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Category Archive: Horror

Fantasy Universes You DON’T Want to Live In

If you’ve ever searched your wardrobe for a doorway to Narnia when you’re eight or waited for your letter from Hogwarts at 11, you’re not alone. A quick Google search reveals that many people seek to escape into a fantasy world. (You’ll also find a plethora of t-shirts designs centred around this escapism.) Source: http://po.st/s4sHHD But […]

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The Ultimate Halloween Reading List

Halloween is the perfect time for scary stories, and we’ve decided to brave through nightmares, angry spirits and murderous psychopaths to bring you this list of scary books.   If you’re a horror movie junkie, why not try reading horror stories instead? It goes without saying that movies will always miss parts of the original […]

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Literature’s Scariest Monsters

Horror movies get all the attention during Halloween season, but literature has its fair share of nightmarish monsters too. Here are five terrifying creatures that will make your skin crawl and haunt you for weeks.   1. Grendel from Beowulf Source: http://po.st/REViya Meet the first monster to appear in the epic poem, Beowulf. As a […]

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The Gruesome Truth of Fairy Tales

Every fairy tale ends with a happily ever after, right? Not in the original versions of our favourite classics! Fairy tales used to be written for adults too, so dark themes were not unexpected. Since it’s the month for Halloween and all things horror 😈, we dug deep to find the gruesome truth behind some […]

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