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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 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.

Gonna Kill You: The Original Night Stalker

There have been several Night Stalkers over the years . . . but few were as chilling as the first.

John Christie: The Whispering Killer of England

John Christie was hanged for the murder of his wife ... but she was just one of his victims.

Double Lives: 6 Infamous Real-Life Secret Identities

Everyone's got secrets, but few have double lives as shocking, daring, or strange as the ones listed here.

Trail of Sangue: The Monster of Florence

Four men were arrested for his crimes, but the real Monster is still at large.

A Visit to Bomarzo’s Eerie Garden of Monsters

Tucked away in central Italy is a mysterious garden that haunts the dreams and nightmares of its visitors ...

Peter Sutcliffe: The Yorkshire Ripper

By the time he was finally caught, this serial killer had claimed more than a dozen victims.

The Chilling, Tragic History of Tasmania’s Separate Prison

In Australia's infamous, now-abandoned institution, physical punishment was replaced with psychological torture.

9 Scary Clown Movies That Will Feed Your Phobia

These killer clown movies are no laughing matter.

A Ghost in the Room: The Haunted History of Rocky Hill Castle

Multiple spirits were said to have wandered this eerie Alabama estate, including one spectral figure who may have been caught on camera.

Who Lies Buried in the Grave of the Female Stranger?

In a quiet Virginia cemetery is a peculiar tomb that has mystified visitors for nearly two hundred years.

Leonarda Cianciulli: The Deadly Soap-Maker of Correggio

She butchered three women and then cooked the remains into soap and teacakes—all in the name of breaking a family curse.

Bachelor’s Grove: Chicagoland’s Sinister Abandoned Cemetery

This desolate burial ground outside of downtown Chicago is said to be one of the most haunted places in the country.

The Brighton Trunk Murders of 1934

The Brighton Trunk Murders of 1934

In 1934, a Brighton railway worker discovered the bloody remains of a young woman stuffed inside a trunk. Then authorities found a second victim ...

Clairvius Narcisse: The Real-life Vodou Zombie of Haiti

Eighteen years after family members buried his body, Clairvius Narcisse returned from the dead.

9 Most Haunting Ghost Towns from Around the World

The buildings may be empty, but the ghosts of the past still linger in the streets ...