Season 2 of Science Channel's The Unexplained Files Kicks off July 29th

A love of horror often goes hand-in-hand with a curiosity about the paranormal, and if you're as intrigued by the latter as we are, then read on to learn more about "The Unexplained Files," which kicks off its second season with a look at the truth behind The Exorcist.

Real-Life Jaws Attacks in California - Insane Video!

There's no bargaining with a shark. If it decides to bite you, it's going to. If it decides you're tasty enough to devour, it will relentlessly attack, hoping to be able to either kill or come away with a part of you for its meal. This is why I only go in pools. My own pool, too. Screw those public urine-filled ones.

Facebook User Being Haunted by Girlfriend Online... Fact or Faked?

Around these parts we love a good ghost story. Take for example this story we came across on Reddit. A user by the name of NateSW posted some pretty spooky stuff. You see, this guy's girlfriend keeps messaging him on Facebook; the only problem is... she's dead.

Dracula's Grave Has Been Found and Researchers Plan to Open It. Bad Plan!

You read that headline right. Researchers believe they have found the grave of Vlad Tepes III, better known as Vlad the Impaler, aka the guy who was probably a real vampire if there ever was one. And, of course, they plan on popping that baby open.

The Frightening Truth About Steven Seagal's Career

Steven Seagal has made only one horror movie to date, and that was 2009's Against the Dark, in which he had a cameo that found him beating off vampires. Yet, here at Dread Central we've been known to cover the world of the bizarre and the paranormal. You're about to learn something about Seagal that is beyond bizarre...

Boy Finds Mummified Body in Spooky Old House

Sure, it has all the components of a good horror movie firmly in place, but this story actually happened in Dayton, Ohio. An adventurous young lad decided to enter into an old thought-to-be-abandoned house in his neighborhood to do a little exploring and found more than he bargained for.

Another Brutal Knife Attack Blamed on Slender Man

Last week's most talked about news story came out of Wisconsin, where two pre-teen girls nearly murdered a classmate in an apparent attempt to appease the fictional character known as Slender Man.

Horror Subscription Box Members Share Pictures from May's Box of Dread

In May we sent our Box of Dread subscribers another fun box with a mix of collectibles including a Trick 'r Treat Sam Pop! Vinyl Figure or a Pennywise (from "Stephen King's IT") Pop! Vinyl Figure in addition to other fun items.

Harvard Confirms Book Bound in Human Skin; Leatherface Gets a Library Card!

Okay, in truth we can't confirm whether or not Leatherface is a card-carrying library guy or not, but we have received word that Harvard University has indeed verified claims that one of its library books is actually bound in human flesh.

CONTEST CLOSED! Subscribe to Box of Dread to Win Godzilla and Penny Dreadful Kits in June's Seventh Box

Since Box of Dread's Godzilla- and "Penny Dreadful"-themed "Seventh Box" in May was such a big hit, we are giving you another chance to get more Godzilla and "Penny Dreadful" kits in June's "Seventh Box". You'll just have to be a Box of Dread subscriber to win.

Attempted Pre-Teen Murder Blamed on Fictional Character Slender Man

Chances are you're familiar with the creepy character known as Slender Man, who has been haunting the internet since 2009, and now he's being blamed for an attempted murder in Waukesha County, Wisconsin.

Happy Memorial Day 2014

At this time we here at Dread Central would like to take a moment to honor the men and women of our armed forces who have sacrificed and continue to sacrifice so very much so that we may remain safe and free.

Fear Not, Citizens! U.S. Military's CONPLAN 8888 in Place to Protect Against Zombie Apocalypse

Yes, you read that right. And no, this isn't a joke. CONPLAN 8888 even says so in its wording, stating "This plan was not actually designed as a joke." The United States Department of Defense actually has a zombie response plan on file. Wow.

Alien Catfish Is the Stuff Nightmares Are Made of

With the unfortunate passing of H.R. Giger still fresh in our minds, it helps to soften the blow of the loss of the great artist with the fact that his influence will be felt for years to come. For example...

Dr. Frank-N-Furter's Castle Valued at $224,000

The Rocky Horror Picture Show may very well be granddaddy of all cult films. And fans of cult films often discover weird things about their favorite movies. For example, Movoto crunched some numbers and figured out the exact selling price of Dr. Frank-N-Furter's castle, $224,224.