499. Monsters Like Morse Code

499. Monsters Like Morse Code

You say the house doesn’t want people living in it. From your experience, the slamming doors and self-shattering mirrors are “signs of evil.” Well, maybe. But as the spirit of the house, in more than one sense, I respectfully disagree. Those noises you hear at night—the banging, the the whispers,…

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Read, Watch, Listen: An SML Monster News Roundup

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Either it’s been a busy summer for horror films, or Spooky has been doing a terrible job marking things in our email inbox. Or both. In any case, here’s a rundown of some terrifyingly interesting horror news. Misc Monster News Bloody Disgusting Launches Podcast Network – Bloody Disgusting, the world’s premier…

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497. Monsters Like the Old Human Bait and Switch

497. Monsters Like the Old Human Bait and Switch

Monsters enjoy luring you in, promising you one thing, then yanking it from before your eyes. Suddenly, you become aware you’ve been had—misguided, deceived, taken as a dupe. You’re a mark. You wanted to believe in the best intentions of the monster. There were promises and the urging of trust.…

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496. Monsters Like Returning from Other Dimensions

496. Monsters Like Returning from Other Dimensions

We learned in the last century that there are dimensions of sight and sound. And there are dimensions of mind. “Other Places” where the light is dim, the land is irrevocably scorched, and everything is coated with a dirty film that’s part dingy gossamer, part guts. Most find these other…

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495. Monsters Like Public Transportation

495. Monsters Like Public Transportation

Think of the worst day you can imagine. Now think of the one thing that could make it feel infinitely longer and exponentially worse. Public transportation. Whether you’re waiting in the searing summer heat for a bus that’s running late or trying to cram yourself into a subway car without…

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493. Monsters Like Hiding in Plain Sight

493. Monsters Like Hiding in Plain Sight

In a city overrun with masked (and often unmasked) vigilantes, it’s easy to speculate on who they are. Perhaps, despite their strength and guile, their names are tediously common—like Matt or Jessica. Maybe you’ve accidentally bumped into them when buying something at the gas station, or work alongside them at…

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