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Confessions of a Scaredy Cat

Fear is a big part of childhood for a lot of reasons. For one thing, you’re physically small at that age, so your surroundings naturally seem more imposing. Beyond that, you lack knowledge of how the world around you truly works, so you have more difficulty distinguishing between what’s real and what’s imaginary. That weird

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Why Do We Love the Scary or Strange?

I am besotted with the creepy, kooky, mysterious, and spooky. I find things some would consider weird, wacky, or “way out” to be wonderful and whimsical, which is more in line with how I like to see the world anyway (you’re welcome for all that alliteration). I’m not sure if I can attribute my admiration

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The Haunted Mansion — Fan Film Trailer

Greetings friends, my name is N.R. Van Slambrouck and I, as much as anybody, want to see the long, oft-rumored Guillermo del Toro Haunted Mansion film. But I think there are several financial reasons why it may not ever happen. In my dismay at thinking the only Haunted Mansion-related film we would ever be privy

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Petition for a New JAWS Ride

As many of you probably know by now, the JAWS ride was retired back in 2012. It was very sad, especially for those of us that never got to ride it. Although it’s been 7 years already since the ride was dismantled, a Twitter user, @BringBackJaws, has started making a bit of a ruckus about

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I Lost My Voice at Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights 2015

Zombies, vampires, werewolves, chainsaw killers… are you ready to face your fears? Every fall, Universal Studios converts the working studio back-lots into themed houses and mazes for the incredible Halloween Horror Nights. This year was the 25th anniversary of Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Orlando, making the annual celebration extra special. Even though I

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Remembering Universal Studios’ JAWS Ride

It was on June 20th of 1975 that Jaws swam its way into theaters, forever making millions of movie-goers terrified of the water. I’m not big into math but I’m pretty sure that means we’re fast approaching the 40th anniversary of Steven Spielberg’s terrifying classic, which returns to nearly 500 theaters across the country for

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Ned’s Revenge

A clown walked up to the gates of Hell carrying a gallon of gasoline. He was bathed in red light from a big sign that read “HELL.” Before entering, he paused. It was hard to believe that he had built this enormous thing. He and Jane. The first room was meant to look like a

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Haunted Houses: They’re Not Just for Halloween Anymore

There are few things I love more than the fusion of Christmas and horror, as there’s just something about the happiest time of the year crossing over to the dark side that is endlessly appealing to me. Movies have been doing it for decades now, to the point that ‘Christmas horror’ has become a bonafide

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Five Haunted Attractions in Horror Movies!

There are a handful of things that are synonymous with the Halloween season, from pumpkin beer to pumpkin picking. But there’s perhaps no greater October joy than haunted attractions, which take horror movies to the next level and put you directly inside of them. I’ve hit up my fair share of haunts this season, including

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Visiting Pennsylvania’s Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride

There are a select few haunted attractions that are known the world over and widely considered to represent the industry’s proverbial cream of the crop, and Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride is one of those haunts that’s often listed amongst the best. Started in 1991 and run out of Glenn Mills, Pennsylvania, Bates Motel is