About Us

Keep It Creepy.

To say we’re fans of everything creepy would be an understatement. Whether it’s the latest Stephen King book, a collection of under-the-radar horror movies, or an unsolved case that’s still haunting us 50 years later, we’re dying to share our latest dark obsessions with fellow enthusiasts.

Check back daily as we unearth historical crimes, real ghost stories, and the scariest book recommendations. And sign up for our newsletter to get our top 5 stories delivered straight to your inbox twice a week. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to join in the conversation.

And if you unearth any hot tips or strange finds, clue us in at editor@the-line-up.com.

Everything we cover – from highbrow literary pieces to Internet memes – is chosen by our editors, regardless of media affiliation. If our parent company or one of our partners has a story they know you’d kill to read, you’ll see a tag with their name by it – no foul play.

Jennifer Jackson, Editorial Director

A lover of all things digital, Jennifer has been editing and writing for websites, reading ebooks, and watching comedy webisodes for the better part of a decade. She checks Goodreads every morning for new book recommendations, and she’s recently discovered a love of British murder mystery TV series which she plans to investigate further.

Matthew Thompson, Senior Editor

Matthew graduated from New York University with an MFA in Fiction. His stories, book reviews, and interviews appear in a variety of literary journals. As an avid traveler, Matthew has lived in Berlin, Seattle, and a handful of hamlets in the south of France. He can usually be found rummaging around old bookshops, uncovering strange titles.

Sarah Mangiola, Senior Books Editor

Originally from California, Sarah has been writing and editing professionally since moving to New York after college. You can often find her obsessing over anything old and classic—especially when the cover requires some dusting off. Her favorite books include the entire Harry Potter series, Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen, and A Separate Peace by John Knowles.

Aliza Polkes, Assistant Editor

Aliza graduated from Columbia University with a master’s degree in journalism. She’s a founder of the literary magazine 4×4, and a lover of modern fiction, horror movies, English period dramas, and pizza.

Open Road Integrated Media is a prestige content brand delivering digital experiences that entertain and inform readers around the world. Laser-focused on revenue, reach, and repeat customers, the Open Road network of digital properties produces compelling stories that keep audiences engaged — across devices, content verticals, and global territories.