Halloween Should Be America’s Federal Holiday of Death


by Gabe Bergado (INVERSE) Death rules on October 31, but Halloween doesn’t always lead to real discussions about mortality. Americans, traditionally petrified of the subject, dress up as corpses without acknowledging that they’re headed in that direction. Everyone acknowledges the morbidity of Halloween, and few take it seriously. But it doesn’t have to be like […]


Triskaidekaphobia: Fear of the 13th Floor

Entertainment, Paranormal, Science, Strange News

Imagine that you are checking into a hotel when the person working at the counter hands you a key and tells you to take the elevator to the right to reach your room on floor number 13. For those who suffer from triskaidekaphobia, the scenario described above could be terrifying. Triskaidekaphobia is a medical condition […]


These Hyper-Realistic Busts of Ren and Stimpy Are Absolutely Horrifying

Entertainment, Strange News

Featured art by Berk Öztürk  (Phenomenalisms) The Ren & Stimpy Show, was a controversial (and oftentimes cringe-worthy) cartoon show that ran on Nickelodeon between 1991 – 1995. Featuring “emotionally unstable chihuahua,” Ren, and “a good-natured, dimwitted cat,” Stimpy – the cartoon was made for children, but the outrageous jokes were definitely geared towards adults. This iconic […]


The Haunted Pet Store

Entertainment, Ghosts, Paranormal, Unexplained

— By best-selling paranormal author Joni Mayhan (Except from her upcoming paranormal thriller Ghost Magnet) The Shrewsbury store was located in a run-down shopping plaza near the edge of the Worcester, Massachusetts’ border. It attracted a wide range of shoppers. Not only did we get the needy customers, who insisted on employing me as their […]


Top Eight Non-American Ghost Movies

Entertainment, Ghosts, Horror Movies

by Charles Reis American cinema is a dominant force in the world, which includes horror films movies. While it’s undeniable the cultural impact of such American films like Poltergeist, The Amityville Horror, and The Blair Witch Project have had, this leaves many non-American horror movies, particularly ghost-themed movies, getting overlooked. In celebration of the Halloween […]


7 Creepy Kids’ Drawings That Are…Disquieting

Entertainment, Unexplained

by David Johnson It can be hard to tell when a child goes from being merely troubled to completely cracked. But there are a few warning signs along the way that should never be ignored. A troubled child draws pictures that evoke sadness, loneliness, and frustration. A child is on his way to being certifiable […]


“Alice In Wonderland” Illustrated by Salvador Dali!

Entertainment, Strange News

by Phenomenalisms How curious it is to ponder that this year marks the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s classic book, “Alice in Wonderland”. Even curiouser, is that unbeknownst to many – in the 1960’s an editor at Random House had a strike of genius, and commissioned Salvador Dalí to illustrate an exclusive surrealist edition of “Alice […]


7 Treasured Fairy Tales With Dark and Violent Origins

Entertainment, Lists

by Backpackerverse We all grew up with an assortment of fairy tales, but how often do we really reflect back on them, and realize what they mean? Most fairy tales have a certain message or takeaway for the reader, but it’s not always as innocent as the children’s versions may suggest. Here’s a look at […]


The 13 Scariest Movies on Netflix, October 2016

Entertainment, Horror Movies, Lists

by Caitlin Busch (INVERSE) There’s a horror movie out there for everyone on Netflix, and October’s arguably the scariest month after April (bunnies). These 13 scary AF movies on Netflix will make you think differently about religion, dogs, teens, and home invaders. Whether you’re into nail-biting suspense or the traditional exorcism, it’s on Netflix in […]

walking dead

Is the Zombie Genre Dying?

Entertainment, Horror Movies, Zombies

by Steve Anderson The first bonafide zombie movie (of the modern sort) that anybody noticed was George Romero’s “Night of the Living Dead,” in 1968.  It was considered distasteful by many (who probably had the wits scared out of them), and certainly not easy to view, because it was somewhat before VHS, DVD, or anything […]


Newest Creepy Clown Sightings Are Truly Haunting

Entertainment, Strange News, Unexplained

by Taylor Leonard What does it take to scare Stephen King, the master of horror fiction? According to the 68-year-old author of It, it’s the recent rash of creepy clown encounters happening around the United States. Back in August, police in South Carolina were called multiple times to an apartment complex abutted by woods where […]


15 Random Facts That Will F*** You UP

Entertainment, Science, Strange News

1. The Romans used crushed mouse brains for toothpaste. source 2. 20% of office coffee cups contain fecal matter. source 3. The chances of you dying on the way to get your lottery ticket are greater than the chances of actually winning the lottery. source 4. Lake Tahoe of the Sierra Nevada mountain is super deep, […]