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Orrin Grey

Orrin Grey is the author of several spooky books, among them Guignol and Other Sardonic Tales and Painted Monsters and Other Strange Beasts. His stories about monsters, ghosts, and sometimes the ghosts of monsters have been published in dozens of anthologies, including Ellen Datlow's Best Horror of the Year.

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The Alford Plea’s Most Famous Cases—and What the Plea Really Means

Popularized by The Staircase, is the Alford Plea a true admission of guilt, or something else? 

Tabitha: A King in Her Own Right

Often labeled merely as "Stephen King's wife", this Mistress of Horror defies oversimplification.

13 Creepy Robert McCammon Books That Will Keep You Awake At Night

The award-winning author writes tales of supernatural and occult horror with a Southern Gothic flair.

13 Chilling True Crime Books About Ted Bundy

The killer's own defense attorney described him as “the very definition of heartless evil.”

Roswell, New Mexico: The Birthplace of an Enduring Alien Legend

UFOs, alien autopsies, and more—what really happened in Roswell?

UNSOLVED: The Disappearance of Marie Elizabeth Spannhake

A kidnapper confessed, but was she telling the truth?

The Truth About Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy

The condition at the heart of the Gypsy Rose Blanchard case.

Colleen Stan: The Girl in the Box 

This young girl endured a seven-year nightmare.

Inside the Insidious Mind of the Zodiac Killer

Venture into the encrypted taunts and horrific crimes of one of America's most disturbing serial killers.

Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Ed and Lorraine Warren

Were they paranormal investigators extraordinaire, or deceptive frauds?

13 Best Horror Films of 2021

2021 saw a wide array of new horror releases—and here are some of the best.

The Black Vault's Most Shocking CIA Documents

The Black Vault hosts more than two million documents—many of them about UFOs and similar phenomena. 

Edmund Kemper, “The Co-ed Butcher” of Hitchhiking Students

This sadistic giant murdered 10 people in the 1960s and 70s.

Jean Ray, the “Belgian Poe”

The weird fiction and mysterious life of Belgian author Jean Ray.

The Mysterious Secrets of Bog Bodies

These human cadavers were mummified naturally by peat bogs.