AMC is making an arctic-explorers-vs.-monster show that is somehow not …

Enjoying the ratings gold machine that is The Walking Dead, AMC has decided to try another monstrous TV series, this time based on Dan Simmons' 2007 novel The Terror. Simmons, best known for his scifi novels including Hyperion, wrote the horror novel about an actual Royal Navel expedition which attempted to find the… » 2/14/13 9:20am 2/14/13 9:20am

The 1965 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade was fucking terrifying

While the rest of the world waits for America to get done with its yearly national binge-eating contest, it's worth reminding foreign peoples that Thanksgiving isn't all decadence and tryptophan. Thanksgiving can also be a time of nightmarish horror, as evidenced by this clip from the 1965 Macy's Thanksgiving Day… » 11/22/12 12:30pm 11/22/12 12:30pm

Medical science proves that fearing illness makes your illness worse

When in a cardiac emergency, your body turns your own worst fears against you. The more acutely you feel fear, the worse your heart problem gets. It's like the plot of IT, but without the bad special effects. » 6/02/11 8:30am 6/02/11 8:30am

The Creatures Who Eat Your Fear for Breakfast

Feel that tingling on the back of your neck? That could be a killer parasite sucking on your fear. And that spooky clown at your cousin's birthday party? A creature from another dimension who thinks humans taste better when we're afraid. For some science fiction characters, fear is a five-course meal. From… » 10/21/08 8:40am 10/21/08 8:40am

Astronomers were warning an asteroid (a comet?) was due to swerve closer to Earth than any large object since the comet that wiped out the dinosaurs — in just a few days. They were all set to issue an "emergency email" and start going on television telling people not to panic too much. At the last minute, they… » 11/12/07 11:01am 11/12/07 11:01am