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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10 Days in a Madhouse: Nellie Bly’s Living Nightmare

10 Days in a Madhouse: Nellie Bly’s Living Nightmare

Why did this young woman intentionally check herself into an asylum?

The Creepy Story of the Real-Life Frankenstein Castle

Did this ancient German castle inspire Mary Shelley's famous horror novel?

Blood in Brazil’s Little Castle of Apa Street

This ruined castle in Sao Paulo was once a luxurious mansion ... until it became the site of a grisly murder mystery.

The Unsolved Mystery of Australia’s Grisly Gatton Murders

He thought they were sleeping ... until he saw the ants crawling across their bodies.

It’s Alive: 9 Best Frankenstein Movies

Two hundred years ago, Mary Shelley created a monster … and it's haunted us ever since.

Pere Cheney: The Michigan Ghost Town Cursed by a Witch

Pere Cheney went from a bustling lumber center to a ghost town. Was it the result of a witch's curse?

Joseph Vacher: The Killer of Little Shepherds

This demented ripper cut a trail of death across the French countryside in 1897, leaving 11 known victims in his wake.

The Blue Eyed Six Murder and the Haunting of Moonshine Church

Do six blue-eyed spirits haunt the old churchyard where their murder victim is buried?

What’s That in the Window? The Creepy Legend of the Janesville Doll

They say it moves around the attic at night, emitting a high-pitched giggle ...

Raymond Fernandez and Martha Beck: The Lonely Hearts Killers

In the late 1940s, women answered personal ads thinking they would meet the man of their dreams. Instead, they met Raymond Fernandez and Martha Beck.

The Shocking Murder of William Desmond Taylor in Hollywood’s Silent Era

He was one of the most prolific directors in Hollywood—until he was fatally shot by an unknown killer in his Westlake home.

Gary Ridgway: The Green River Killer

Chillingly, he referred to killing young women as his "career."

6 Horror Movie Sequels as Good as (or Better Than) the Original

These freaky flicks prove terror strikes more than once.

6 Underrated Horror Movies by Famous Directors

They're the greatest horror movie directors of all time, but some of their freakiest visions fell through the cracks ...

Possession of Roland Doe: The Real-Life Exorcism That Inspired The Exorcist

Soon after attempting to contact the spirit world, young Roland Doe was possessed by a sinister force.

Fritz Haarmann: The Vampire of Hanover

He claimed more than 24 victims ... but it was his method of murder that earned Haarmann his ghoulish moniker.

Old Changi Hospital: The Most Haunted Place in Singapore

Haunting its crumbling corridors are reports of disembodied screams, shadow people, and the restless souls of tortured prisoners of war.

Philippi’s Mummies of the Insane

Inside a modest West Virginia museum are the mummified remains of two insane asylum inmates.

Who was the Boston Strangler?

They called him "America's first serial killer of the modern era," but the case of the Boston Strangler is full of contradictions.