This subforum is for the study of horror as it relates to the 21st century, though historical examples are also welcome. For a definition of horror, see "Fear, Loathing, and Horror". Please note that this is not a dumping ground for news stories about bad shit happening, unless that bad shit is horror (as defined in the noted thread), rather than fear or loathing.
For example, a story on child soldiers is a loathing thing, and properly belongs in Aneristic Illusions. On the other hand, a story detailing the fact that the "missing" oil from the BP spill is now UNDER the surface of the beaches affected would probably count as horror. A story about banking malfeasance doesn't belong here, but a story like the fact that the banks took the bailout money and bought T-bills (thus collecting interest on the loan that WE gave THEM) does.
We're also not looking for bigfoot articles or UFO theories, unless bigfoot has been DOCUMENTED flying the UFO and torching Los Angeles, and there's a scorched crater to prove it. General conspiracy theories belong in High Weirdness.
Read the definitions before posting. Expanding on definitions is desirable, if there's something worth adding, but beyond that, fear and loathing belong elsewhere. They're easy to find, and would offer only distraction.