Erin McCann

Erin McCann

Portland, Oregon - United States

Avid collector of obscure knowledge and non-essential life skills. Holds a BA in watching movies (aka Film Studies) and has probably seen more pre-1950's films than ones made during her lifetime. Can also be found writing/performing sketch comedy, drawing comics or annoying others with awesome-bad puns.

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  1. Unicorns Were Real, But They Were Also Pretty Scary

    Unicorns Were Real, But They Were Also Pretty Scary

    Maybe My Little Pony and Lisa Frank were on to something all along because it turns out unicorns were real. They just don't quite look how you thought. Recent ...
  2. Shel Silverstein Has Pretty Much Lived The Most Kid-Unfriendly Life Imaginable

    Shel Silverstein Has Pretty Much Lived The Most Kid-Unfriendly Life Imaginable

    Many children grew up reading Shel Silverstein's poetry, but stories about the poet's darker side depict him in a completely different light. Hints to ...
  3. The Deadliest And Most Racist Movie In Hollywood History That Nobody Knows About

    The Deadliest And Most Racist Movie In Hollywood History That Nobody Knows About

    The Conqueror brought together Oscar winners John Wayne and Susan Hayward to tell the epic tale of Genghis Khan and the woman he loved. Sounds like a solid movie, ...
  4. +vote Animals That People Mistakenly Think Are Endangered - But Actually Aren't

    Animals That People Mistakenly Think Are Endangered - But Actually Aren't

    107 votes
    To conservationists, animals that came back from near extinction are like your favorite sports team scoring a much needed point at the last minute. They may not ...
  5. Dark Tales From Behind The Scenes Of Gone With The Wind

    Dark Tales From Behind The Scenes Of Gone With The Wind

    It may have a memorable score, gorgeous costumes, and quite possibly the best use of the word "damn" ever, but true Gone With the Wind stories also ...
  6. The Horrifying History Of The Rokurokubi Vampire Demons Might Convince You Of Their Existence

    The Horrifying History Of The Rokurokubi Vampire Demons Might Convince You Of Their Existence

    Sometimes it feels as if there are as many famous yokai in Japanese urban legends as there are heroes in the Marvel universe. When it comes to creepy stories ...
  7. +vote This Artist Paints Portraits Of Tiny Noble Monsters, And They're Absolutely Beautiful

    This Artist Paints Portraits Of Tiny Noble Monsters, And They're Absolutely Beautiful

    339 votes
    While the works of some artists get bigger as their careers progress, the tiny noble monsters painted by Chris Seaman got smaller. The professional fantasy ...
  8. Most Beloved Children's Show Mascots

    Most Beloved Children's Show Mascots

    A true testament to the power and longevity of children's shows are the beloved children's show mascots who manage to stay in people's memories even into ...
  9. +vote Innocent Songs Completely Perverted By Gruesome Movie Scenes

    Innocent Songs Completely Perverted By Gruesome Movie Scenes

    187 votes
    While certain songs serve to enhance a movie scene, there also exist innocent songs ruined by creepy movies. Though plenty of songs about murder exist for ...
  10. Strange Stories From Behind The Scenes Of Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory

    Strange Stories From Behind The Scenes Of Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory

    A movie about a candy factory where anything is possible is definitely crazy, but some of the strange Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory ...
  11. +vote Movies That Took A Hard Turn And Left Audiences Completely Baffled

    Movies That Took A Hard Turn And Left Audiences Completely Baffled

    3,623 votes
    If you've ever been watching a movie when a sudden plot twist left you feeling you're watching an entirely different film, you may have been the victim of ...
  12. +vote 22 Poorly Drawn Comics With Surprisingly Hilarious Endings

    22 Poorly Drawn Comics With Surprisingly Hilarious Endings

    189 votes
    Poorly Drawn Lines webcomics takes insane to the next level, often with a ridiculously hilarious ending. Writer and artist Reza Farazmand started posting Poorly ...
  13. +vote You'll Never Watch Horror Movies The Same Way After Seeing These Iconic Villains Without Makeup

    You'll Never Watch Horror Movies The Same Way After Seeing These Iconic Villains Without Makeup

