On June 28, 1993, State troopers spotted a pickup truck on Southern State Parkway with no licence plates. The driver refused to pull over and a short high-speed chase ensued. The truck crashed and the driver, identified as Joel Rifkin, was placed in handcuffs. As the trooper inspected the truck, he detected a foul odour coming from the back. Further inspection revealed the decomposing body of Rifkin’s latest victim.
In 1994, Rifkin was sentenced to 203 years in prison for 9 counts of second-degree murder. Joel Rifkin is also a strong suspect for some of the bodies attributed to the Long Island Serial Killer, who remains at large.
Have you ever seen the Rake? Probably not, as legend says once you see it, it will stalk you until you go insane. Or die, whichever comes first. I’ve collected two terrifying stories about the Rake, just in case you’re sleeping well at night and need something to keep you awake.
Our first story is about a young woman called Kerrie. Her parents sent her to boarding school to ‘bring her out of her shell’. She was a shy timid girl and her parents felt that standing on her own two feet would help build character. She met a boy whilst there and soon they became an item. Though forbidden, Kerrie snuck out of her dorm at night to meet with him on a park bench at the back of the school. It was fairly dark back there and somewhat hidden from view. If the teens were quiet, they probably wouldn’t be caught.
Maldon Williams was nine years old when he saw a clown murder his parents. The clown used a kitchen knife to cut their throats from ear to ear, and blood dripped down the walls in thick, oozing rivers.
Ben Night was once a successful author, whose career now seems washed up. But his horror novel ‘Clownz’ is about to become all too real. Real enough to break into his own home.
Jane Brady is the police detective investigating a string of monstrous killings, connected only by Night’s book. Has its villain, Sparkles The Clown, inspired these real-life atrocities?
From the pages of fiction, Sparkles walks the world, leaving behind only the flayed faces of his victims and a single word written in blood:
All the stories in this collection are true and were submitted to me via the
The Haunted House Clown.
Four friends encounter a creepy clown at a carnival, but all is not as it seems.
The Man in the Dark Car.
A girl leaves a party and walks home alone. It isn’t long before she realises that the night holds many dangers.
The Picture Book.
A man breaks into a house with the intention to steal items to fund his drug habit. He finds a picture book. The images contained within haunt him to this day…
"See you all on the other side. Warden, murder me. I'm ready to roll. Time to get this party started."
- James Jackson.
Executed by lethal linjection on February 7th 2007 for the murder of his wife and two step-daughters.
"How's this for a headline...French Fries!"
- James French.
Executed by electric chair on August 10th, 1966 for murder.