome

Close your eyes. Imagine, for a moment, that you aren’t yourself. Not that you’re someone else – you’re you, but you don’t know who you are. You don’t know your name, or where you live, or who your best friend was when you were 12. It’s hard, isn’t it? This is what...

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Evil is Unleashed and its Reign of Terror Begins

People seem to like Rookwood Asylum a lot, which makes me feel warm and fuzzy, as you can imagine. To follow it up I thought some more about the way Doctor Palmer became such a monstrous entity after his death. What allows such a being to grow and evolve at Rookwood?...

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Demons in the Darkness: Black-Eyed Kids

When you think of children, what comes to mind? Playgrounds? Schools? Birthday parties with hats and candles waiting to be blown out? Whatever you’re thinking, it probably isn’t small demons with entirely black eyes standing on your porch in the middle of the night,...

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Prepare Yourself for a Chilling Feast of Fear

One of the perks of working at Scare Street is that now, when someone asks me ‘what’s wrong with you?’, there's a certain degree of affection behind it. It’s not often in life that you get to find a few people who will encourage you to churn up the depths of your...

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Nightmare Box: The Kidnapping of Colleen Stan

In this day and age, hitchhiking is almost non-existent. It seems like everyone knows that getting into cars with complete strangers is a bad idea, and there are safer ways to get around. But in the 1970s, hitchhiking was a common practice – sometimes, it was even...

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Snatched in the Dark: The Abduction Of Jacob Wetterling

When you were a kid, were you afraid of the dark? Maybe you needed to keep the hall light on so that nothing could creep up on you from the shadows. Or maybe, when your mum told you to go and get something from the basement, you would run all the way back up the...

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