Orrin Grey

Orrin Grey is the author of several spooky books, among them Guignol & Other Sardonic Tales and Painted Monsters & 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 Hand of Glory's Sinister Magic

According to legend, the dried and pickled hand of a hanged man possesses dark powers.

The Unsolved Vigilante Murder of Ken McElroy

Decades later, the question remains: Who pulled the trigger?

Burke and Hare: The Anatomy Murderers of Edinburgh

They lured people to their deaths, then sold the cadavers to medical schools.

Without a Trace: What Happened to Brian Shaffer?

He walked into a pub and was never seen again.

A Killer Revealed: Inside the Twisted Mind of Arthur Shawcross

The subject of Interview with a Serial Killer—streaming on Netflix now—speaks out in his own chilling words.

The Unsolved Keddie Murders of California

In 1981, a cabin in the woods played host to a brutal family murder.

The Lawson Family Massacre

What dark secret made Charlie Lawson slaughter his family on Christmas Day?

Hellbound Heart: The Best Clive Barker Books

Blood, guts, terror, multiple dimensions, and more populate Barker's horrifying oeuvre.

Phantom Killer: The Unsolved Mystery of the Texarkana Murders

In 1946, a sadistic killer dressed in a white mask terrorized the small town of Texarkana at night.

The Real-Life Haunting That Inspired The Changeling

Soon after moving into a sprawling Denver mansion, Russell Hunter sensed he wasn't alone.

A Killer Calls: The Unsolved Murder of Dorothy Jane Scott

Soon after her disappearance, Dorothy's family began receiving chilling calls from an unidentified caller. 

Preston Castle: The Haunted Reform School You Can Actually Visit

Haunting the corridors of this former reformatory are dark tales of mystery and murder.

Robert Berdella: The Butcher of Kansas City

Behind his friendly demeanor lurked a deadly obsession with torture and murder.

6 Books By Edgar Award-Winning Author Thomas Thompson

Up close and personal with murder, disaster, and corruption.

The Most Dangerous Animal: Is the Zodiac Killer the Next Cold Case to Be Solved?

Investigators hope that new technology will help find justice for the Zodiac's victims.

10 Real-Life Horror Movie Locations You Can Actually Visit

Step onto the set of your favorite horror movie … if you dare.