Scary

Jaws of Death

This is from an interview with legendary stuntperson, Dick Warlock. It was a round tank. Stephen Spielberg is over here, looking through a porthole. You got the cage here. You got the Bruce* facing this way. Over her, you got Whitey Crumb, who’s using one of these gadgets that you use to fly an airplane […]

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Universal (Monster) Healthcare

One of my classmates in nursing school was perpetually scrolling on her phone during class. She seemed to have an internal alarm that would tell her it was time to seem like she was paying attention. She would suddenly sit up straight, drag her finger down the textbook page and raise her hand. “Is it […]

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Thrasher is not one of Santa’s

My girlfriend asked me if I was going to put out the deer this Christmas. They are a part of my display, but she hasn’t been able to look at them since the incident. She had a deer leap through a window one night and land in the basement of her split-level home. It thrashed […]

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Nuke Rain

I remember when Chernobyl happened. I was working at a nuclear facility here in the states. We had a couple of the sweetest scientists from Sweden visiting after the incident. During their visit our radioactivity sensors got tripped. We were panicking until we were able to isolate the cause. It was the footprints of the […]

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Molotov Cocktail

A word of advice for if you’re ever travelling out of the country: make sure your travelling companions have a decent picture of you looking presentable. A picture of you shit-faced, waving a drink around right before you set yourself on fire is not going to make finding you in the hospital very easy, especially […]

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Ignite, Igniting, Ignition

Volkswagens put a lot of emphasis on safety. It’s good that they do. Be happy your car won’t start. Mine did and the steering column caught on fire… while I was driving. I was just 16 and didn’t know what to do. I pulled into a cheap motel parking lot and hopped out, leaving the […]

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Who’s the Dummy?

I came home one day to an empty house. I walked into my room, set something on my desk, then I saw it out of the corner of my eye. I spun around and walked right back out of my room. I was sure my sister had done it. Positive she did. But that didn’t […]

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Swam Without Looking Back

I didn’t really think of this as horror, because I figured it was pretty much the experience of every kid growing up in Florida. Now that I don’t live in Florida anymore, I realize this is not a shared experience in the rest of the world. Sometimes when you’re swimming or snorkeling in the ocean, […]

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