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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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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.

Murder He Wrote: The Chilling Case of Krystian Bala

Murder He Wrote: The Chilling Case of Krystian Bala

Did Polish crime writer Krystian Bala commit murder and hide clues in his book Amok?

Lady in White: The Haunted Burial Grounds of Union Cemetery

They say she drifts among the tombstones in her diaphanous gown, searching for her dead son...

Bodies on the Hill: The Enduring Mystery of the Lead Masks Case

Their corpses were dressed in matching suits with homemade lead masks draped over their eyes...

Doctor Satan: The Life and Murders of Marcel Petiot

Lurking within this man of medicine was a ruthless killer who lured dozens of victims to their doom.

The Forsaken Halls of England’s Severalls Hospital

On the outskirts of town lies a haunting remnant of Colchester's past...

Serial Suspects: Who Committed the Villisca Axe Murders?

One of these men might have committed one of the grisliest murders in American history.

Franklin Castle: The Most Haunted House in Ohio

Haunting this Cleveland mansion are tales of secret passages, brutal murder, and restless spirits lingering in its halls.

Beware the Black Angel of Oakland Cemetery

This bronze monument to tragedy is said to bring death to anyone who touches it.

The Unsolved DeFoor Family Murder of 1879

On a summer night in Georgia, a killer crept into the DeFoor family homestead and slaughtered them with an axe.