PLAYWITHDEATH.COM Keeping Fear Alive 2015-09-22T09:02:43Z http://www.playwithdeath.com/feed/atom/ PlayWithDeath http://www.playwithdeath.com <![CDATA[Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum]]> http://www.playwithdeath.com/?p=15580 2015-08-17T08:27:37Z 2015-08-17T08:19:02Z 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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PlayWithDeath http://www.playwithdeath.com <![CDATA[The Bunnyman Bridge]]> http://www.playwithdeath.com/?p=15572 2015-08-17T08:01:50Z 2015-08-17T07:56:43Z 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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PlayWithDeath http://www.playwithdeath.com <![CDATA[“Depths” by CS Burkhart – A Review]]> http://www.playwithdeath.com/?p=15561 2015-08-10T19:42:53Z 2015-08-10T10:40:00Z 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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Jen McEntire <![CDATA[What Are Orbs? The Mystery of the Orb Phenomenon]]> http://www.playwithdeath.com/?p=15552 2015-08-07T11:56:30Z 2015-08-07T11:54:07Z 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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Jen McEntire <![CDATA[The Jersey Devil – Mysterious Beast of the Pine Barrens]]> http://www.playwithdeath.com/?p=15539 2015-07-30T16:34:40Z 2015-07-30T16:23:00Z 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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Jen McEntire <![CDATA[The Mansfield Reformatory of Ohio]]> http://www.playwithdeath.com/?p=15527 2015-07-19T08:22:27Z 2015-07-19T07:39:07Z 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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Jen McEntire <![CDATA[Man Murders Parents; Hides Bodies In Freezer]]> http://www.playwithdeath.com/?p=15520 2015-07-11T12:17:28Z 2015-07-11T12:17:28Z 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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Jen McEntire <![CDATA[Aokigahara Forest (Suicide Forest) – The Legend of Japan’s Creepy Forest]]> http://www.playwithdeath.com/?p=15502 2015-07-02T07:43:59Z 2015-07-02T07:43:59Z 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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Jen McEntire <![CDATA[The Babadook – Review (2014)]]> http://www.playwithdeath.com/?p=15492 2015-04-23T02:59:28Z 2015-04-23T02:59:28Z 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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PlayWithDeath http://www.playwithdeath.com <![CDATA[Mudhouse Mansion – The Haunted House in Lancaster]]> http://www.playwithdeath.com/?p=15434 2015-03-16T10:04:11Z 2015-03-16T10:04:11Z 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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PlayWithDeath http://www.playwithdeath.com <![CDATA[Monifa Sanford Pleads Guilty to Germantown Exorcism Murders]]> http://www.playwithdeath.com/?p=15419 2015-02-09T14:23:26Z 2015-02-09T14:23:26Z 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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PlayWithDeath http://www.playwithdeath.com <![CDATA[Robert the Doll – The Haunted Doll of Key West]]> http://www.playwithdeath.com/?p=15413 2015-02-23T09:00:47Z 2015-02-01T13:41:46Z 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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PlayWithDeath http://www.playwithdeath.com <![CDATA[Five Scary Chain Letters that Will Make You Nostalgic]]> http://www.playwithdeath.com/?p=15397 2015-01-27T18:09:40Z 2015-01-27T18:09:40Z 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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PlayWithDeath http://www.playwithdeath.com <![CDATA[‘Zombie Hunter’ Suspected in Double Murder Cold Case]]> http://www.playwithdeath.com/?p=15387 2015-01-21T15:18:38Z 2015-01-21T13:30:48Z 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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PlayWithDeath http://www.playwithdeath.com <![CDATA[Top 10 Scary Urban Legends to Keep You Up At Night]]> http://www.playwithdeath.com/?p=15347 2015-03-12T09:08:19Z 2015-01-17T09:57:40Z 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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Jen McEntire <![CDATA[Man Axes Wife to Death on Christmas Eve]]> http://www.playwithdeath.com/?p=15330 2015-01-11T12:17:59Z 2015-01-11T12:17:59Z 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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PlayWithDeath http://www.playwithdeath.com <![CDATA[Play With Death Ebook Short Story Contest]]> http://www.playwithdeath.com/?p=15338 2015-01-11T12:38:25Z 2015-01-11T12:17:18Z 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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Jen McEntire <![CDATA[Mother Charged with Stabbing Son to Death]]> http://www.playwithdeath.com/?p=15322 2014-12-21T14:56:42Z 2014-12-20T10:46:06Z 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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PlayWithDeath http://www.playwithdeath.com <![CDATA[Man Murders Stepdaughter; Violates Corpse]]> http://www.playwithdeath.com/?p=15293 2014-12-14T12:11:05Z 2014-12-11T12:02:38Z 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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PlayWithDeath http://www.playwithdeath.com <![CDATA[‘4chan Killer’ Shares Pics of Murdered Girlfriend]]> http://www.playwithdeath.com/?p=15291 2014-12-14T12:07:29Z 2014-12-02T12:01:12Z 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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Jen McEntire <![CDATA[Man Beheads Mother, Kills Himself]]> http://www.playwithdeath.com/?p=12688 2014-10-31T13:17:06Z 2014-10-30T12:00:16Z 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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PlayWithDeath http://www.playwithdeath.com <![CDATA[Pennhurst Haunted Asylum a Non-Stop Scarefest]]> http://www.playwithdeath.com/?p=11867 2014-12-14T17:01:34Z -0001-11-30T00:00:00Z 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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Jen McEntire <![CDATA[Indie Horror Film ‘Honeyspider’ Hits Film Festivals]]> http://www.playwithdeath.com/?p=11487 2014-12-14T17:01:35Z -0001-11-30T00:00:00Z 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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Jen McEntire <![CDATA[10 Year Old Murders Elderly Woman]]> http://www.playwithdeath.com/?p=10668 2014-10-18T19:41:29Z 2014-10-16T21:40:51Z 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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Jen McEntire <![CDATA[Teen Kills Mother, Defiles Corpse]]> http://www.playwithdeath.com/?p=9984 2014-10-12T20:39:07Z 2014-10-12T20:39:07Z 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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Jen McEntire <![CDATA[Grandmother Dresses Like Witch, Abuses Child]]> http://www.playwithdeath.com/?p=9506 2014-10-09T15:45:47Z 2014-10-09T15:45:47Z 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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Jen McEntire <![CDATA[Halloween Horror Nights 24: Frightfest]]> http://www.playwithdeath.com/?p=9001 2014-12-14T17:01:35Z -0001-11-30T00:00:00Z 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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Jen McEntire <![CDATA[Man Kills Seven; Victims Were His Daughter, Grandchildren]]> http://www.playwithdeath.com/?p=8553 2014-10-07T21:02:01Z 2014-10-02T23:45:39Z 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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Jen McEntire <![CDATA[Tokyo Schoolgirl Suicide Pact]]> http://www.playwithdeath.com/?p=8034 2014-09-23T12:43:58Z 2014-09-11T16:27:26Z 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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Jen McEntire <![CDATA[Man Decapitates Himself With Honda]]> http://www.playwithdeath.com/?p=7992 2014-09-23T12:44:06Z 2014-09-04T14:24:47Z 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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