Behind the Screams
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Sunday, October 28

Six witnesses…a terrifying abduction…no body…no trace…and a story that can’t be disproven… Leaving a jobsite late one night, a group of young men are drawn in by a mysterious bright light. In a flash one of the men disappears, only to reappear five nights later with a strange tale of being captured by bizarre and menacing creatures that aren’t human. You might think this is the plot from a horror film, but it’s all terrifyingly true. These are the actual events that inspired the movie The Fire in the Sky, and many more stories of terror. This is the Behind the Screams account of Travis Walton’s alien abduction. Show Less
Six witnesses…a terrifying abduction…no body…no trace…and a story that can’t be disproven… Leaving a jobsite late one nigh...Show More

When a large family moves into an old rural farmhouse, they hope to give their kids a simpler life. But they’ve landed in a house full of terrible secrets. A family home full of angry apparitions…tragic suicides…and sinister witchcraft. The ghosts terrorize the mother and frighten the children every night. You might think this is the plot from a horror film, but it’s all terrifyingly true. These are the actual events that inspired the movie The Conjuring, and many more stories of terror. This is the Behind the Screams account of the Perron family home’s haunting. Show Less
When a large family moves into an old rural farmhouse, they hope to give their kids a simpler life. But they’ve landed in a house fu...Show More

Strange, inhuman noises, night after night…hellish commandments gouged in human flesh…and a war of good vs. evil. When a teenage boy in Baltimore begins to act strange, his parents don’t know what to think. But as his behavior gets stranger, they become certain of one thing – their son is consumed by evil and they must seek help from the church. You might think this is the plot from a horror film, but it’s all terrifyingly true. These are the actual events that inspired the movie The Exorcist, and many more stories of terror. This is the Behind the Screams account of a young man possessed by the devil. Show Less
Strange, inhuman noises, night after night…hellish commandments gouged in human flesh…and a war of good vs. evil. When a teenage b...Show More

Six witnesses…a terrifying abduction…no body…no trace…and a story that can’t be disproven… Leaving a jobsite late one night, a group of young men are drawn in by a mysterious bright light. In a flash one of the men disappears, only to reappear five nights later with a strange tale of being captured by bizarre and menacing creatures that aren’t human. You might think this is the plot from a horror film, but it’s all terrifyingly true. These are the actual events that inspired the movie The Fire in the Sky, and many more stories of terror. This is the Behind the Screams account of Travis Walton’s alien abduction. Show Less
Six witnesses…a terrifying abduction…no body…no trace…and a story that can’t be disproven… Leaving a jobsite late one nigh...Show More

Monday, October 29

When a large family moves into an old rural farmhouse, they hope to give their kids a simpler life. But they’ve landed in a house full of terrible secrets. A family home full of angry apparitions…tragic suicides…and sinister witchcraft. The ghosts terrorize the mother and frighten the children every night. You might think this is the plot from a horror film, but it’s all terrifyingly true. These are the actual events that inspired the movie The Conjuring, and many more stories of terror. This is the Behind the Screams account of the Perron family home’s haunting. Show Less
When a large family moves into an old rural farmhouse, they hope to give their kids a simpler life. But they’ve landed in a house fu...Show More

Strange, inhuman noises, night after night…hellish commandments gouged in human flesh…and a war of good vs. evil. When a teenage boy in Baltimore begins to act strange, his parents don’t know what to think. But as his behavior gets stranger, they become certain of one thing – their son is consumed by evil and they must seek help from the church. You might think this is the plot from a horror film, but it’s all terrifyingly true. These are the actual events that inspired the movie The Exorcist, and many more stories of terror. This is the Behind the Screams account of a young man possessed by the devil. Show Less
Strange, inhuman noises, night after night…hellish commandments gouged in human flesh…and a war of good vs. evil. When a teenage b...Show More

Six witnesses…a terrifying abduction…no body…no trace…and a story that can’t be disproven… Leaving a jobsite late one night, a group of young men are drawn in by a mysterious bright light. In a flash one of the men disappears, only to reappear five nights later with a strange tale of being captured by bizarre and menacing creatures that aren’t human. You might think this is the plot from a horror film, but it’s all terrifyingly true. These are the actual events that inspired the movie The Fire in the Sky, and many more stories of terror. This is the Behind the Screams account of Travis Walton’s alien abduction. Show Less
Six witnesses…a terrifying abduction…no body…no trace…and a story that can’t be disproven… Leaving a jobsite late one nigh...Show More

