Eerie entertainment frequently takes inspiration from urban legends, with good reason—nothing’s scarier than a fantastical tale that still feels like it just might be true. TV shows like The X-Files and Supernatural have made liberal use of contemporary folklore over the years, and plenty of feature films have been…
Here’s a horror story straight out of your weirdest Mountain Dew-fueled nightmare: An Alaskan dentist recently charged with Medicaid fraud is also accused of pulling out an unconscious patient’s tooth while on a hoverboard. Radical!
Snakes are scary. Even small ones—the way they move, the prospect of venom, those little forked tongues—can send chills down your neck. But did you know that some snakes can eat human beings? A tragic incident in Indonesia recently reminded the world of this fact.
You can re-watch every last episode of Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends, but at no point will you find a freakish, six-legged walking version of Thomas terrorizing the Island of Sodor with a flamethrower. This is a custom creation, built by Peter Sripol, who was obviously a big fan of Toy Story’s deranged character…
A United Express flight that took off from Charlotte, North Carolina yesterday afternoon landed in Dulles Airport in northern Virginia with some unexpected cargo: a baggage handler.
Can you figure out what we’re looking at in this image? Neither can I, because it’s dark and horror-inducing, like something out of a weird, terrible snuff film.
There’s finally a good reason to not feel bad about missing San Diego Comic-Con last week. The team at Tested, working with Frank Ippolito, a special effects makeup artist, wondered what a Lego Minifig would look like if it were human. The results, as it turns out, will have you terrified of even looking at Lego from…
Usually a music video conveys something about an artist’s worldview. In this case, we can infer that the members of Tame Impala are successful businesspeople with limited control over their emotions.
Winter comes every year. And somehow, every year some of us are caught unawares and unprepared. A few gadgets bought now will last you through at least two—maybe more!—sudden snowfalls.
Lately I’ve been having nightmares about robots.
I’ve watched horror movies and read scary stories since I was a child. Although a few scared me, I didn’t start having nightmares about “movie monsters” until I saw the film It Follows. So what made this movie enter my dreams when others didn’t?
After floods hit Denison, Texas last week, park rangers were mystified to find stringy clumps dotting the rain-soaked streets in inexplicably organized lines. It was no pasta-based après-flood prank. It was just piles of living, squiggling worms.
The other day I woke up convinced that Gawker Media management sent out an email that never actually existed. The dream was so real I had to search my inbox just to be sure. Has this ever happened to you?
Nearly 100 years ago, there was no drug to help with erectile dysfunction, but Bernard Scheinkman came up with an alternative. It’s not clear whether this nightmarish penile splint was ever manufactured — but you have to love the baroque logic of combining a cock ring, an open condom, and a shelf.
In Before I Wake, parents (Kate Bosworth, Thomas Jane) still grieving the loss of their young son decide to foster an adorable boy who'd be a perfect li'l angel ("He likes butterflies!") if only he didn't have such horrifying nightmares that come true. Yo kid, don't peek under the bed!
Bed bug infestations are a nightmare. The tiny, assholish insects can resist all sorts of measures to kill them completely. Drawn-out infestations are a scourge, but also fairly common in big cities like New York. There are plenty of remedies, from all-natural bean leaves to special heated suitcases, but none are…
A recent study shows that medical students who had negative dreams about an exam the night before did better than those students who didn't. The results offer support for the Threat Simulation Theory, which suggests we dream as a way to prepare for real-life threats.
Have you had any nightmares, lately? Would you like some? Then you'll love the South American Goliath birdeater. This furry spider is the size of a puppy, and thanks to hard claws on the tips of its foot-long legs, it makes a horrifying clicking sound when it scampers through the forest.
Photographer and digital retoucher Laure Fauvel produced these charming images of children confronting the monsters in their bedrooms. The creatures that go bump in the night appear to be in retreat and as scary as they look, I actually feel sorry for them facing these tough kids.