Have you ever had a dream that felt so real.... In it's short 6 and 1/2 minutes ONI takes you on an adventure through a dream, demon awakened from a cursed samurai sword, and a sword fight. It's beautifully done and worth every second. Bravo to the creators who did this with next to nothing in their budget. “Oni” is the latest from Anthony Pietromonaco, co-produced by … [Read more...] about A Samurai Faces His Demons in a Short Film Based on Classic Japanese Mythology
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The more scary stories and original fiction we support as a community the better! We are updating this section with sequential chapters of original horror and paranormal fiction. Follow along, as our featured writers, filmmakers, and horror creators take you on a dark and terrifying journey into the spooky and suspenseful side of horror storytelling.
I could hear the waves lapping viciously against the rocky slope as the fog moved in and the seagulls were baying loudly against the incoming tide. I could feel the salt licking my face as I was driving up through the breezy, chilly air of the coastline. A quick glance at my GPS told me I was about an hour south of Newport, Oregon. It had been a beautiful day so far on my drive … [Read more...] about Anna Byrne: Chapter 01 – The Haunting of Heceta Head
Urban Legends: The Curse of Lafayette I looked up at the loft in my father’s study, my eyes burned from a lack of sleep, but if I was ever going to get broken in to some of the insane notions that my father spoke about the night before this was how I should do it. I felt his hand grasp my shoulder and the kiss he gave me on the back of my head, as he encouraged me to do the … [Read more...] about Anna Byrne: Chapter 02 – The Burden of a Witch’s Son
I remember when I was younger, I must have only been five or six--I was sitting next to my father in the auditorium at the local University and I was watching my old moosehide boots as I swung them back and forth, playfully trying to hit the floor with my toes. My father lovingly draped a blanket over my lap, I think he mumbled something about, "in case you get chilly." I … [Read more...] about Anna Byrne: Chapter 03 – The Boy, the Beast, and the Kayak
I twitched awake, I felt the unsettling warmth of sweaty palms, and my heart pounded in my chest as I gasped for air. It was the week following the winter Solstice and it was colder than it had been all year; the skies above my cabin were entirely void of cloud cover and had the clearest view of the milky way. Clear skies during the darkest parts of winter would always have a … [Read more...] about Anna Byrne: Chapter 04 – Finding the Bokor