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Internet Horror Cult Classics
Marble Hornets is a Slenderman-based horror fictional documentary series created by Joseph DeLage and Troy Wagner (Cohn, 2018). There are 88 videos total, all posted to YouTube. The first video was posted in 2009, and the last video was posted in 2014. The series is not credited with creating the creature Slenderman (that credit goes to Eric Knudsen), but it is credited with contributing to much of the online mythology and cult fandom. Slenderman is referred to as "The Operator" in this series. The videos are short and anxiety-inducing, and follow the story of Jay - a man who has acquired a slew of videotapes from a failed filming project titled "Marble Hornets" produced by his friend Alex. After Alex goes missing, Jay watches the tapes and begins posting his unsettling findings on YouTube (Biggs, 2014).
Salad Fingers is a terrifyingly creepy psychological horror animated series created by David Firth. Salad Fingers is a hunchbacked, green creature with long fingers who lives in a barren and isolated world. First debuting on Newgrounds in 2004, there are 12 episodes total--the latest episode was released in October 2021. Firth also began posting the series to YouTube in 2007. Firth has tried to stay relevant and retained a cult fandom following on the internet. He has created new social media accounts for Salad Fingers over the years on Twitter and even TikTok.
- Welcome to Nightvale
- "A twice-monthly podcast in the style of community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale"
- Black-Owned and run horror podcast that uses submissions from Black writers.
- The No Sleep Podcast
- "A multi-award winning anthology series of original horror stories, The NoSleep Podcast features a cast of talented voice actors, rich atmospheric music and sound effects to enhance the frightening tales"
- And That's Why We Drink
- "paranormal and true crime podcast hosted by Christine Schiefer, Em Schulz, and boxed wine"
*All of this information was received from the websites of the respective podcast, and they are all linked to that website*
directed by Nina DeCosta (2021).
directed by Jordan Peele (2019).
directed by Ari Aster (2019).
directed by Jordan Peele (2017).
Horror Movies Based on Books
Horror Related Activities
Horror TV Shows
The Haunting of Bly Manor (2020)
The Haunting of Bly Manor (2020) is a Netflix original series. This link will take you to the show's IMDB page for more information.
The Haunting of Hill House (2018)
The Haunting of Hill House (2018) is a Netflix original series. This links to the show's IMDB page where you can find more information. The show is loosely based off of the book by the same title, written by acclaimed horror writer Shirley Jackson.
American Horror Story (2011- current)
American Horror Story is an anthology TV series. This link will take you to the show's IMDB page for more
The Strain (2014-2017)
The Strain is an FX tv series directed by Guillermo del Toro. Please follow this link if you would like more information.
TV shows that include horror elements, but do not place emphasis on evoking fear in the viewer.
Squid Game (2021)
Squid Game is a Netflix original series written and directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk. This link will take you to the show's IMDB page for more information
Dexter is a TV series on the Showtime network. This link will take you to the show's IMDB page for more information.
Horror in Pop Culture
Are books not your thing?
Horror goes far beyond books and can be found in various formats, such as podcasts, TV Shows, Films, and YouTube videos. Below you will find Horror Movies, Podcasts and TV shows, Internet Horror Cult Classics, and Horror Conventions and Activities. These are examples of works of horror that are not just books for those who do not like to read or like other forms of entertainment.