Six witnesses…a terrifying abduction…no body…no trace…and a story that can’t be disproven… Leaving a jobsite late one night, a group of young men are drawn in by a mysterious bright light. In a flash one of the men disappears, only to reappear five nights later with a strange tale of being captured by bizarre and menacing creatures that aren’t human. You might think this is the plot from a horror film, but it’s all terrifyingly true. These are the actual events that inspired the movie The Fire in the Sky, and many more stories of terror. This is the Behind the Screams account of Travis Walton’s alien abduction. Show Less
Six witnesses…a terrifying abduction…no body…no trace…and a story that can’t be disproven… Leaving a jobsite late one nigh...Show More

Wednesday, October 31

When two young women disappear from a lakeside beach, investigators have nothing to go on. But as bodies begin to surface and more women go missing, shocking similarities in the cases come to light: a handsome stranger with a broken arm, a Volkswagon Bug, and the name Ted. As investigators close in on the monster responsible for this horrifying killing spree, it leads to a devastating sorority house massacre… You might think this is the plot from a horror film, but it’s all terrifyingly true. These are the actual events that inspired the Buffalo Bill character in the movie Silence of the Lambs, and many more stories of terror. This is the Behind the Screams account of serial killer Ted Bundy. Show Less
When two young women disappear from a lakeside beach, investigators have nothing to go on. But as bodies begin to surface and more wom...Show More

The peaceful small town of Plainfield, Wisconsin is shattered when a female bartender goes missing. But it’s not until a few years later when another woman of the same age disappears that local sheriffs start putting together the pieces of a very strange puzzle. Two bloody crime scenes…dozens of empty graves…a sick obsession with mother…and a suit of human skin. You might think this is the plot from a horror film, but it’s all terrifyingly true. These are the actual events that inspired the movies Psycho, Silence of the Lambs, and many more stories of terror. This is the Behind the Screams account of serial killer Ed Gein. Show Less
The peaceful small town of Plainfield, Wisconsin is shattered when a female bartender goes missing. But it’s not until a few years l...Show More

In 1970s Chicago, teenage boys are going missing by the dozen. But investigators are overlooking an important clue – all the missing boys share a connection with an upstanding community member who’s leading a double-life. He’s a power hungry sadist...that can’t get enough. You might think this is the plot from a horror film, but it’s all terrifyingly true. This is the original clown-faced killer – the monster that inspired so many evil, clown-faced villains. This is the Behind the Screams account of serial killer John Wayne Gacy. Show Less
In 1970s Chicago, teenage boys are going missing by the dozen. But investigators are overlooking an important clue – all the missing...Show More

When two young women disappear from a lakeside beach, investigators have nothing to go on. But as bodies begin to surface and more women go missing, shocking similarities in the cases come to light: a handsome stranger with a broken arm, a Volkswagon Bug, and the name Ted. As investigators close in on the monster responsible for this horrifying killing spree, it leads to a devastating sorority house massacre… You might think this is the plot from a horror film, but it’s all terrifyingly true. These are the actual events that inspired the Buffalo Bill character in the movie Silence of the Lambs, and many more stories of terror. This is the Behind the Screams account of serial killer Ted Bundy. Show Less
When two young women disappear from a lakeside beach, investigators have nothing to go on. But as bodies begin to surface and more wom...Show More

The peaceful small town of Plainfield, Wisconsin is shattered when a female bartender goes missing. But it’s not until a few years later when another woman of the same age disappears that local sheriffs start putting together the pieces of a very strange puzzle. Two bloody crime scenes…dozens of empty graves…a sick obsession with mother…and a suit of human skin. You might think this is the plot from a horror film, but it’s all terrifyingly true. These are the actual events that inspired the movies Psycho, Silence of the Lambs, and many more stories of terror. This is the Behind the Screams account of serial killer Ed Gein. Show Less
The peaceful small town of Plainfield, Wisconsin is shattered when a female bartender goes missing. But it’s not until a few years l...Show More

Thursday, November 01

In 1970s Chicago, teenage boys are going missing by the dozen. But investigators are overlooking an important clue – all the missing boys share a connection with an upstanding community member who’s leading a double-life. He’s a power hungry sadist...that can’t get enough. You might think this is the plot from a horror film, but it’s all terrifyingly true. This is the original clown-faced killer – the monster that inspired so many evil, clown-faced villains. This is the Behind the Screams account of serial killer John Wayne Gacy. Show Less
In 1970s Chicago, teenage boys are going missing by the dozen. But investigators are overlooking an important clue – all the missing...Show More

