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Wall Street is throwing around scary words about a once booming business

The market for high-yield bonds and the closure of the Third Avenue Focused Credit fund is, depending on who you ask, historic, scary, a keg of dynamite, full of land mines or likely to cascade into something bigger.<p>To recap, high-yield bonds (or those of riskier borrowers) have sold off …

Guillermo del Toro is making a Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark movie

Guillermo del Toro, the director of <i>Hellboy</i>, <i>Pan's Labyrinth</i>, and <i>Crimson Peak</i>, is developing a movie version of classic children's book trilogy <i>Scary Stories to Tell in the Dar</i>k. <i>Deadline</i> reports that del Toro will produce the movie for CBS Films, based on the books written by Alvin Schwartz, and may …

IMPORTANT CREEPY CORNER DISCUSSION: What Are Your Dark and Dreadful Wishes for the "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" Movie? (I Have a Few Opinions Too)

Friends always mean well.<p>"LOUISE. There's going to be a "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" movie! And GUILLERMO DEL TORO is making it!"<p>"Yeah..." I say, trying to sound excited. "I heard that..."<p>"I thought you'd be excited?"<p>Ugh. I want to be. Really I do. Not just because it's "Scary Stories to …

Horror-Movie Marathon: The Brilliant, Not-So-Scary Classics

Works like Nosferatu may have lost some of their fright factor over the years, but they still fascinatingly show the birth of a genre.<p>Having decided to spend all of October taking a tour through the various kinds of horror film, it only seemed to make sense to start at the genre's beginning. Early …

'The Purge: Election Year' trailer only slightly less scary than real election year

Has the 2016 presidential campaign left you feeling terrified about the future of American politics? If so, take a break from that real-life horror …

Announcing the return of TV Roundtable, with a new format, and a call for your favorite scary episodes

Good news, everyone! The TV Roundtable is back! We know you’ve missed it while it was away, lo these many weeks.<p>But we’re changing the Roundtable up …

Guillermo del Toro’s Scary Stories adaptation moves forward, hires Lego Movie writers

In a shocking departure from the vast majority of projects that Guillermo del Toro’s name is attached to, it sounds like the big-screen adaptation of …

The ‘Lego Movie’ Writers Will Help Guillermo Del Toro Craft Your Childhood Nightmares With ‘Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark’

Alvin Schwartz’s <i>Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark</i> is unique in that it is an incredibly well-done children’s book designed to effectively ruin the lives of children. Thanks to some genuinely horrifying illustrations by Stephen Gammell, <i>Scary Stories</i> is the kind of book that I — an adult woman with …

Funny Pictures – January 1, 2016

WHEW! <br>viaTurned down an aisle in target to find this… <br>viaWake up people. <br>viaIntelligent Design. <br>viaA problem as old as time. <br>via*Tips helmet* <br>viaMy …

The 10 Best Scary Doll Movies Of All Time - PAPER

In a beloved episode of the "Twilight Zone" called "Living Doll," a girl's baby doll threatens her hateful stepdad, played by Telly Savalas, icily declaring "my name is Talky Tina and I'm going to kill you" before sending him careening down a flight of stairs. That episode majorly freaked out kids …

This new website rates horror movies based on how scary they are

And sometimes it's hard to judge whether you'll enjoy a horror movie based on normal user reviews. Some people prefer different levels of scariness or gore — and that can bias their take on the film.<p>Luckily a there's a new website called Reel Scary that rates horror movies based on three factors: …

New scary spider found in Brazil named after 'Lord of the Rings' character

Scientists have discovered a spider in Brazil so scary they named it after the "Lord of the Rings” character Smeagol.<p>Writing in the journal ZooKeys, researchers said the new species of troglobitic harvestman spider, landumoema smeagol, is believed to be found only in a network of caves in Brazil’s …

If You Thought The Presidential Race Was Scary, Wait Until You See The Candidates As Horrifying Clowns

Multimedia artist Will Espada is about to infiltrate your worst nightmares with images that will haunt you at least until Election Day 2016. Why? Because he has re-imagined some of the current presidential candidates as clowns. For many of us, clowns are really freaking scary (or at least creepy), …

We have some scary news about these Maleficent dolls

It turns out that some Maleficent dolls in Britain are malevolent, indeed.<p>A batch of fake dolls featuring Angelina Jolie’s character from the 2014 …

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What was so scary you couldn’t finish it?

<i>Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your</i> …

Horror health warning? Scary films really can curdle the blood

The “bloodcurdling” horror film has long been an advertising staple in the movie industry, alerting fans to the most gruesome Hollywood releases. And now, thanks to a group of enterprising if tongue-in-cheek researchers, the effect has been proven as a medical reality.<p>A study by doctors and …

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Engineers in Iran have created a robot that imitates human behavior with scary accuracy

Iran's third generation humanoid robot is coming incredibly close to imitating human behavior. So close that it's a little scary.

The Shining Overlook Hotel gets recreated in gingerbread

Making gingerbread houses is a beloved holiday tradition, but chances are yours doesn’t have creepy twins or a bloody elevator.<p>One family created a …

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Complaints About Scary Clowns In Commercials Are On The Rise

Scary clowns. A bad thing, as most of us can probably agree. But a thing worthy of getting an advertisement pulled by a watchdog agency responsible for monitoring such content? No, apparently. But also kind of. One time, at least. Let’s explain.<p>The British newspaper <i>Express</i> caught up with the …

The Best Furniture to De-Ikea-Fy Your Home

Self-driving cars. Google Pay. A global genetic database.<p>Sure, the tech world has a lot to be proud of this year, as start-ups continue their global …

Remodelista - Sourcebook for the Considered Home

Today's Design Dispatches<p>Material Interiors: A Shoppable Apartment in New York, Design Luminaries Edition<p>by Annie Quigley<p>May 24, 2018<p>Kitchen of the …

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Lauren Geremia Gives This San Francisco House a Modern Makeover

The Bay Area interior designer imbues a fire-ravaged wreck with new life for a couple who recently relocated from New York City<p>When a blaze ravaged a 1908 house overlooking Dolores Park in San Francisco’s eclectic Mission District, the disaster laid the groundwork for the structure’s full-scale …

6 holiday decorating tips you can use year-round

During the months of November and December, a decorating fervor sweeps through as people prepare their homes for the season. Furniture is displaced to make room for a tree, mantels and staircases are draped with swags of greenery, and homes are illuminated with strings of twinkling lights. The …

This Is the Trending Christmas Tree Decor You Haven’t Thought of Yet

We know you probably just spent an hour unraveling that box of fragile glass ornaments, but you’re going to want to pack all that back up ASAP, because there’s a new Christmas decorating trend in store this holiday season: floral trees.<p>The stunning trend seems to have taken off shortly after …