The 9 Weirdest Italian Horror Movies

Italian horror is, by its very nature, weird as hell. Even the genre’s most acclaimed standouts (Lucio Fulci’s The Beyond, for instance) are disgustingly freakish nightmares. But there are certain titles lurch into realms so intensely bizarre, we can’t quite believe our eyes ... or stop showing them to our friends,… »10/06/15 1:30pmTuesday 1:30pm

RIP Wes Craven, Iconic Director of Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream

Iconic horror director Wes Craven died today aged 76, of brain cancer. In addition to creating the character of Freddy Krueger in Nightmare on Elm Street and the most famous meta-horror franchise with Scream, he also directed People Under the Stairs, Swamp Thing, and The Hills Have Eyes. »8/30/15 9:52pm8/30/15 9:52pm

New Anthology Has Women Fighting Lovecraft's Horrors. It's About Time.

H.P. Lovecraft was maybe not the most woman-friendly writer out there. His works teem oleaginously with many things, but not prominent female characters (although Shub-Niggurath, Black Goat and Mother of a Thousand Young, remains an inspiring role model for evil girls everywhere). But change is coming to the mythos: … »8/11/15 5:40pm8/11/15 5:40pm

Why Space Is The Scariest Place To Encounter The Supernatural

A wise tagline once said “In Space, no one can hear you scream”. And it’s no surprise that space horror is a popular genre, since space is already kind of terrifying by itself. Space madness! But you know what’s really scary? Encountering a supernatural force in space, where there’s no place to run. »6/19/15 7:30pm6/19/15 7:30pm

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 10:25pm12/16/14 10:25pm

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 3:07am12/01/14 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 3:56pm9/16/14 3:56pm

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 7:31pm3/20/14 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 3:10pm2/03/14 3:10pm