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As Halloween is fast approaching, the Fanboy Comics staff and contributors decided that there was no better way to celebrate this horrifically haunting holiday than by sharing our favorite scary stories! Be they movies, TV shows, video games, novels, or anything other form of entertainment, members of the FBC crew will be sharing their "scariest" stories each day leading up to Halloween. We hope that you will enjoy this sneak peek into the terrors that frighten Fanboy Comics!


I attended high school in the late '80s in a small, isolated town in Arizona.  This small, isolated hgh school boasted about 60 students during the years I attended; there were 15 kids in my graduating class, and we were one of the bigger classes.  We were over an hour away from the nearest “big town,” from its movies, malls, and restaurants.

As Halloween is fast approaching, the Fanboy Comics staff and contributors decided that there was no better way to celebrate this horrifically haunting holiday than by sharing our favorite scary stories! Be they movies, TV shows, video games, novels, or anything other form of entertainment, members of the FBC crew will be sharing their "scariest" stories each day leading up to Halloween. We hope that you will enjoy this sneak peek into the terrors that frighten Fanboy Comics!


There’s a scene in Michael Crichton’s sci-fi thriller, Prey, maybe halfway through the book, that for me really encapsulates what makes it such an intense, amazing read. At the beginning, our protagonist/narrator Jack is an unemployed software developer, now stay-at-home dad. He wrangles the kids all day, pretty much by himself, while his wife works longer and longer hours and seems increasingly distant and uncaring.

As Halloween is fast approaching, the Fanboy Comics staff and contributors decided that there was no better way to celebrate this horrifically haunting holiday than by sharing our favorite scary stories! Be they movies, TV shows, video games, novels, or anything other form of entertainment, members of the FBC crew will be sharing their "scariest" stories each day leading up to Halloween. We hope that you will enjoy this sneak peek into the terrors that frighten Fanboy Comics!


“An interpretation of events based on Baniszewki v. The State of Indiana 1966”
“I used to love the carnival . . . ” –Silvia Likes (An American Crime)


Writing about what the scariest film ever created is is like trying to choose your favorite dessert when looking at a giant buffet of gourmet treats. There are so many classics in different genres worth mentioning, typically horror - Psycho, Nosferatu, Silence of the Lambs, The Shining, Let the Right One In - but I am going to talk about a film that sent chills up my spine, horrified me, made me question humanity, and realize . . . I can be scared, truly scared.

As Halloween is fast approaching, the Fanboy Comics staff and contributors decided that there was no better way to celebrate this horrifically haunting holiday than by sharing our favorite scary stories! Be they movies, TV shows, video games, novels, or anything other form of entertainment, members of the FBC crew will be sharing their "scariest" stories each day leading up to Halloween. We hope that you will enjoy this sneak peek into the terrors that frighten Fanboy Comics!


I’m a huge Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan. That said, and given that when I watched the first series, my geeky teenage life had already led to me becoming a seasoned fan of the R-rated horror genre. I have to admit that despite all the things that made the show great, it wasn’t what I considered “scary.” Whedon and crew did pull it off once or twice, though, and the best example of how unsettling and frightening Buffy could be in the right hands is surely the haunting and silent episode, "Hush."

As Halloween is fast approaching, the Fanboy Comics staff and contributors decided that there was no better way to celebrate this horrifically haunting holiday than by sharing our favorite scary stories! Be they movies, TV shows, video games, novels, or anything other form of entertainment, members of the FBC crew will be sharing their "scariest" stories each day leading up to Halloween. We hope that you will enjoy this sneak peek into the terrors that frighten Fanboy Comics!


You're probably thinking, “Really, Kristine? RPGs can't be scary.” While it's true that an RPG system by itself is not that scary, when coupled with the right GM, it can create the perfect storm. While in my case the scariest and creepiest game I've ever played in was a Mage: The Awakening game (All the GM's doing and mostly not on purpose. The full story is recounted at the end of Worlds That Never Were Episode 2), the RPG system that is the scariest in my opinion is the master, Call of Cthulhu. Here's why:

As Halloween is fast approaching, the Fanboy Comics staff and contributors decided that there was no better way to celebrate this horrifically haunting holiday than by sharing our favorite scary stories! Be they movies, TV shows, video games, novels, or anything other form of entertainment, members of the FBC crew will be sharing their "scariest" stories each day leading up to Halloween. We hope that you will enjoy this sneak peek into the terrors that frighten Fanboy Comics!


