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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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Terrifyingly Real: 8 Award-Winning True Crime Books

True crime accounts always make for engrossing reads.

7 Books About Unsolved Crimes That Still Haunt Us

Maybe you can be the one to finally crack the case ... before it cracks you.

Poll: Which Serial Killer Makes Your Skin Crawl?

From the BTK killer to Ted Bundy, all of these murderers send chills up our spine. But which one is the most depraved of all?

9 Chilling Serial Killer Books You Need to Read Now

Get up close and personal with some of the world's most ruthless killers.

10 Horrifying Murders in the Midwest

The end of the road is near, and it’s littered with bodies.

10 Gruesome Murders in the South

Everything’s bigger in Texas—especially the murder rate…

True Crime Road Trip: East Coast

We’re hitting the road, and we're not stopping until we reach a dead end.

9 Books About Murderers Who Inspired Songs

Songwriters have been known to look at the dark annals of history for lyrical inspiration.

The Murder and Dismemberment of Alan Canty

Michigan psychiatrist Alan Canty was one of the unlucky few who lost his head (literally) over his secret indulgences.

Deadly Dosage: 6 Chilling True Crimes of Murder by Injection

You thought you were scared of needles ... you had no idea.

Best of The Lineup: Creepiest True Crime Books

From a mother’s rage to a killer’s crawlspace full of rotting bodies, we revisit the creepiest books that chilled our bones.

Who Killed Karen Silkwood?

She fought to expose the hazardous conditions of the Kerr-McGee nuclear facility—and just may have paid for it with her life.

Deacon of Death: Sam Smithers

The community knew the clergyman as a loving husband and father, but underneath his vestment was a sex-crazed, sociopathic killer.

9 True Crime Books Better Than Gone Girl

When a real-life love story goes downhill, the fallout can be fatal.