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China has been in the news in the past few months for the illegal electro shock therapy being conducted in hospitals around the country aimed at “curing” homosexuality. Here in the west, we were horrified to read that parents were sending their children to hospitals to be treated for the “disease”

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Since starting this webzine, I’ve delved into some of my more macabre and outsider interests. One practice that fascinates me is the extreme body modifications – they push the boundaries of what aesthetics are acceptable in society, and sometimes even what is acceptable for human beings. As body modification has

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It’s time to spiral back down into the wonderfully wicked world of drugs. Like I explained in previous instalments, these are not the views or beliefs of CVLT Nation as a whole. I have personally done every drug we are exploring, but have not used recreational drugs in thirteen years,

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Chastity belts are things of legend, and looking at one of these penis bear traps is pretty awe-inspiring and scary. The idea of a man locking up his wife while he went away to fight valiant wars has captured the imagination of people for centuries. But it turns out that

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Requiem On August 15, 2009, 14-year-old Kevin Barrera was shot, killed, and left beside train tracks in Richmond, California. Nearly four years later, the gruesome scene featuring a cruiser and police officers standing near the dead body was discovered, archived on Google Maps. After discovering the image, Barrera’s distraught father

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The 17th century saw the Age of Reason and the Scientific Method developed in Europe, and along with it the rise of the asylum in the treatment of mental illness. Asylums were seen as a place to keep the mentally ill out of the way of the rest of society –

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I have read many, many accounts of serial killers, and a common thread in the stories is that although they often have criminal records, and are picked and/or questioned up by police as a part of the murder case, they are usually ruled out or released at some point early

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Via THOUGHT CATALOG ARSON, MURDER, & PEDOPHILIA Alex and Derek King were a pair of pimply, scruffy Florida boys on the cusp of adolescence. Their troubled youths and broken family had them bouncing around from place to place until they finally both wound up living with their father in 2001. Alex

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There’s noting like a Lynch film to bring on the creep factor. He just turned 70, and is working on the highly anticipated new Twin Peaks series airing next year, and I’m excited to see how he will out-creep himself with this new incarnation. He has in spades what I

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When our oldest daughter was about 2 1/2, right after we moved to Canada, she introduced us to her new imaginary friend, Nina. She was always talking to Nina, and Nina was involved in some way with everything she did. To be honest, I kind of hoped she was some kind

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Rotterdam’s GOLD have put together a terrifying video together for their tune “And I Know Now” off their recent release No Image via Profound Lore and it doesn’t feature anything dark, creepy or bloody. Instead it’s a glimpse into the uniquely American phenomenon of the Black Friday Sale rampage. Like

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This next drug we are going to take a look at seemed like a logical choice, as it explains my love for X-mas lights, despite the fact the only holiday I acknowledge on December 25th is Saturnalia. As explained in the first installment of our exploration of wonderfully wicked world

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