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The Real Life Mystery That Inspired The Lighthouse

Visionary filmmaker Robert Eggers rose to notoriety back in 2015 with the Sundance debut of his film, The Witch. Four years later, Eggers dazzled us again with The Lighthouse, a hypnotic and hallucina...

Joseph Loveless

Was Freddy Krueger’s Body Just Identified?

On the first day of the new year, it was reported that the bones of Joseph Henry Loveless, bootlegger and murderer, had finally been identified. In 1979 his torso was found in in a burlap sack in a ca...

Don't F**k With Cats

Armchair Detectives Get to Work in Trailer for Don’t F**k with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer

In the seedy underbelly of the Internet, there’s an unwritten rule, rule zero: Don’t F**k With Cats. In December of 2010, this rule was torn to shreds following the publishing of a video c...

Murder by Numbers

Is Murder by Numbers Based on a True Story?

Following it’s initial release in 2002, The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw dubbed the psychological thriller Murder by Numbers a movie consisting of “…a garbled, unbelievable plot; ...

Devil's Rejects

The True Story Of The Real-Life Devil’s Rejects

Rob Zombie’s critically-acclaimed masterpiece The Devil’s Rejects is the far superior sequel to the equally gut-wrenching and terrifying House of 1000 Corpses. The pair of gore flicks follows th...

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Five More Standout Episodes of Casefile True Crime Podcast

Previously, I introduced you to my five favorite episodes of one of the best true crime podcasts around, The Casefile True Crime Podcast. The series is still going strong, as is the popularity of true...

Child's Play

Was Child’s Play Based on a True Story? Exploring the Rumored Connection Between Chucky and The Robert Doll

As if some of the stories in our genre are not horrible enough, there is one phrase that seems to elevate their mystique – “based on a true story.” One can find easily find stories f...

A Nightmare on Elm Street

A Nightmare on Elm Street was Inspired by These Terrifying Real-Life Events!

The idea of a sadistic child murderer chasing and killing teens in their dreams led to one of the most successful horror film franchises of all time. In 1984, A Nightmare on Elm Street was released to...

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Five Standout Episodes of The Casefile True Crime Podcast

Though it never truly left, true crime storytelling is back in the forefront again. One of the ways that true crime addicts like myself like to feed our fascination is by listening to podcasts. There ...

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