Watch Orson Welles's Ludicrously Insincere Apology for Scaring the Crap Out of America

On this very night in 1938, Orson Welles’s production of the H. G. Wells classic, The War of the Worlds, convinced many unwary radio listeners that a Martian invasion was underway. The next day, Welles told reporters he was deeply sorry for scaring people—and you can watch his “apology” below.
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Everybody Freak Out: Strange and Uncanny Outbreaks of Shared Insanity

Sometimes, it's easy to feel like you're losing your grip on reality — especially when everybody else around you is losing theirs, as well. History is full of weird incidents of mass hysteria, where insanity from person to person, or took over a whole community at once. Here are the most uncanny incidents of shared… »6/21/13 6:05pm6/21/13 6:05pm

The Closest You'll Ever Come to Watching Jodorowsky's Lost Dune Movie

Back in the mid-1970s, legendary filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky tried to make a movie of Frank Herbert's Dune, featuring people like Mick Jagger, Orson Welles and Salvador Dali, with designs by H.R. Giger and Chris Foss. It would have been astonishing, whether or not it lived up to the book. Now, a new documentary… »5/20/13 3:14pm5/20/13 3:14pm

The original War Of The Worlds radio broadcast is still intensely scary

On Sunday, Oct. 30th in 1938 Orson Welles broadcast a dramatization of War of The Worlds from his New York Studio. And the exceptionally realistic retelling of H.G. Wells' classic alien invasion story caused a whole nation to panic. It's strange to listen to now, especially after various false reports generated a lot… »10/31/12 5:01pm10/31/12 5:01pm