PLAYWITHDEATH.COM http://www.playwithdeath.com Keeping Fear Alive Tue, 22 Sep 2015 09:02:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum http://www.playwithdeath.com/trans-allegheny-lunatic-asylum/ http://www.playwithdeath.com/trans-allegheny-lunatic-asylum/#comments Mon, 17 Aug 2015 08:19:02 +0000 http://www.playwithdeath.com/?p=15580 The Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum. Both a masterful work of impeccable architecture, and a grim reminder of the barbaric treatment of the mentally ill a mere century ago. Tens of thousands of souls passed through the gates of the asylum, hundreds died from savage, inhumane techniques or simply committed suicide to be free from the …

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The Bunnyman Bridge http://www.playwithdeath.com/the-bunnyman-bridge/ http://www.playwithdeath.com/the-bunnyman-bridge/#comments Mon, 17 Aug 2015 07:56:43 +0000 http://www.playwithdeath.com/?p=15572 The name “Bunnyman Bridge” might evoke some laughs from those who don’t know the sinister tale of murder and carnage behind it. Like most urban legends, there is an element of truth to the story behind the Bunnyman Bridge. However, the truth behind this story is a little more concrete than most. On a chilly …

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“Depths” by CS Burkhart – A Review http://www.playwithdeath.com/depths-cs-burkhart-review/ http://www.playwithdeath.com/depths-cs-burkhart-review/#comments Mon, 10 Aug 2015 10:40:00 +0000 http://www.playwithdeath.com/?p=15561 Note: We received a review copy of this novel Depths is the debut novel of C.S Burkhart, an avid horror genre fan and frequent short story writer. Depths is the story of a young man who loses his ability to distinguish his nightmares from reality as falls deeper and deeper into the rabbit hole that is …

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What Are Orbs? The Mystery of the Orb Phenomenon http://www.playwithdeath.com/orbs-mystery-orb-phenomenon/ http://www.playwithdeath.com/orbs-mystery-orb-phenomenon/#comments Fri, 07 Aug 2015 11:54:07 +0000 http://www.playwithdeath.com/?p=15552 What are Orbs? Researchers of the unexplained and the paranormal most likely know about something called orbs; balls of light caught on camera and film. Many speculate about the nature of these orbs – are natural or supernatural? For decades, photographers have caught these specks of light with the flashes of their cameras and today the debate …

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The Jersey Devil – Mysterious Beast of the Pine Barrens http://www.playwithdeath.com/the-jersey-devil-mysterious-beast-of-the-pine-barrens/ http://www.playwithdeath.com/the-jersey-devil-mysterious-beast-of-the-pine-barrens/#comments Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:23:00 +0000 http://www.playwithdeath.com/?p=15539 There are many urban legends that have been passed down for decades, from generation to generation. While small details sometimes change as a particular myth undergoes the ‘Chinese whispers’ effect, the focal points often remain the same. When myths are tied to a specific town or city, they sometimes begin to intermingle with the history of …

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The Mansfield Reformatory of Ohio http://www.playwithdeath.com/the-mansfield-state-reformatory-ohio/ http://www.playwithdeath.com/the-mansfield-state-reformatory-ohio/#comments Sun, 19 Jul 2015 07:39:07 +0000 http://www.playwithdeath.com/?p=15527 The Ohio State Reformatory, previously known as The Mansfield Reformatory, has a history both fascinating and interesting. The history of its conception seems a little dull but over time grew a reputation that has drawn the public due to the horrors that eventually took place there. The Mansfield Reformatory has also been featured in films …

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Man Murders Parents; Hides Bodies In Freezer http://www.playwithdeath.com/man-murders-parents-hides-bodies-freezer/ http://www.playwithdeath.com/man-murders-parents-hides-bodies-freezer/#comments Sat, 11 Jul 2015 12:17:28 +0000 http://www.playwithdeath.com/?p=15520 Springfield, Or- A 38 year old man from Oregon has been arrested When police found his parents bodies inside of a freezer on their property. Jeremy Ringquist, 38, was charged with the murder of his parents Randy, 63 and Karen, 65. There was an argument between Jeremy and his father concerning immigration issues. As the …

