This is what a biblical plague (and my worst nightmare) looks like

Come spend your vacation in the beautiful fields of Madagascar, they said. It will soothe your soul, they said. That's what I imagine Michele Martinelli—the author of this photo featured by National Geographic's Your Shot—thought when millions of locust took to the skies with a deafening bone-chilling buzz. » 12/16/14 10:25pm Tuesday 10:25pm

Impressive images of massive fire in downtown Los Angeles

"A massive fire in downtown Los Angeles early today engulfed an apartment tower that was under construction, damaged two other buildings and left freeways and roads closed," reports the LA Times. This image by Gautam Trivedi is impressive, almost like the aftermath of a nuclear mushroom. » 12/08/14 12:15pm 12/08/14 12:15pm

The disturbing horror portraits of Danielle Tunstall (NSFW)

Danielle Tunstall told Sploid that she is as a horror photographer who wants to share her psychosis with us. She lives up to her description. Her images are highly stylized, often bloody and always obsessively crafted. Sometimes there is a sexual component, but every time her photos are disturbing. NSFW. » 12/01/14 3:07am 12/01/14 3:07am

These Photos of an Empty City at Night Will Haunt Me Forever

If you find yourself wander a strange city in the middle of the night, something is probably wrong. But if you stop and take all in, the urban landscape is somewhat surreal at night, when all of the people are sleeping. Photographer Paul Puiia captured that uncanny feeling so well, I don't think I'll ever look at… » 9/16/14 3:56pm 9/16/14 3:56pm

666 Park Avenue Is A Modern-Day Rosemary's Baby

I watch all my TV online, so I completely missed 666 Park Avenue when it aired on ABC from September 2012 to July 2013. I only stumbled across it recently when I was trawling the bottomless pit of B-grade horror that Netflix has. To my surprise, the show wasn't complete garbage. In fact, it was actually really, really » 6/01/14 9:00pm 6/01/14 9:00pm

Terrifying GoPro video from tanks in Syria's war zone

Need a quick reminder as to why war should be avoided at all costs? Spend an hour in the driver's seat of a Syrian Army T-72 tank column as it spews destruction through Syria's Darayya warzone. Then watch the rebels destroying the tanks. Warning: Although you can't see the bodies, fighters on both sides are dying.… » 3/20/14 7:31pm 3/20/14 7:31pm

Will Smallpox Reemerge in Siberia as Corpses Thaw from Climate Change?

In an article primarily about the potential folly of holding onto stockpiles of smallpox virus for research purposes—a now-eradicated plague that humans no longer have natural immunity to and that would very likely cause a worldwide catastrophe should it escape from the lab—the BBC includes one awesomely horrible… » 2/03/14 3:10pm 2/03/14 3:10pm

Creature Feature: The Original Frankenstein Text Is Now Readable Online

In the pantheon of classic horror, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein ranks as one of the first, and most memorable, monster tales ever told. And while it's easy enough to pick up a new copy of the spine-tingling 1818 narrative from pretty much any bookstore, it's now possible to pore over the original, hand-penned… » 10/31/13 9:13pm 10/31/13 9:13pm