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Explore more of The Lineup's spookiest stories.

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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Into the Storm: The Vanishing of Ambrose Small  

After signing the biggest deal of his life, Ambrose Small walked into a snowstorm and was never seen again.

The Codex Gigas: Is This Medieval Manuscript Actually the Devil's Bible?

The Codex Gigas is the largest illuminated manuscript in the world, but that’s not what makes it famous.

10 Serial Killers Who Were Never Caught

The killers behind these terrifying crimes remain unidentified to this day.

Amelia Dyer: Victorian England's Cruelest Baby Farmer

The "Ogress of Reading" was rumored to be responsible for the deaths of 400 children.

8 True Crime Books About Bizarre Murders That You Might Not Know About

From a cult-leading serial killer to a moonlit murder spree that remains unsolved to this day.

Madame Delphine Lalaurie: The Most Evil Woman in New Orleans

The secret locked in her mansion attic was so vile, it inspired decades of ghost stories, crime books, and even a character on American Horror Story.

How H. H. Holmes Became America's Most Prolific Serial Killer

Up to 200 victims may have died at his 1890's Chicago "Murder Castle."

The Untold True Story of the Five Women Killed by Jack the Ripper 

Hallie Rubenhold retraces the footsteps of the five victims murdered by London’s infamous serial killer. 

Meet Gao Chengyong: The Chinese Jack the Ripper

China's Jack the Ripper is an eerie echo of the original. 

BREAKING: New DNA Evidence Identifies Jack the Ripper Suspect

After more than 130 years, the Ripper's identity may have finally been revealed. 

Burke and Hare: The Anatomy Murderers of Edinburgh

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

The Lemp Mansion Curse

Bringing doom to the once-powerful Lemp family, this mansion’s history will fascinate any spirit seeker.

10 Wild Tales of Feral Children

These wild children were forced to fend for themselves in ways that often left them far outside the bounds of society.

What Is Bedlam? The Hospital That Defined Madness

Bedlam Asylum’s chilling past haunts us to this day.

Two Bodies in the Bedroom: The Greystone Mansion Murder Mystery

Haunting the halls of this classic Hollywood home is a bloody murder mystery.

The Lawson Family Massacre

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

John Billington: The Mayflower Pilgrim Who Was Executed for Murder

In 1620, pilgrim John Billington crossed the Atlantic Ocean to become the first convicted murderer of the Plymouth colony.

10 Books Like In Cold Blood

The groundbreaking "nonfiction novel" changed the world of true crime—and inspired a legion of killer books.

The Mysterious Circumstances of Natalie Wood’s Death

Her overt fear of water, the fact that she was found in her nightgown, and an argument between her husband and alleged lover raised more questions than answers.

10 Little-Known Facts About Lizzie Borden

She looms large in the annals of American crime lore. But how well do you truly know Lizzie Borden?