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Aokigahara Forest (Suicide Forest) – The Legend of Japan’s Creepy Forest http://www.playwithdeath.com/aokigahara-forest-suicide-forest-legend-japans-creepy-forest/ http://www.playwithdeath.com/aokigahara-forest-suicide-forest-legend-japans-creepy-forest/#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 07:43:59 +0000 http://www.playwithdeath.com/?p=15502 Background on Aokigahara Forest There are places in this world that seem unworldly in their ability to draw you in with the mystique and the beauty that they conjure. One such particular place that is called suicide forest in the fact that it is the second most popular in the world to take one’s life. …

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The Babadook – Review (2014) http://www.playwithdeath.com/the-babadook-review-2014/ http://www.playwithdeath.com/the-babadook-review-2014/#comments Thu, 23 Apr 2015 02:59:28 +0000 http://www.playwithdeath.com/?p=15492 If it’s in a word. Or it’s in a look. You can’t get rid of … The Babadook These cryptic words sum up one of the strangest and most original horror films I have come across lately. It at times gets under your skin and makes you question the reality that you think you know. …

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Mudhouse Mansion – The Haunted House in Lancaster http://www.playwithdeath.com/mudhouse-mansion-haunted-house-lancaster/ http://www.playwithdeath.com/mudhouse-mansion-haunted-house-lancaster/#comments Mon, 16 Mar 2015 10:04:11 +0000 http://www.playwithdeath.com/?p=15434 Mudhouse Mansion is a house located in Lancaster, Ohio that is rumored to be haunted. The house has not been officially occupied since the 1930s – although it is suspected that transients have lived in the space since that time. As is the case with many abandoned properties, there is a great deal of folklore …

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Monifa Sanford Pleads Guilty to Germantown Exorcism Murders http://www.playwithdeath.com/monifa-sanford-pleads-guilty-germantown-exorcism-murders/ http://www.playwithdeath.com/monifa-sanford-pleads-guilty-germantown-exorcism-murders/#comments Mon, 09 Feb 2015 14:23:26 +0000 http://www.playwithdeath.com/?p=15419 Monifa Sanford will be Committed to Psychiatric Institution for Involvement in Exorcism Killings Washington D.C -Monifa Sanford, a woman that was charged with the murder of two children as well as the attempted murder of two more, has pleaded guilty under a plea agreement. The terms of the agreement will allow her to be committed to a …

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Robert the Doll – The Haunted Doll of Key West http://www.playwithdeath.com/robert-the-doll-the-haunted-doll-of-key-west/ http://www.playwithdeath.com/robert-the-doll-the-haunted-doll-of-key-west/#comments Sun, 01 Feb 2015 13:41:46 +0000 http://www.playwithdeath.com/?p=15413 The story of Robert the Doll, also known as Robert the Haunted Doll, begins in 1906. The Otto family, a well off, artistic couple and their son, had moved to Key West Florida just a few years before. They were reasonably affluent, and employed a number of servants in their household. It was known that …

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Five Scary Chain Letters that Will Make You Nostalgic http://www.playwithdeath.com/five-scary-chain-letters-will-make-nostalgic/ http://www.playwithdeath.com/five-scary-chain-letters-will-make-nostalgic/#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:09:40 +0000 http://www.playwithdeath.com/?p=15397 These days, there are a number of good places where a person can read creepy short stories and flash fiction. The nosleep subreddit often has at least a few creepy short stories posted, and at the very least the vast majority of them are spell/grammar checked. But just a few shorts years ago, the most …

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‘Zombie Hunter’ Suspected in Double Murder Cold Case http://www.playwithdeath.com/zombie-hunter-suspected-double-murder-cold-case/ http://www.playwithdeath.com/zombie-hunter-suspected-double-murder-cold-case/#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:30:48 +0000 http://www.playwithdeath.com/?p=15387 Phoenix, AZ- A man has been arrested in Arizona as a suspect for a cold case murder that happened 20 years ago where two young women were killed (and one was decapitated). Bryan Patrick Miller , 42, was arrested by the Phoenix Police Department after DNA evidence linked him to a double murder that occurred two decades …

