April A Taylor

April A Taylor

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I'm a professional freelance writer and horror photographer from Metro Detroit. My horror, dark art and fine art photos have been featured in more than 50 publications and galleries around the world, including the short horror film Cathartic and as the cover for an Italian book on horror cinema entitled Dizionario del cinema horror americano 1980-2000 by Francesco Massaccesi. 

I have bylines with the horror sites Bloody Disgusting and The Horror Zine. Aside from all things creepy and macabre, my interests include The Simpsons, video games, reading, Green Day, activism and cats. If my life was a cartoon, I'd be Lisa Simpson. 

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  1. +vote 13 Truly Terrifying Children's Books

    13 Truly Terrifying Children's Books

    120 votes
    Anyone who has read scary children's books when they were younger knows that some of the most macabre writing in the world was created for kids. This shouldn't be ...
  2. America's Bloody History As The Serial Killer Capital Of The World

    America's Bloody History As The Serial Killer Capital Of The World

    Serial killers have appeared in almost every culture and country that has ever existed, ranging from the likes of Liu Pengli, who killed at least 100 people ...
  3. How Much Do You Know About Pazuzu, The Demon Made Famous By 'The Exorcist'?

    How Much Do You Know About Pazuzu, The Demon Made Famous By 'The Exorcist'?

    If you've heard of Pazuzu at all, it's because you paid attention while watching The Exorcist. Pazuzu was the demon that possessed young Regan in the ...
  4. 16 Serial Killer Nurses Who Murdered Their Patients

    16 Serial Killer Nurses Who Murdered Their Patients

    Medical professionals are supposed to help people but, shockingly, there have been several serial killer nurses who killed patients instead. Some of ...
  5. People Who Accidentally Hung Themselves During A Stunt Or Prank

    People Who Accidentally Hung Themselves During A Stunt Or Prank

    Most people have heard about live-streamed deaths and accidental death by hanging cases, but they're commonly believed to be nothing more than an urban ...
  6. Eclipses Have Long Had A Deep Connection To The Paranormal And The Occult

    Eclipses Have Long Had A Deep Connection To The Paranormal And The Occult

    It may not be common for people to experience a solar eclipse at full totality without having to travel, but folklore about eclipses does indicate that these ...
  7. +vote The Most Horrific Beasts And Creatures Found In 'The Bible'

    The Most Horrific Beasts And Creatures Found In 'The Bible'

    176 votes
    If you don't spend much time perusing the New & Old Testaments, you might be shocked by the number of biblical monsters haunting those ...
  8. The World's Youngest Serial Killer Was Arrested At Age 8

    The World's Youngest Serial Killer Was Arrested At Age 8

    Amardeep Sada, also known as Amarjeet Sada, is the world's youngest serial killer and one of the world's creepiest children who belong in horror ...
  9. These Are The Most Fearsome Lady Werewolves Throughout History

    These Are The Most Fearsome Lady Werewolves Throughout History

    When one thinks of werewolves, one typically thinks of a man afflicted with a transformational curse. It's true that most historical werewolf tales feature ...
  10. +vote The Artwork Of Zdzislaw Beksinski Is Literally The Stuff Of Nightmares

    The Artwork Of Zdzislaw Beksinski Is Literally The Stuff Of Nightmares

    161 votes
    The morbid polish paintings of Zdzislaw Beksinski are, in many cases, the stuff of nightmares. In fact, the inspiration for most of this renowned artist's ...
  11. The Story of Diana, The Hunter Of Bus Drivers Who Killed To Avenge Women

    The Story of Diana, The Hunter Of Bus Drivers Who Killed To Avenge Women

    Vigilante justice is something we often root for in movies and TV shows, but it's a different story when someone starts doing it in the real world. After all, ...
  12. Vampire Bats Have Started Feeding On Humans, Plus 10 More Fascinating Facts

    Vampire Bats Have Started Feeding On Humans, Plus 10 More Fascinating Facts

    Vampire bats are fascinating creatures that have aided in expanding the myth of the vampire. After all, they truly are blood-sucking bats, which means ...
  13. What's It Like Living On Death Row?

    What's It Like Living On Death Row?

    There are approximately 2,900 prisoners currently experiencing life on death row. The death penalty is a legal option in 31 states, and it's also utilized in some ...
  14. Killer David Berkowitz's Serious Mommy And Daddy Issues May Explain His Son Of Sam Murders

    Killer David Berkowitz's Serious Mommy And Daddy Issues May Explain His Son Of Sam Murders

    David Berkowitz murdered six people and injured seven more during a series of eight shootings in New York City between 1976 and 1977. Berkowitz gave numerous ...
  15. Serial Killers Who Were Murdered By Their Last Targeted Victims

    Serial Killers Who Were Murdered By Their Last Targeted Victims

    At least 13,105 people have lost their lives to a serial killer since the year 1900. For many of these victims, true justice has rarely been served.
  16. Scientists Found A Perfectly Preserved Ice Corpse - And Then, One By One, They Died

    Scientists Found A Perfectly Preserved Ice Corpse - And Then, One By One, They Died

    The story of Ötzi the Iceman is more than a little creepy. On September 19, 1991, German tourists Helmut and Erika Simon took a hike off the ...
  17. The Cursed Dakota Building In NYC Has A Long, Tragic, And Macabre History

    The Cursed Dakota Building In NYC Has A Long, Tragic, And Macabre History

    The Dakota apartment building is one of the most architecturally significant places in New York City. It's also intriguing for a few darker reasons, most ...
  18. Details About Stefano Brizzi, Who Murdered A Grindr Hookup And Dissolved His Body In Acid

    Details About Stefano Brizzi, Who Murdered A Grindr Hookup And Dissolved His Body In Acid

    Stefano Brizzi, who is better known as the cannibal cop killer, captured international attention when London police found a grisly scene inside his apartment. The ...
  19. France Was Still Beheading Criminals The Year 'Star Wars' Came Out

    France Was Still Beheading Criminals The Year 'Star Wars' Came Out

    If asked when France last used the guillotine as judicial punishment in a trivia contest, most people would probably guess much longer ago than 1977. Most would ...
  20. Due To The Infamous 'Ghostbusters Ruling' This New York House Is Legally Haunted

    Due To The Infamous 'Ghostbusters Ruling' This New York House Is Legally Haunted

    Some people would love the opportunity to spend a night in a haunted house but, thankfully, due to the "Ghostbusters ruling," no one can ...
  21. The Most Insane Details Surrounding Michigan's Biggest Unsolved Murder Case

    The Most Insane Details Surrounding Michigan's Biggest Unsolved Murder Case

    Between 1976 and 1977, the Metro Detroit area was gripped with fear when at least four children were kidnapped, murdered, and then put on display on various ...
  22. Criminal Cases That Hinged On Blood Spatter Analysis

    Criminal Cases That Hinged On Blood Spatter Analysis

    Blood spatter analysts, who have the job made famous by Dexter Morgan on Showtime's Dexter, are modern day heroes in cases that may otherwise go unsolved. It's ...
  23. All The Horrifying Consequences That Come With Drinking Human Blood

    All The Horrifying Consequences That Come With Drinking Human Blood

    Vampires do exist in real life, regardless of what your parents taught you, and they have to deal with the numerous side effects of drinking human blood.