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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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After 23 Years Behind Bars, Convicted Murderer Adnan Syed Walks Free

New developments have launched an investigation into the innocence of Syed—the inspiration behind the Serial podcast.

13 Scary Podcasts That'll Keep You Up All Night

Pop in your headphones, turn out the lights, and prepare to be terrified. 

Inside Tenfold More Wicked with Kate Winkler Dawson

We sat down with Dawson and got fascinating insights from the hands-on true crime author and podcaster.

The Fascinating Evolution of True Crime

Discover where the genre got its start—and what the future may hold.

I’m Not a Monster: The True Story of an American Family Held Captive by ISIS

A new podcast series explores the chilling experience of the Elhassani family.

The Best True Crime Podcasts of 2020

Criminal cases from the infamous to the forgotten.

A Killing in Amish Country: Twists Abound in This Shocking New True Crime Podcast

The latest season of Case Closed investigates the murder of a 30-year-old Amish woman.

Strictly Stalking: 5 Stalker Stories from the New True Crime Podcast That You Need to Hear

The weekly true crime podcast raises awareness about this dangerously underreported crime.

14 Riveting True Crime Books for Fans of Criminal

These aren’t your run-of-the-mill true crime books.

13 Best True Crime Podcasts of 2019

From The Clearing to Detective Trapp, here are the best true crime podcasts of the year.

13 Best Horror Podcasts to Give You the Chills

Ready to be scared senseless? Just keep listening.

Unheard: The Fred & Rose West Tapes Delves into the Hellish Crimes of Fred and Rose West

25 years after Fred and Rose West's killing spree stunned England, the journalist who first broke the story revisits the case in a gripping new true crime podcast.

A Passion for Animals Turns Vicious in This Explosive True Crime Podcast

Rival animal lovers face off in Joe Exotic, the newest season of Over My Dead Body.