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Top 10 Scary Urban Legends to Keep You Up At Night http://www.playwithdeath.com/ten-scary-urban-legends-keep-night/ http://www.playwithdeath.com/ten-scary-urban-legends-keep-night/#comments Sat, 17 Jan 2015 09:57:40 +0000 http://www.playwithdeath.com/?p=15347 If you’re reading this at night, and you’re about to go to bed… Well, I recommend you delay reading this until tomorrow, preferably when the sun is shining – I can’t guarantee that you’ll be able to fall asleep after reading this scary list of urban legends. I’ve collected a list of what I think are …

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Man Axes Wife to Death on Christmas Eve http://www.playwithdeath.com/man-axes-wife-death-christmas-eve/ http://www.playwithdeath.com/man-axes-wife-death-christmas-eve/#comments Sun, 11 Jan 2015 12:17:59 +0000 http://www.playwithdeath.com/?p=15330 Paradise Township, PA- A Pennslyvanian man has been accused of killing his wife on Christmas Eve and then hiding the body while he took his children to his parents on Christmas. Justin Klopp, 33, admitted to murdering his wife Stephanie, 34, after an argument reports say. State police allege that he punched her in the …

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Play With Death Ebook Short Story Contest http://www.playwithdeath.com/play-death-ebook-short-story-contest/ http://www.playwithdeath.com/play-death-ebook-short-story-contest/#comments Sun, 11 Jan 2015 12:17:18 +0000 http://www.playwithdeath.com/?p=15338 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 …

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Mother Charged with Stabbing Son to Death http://www.playwithdeath.com/mother-charged-stabbing-son-death/ http://www.playwithdeath.com/mother-charged-stabbing-son-death/#comments Sat, 20 Dec 2014 10:46:06 +0000 http://www.playwithdeath.com/?p=15322 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 him on the …

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Man Murders Stepdaughter; Violates Corpse http://www.playwithdeath.com/man-murders-stepdaughter-violates-corpse/ http://www.playwithdeath.com/man-murders-stepdaughter-violates-corpse/#comments Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:02:38 +0000 http://www.playwithdeath.com/?p=15293 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 Magazine she was approached by Graf shortly …

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‘4chan Killer’ Shares Pics of Murdered Girlfriend http://www.playwithdeath.com/4chan-killer-shares-pics-murdered-girlfriend/ http://www.playwithdeath.com/4chan-killer-shares-pics-murdered-girlfriend/#comments Tue, 02 Dec 2014 12:01:12 +0000 http://www.playwithdeath.com/?p=15291 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 to be discovered by her 13 year …

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Man Beheads Mother, Kills Himself http://www.playwithdeath.com/man-beheads-mother-kills/ http://www.playwithdeath.com/man-beheads-mother-kills/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:00:16 +0000 http://www.playwithdeath.com/?p=12688 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 was living …

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Pennhurst Haunted Asylum a Non-Stop Scarefest http://www.playwithdeath.com/pennhurst-haunted-asylum-scarefest/ http://www.playwithdeath.com/pennhurst-haunted-asylum-scarefest/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.playwithdeath.com/?p=11867 I’ve visited my share of haunted attractions before, and while I always have a good time I end up feeling like there’s something missing. Pennhurst has found that missing something. From the enthusiasm of the performers to the props and makeup to simply the efficient way things moved along, this place was just a scare …

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Indie Horror Film ‘Honeyspider’ Hits Film Festivals http://www.playwithdeath.com/indie-horror-film-honeyspider-hits-film-festivals/ http://www.playwithdeath.com/indie-horror-film-honeyspider-hits-film-festivals/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.playwithdeath.com/?p=11487 HONEYSPIDER takes place in 1989 on Halloween day and follows college student Jackie Blue as she slowly unravels, all while a mysterious stranger watches over her every move. Soon she finds herself helplessly trapped like prey in a spider’s web, and all she can do is try to survive the night! HONEYSPIDER is written and …

