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 100 publications and galleries around the world, including the short horror film Cathartic. I'm currently finalizing my debut novel, The Haunting of Cabin Green, and I have horror bylines with 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 What's Your Favorite Scary Story? Revisiting R.L. Stine's Young Adult 'Fear Street' Books

    What's Your Favorite Scary Story? Revisiting R.L. Stine's Young Adult 'Fear Street' Books

    681 votes
    R. L. Stine's Fear Street books provided a bridge for millions of readers from truly scary children's books to the works of adult horror novelists such as Stephen ...
  2. This Terrifying Glass Bridge Leaves Tourists Fearing For Their Lives As 3,500-Foot-Tall Walkway Cracks Beneath Them

    This Terrifying Glass Bridge Leaves Tourists Fearing For Their Lives As 3,500-Foot-Tall Walkway Cracks Beneath Them

    What would you do if you were on a glass bridge, hundreds or even thousands of feet above the ground, and heard the glass start to break? For some people, this is ...
  3. +vote You Can Rock These Totally Fab Killer Cannibal-Inspired Fashions Right Now

    You Can Rock These Totally Fab Killer Cannibal-Inspired Fashions Right Now

    233 votes
    Is your fashion sense daring enough to include clothing that looks like human flesh or other body parts? Just like practically every other odd thing you can ...
  4. +vote What Actually Happens In McKamey Manor, The 8-Hour Haunt Of Assault, Violation, And Puke-Swallowing

    What Actually Happens In McKamey Manor, The 8-Hour Haunt Of Assault, Violation, And Puke-Swallowing

    6,017 votes
    Anyone who is looking for a truly extreme haunted house experience should add McKamey Manor to their bucket list. This might just be the ...
  5. There Is Credible Evidence The Belmez Faces Are A Genuine Paranormal Phenomenon

    There Is Credible Evidence The Belmez Faces Are A Genuine Paranormal Phenomenon

    In 1971, María Gómez Pereira, AKA María Gómez Cámara, first noticed stains that appeared to be faces seeping up ...
  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 Gruesome And Disturbing Halloween Costumes That Will Freak Out All Your Friends

    The Most Gruesome And Disturbing Halloween Costumes That Will Freak Out All Your Friends

    283 votes
    Is there such a thing as a Halloween cosplay that took it too far? That depends on your point of view, of course. However, these photos of disturbing ...
  8. +vote These Unexplained Corpses Might Prove Bigfoot Actually Exists

    These Unexplained Corpses Might Prove Bigfoot Actually Exists

    10,305 votes
    Does something lurk in the forests of North America? According to people who believe in cryptids, yes. Whether you call it Bigfoot, Sasquatch, or something else, ...
  9. 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.
  10. A Horrifying, Unidentified Monster Terrorized The Residents Of Enfield, Illinois In The Early '70s

    A Horrifying, Unidentified Monster Terrorized The Residents Of Enfield, Illinois In The Early '70s

    The Enfield Horror, not to be confused with the Enfield Haunting that inspired The Conjuring 2, is a cryptid observed by several people in ...
  11. The Victim Experience Is A Personalized Horror Attraction Where You’re Kidnapped, Tortured, And Terrorized Until You Break

    The Victim Experience Is A Personalized Horror Attraction Where You’re Kidnapped, Tortured, And Terrorized Until You Break

    The Victim Experience by the Freakling Bros. joins an ever-expanding list of extreme haunted houses that utilize extensive waivers to permit ...
  12. What Happens After A Murder Happens In Your House? A Step By Step Guide

    What Happens After A Murder Happens In Your House? A Step By Step Guide

    As disturbing as it is to consider, there are more than 14,000 US homicide victims killed in their homes annually. You, a family member, a guest, or ...
  13. +vote The Most Horrific Beasts And Creatures Found In 'The Bible'

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

    226 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 ...
  14. AHS: Asylum Was Based Off The True Story Of A Woman Who Went Undercover At A Demented Insane Asylum

    AHS: Asylum Was Based Off The True Story Of A Woman Who Went Undercover At A Demented Insane Asylum

    American Horror Story fans are familiar with the undercover female journalist Nellie Bly, even if they don't know her name. That's because her experience in ...
  15. The Halloween Baby Murder From 1977 Is Still An Unsolved Mystery

    The Halloween Baby Murder From 1977 Is Still An Unsolved Mystery

    The 1977 Halloween baby murder in Lawton, Oklahoma, still has locals wondering what happened to Nima Louise Carter. Although Lawton police ...
  16. +vote The Artwork Of Zdzislaw Beksinski Is Literally The Stuff Of Nightmares

    The Artwork Of Zdzislaw Beksinski Is Literally The Stuff Of Nightmares

    191 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 ...
  17. Here's What All Your Organs And Parts Are Worth On The Black Market

    Here's What All Your Organs And Parts Are Worth On The Black Market

    Black Market organ prices might surprise you. That's because some body parts are worth an astounding amount of money, while others fetch a much lower price ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. The Trailer For 'Gerald's Game' Promises Perhaps The Best Stephen King Adaptation

    The Trailer For 'Gerald's Game' Promises Perhaps The Best Stephen King Adaptation

    Stephen King's Gerald's Game has long been touted to be completely "unfilmable." Netflix apparently didn't agree with this so-called logic, ...
  20. You Don't Need A Medium To Speak To The Dead - Here's How To Do It All By Yourself

    You Don't Need A Medium To Speak To The Dead - Here's How To Do It All By Yourself

    Do you want to know how to contact the dead? There are many who claim communicating with spirits is easy, and it's not hard to find places worldwide that have a ...
  21. How To Tell If Someone's A Killer Based On Their Handwriting

    How To Tell If Someone's A Killer Based On Their Handwriting

    18 votes
    Graphologists have closely studied killers' handwriting in an attempt to gain more insight into any commonalities found in their respective psychological ...
  22. +vote If You Were Going To Do It, How Would You Fake Your Death?

    If You Were Going To Do It, How Would You Fake Your Death?

    1,411 votes
    Have you ever wondered how to fake your own death? You're not alone, though you'd have to really commit to this over-the-top ruse to make it stick. Some ...
  23. +vote Underrated Final Girls In Horror Movies That Deserve More Recognition

    Underrated Final Girls In Horror Movies That Deserve More Recognition

    211 votes
    The final girl movie trope is long-standing horror tradition. Most people think of characters such as Laurie Strode (Halloween), Nancy Thompson (A Nightmare On Elm ...
  24. 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 ...
  25. +vote These 13 Terrifying Children's Books Will Still Scare You As An Adult Today

    These 13 Terrifying Children's Books Will Still Scare You As An Adult Today

    942 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 ...

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