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Scaring Us Silly: How VR is Making Horror More Realistic Than Ever

Games developers and film-makers have been creating spine-chilling experiences within the horror genre for decades. Combining haunting soundtracks, shadowy threats, elements of surprise, otherworldly aliens, unsteady found-footage camerawork, grotesque imagery and so much more to scare us silly on big and small screens alike. Read More >>

The Best Christmas Horror Movies: Rare Exports, The Children and More

Thanks to modern advertising and social media campaigns, it feels like the Christmas season starts earlier every year. By the time December rolls around there have already been weeks of goodwill and cheer, tinsel, wrapping, sugar and sweetness artificially shoved into our eyeballs and earholes and down our throats. Read More >>

Why Stephen King Wants Adults To Remember How They Thought As Kids

Stephen King’s dark imagination as an adult always makes people wonder what the hell happened to him as a kid. But King didn’t have that unusual of a childhood. He’s more interested in everyone else’s curiosity about how he grew up and their assumption that something horrific must have happened for him to write about such dark things. Read More >>

Watch the History of Horror Films in This Ten Minute Supercut

Horror films occupy a long and enthralling place in cinematic history, and Diego Carrera has put together an excellent video showcasing the films that have scared us for over 120 years. Read More >>

Biologist: We’re Completely Unprepared to Handle a Zombie Outbreak

A zombie virus may not be at the top of your list of likely apocalypses, but I think we can all agree that it would suck to get caught unprepared. Unfortunately, we are. As proven by countless movies, TV shows, and novels, society is woefully unready to deal with an infectious, flesh-eating horde. Read More >>

The Best Creepypasta Stories to Give You Nightmares Forever

This story is completely true. It happened right here on the internet, on a night just like this. Read More >>

The Films You Should Watch This Halloween (and the Streaming Services on Which to Watch Them)

We’re big fans of horror films here at Giz UK, so much so we basically have a compilation of George A. Romero's greatest hits on in the office at all times. The accounts department think we’re slightly deranged. Read More >>

There’s a Horror Novel Lurking in These Ikea-Style Photos

For the DIY-challenged among us, Ikea catalogues are already terrifying enough in their own right. For everybody else, there's Horrorstör—a traditional haunted house story dressed up in trendy, Scandinavian flat-pack furniture. Read More >>

This Photo of the ISS Looks Like a Scene From a Space Horror Movie

If you told me this was a frame from Alien 5*—with some dude about to get into the dark corridor in which the xenomorph hides, waiting to kill him—I would totally believe you. In reality, it's another cool image by astronaut Reid Wiseman, who is now working in the International Space Station. Read More >>

Crying Lost Girl Turns Out to be Evil Monster in Vídeos Hilários

This clip here shows why it's best to leave people crying and dying in the street while you carry on listening to your tunes and munching a kebab on the other side of the road. It's a lost girl, all sad and on her own, made up with a berserk devil face to teach troublesome good Samaritans to keep their noses out of other people's business. Hilários indeed. [Huffington Post] Read More >>

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 the BBC includes one vile idea. Could the frozen bodies of smallpox victims in Siberia, now thawing because of climate change, re-release the virus into the environment and thus start a global pandemic? Read More >>

Emoji in Real Life are Terrifying (But Could Save a Kid’s Life)

What do you get when you apply the kindly, whimsical emoji you know and love to actual human faces? Nightmare fuel for days. But also a very clever ad campaign that aims to stop sexual predators from occupying your child's open tabs. Read More >>

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Forget the Deals, Black Friday Looks Like the Apocalypse

OK, so we don't get quite the bargains that our American counterparts do over the Black Friday weekend but, when you consider the horror that is 200 people stampeding to get a 10% discount on a microwave, I'm pretty sure it's something we can live without. Read More >>

A Map of Where All Your Favourite Horror Movies Take Place

The monster in a horror movie is scary, sure. But an eerie setting is just as important. Fortunately just about anywhere can be freaky as hell when you're alone in the dark, but some places get more horror movie love than others. And this great map by the folks at Esri shows you the horrible hotspots. Read More >>

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The Evil Dead Remake Trailer Is Epically NSFW

The producers of the incoming Evil Dead reboot had no doubts that a remake of an absolute classic would have to go no-holds-barred to justify its existence. If this horrifying trailer is anything to go by, they've succeeded, and then some. Read More >>