Watching a ghost story like The Apparition, you wouldn’t think that any of it could be even remotely based on a true story. Oddly enough, you’d be wrong.
At the beginning of The Apparition, a seance-like trial is conducted under scientific conditions, which ends up manifesting a supernatural entity from beyond. In the film they called it The Charles Experiment. Well, in the early 1970′s, a group of researchers performed something very similar called The Philip Experiment, and it was all caught on tape. READ MORE
Compliance is being called the most uncomfortable, get-under-your-skin film of the year, and while not exactly of the horror genre, there’s no denying that the entire event that takes place is psychologically terrifying and something nobody would want to go through.
In this week’s Closer to Death, we’re going to put the spotlight on a film (released this past August 17th) that may have passed under your radar, and peer into the true story behind it : the disgusting crime that inspired director Craig Zobel to lay out the sick psychology of what happened to a young girl named Louise Ogborn at work at McDonalds one unfortunate day.
Most of you reading this are amply privy to the plethora of variations within the family of “the undead”. Zombies, spectres, ghosts, vampires – the list goes on and on. But what about the revenant? Are you familiar? Enough to be able to explain the difference to your friends?
With The Revenant coming out in theaters and on disc soon, its time to take a look at what makes this legendary blood sucking creature of the night different from the zombie, or the vampire. Read on, and consider yourself yet another inch closer to death.
The word “revenant” is derived from the Latin word “revenans”, which means “returning”. In French, it is related to the verb “revenir”, which means “to come back”.
A revenant is a ghost visible to the common eye, or an animated corpse that has returned from the grave. While this is very close to the zombie and vampire, there are differences that make it distinctive from the two. READ MORE
“In the spring of 1984, five teenagers went missing, including Mississippi Beauty Queen Tara Grinstead. Then suddenly, it stopped. The following Spring, it began again with the disappearance of a string of young girls, most notably Wendy Mullins, honor student and valedictorian of her graduating class.
For the next 24 years, the disappearances continued.
No bodies were ever recovered.”
While we know (or are pretty sure) that Wormface doesn’t actually exist, and while the film never claims that this is “based on a true story”, is any of this legend connected to reality?
See how below, and at the same time, perhaps assist in cracking open a cold case that has yet to be solved…. READ MORE
In the Oren Peli produced Chernobyl Diaries a pack of resident mutants deformed from the radioactive fallout of the Chernobyl accident hunt down and prey upon a group of tourists who become stranded in an abandoned city. While first impressions make this seem to be your average survival horror film relying on exaggerated history and jump scares, the reality of what happened back on April 26, 1986, was much more horrible and deadly.
Join us as we take a quick look back in time at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster, and some of the horrible effects that came from a radiation spill 100 times worse than the nuke that poisoned Hiroshima – and get a full head of knowledge for what Chernobyl Diaries is basing their semi-fictional legend upon. READ MORE
Earlier this week, we debuted a new series entitled Infected Band Of The Week to showcase the musical projects of you, the Bloody-Disgusting users. But what you may not know is that the writers of BD also have some musical talent! Contributor John Marrone is the man behind Zombies Unlimited, a horror-techno project that terrifies as much as it entices. And now, John wants to share some of that music with you! After the jump, you can hear two tracks from ZU and if enough of you guys comment, we’ll make these two songs available for FREE DOWNLOAD! So listen and tell us what you think!