The dog days of murder and mayhem are upon us at The Lineup. Over the last four weeks, we investigated the mysterious disappearance of a child genius, the sinister legend of the Devil’s Tree, and the freakiest exhibits at the Mutter museum. While there’s a soft spot in our dark little hearts for every story we publish, here are 11 creepy stories from August 2016 that continue to terrify.
Gotcha! 12 Horror Movies with Twist Endings That Will Leave You Shocked
We did NOT see that coming. From Hitchcock’s Psycho to Shyamalan’s The Sixth Sense, these horror movies scared us to death with their wild plot twists. Watch if you dare but be warned: silver screen shocks lie ahead. READ MORE
10 Days in a Madhouse: Nellie Bly’s Living Nightmare
In 1887, journalist Nellie Bly went undercover in an insane asylum on assignment for a newspaper article. What she found inside sent shockwaves across the nation. READ MORE
The Child Genius Who Vanished: What Happened to Barbara Newhall Follett?
Child prodigy Barbara Newhall Follett was on the path to literary superstardom when her life fell apart and she vanished without a trace. Decades later, her disappearance remains a mystery. READ MORE
Nightmare Fuel: 10 Books That Will Haunt Your Dreams
You may want to rest up and recharge before you begin this reading list, because once you crack open any of these 10 terrifying books you can kiss a good night’s sleep goodbye. READ MORE
The Curse of the Devil’s Tree
Don’t test the evil limits of the Devil’s Tree … lest you meet a violent end. This twisted hunk of wood—whose dark history runs deep—is said to be the site of many an evil deed, as well as a potential gateway to Hell. READ MORE
Two Bodies in the Bedroom: The Greystone Mansion Murder Mystery
In 1929, Ned Doheny Jr. and Hugh Plunkett were shot dead in Greystone Mansion, Ned’s sprawling family home. The cause of death was clear, but the reason behind their bloody ends remains a mystery to this day. READ MORE
Shudder Knows How to Freak You Out
You’ve just found the horror movie streaming service where nightmares are made. Shudder serves up everything from ’80s slasher flicks to contemporary hidden gems and everything in between. If you’re trying to take your love of horror to the next level, look no further. READ MORE
Lizzie Borden’s Secret Motive for Murder?
Though she was acquitted, Lizzie Borden is famous for taking an axe and giving her mother 40 whacks. Author Brandy Purdy compellingly theorizes what might have happened on that fateful day. READ MORE
10 Horrifying Books For Fans of The Shining
If you just can’t get enough of Stephen King’s classic horror novel, these terrifying books are for you. From creepy children to haunted houses, these books are guaranteed to haunt your dreams. READ MORE
The 12 Creepiest Exhibits at Philadelphia’s Mütter Museum of Medical Oddities
Philadelphia’s Mütter Museum is home to 20,000 specimens, including carefully preserved medical anomalies as well as wax replicas. If standing before a wall of eyeballs or a giant jaw tumor is your cup of tea, then allow us to help plan your visit! READ MORE