Atlas of Lore #1 Oregon We're happy to announce we are almost done with our first publication "Atlas of Lore - Oregon." In this issue, we will have 5 original short horror stories based on Oregon's haunted lore. We are also including the legends behind the stories in the issue along with original art, photography, articles, and a re-release of an H.P Lovecraft classic short … [Read more...] about Puzzle Box Horror Presents – Atlas of Lore #1 Oregon. Coming August 2020
Paranormal Horror Mystery, History and Lore
From the time we are children, we are taught to fear the dark. Thanks to cultural influences like media and religion, we are raised to question what lies beyond. A world of spirits, demons, entities and the odd helpful and possibly friendly ghost or apparition.
From urban legends that won’t die (even if their victims did) to ancient practices, mythology and more. Paranormal mysteries and lore help us understand the subcultures that exist and investigate where some of our deepest, darkest fears and terrors come from. What lies beyond our normal senses, in a plane of existence that science can neither explain nor completely debunk?
Our journalists at Puzzle Box Horror report on a variety of horror and paranormal topics. From haunted houses and artifacts that have influence over their residents and owners, to entities with a reputation for creating fear, chaos and sometimes injury. We’re curating bone chilling history, witchcraft and all things that ‘go bump in the night’.
What is behind the rise in Exorcism rites in the United States? How crazy is it that Dybbuk boxes were a trending gift item on eBay? Puzzle Box Horror is where the really scary stories begin, as we search the world for some of the most interesting and terrifying stories, legends and lore that will keep you up at night.
If you’ve enjoyed our articles, we’d love to hear your comments. We know that our community loves the paranormal and sharing their own personal experiences with the unexplained. We don’t just want to tell our stories; we want to share yours too.
If you would like to be a contributing writer to Puzzle Box Horror, please visit our Collaborate page. We also curate original fiction, horror and paranormal movie reviews from fans, and original artwork from our genre. Welcome to Puzzle Box Horror
One thing that is evident when you look for and inevitably read books that are a lot of authors that have been influenced by H.P. Lovecraft. Some take influence by crediting his creations, some crediting his name--others his style, short story form that truly resonate within the genre. Others still have found their own path within the genre, by taking the essence of cosmic … [Read more...] about The Best Books of Cosmic Horror
A View of the CosmosPhotography by NASA Don't explain, because the unexplainable is the most frightening thing there is.H.P. Lovecraft What Exactly is Cosmic Horror? Cosmic Horror movies and books are on the rise in the horror community lately—a refreshing turn away from the slashers and gore of the late seventies, early eighties, most of the nineties, and the last two … [Read more...] about The History of Cosmic Horror
Clinical and consulting psychotherapist, Dr. Paul Hokemeyer tells us that, "existential dread is the terror we experience in our awareness that we are transient beings acting out life on a precarious stage. It's a phenomenon that's universal among humans, but that varies in its intensity." Essentially, existential dread is the result of hyperawareness of our own minuscule … [Read more...] about Cosmic Horror Movies that Perfectly Capture Existential Dread
Houma, Louisiana, July, 1985 Tara Stillman shouldered her black Guess purse, closed the door to her brown Pinto, and bent down to the side mirror to check her make up. She stood up, tucked her straight blonde hair behind her ears, and walked around the front of the car. Tara was a junior at Ellender Memorial, and she scored a baby-sitting job with the Miller’s this past … [Read more...] about The Rougarou: A Fictional Story About Louisiana Folklore