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Creepy News & Scary News


Looking for scary news from around the world? This is the place to find it. We scour the web for the interesting stories and creepy news that will keep you up at night, make the hair stand up on the back of your neck, and get you thinking dark thoughts. In the past, we’ve covered everything from the Camden child murders in 2012 to the Slender Man killings of 2014.


We monitor murders, disappearances, suicides, and all of the other scary news stories that we can find. If you want to sleep soundly at night; if you don’t want to wake up in the middle of the night drenched in sweat panicked and fearful – we urge you to think carefully about reading some of these extremely creepy news items.
Please note – some of the news items that we have on this page are not suitable for children. Our writers are not journalists – we merely write about the macabre, creepy and unsettling news stories that we encounter. Many of our scary news stories may also act as triggers, so you can officially consider this a trigger warning – we take no responsibility if some of the gruesome crimes and mysterious circumstances in the news items we write about give you nightmares, cause you stress, or keep you up at night.

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Play With Death Ebook Short Story Contest

Play With Death is putting together an anthology of the best crowdsourced Horror short stories and we want you to be part of it. This is the first time we’re trying something like this, so we’re open to stories on any subject as long as it is really damn scary.
We’re looking to showcase the best up and coming horror writers, and this is a great way for an unpublished writer to get their work out there. We want to read stories that will keep us up at night – works of fiction that will make us want to sleep with all the lights on.
We’re keeping this contest open ended – we want you to submit your best material. For this reason, stories can be entirely realistic or involve supernatural elements – our goal is to put out an ebook with works from some of the best undiscovered horror writers on the web. All we ask is that you follow our submission guidelines.
Publication is planned for early 2015.
Please review our Complete Submissions Guidelines below. Feel free to contact us here on the site with any questions with a message to [email protected]

WORD COUNT: 5,000 – 10,000 words

We’re only looking for content that has no previously been published in any other format. We want the book to be filled with short stories that haven’t been seen any where else.

DEADLINE: Friday, February 20, 2015

Writers who’s submissions are accepted for publication in the Play With Death ebook will receive $50 cash (paypal) or amazon coupon, and will offer promotion in the form of reviews/recommendations on the and related social media accounts to the contest winners for up to 2 of their existing/future published works.

FORMATS: *.docx, *.doc, *.rtf

CONTACT ADDRESS: [email protected]

Original content only: We will not accept submissions that are reprints. Reprints include any work that has appeared online in magazines, journals, personal websites or any other online location, and also includes all printed formats (books, magazines, newspapers, etc). Only previously unpublished work will be accepted. We will accept your submission via email at [email protected] Subject lines should contain “Play With Death Ebook Submission” and the title of the story being submitted. (ex: Play With Death Ebook Submission – ‘Title of Story.’)

Font Usage and General Formatting: We request that all files be submitted double-spaced, using Times New Roman 12 point font. Please do not MANUALLY INSERT HEADERS and/or FOOTERs.

Proofreading: As with any professional communication, all manuscripts should be edited and proofread prior to submission.

Distribution: Upon submission acceptance, the owner of PLAYWITHDEATH.COM will hold all exclusive worldwide publishing rights for a period of 12 months. Copyright remains that of the author. At the end of that term, publishing rights revert to the original author, with the owner of PLAYWITHDEATH.COM retaining distribution rights for the ebook.

Contributor Copies: All contributors whose work is accepted and published in the anthology ebook will, receive a digital copy of the complete anthology.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at [email protected]

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Mother Charged with Stabbing Son to Death

December 20, 2014 • Views: 3255

Wellington, Ks-A woman from Kansas has been accused of beating and stabbing her 10-year-old to death because he would be “better off in heaven”. Her name is Lindsey Blansett, 33, and on Sunday night she allegedly brought a rock and a knife into her son’s room. While he was sleeping she hit

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Man Murders Stepdaughter; Violates Corpse

December 11, 2014 • Views: 3467

Easton, PA- A man from Pennsylvania has been accused of murdering his stepdaughter and then having sex with her corpse before concealing the body. Gregory Graf, 53, has been found guilty of killing his stepdaughter Jessica Padgett, 33, after she left work on November 21st. According to People

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‘4chan Killer’ Shares Pics of Murdered Girlfriend

December 2, 2014 • Views: 5318

Port Orchard, Washington – Accused Murderer David Kalac is said to have posted pictures of the girlfriend that he strangled to death on popular online forum 4chan prior to being caught by the police. The victim was Amber Lynn Coplin, and after strangling her, Kalac apparently left the body

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Man Beheads Mother, Kills Himself

October 30, 2014 • Views: 3357

Long Island, NY- A Long Island professor was beheaded by her son last Tuesday and dragged into the yard where he kicked her head across the street before throwing himself in front of a train. Patricia Ward, 66, was the victim of this heinous act. Her son Derek, 36, had psychological problems and

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10 Year Old Murders Elderly Woman

October 16, 2014 • Views: 5360

Damacus, Township- A 10-year-old boy from Pennsylvania has been charged as an adult for the brutal beating and death of Helen Novak, 90. Tristen Kurilla was visiting his grandfather Anthony Vibitsky last Saturday, who was also caretaker to an elderly woman named Helen Novak. The boy went in Ms.

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