Friday, November 02

The peaceful small town of Plainfield, Wisconsin is shattered when a female bartender goes missing. But it’s not until a few years later when another woman of the same age disappears that local sheriffs start putting together the pieces of a very strange puzzle. Two bloody crime scenes…dozens of empty graves…a sick obsession with mother…and a suit of human skin. You might think this is the plot from a horror film, but it’s all terrifyingly true. These are the actual events that inspired the movies Psycho, Silence of the Lambs, and many more stories of terror. This is the Behind the Screams account of serial killer Ed Gein. Show Less
The peaceful small town of Plainfield, Wisconsin is shattered when a female bartender goes missing. But it’s not until a few years l...Show More

The peaceful small town of Plainfield, Wisconsin is shattered when a female bartender goes missing. But it’s not until a few years later when another woman of the same age disappears that local sheriffs start putting together the pieces of a very strange puzzle. Two bloody crime scenes…dozens of empty graves…a sick obsession with mother…and a suit of human skin. You might think this is the plot from a horror film, but it’s all terrifyingly true. These are the actual events that inspired the movies Psycho, Silence of the Lambs, and many more stories of terror. This is the Behind the Screams account of serial killer Ed Gein. Show Less
The peaceful small town of Plainfield, Wisconsin is shattered when a female bartender goes missing. But it’s not until a few years l...Show More

When two young women disappear from a lakeside beach, investigators have nothing to go on. But as bodies begin to surface and more women go missing, shocking similarities in the cases come to light: a handsome stranger with a broken arm, a Volkswagon Bug, and the name Ted. As investigators close in on the monster responsible for this horrifying killing spree, it leads to a devastating sorority house massacre… You might think this is the plot from a horror film, but it’s all terrifyingly true. These are the actual events that inspired the Buffalo Bill character in the movie Silence of the Lambs, and many more stories of terror. This is the Behind the Screams account of serial killer Ted Bundy. Show Less
When two young women disappear from a lakeside beach, investigators have nothing to go on. But as bodies begin to surface and more wom...Show More

About Behind the Screams

Psycho, The Exorcist and The Silence of the Lambs are some of the most terrifying horror movies ever put on screen but the shocking reality is these movies were inspired by actual events. Behind the Screams presents these iconic images of horror—a young boy gripped by demonic possession, an axe-murderer chasing a teen through the woods—and pulls back the curtain to reveal the real story. From serial killers to documented paranormal encounters, truth is sometimes stranger than fiction and each one-hour episode examines the hair-raising true incidents that sparked some of the most gripping big screen stories.

According to the Planetary Habitability Laboratory in Puerto Rico, there are 31 planets besides our own that can potentially support life. Our scope of explorable universe is constantly growing, and as more and more light from distant objects makes its way to Earth, the number of habitable planets we classify will only grow....

The Perron family was tormented by ghosts, spirits, demons, witches, poltergeists, visions, dreams, physical attacks, and mother Carolyn was even possessed, but all they have for proof is their first hand accounts. There are no videos, pictures, or any kind of tangible evidence. But can you prove a haunting? Even if there was video from the Perron haunting, what would that prove?

The Rituala Romanum (Roman Ritual) is essentially a guide book for Roman Catholic priests, covering all of the services that they can perform. It includes the Holy Sacraments, Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Eucharist, Penance, Anointing the Sick, Matrimony, Priesthood, the Seven Penitential Psalms and Litany of the Saints, Liturgy for the Faithful Departed, Blessings, Processions, Litanies and Exorcism...

Exorcism depicted in art, take a look at some beautiful and haunting pieces.

Not only was John Wayne Gacy, Jr. one of the most prolific serial killers of the 20th century, and a very popular party clown in his community, but he was also an artist. That's right, he was an artist, painter in particular. He picked it up while on death row, and had plenty of time to learn the craft. You might think that the art of a serial killer would be all blood, guts and gore...

Ed Gein is exactly what nightmares are made of. His name may not be familiar, but we can gaurantee his story is. Ever hear of Norman Bates from Psycho? How about Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Masacre? Buffalo Bill/Jamie Gumb from Silence of the Lambs? All these characters and more were inspired by Ed Gein and his horrific story. Ed Gein is best known for his "trophies" crafted from human skin and bone....

Ted Bundy's murder spree spanned several states, and at least 4 years, although many speculate that his crimes started years earlier. When the authorities caught up with Ted Bundy for the last time in Florida, a search of his car produced his murder kit. He had it with him all the time so he was always ready for the next kill.