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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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The Death Shift is a Parent's Worst Nightmare

This true story of a malevolent pediatric nurse will chill you to the bone. 

Deadly T.L.C.: 15 True Crime Books About Killer Parents

What drives a mother or father to commit the ultimate atrocity?

The NXIVM Cult: Branding Women Was Only the Beginning  

It seemed like just another overpriced and cheesy self help group—but in 2017, the barbaric truth was revealed.

Can You Uncover the Lies in this True Crime Story?

The immersive and chilling international bestseller makes its way to American shores.

When Murder Runs in the Family: Frances Schreuder and the Killing of Franklin Bradshaw  

Frances needed cash, so she hatched a plan to kill her father. The secret weapon? Her teenage son.

7 Novels that Read like True Crime

These novels blur the lines between fact and fiction.

These Women Seek Out Romantic Relationships with Incarcerated Men

A compelling look into the reasons some women are willing to sacrifice everything for the sake of a love without hope, promise, or consummation.

Book by Richard Hammer Explores a Teen Daughter's Plot to Murder Her Own Mother

Karin Aparo claimed that years of verbal abuse led to the murder of her mother. But it was Karin’s boyfriend Dennis who carried out the deed ... and paid the price.

15 Riveting True Crime Books Written by Women

These authors are taking charge of the narrative.

[CLOSED] Win the First Two Books in a New Graphic True Crime Series

Introduce teens to the true crime world or explore infamous cases for yourself with the Unsolved Case Files series.

Unsung Horrors: 13 Underrated True Crime Books

You don't want to miss these exceptional true crime books.

7 Chilling Books by People Who Knew Serial Killers

Get a fascinating new perspective on the darkness that lives within these violent offenders.

9 Horrifying Books About Bad Neighbors

You'll never want to go next door again.

Case Closed: 8 Books About Cold Cases That Finally Got Solved

After years of uncertainty, these cases were ultimately cracked.

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.

Discover The Murders That Made Us

Bob Calhoun explores how crime shapes cultures, places, and people.