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Atlas of Lore #1 Oregon

The first edition of the Atlas of Lore covers the most terrifying hauntings and urban legends in Oregon. Short horror stories and beautiful original art by artist Felipe Kroll.

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Book Recommendation – Sour Candy

Puzzle Box Horror’s book recommendation of the week is Sour Candy by Kealan Patrick Burke.  Hailed by Booklist as “one of the most clever and original talents in contemporary horror,” Kealan Patrick Burke was born and raised in Ireland and emigrated to the United States a few weeks before 9/11. Since then, he has written five novels, among them the…

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The Urban Legend of Skinned Tom

If there’s anything we’ve learned from pop culture, it’s that getting caught cheating never ends well. You can end up losing your career, family, inheritance… or in the case of Skinned Tom, even your life. This urban legend from Walland, Tennessee has it all for the average horror enthusiast – blood, sex, vengeance, and a…

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Book Recommendation – Crossroads

Puzzle Box Horror’s book recommendation of the week is Crossroads by Laurel Hightower.  Laurel Hightower grew up in Kentucky, attending college in California and Tennessee before returning home to horse country, where she lives with her husband, son and two rescue animals, Yattering the cat (named for the Clive Barker short story) and Ladybug the adorable…

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Urban Legend: Louisiana Vampires

Vampires have been one of the most beloved and obsessed-over monsters in popular culture ever since F.W. Murnau’s highly influential silent horror film, Nosferatu (1922). The dark-dwelling bloodsuckers appear frequently to this day, from mainstream titles such as Resident Evil: Village and Twilight to lesser-known works like Stakeland and What We Do In The Shadows.…

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Exploring the Roots of Folk Horror

Defining the term “folk horror” and tracing its trajectory throughout history is somewhat of a Herculean task. For a term that sounds so simplistic, it is an incredibly complex and ever-expanding genre. Entire books have been written on the subject (such as Adam Scovell’s 2017 film criticism Folk Horror: Hours Dreadful and Things Strange), and…

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Nothing is more delicious and terrifying than the horror expressed by the creative mind. At Puzzle Box Horror, we support artists, writers and film makers in the genre, and showcase their work on our fan site. Enjoy our original short horror stories Because #scary.

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The stories we grew up hearing as children all have a foundation in truth. From haunted artifacts and curses, to ancient practices of Voodoo and Santeria. Our paranormal journalists at Puzzle Box Horror share the facts, myths and mysteries behind the world’s most terrifying lore.

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We have a need to know, because “the truth is out there”. Our best of horror lists cover everything from horror comics to horror books, movies and collectibles. All hand picked supernatural collectibles for you.

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From legendary demons such as Aamon to local legends like the Bandage Man of Cannon Beach we’re archiving the scariest lore out there.

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