Today’s video hoaxes can be downright ugly. But image-makers have been fooling viewers from the beginning
From Books Bound in Human Skin to Occult Texts, These Are Literature's Most Macabre, Surprising and Curious Creations
A new tome takes readers into collector Edward Brooke-Hitching's "madman's library"
The blockbuster saw the superhero working as a museum anthropologist. But how accurate was its depiction of the Institution at the time?
An incisive history of a Halloween snarl
They may have been intended to protect the property’s human and animal inhabitants from evil spirits
The malaria-stricken Roman child was buried in the ominously named Cemetery of the Babies with a stone inserted into its mouth
Zombies have offered a way to work out cultural fears about everything from race to climate change
No one really knows–spooky, right?
What started out as an advertising ploy turned into a low-key cultural phenomenon
It might seem like collective madness today, but the mechanisms for trying witches in England were enshrined in law
The tale of this monster grew in the telling, but the carnage still left nearly 100 dead