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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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A House to Die For: A Look Back at The Blackpool Poisoner

Louisa Merrifield took advantage of her employer by murdering her in cold blood.

Little House of Horrors: Laura Ingalls Wilder and the Bloody Benders

"Little House on the Prairie" could have been a lot more twisted.

Here’s Who’s Buried In the Grave of H.H. Holmes

Who lies buried in the grave of H.H. Holmes? Investigators now know the answer…

A Man in the Attic: The Deadly Affairs of Walburga Oesterreich

Walburga's bizarre love affair cost her husband his life.

5 Chilling Facts About H.H. Holmes’ Murder Castle

This hotel hid secrets and bodies within its walls.

Who Killed Hazel Drew? The Little-Known 1908 Murder Case That Inspired Twin Peaks

Did you know that Laura Palmer's death was inspired by a real-life murder case?

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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?

Grave Matters: 5 Cases of Body-Snatching from the Victorian Era

A dearth of usable cadavers in the Victorian era fueled the lucrative body-snatching industry. Here are five gruesome tales of those who dug up graves for profit.

I Tried (and Failed) to Spend a Night at the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast

Spending the night at the Lizzie Borden House sounds like a thrill, right? Think again.

Mary Jane Kelly: A Look Back at Jack the Ripper’s Last Victim

Remembering the victims of this brutal murder spree. 

The Winchester Mystery House

The question remains: Was it a labor of love or madness?

A Break in the Case: Was Jack the Ripper Actually Three Men?

A private investigator claims to have cracked the infamous case—and top Ripper experts are taking note.

The Shocking Murder of William Desmond Taylor in Hollywood’s Silent Era

He was one of the most prolific directors in Hollywood—until he was fatally shot by an unknown killer in his Westlake home.