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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 Good, the Bad, and the Holy: Authentic Catholicism in Midnight Mass

Midnight Mass avoids stereotypical Catholic tropes, making the horrors even more powerful and effective.

Putting the Psycho in Psychology: The Curious Popularity of Horror in a PANIC-demic

Our friends from Brain Burrow explore what sent so many into the terrifying arms of horror during the pandemic.

How Do Lie Detectors Work?

They’re notoriously unreliable, but continue to be used in criminal investigations.

Exploring Masculinity in Horror Movies 

What does male monstrosity mean to filmmakers and movie watchers?

The Real Life of Mary Mallon, the Infamous Typhoid Mary

Far more than the stuff of legends, Typhoid Mary wreaked havoc on 20th-century New York City.

Unusual Circumstances: Unidentified Flying Objects

Exploring the weird world of UFOs in real life and fiction.

“You Gotta Tell ‘Em to Sell ‘Em”: How Real-Life Showman Kroger Babb Inspired The Rib from Which I Remake the World

Bestselling author Ed Kurtz shares an exclusive sneak peek into the makings of his unconventional horror novel.