Hidden away in the dark shadows of America's history are tales so terrifying, they must be true. Veteran actor and legendary horror movie icon Robert Englund scours news reports of yesteryear to bring viewers twisted tales ripped straight from the headlines. Weaving together a trilogy of spine-tingling tales, guided by newspaper accounts and layered with commentary from historians and experts prove that truth is always stranger than fiction.
A North Carolina storekeeper is tormented by a countdown to his demise; a New Orleans teen is trapped in a waking nightmare; an Atlanta police station is the battleground for a serial killer and a vengeful spirit.
Inexplicable phone calls torment the manager of a New Jersey cemetery; a foolhardy citizen taunts an insane serial killer in New Orleans; and love and obsession drive a Florida scientist to desperate lengths.
Two aging ranch hands battle a flying maneater in the Arizona desert; a young Theodore Roosevelt trespasses into the lair of a half-human predator; and demonic entities prey upon villagers in rural Pennsylvania.
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The horror escalates as a Massachusetts family hunts for a hidden fortune in a haunted house; a farmer battles a devilish curse in Ohio; a greedy mortician faces the wrath of the dead after he defiles their graves in a corrupt scheme.
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An Arizona sheepherder hunts down a mysterious beast that killed his wife; a hairy giant stalks a Missouri farmer and his family; a medicine man battles evil spirits who devour human flesh.