Maybe that was all he wanted at first--one night of blood-soaked earth for one really great chuckle, but one thing was, without a doubt, not a “maybe”: whatever his intentions for any day after that first day, that first laugh, someone was going to have to stop him. After all, it was just too good a joke to stop telling.
The clown approaches with a balloon. Maybe we take it and share a smile, maybe the clown uses the string to strangle us, maybe we lose our senses and stab the clown.
Have you ever looked down a sewer grate and shuddered at the thought of finding yourself beneath those iron bars?
The Romans abandoned their hold on the British empire in the 5th century A.D. Why, then, did maintenance man Harry Martindale see a contingent of them march past in February of 1953?
"Betty" is a 1900's woman who likes to wake you up at 2:36 a.m. by shouting your name. And heaven help you if you paint the walls the wrong color.
A stalker watches a family for months. The stalker gains the confidence to move into the family’s home. For reasons undetermined, perhaps the exposition of their “haunting”, the stalker becomes a murderer. After the murders, the evil or insane murder lives in the home for a few days as though it is their own. Wears the clothes of the victims, eats their food, sleeps in their bed.
The evidence of cannibalized humans at Lovelock Cave where the Si-Te-Cah were found indicates that someone was eating other humans. Whether it was the “giants” or not, and whether it was a famine compelling them to eat humans or whether they had just acquired the taste, is unknowable.
The following torture methods do not result in a victim’s death. They don’t necessarily cause permanent damage. But in many ways, they stay with you forever.