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Was the Movie MARTYRS Based on a Real Story?

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The early 2000, specifically 2003 to 2009,  saw a rise in a horror sub-genre that became known as French Extremism. These films were known for  excessive brutality and extreme mutilation, and included titles like FRONTIERS, INSIDE, and HIGH TENSION.  2008’s MARTYRS was probably one of the most discussed films of this sub-genre for both its use of torture as well …

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CREEPYPASTA: Is Nickelodeon’s “Stick Stickly” Connected to CANDLE COVE?

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The history of creepypasta wouldn’t be complete without a legacy of mysterious “lost episodes” from popular TV shows like THE SIMPSONS or SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS, or even entire “lost” TV series like CANDLE COVE (the inspiration for the first season of SyFy’s CHANNEL ZERO), which may exist only in the realm of myth. But a few memorable web legends combine …

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CREEPYPASTA: Is “Nancy’s Doll” to Blame for a Child-Killer’s Horrific Crime?

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The following story is reportedly derived from an audio interview with 45-year-old Byron Robertson from El Paso, Texas… who is currently on death row following his conviction for the murder of his five-year old daughter Nancy. A psychiatrist employed by Texas State Police has been conducting an examination of this case to determine if Robertson — who was diagnosed …

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The Real Story That Inspired THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE

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In 2005, Scott Derrickson’s horror/ courtroom drama THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE was released, the story of nineteen-year-old Emily Rose who died from wounds she received during an exorcism. Father Richard Moore, the priest who performed the exorcism, was arrested and put on trial. Based on the true story, THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE was actually inspired by the case of …

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Beyond THE MOTHMAN PROPHECIES: The Strange Case of John Keel

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For my money, one of the best horror films of the 21st century is the 2002 supernatural thriller THE MOTHMAN PROPHECIES.  I love its moody atmosphere, impressionistic visuals and dreamlike narrative.  Above all I love the haunted worldview behind the narrative—which comes from the brilliant but troubled mind of a writer named John Keel. In the film, Keel (renamed …