The Video Game “Killswitch”

One of the more popular video game-centric creepypastas, or scary stories shared on the Internet, revolves around an old and extremely obscure video game called Killswitch. The game Killswitch was supposedly released in 1989 by the Karvina Corporation, a company based out of Czechoslovakia, although some sources incorrectly identify it as a Russian company. It […]

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Lovecraftian Horror: The Dream Cycle

While most people can easily recognize Cthulhu, the titular deity from H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos, what many do not realize is that Lovecraft’s work was actually divided into two major categories. One being the Cthulhu Mythos, featuring aliens and cosmic deities that has received almost all of the mainstream attention, while the second is referred […]

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The Story of the Jack-O-Lantern

If there is one universal symbol that many associate with Halloween, it would have to be the image of a bright, orange pumpkin with a face carved into it. People leave Jack-o-lanterns on their porches, children carry plastic versions to carry candy for trick-or-treating, and it’s even the logo for the horror film Halloween. But […]

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The Blue Wizards of Middle-Earth

J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings series and the setting of Middle-Earth helped create the modern fantasy genre as it is known today, with an in-depth history, numerous races with their own languages and colorful characters. But aside from Tolkien’s more well-known works such as The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and The […]

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Pokemon: Lavender Town Syndrome

The Pokemon franchise began as a series of Role-Playing-Games (RPGs) for the Gameboy, and has since expanded into a trading card game, a television show and even a few films based on the show. For kids who grew up in the 90’s and the early 2000’s, it was impossible to avoid the media frenzy surrounding […]

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