At school, while your friends were talking about football, you were flipping through a comic about the Necronomicon. Weird? Maybe. But football is boring AF compared to learning about malevolent beings, hauntings, ancient myths and the scary stuff that other people would sooner ignore. You know, the stuff that no one seems to be able to explain?
The Mystery.. The Horror
Explore the unknown, the unspoken with us!
If that sounds like you, then we’re your tribe at Puzzle Box Horror. We are the kids that grew up watching horror films we were probably too young to enjoy (when our parents weren’t looking). We’re the ones that went as bloodied zombies, when everyone else wanted to be a dude from Star Wars for Halloween.
Growing Our Fan Site and Community
Puzzle Box Horror began in the fall of 2019. So, we’re new. Wondering what we have coming up for our community and what to look forward to on our website? Here’s what we are working on right now to entertain our visitors, guests and friends.
· Monthly contest giveaways of branded Puzzle Box Horror merchandise. Become a participant and enter to win some cool swag from our team at #PBH.
· The Puzzle Box Horror Podcast is coming soon! Our podcast will feature behind the scenes interviews with Indie horror screen writers, film makers, cool haunted tours and destinations and much more.
· Fan interviews? Hell yes! We also want to interview fans (like us) about paranormal encounters, legends from your corner of the world and other fascinating stories. Watch for a callout for podcast guests, and subscribe to our email for news and updates.
So, why the Puzzle Box fascination? It’s a symbol that connects the motivation behind curiosity in paranormal and terror inducing stories. The movie Hell Raiser made more than an impression on the Founder of Puzzle Box Horror (Chad Dahlstrom), but the myths behind the cursed artifact of a puzzle box have actually been around for centuries. All the way back to Greek Mythology, when some curious gal decided to open a box that she knew was forbidden.
And so much of the paranormal is forbidden or at least suppressed. It takes a diehard fan who wants to explore answers; someone who enjoys the thrill of the unknown and the macabre happenstance of stories around the world that just can’t be explained. We believe something is out there. We’ve talked to people who have had very real (and terrifying) experiences. And we want to know more.
Thanks for being part of our community of horror fans and paranormal obsessed people who ask the questions that most people are afraid to find answers for. Welcome to Puzzle Box Horror, where the really scary stories begin.
has been a freelance writer and illustrator for over a decade, with a focus on creative works. Her earliest work appeared on Yahoo! Contributors before they dismantled the platform. After realizing her passion for the arts, she pursued them throughout her time at Fullerton College and by 2016 found herself studying indigenous languages, anthropology, and linguistics at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. During her schooling, she was a member of Phi Theta Kappa and Golden Key International Honor Societies and regularly volunteered her time at the tutoring center to help students refine their own academic and creative writing endeavors. Her writing has appeared in scholarly magazines, such as Chevening, where her stories speculated how the changes of habitats could affect the planet for future generations. In her spare time, Mary enjoys volunteering at the Fairbanks Art Association, exploring the Last Frontier, and mentoring people who seek her help. Her most recent work and portfolio are showcased on her website, www.theunhingedalaskan.com where she relates the Alaskan experience. Currently, she writes at Puzzle Box Horror, where she educates and entertains fans of the horror genre with her articles, short stories, and illustrations.
Is a hobby writer who has started to branch out into freelance writing and illustrating. She realized at a young age that she was a highly sensitive to the spiritual and paranormal world, which led her to devote her life to studying different aspects of the unseen world. Her devotion to this subject caused her to obtain a degree in Ancient Religious Sciences and become a High Priestess and spiritual tutor within her Pagan lifestyle. She began to offer her services as a spiritual reader and provider of handcrafted goods a little over three years ago at Modern Cauldron. Tyson currently works as a writer for Puzzle Box Horror, where she lends her expertise on paranormal and supernatural subjects to help educate and entertain readers who are involved in horror culture.
Started his love of horror and mystery at a young age. Growing up in the 80’s he got to see some of the greatest horror movies play out in the best of venues, the drive-in. That’s when his obsession with the genre began. But it wasn’t just the movies, it was the games, the books, the comics, and the lore behind it all that really started his obsession. As a musician, he has composed for several movies, as a writer, he started this very site, and as a storyteller he collaborates with the writers here to bring new indie horror and lore to life.
Born in the 70’s in Toronto Canada and coherent in the 80’s, one of her first memories is watching the original Friday the 13th movie on VHS on a 14″ television in her bedroom. That was a pretty big deal for an 8 year old. Her fascination with horror movies grew, and so did her VHS collection at a pre-teen, until Columbia House made it possible to start collecting horror movies on DVD. The collection may have gotten out of hand. She has more than 1500 horror movies at home. And she is still the only person in the house (Texas) that loves dark horror and paranormal possession stories, history and lore. Lori began commercially writing horror shorts and micro-fiction in 2008 as a ghost writer for Zines and paid publications.
She is currently working on a horror novel (when she’s not writing for Puzzle Box Horror) or chasing four insane chihuahuas, a husband and twin stepson’s. One of which is (to her relief) a budding horror fan and writer himself. Lori has mentored many commercial and creative writers. She has also memorized the incantations spoken in the Evil Dead, after watching the movie about 100 times. She is a fan of Rob Zombie, Stephen King, and horror scripts that are actually scary.