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10 Year Old Murders Elderly Woman http://www.playwithdeath.com/10-year-old-murders-elderly-woman/ http://www.playwithdeath.com/10-year-old-murders-elderly-woman/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 21:40:51 +0000 http://www.playwithdeath.com/?p=10668 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. Novak’s room and sat on the …

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Teen Kills Mother, Defiles Corpse http://www.playwithdeath.com/teen-kills-mother-defiles-corpse/ http://www.playwithdeath.com/teen-kills-mother-defiles-corpse/#comments Sun, 12 Oct 2014 20:39:07 +0000 http://www.playwithdeath.com/?p=9984 Corpus Christi, TX- A Texas teenager has been sentenced to life in prison for brutally murdering his mother on March 27th and then defiling her corpse. Kevin Davis, 18, admitted to police that he killed his mother Kimberly Hill, 50, who was found in a bloody mess inside her home. When interviewed, he calmly describes …

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Grandmother Dresses Like Witch, Abuses Child http://www.playwithdeath.com/grandmother-dresses-like-witch-abuses-child/ http://www.playwithdeath.com/grandmother-dresses-like-witch-abuses-child/#comments Thu, 09 Oct 2014 15:45:47 +0000 http://www.playwithdeath.com/?p=9506 Oklahoma City, OK- A bizarre case of child abuse has risen in Oklahoma as a grandmother has been accused of beating her grandchild with a whip while dressed like a witch. Geneva Robinson, 49, brought her 7-year-old grandchild to Griffin Memorial Hospital and told staff that she could no longer control her. The police were …

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Halloween Horror Nights 24: Frightfest http://www.playwithdeath.com/halloween-horror-nights-24-frightfest/ http://www.playwithdeath.com/halloween-horror-nights-24-frightfest/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.playwithdeath.com/?p=9001 Every year starting September 19, terror strikes the streets of Orlando, Florida as Universal Studios unleashes its next batch of spine-chilling scares to the public. This year the theme park boasts eight horrifying attractions, each one more terrifying than the next. The three new and most anticipated attractions this year are the Halloween Haunted House, …

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Man Kills Seven; Victims Were His Daughter, Grandchildren http://www.playwithdeath.com/man-kills-seven-victims-daughter-grandchildren/ http://www.playwithdeath.com/man-kills-seven-victims-daughter-grandchildren/#comments Thu, 02 Oct 2014 23:45:39 +0000 http://www.playwithdeath.com/?p=8553 Bell, Fl- A small Florida town was rocked with tragedy last week when a man fatally shot and killed his daughter and then proceeded to take the lives of his six grandchildren before becoming his own victim and turning the gun on himself. Last Thursday Don Spirit used a gun to shoot his daughter and …

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Tokyo Schoolgirl Suicide Pact http://www.playwithdeath.com/tokyo-schoolgirl-suicide-pact/ http://www.playwithdeath.com/tokyo-schoolgirl-suicide-pact/#comments Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:27:26 +0000 http://www.playwithdeath.com/?p=8034 Tokyo- Two schoolgirls climbed a high-rise building and both committed joint suicide by jumping to their death from eight stories. They were aged 11 and 12 and attended the same elementary school together. Police arrived on the scene and it was determined that they jumped off of an apartment building in Tokyo’s Ota Ward around …

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Man Decapitates Himself With Honda http://www.playwithdeath.com/man-decapitates-honda/ http://www.playwithdeath.com/man-decapitates-honda/#comments Thu, 04 Sep 2014 14:24:47 +0000 http://www.playwithdeath.com/?p=7992 New York- New York resident Tomas Rivera, 51, decapitated himself Monday morning by tying a chain attached to a pole around his neck and then speeding down the street. Apparently, Rivera attached the chain to an electric pole then got inside his 2005 Honda Pilot wrapping the remaining metal cable around his neck. Afterwards, he …

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