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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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Stephen Chbosky Returns With the Imaginary Friend of Your Nightmares

Get your hands on the new horror novel from the author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower before it's published!

Venture Into the Terrors of a Deep South Swamp

... and discover horror beyond your imagination in The Toll.

Frozen with Fear: John Famalaro and the Horrific Murder of Denise Huber

In 1991, 23-year-old Denise Huber went missing. Three years later, her handcuffed corpse was found inside a freezer.

Before the Lindbergh Kidnapping, There Was the Abduction of Charley Ross

The four-year-old's 1874 disappearance was America’s first widely publicized kidnapping for ransom.

Sean Vincent Gillis: The "Pure Evil" Killer Who Mutilated His Victims

Did the Louisiana serial killer ever truly regret brutally murdering eight women?

Betty Lou Beets: The Black Widow of Texas

Irene Pence's Buried Memories tells the story of the Texas husband-killer whose crimes resulted in her execution.

A Serial Killer's Legacy Haunts His Son

Changing a name and moving across the country isn't enough to leave behind 13 murders.

An Urban Legend Comes to Life In This Killer Read

Could the killer really be the subject of childhood rhymes?

The Woman Who Was Bludgeoned By a Claw Hammer—And Survived

David Gerard believed his criminal past was behind him, and thought his girlfriend, Frankie Cochran, was dead. He was wrong on both accounts.

Above Suspicion: The Disturbing Story of the FBI Agent Who Strangled His Informant

After strangling his informant—who was pregnant with his child—Mark Putnam became the first active FBI agent convicted of murder.

What’s Inside the Cage of Bones?

The basement stank of death, and it contained a terrifying secret ...

Forgiveness Won’t Be Easy in This Horror Short Story

Witching Hour: Vices and Virtues collects twisted and terrifying stories that will haunt your dreams. 

Hi-Fi Murders: Victim Reads Like In Cold Blood for the 1974 Slayings

The brutal Ogden, Utah murders take center stage in Gary Kinder's revolutionary work of true crime writing.

The Devil Comes Out to Play in This Sinister Folk Horror Novel

The author of The Loney spins a skin-crawling story of tradition, family, and evil in rural Lancashire.

Bram Stoker's Descendant Gives Dracula a Creepy Origin Story

One of the most anticipated horror books of the year imagines what inspired Bram Stoker to write the classic vampire tale.

The Chrysalis Warns You to Stay Out of the Basement

The season's biggest horror novel sees a millennial couple wrangle with the evil entity lurking beneath their feet.

H.P. Lovecraft Stars in Jacqueline Baker's Creepy Horror Novel

The Broken Hours offers a Lovecraftian take on the classic haunted house story.

Who Really Killed Nancy Pfister with an Axe and Hammer?

In a controversial true crime book, Nancy Styler maintains that she played no part in the murder of her socialite landlord.

Sister Act: The Bizarre Drowning of Ocey Snead

When police looked into a young mother's death, their suspicions kept turning to a trio of creepy, veiled sisters.

Nightmare Fuel: A Serial Killer Stalks One Man’s Dreams

A murderer once thought to be dead is very much alive in this thriller.