I fell in love with The Phantom of the Opera at the age of twelve, when I first heard the song "Think of Me" from the world-renowned Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. Over the years, my love of the music has led me to see the musical twice, watch at least three movie renditions, and read a variety of Phantom novels, including the original by Gaston Leroux, a continuation, an audio book of the original on cassette tape, and a poorly executed erotic re-imagining of the story. With such a deep immersion in the world of Phantom, I should have been able to see the true intentions and nature of the original story, but I, and many modern fans, were blinded by the romantic angle of the love triangle between Christine, the Phantom/Erik, and Raoul. It took my father’s pithy review of the musical (I believe his words were along the lines of “I don’t know why this show is so popular . . . unless it’s all women who have had a stalker.”) and a careful re-read of the original novel to open my eyes to the pervasive horror of the piece.

As Halloween is fast approaching, the Fanboy Comics staff and contributors decided that there was no better way to celebrate this horrifically haunting holiday than by sharing our favorite scary stories! Be they movies, TV shows, video games, novels, or anything other form of entertainment, members of the FBC crew will be sharing their "scariest" stories each day leading up to Halloween. We hope that you will enjoy this sneak peek into the terrors that frighten Fanboy Comics!


Through the years, my addiction to horror (movies, girlfriends, books, games) has acted just like any other addiction (heroin, cocaine, bath salts, etc.).  The first good hit – in my case, Jaws (I was five years old.) – has never been replicated.  There were some close calls [The Shining (the book), Event Horizon, Exorcist] but never have I been as ball-shatteringly scared as when that Kintner boy was eaten.  I’ve chased it, though; whether it’s the new scary zombie movie or the new Stephen Kingbook, I will devour it in the hopes that maybe – just maybe – I’ll be scared out of my wits.

As Halloween is fast approaching, the Fanboy Comics staff and contributors decided that there was no better way to celebrate this horrifically haunting holiday than by sharing our favorite scary stories! Be they movies, TV shows, video games, novels, or anything other form of entertainment, members of the FBC crew will be sharing their "scariest" stories each day leading up to Halloween. We hope that you will enjoy this sneak peek into the terrors that frighten Fanboy Comics!


I have never had less fun with a video game. Ever. I should say that I typically do not enjoy horror games, and, with Halloween approaching, I thought I would give a scary PC game a try. So, like an idiot, I chose one that is widely accepted as one of the scariest games ever released.

As Halloween is fast approaching, the Fanboy Comics staff and contributors decided that there was no better way to celebrate this horrifically haunting holiday than by sharing our favorite scary stories! Be they movies, TV shows, video games, novels, or anything other form of entertainment, members of the FBC crew will be sharing their "scariest" stories each day leading up to Halloween. We hope that you will enjoy this sneak peek into the terrors that frighten Fanboy Comics!


Nobody seems to understand why I find the 1933 version of The Invisible Man starring Claude Rains so scary. Out of all the horror movies that have ever been made, from Psycho to Night of the Living Dead to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, why does this somewhat gimmicky, 80-year-old film take my top spot?

As Halloween is fast approaching, the Fanboy Comics staff and contributors decided that there was no better way to celebrate this horrifically haunting holiday than by sharing our favorite scary stories!  Be they movies, TV shows, video games, novels, or anything other form of entertainment, members of the FBC crew will be sharing their "scariest" stories each day leading up to Halloween.  We hope that you will enjoy this sneak peek into the terrors that frighten Fanboy Comics!


It’s Halloween and that means it’s time to start thinking scary. For someone who considers himself a horror fan, it’s sometimes hard for me to find films that truly frighten me, but when a film does, I remember it forever. 28 Days Later, the movie which brought us running zombies and caused the zombie craze to begin, is one of those films. 28 Days Later is an extremely terrifying film which will shake you of your zombie oversaturation blahs and remind you how truly scary the genre can be.

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