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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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10 World-Shattering Post-Apocalyptic Horror Books

Are you prepared for the end of civilization?

The Most Anticipated 2022 Indie Horror and Thriller Books

Horror small presses are booming—here's a small taste of what this year has to offer.

This Genre-Bending Sci-Fi Thriller Will Leave You with Chills

A time slip created by the U.S. government leads to chaos and terror.

8 Award-Winning Mystery and Thriller Novels

The cream of the compelling, unputdownable crop.

What’s Inside the Cage of Bones?

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

13 Mystery and Thriller Books That Inspired Films

These books leapt from the page to the screen—and kept our hearts racing.

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

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

The Terror: The Doomed Expedition to the Northwest Passage

Dan Simmons’s thriller is a chilling re-imagination of what happened to Sir Franklin's long lost crew.

A Twisted Killer Haunts the City of Chicago from Beyond the Grave

Se7en meets Silence of the Lambs in this acclaimed serial killer thriller.

Frightening Demons Haunt a Female Serial Killer

In Joyce Carol Oates’s thriller, a woman on the verge of psychosis turns into a serial killer when she begins a cross-country murdering spree.

9 Suspenseful Books That Will Leave You Questioning Everything

These books will haunt you long after you’ve turned the final page.

9 Fiction Books Inspired by Real-Life Crime

From "Psycho" to "The Black Dahlia," these reads are sure to terrify.