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Welcome to your hub for the creepiest recommendations, from the latest terrifying Stephen King book and bizarre underrated horror films to the most disturbing unsolved true crime cases and unsettling reports of paranormal activity. If it’s strange, unusual, or downright terrifying—we’ve got you covered.

We’re diehard fans of all things macabre and we love nothing more than sharing our odd obsessions with fellow creepy fiends. Here we unearth forgotten crimes, share true ghost stories, and pride ourselves on giving the best recommendations for terrifying books and movies. Peruse the stories below—you’re sure to find something to satiate your appetite for the uncanny.

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The Body of H.H. Holmes Is Being Exhumed Right Now—Here’s Why

Did the sadistic "Murder Castle" serial killer fake his own death in 1896?

9 Little-Known Facts About John Wayne Gacy

John Wayne Gacy AKA "The Killer Clown" raped and murdered at least 33—crimes he died for in 1994. These are the rarely-discussed details of his life.

The One, Tiny Mistake That Finally Took Down The Night Stalker

Serial killer Richard Ramirez was meticulous when it came to covering his tracks ... until his final attack in 1985.

This Serial Killer Murdered 13 Women in Their Own Homes Without Breaking and Entering

In the 1960s, Albert DeSalvo terrorized the city of Boston during a two-year killing spree.

Aileen Wuornos: Depraved Serial Killer Or Countercultural Icon?

Aileen Wuornos’ experiences as a lesbian and abused sex worker have led many to consider her crimes as “justified" revenge against the men who wronged her.

Gary Ridgway: The Green River Killer

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

Death in the Heartland: The Murder Spree of Charles Starkweather

He was the sadistic killer behind one of the most chilling murder sprees in American history.

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.

Homegrown Horror: 7 Creepy American Serial Killers

The crimes of these American murderers will make your skin crawl.

Gonna Kill You: The Original Night Stalker

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

Trail of Death: The Hunt for Gary Hilton Part III

He stalked the remote hiking trails of the southern United States, leaving a trail of death in his wake ...

Trail of Death: The Hunt for Gary Hilton Part II

He stalked the remote hiking trails of the southern United States, leaving a trail of death in his wake ...