    25,826 votes
    Some famous horror actors are only known to the public by the face they wear on screen. Whether they're hiding behind a hockey mask like Jason Voorhees of Friday ...
  14. 15 Movies That Catastrophically Misunderstand What It's Like To Live With Mental Illness

    15 Movies That Catastrophically Misunderstand What It's Like To Live With Mental Illness

    Anyone who's ever been to see a therapist knows Hollywood often glamorizes the experience of mental illness. Movies with mentally ill characters are often seen as ...
  15. +vote These Creepy, Unexplained Discoveries Might Prove That 'Underwater UFOs' Are From Outer Space

    These Creepy, Unexplained Discoveries Might Prove That 'Underwater UFOs' Are From Outer Space

    144 votes
    There have been numerous reports of UFO sightings and artifacts found from Roswell to Russia, but proof aliens exist can come from beneath the waves as well.
  16. +vote 12 Insane, Otherworldly Creatures Of The Nile River You'd Never Want To Encounter

    12 Insane, Otherworldly Creatures Of The Nile River You'd Never Want To Encounter

    107 votes
    The longest river in the world is going to have at least a few creepy critters as residents but some animals living in the Nile River are beyond scary. Sharp ...
  17. 15 Crazy But True Stories About Nirvana

    15 Crazy But True Stories About Nirvana

    Unless you're a true fan, you may not know that wild tales about Nirvana include arson, food fights, and the odd alligator. The band shot to success virtually ...
  18. +vote 15 Hilarious Depictions Of What People Thought The Year 2000 Would Be Like

    15 Hilarious Depictions Of What People Thought The Year 2000 Would Be Like

    72 votes
    Predictions about the future are often wildly miscalculated and wildly entertaining. People thought the year 2000, for example, would be marked by flying ...
  19. Tourists Are Swarming National Parks And Destroying Them

    Tourists Are Swarming National Parks And Destroying Them

    America's national parks were created in 1916 in order to protect the natural beauty of the land but, thanks to millions of tourists, they're slowly being ...
  20. Walt Disney Was Not The Happy-Go-Lucky Animator People Think He Was

    Walt Disney Was Not The Happy-Go-Lucky Animator People Think He Was

    You might not expect to find Walt Disney in the depths of dark Hollywood history. The father of Mickey Mouse and inspiration behind the "happiest ...
  21. These Old Hollywood Actresses Were Ruthlessly Bullied By Men On Classic Movie Sets

    These Old Hollywood Actresses Were Ruthlessly Bullied By Men On Classic Movie Sets

    Notable actresses like Jessica Chastain and Patricia Arquette have joined the 21st century fight for women's equality in Hollywood, but sexism on movie sets has ...
  22. +vote 30 Absolutely Ridiculous Stories of Axl Rose's Hard Partying Days With Guns N' Roses

    30 Absolutely Ridiculous Stories of Axl Rose's Hard Partying Days With Guns N' Roses

    567 votes
    Axl Rose stories are the stuff of rock and roll legend. The lead singer of Guns N' Roses has led such a colorful life even his roadies got in on the action, as ...
  23. Inside Celebration, Florida: The Depressing, Crime-Ridden City Built By Walt Disney

    Inside Celebration, Florida: The Depressing, Crime-Ridden City Built By Walt Disney

    Deep inside the imagination of Walt Disney, competing with talking mice and over-the-top theme parks, was an idea for an entire town. Celebration, as it later came ...
  24. +vote Horribly Racist Moments From Looney Tunes You Missed Growing Up

    Horribly Racist Moments From Looney Tunes You Missed Growing Up

    695 votes
    Horrible racism in Looney Tunes did more than discriminate against rabbits, cats, and coyotes. In some old cartoons, Japanese, Native Americans, and black people ...
  25. +vote Super Creepy And Disturbing Things People Have Seen From Their Windows

    Super Creepy And Disturbing Things People Have Seen From Their Windows

    77 votes
    If you ever get the creepy feeling that someone is watching you, you'll know it can often be even more disturbing to be on the observer end of some scary ...

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