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Read the Book! Remembering Time-Life’s MYSTERIES OF THE UNKNOWN

“I never thought I would believe in it… until it happened to me.” If those words just triggered a slight chill in your bones — or perhaps just a brief flash of goofy nostalgia — you’re definitely not alone. The above quote was first directed to an unflinching camera in 1989 by Oscar-winning actress Julianne Moore, […]

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Nine Terrifying Folklore-Based Horror Films

The first horror stories were arguably fairy tales — nightmares told as warnings, or case studies in sin. Naturally, plenty of films have adapted or interpreted these legends into a visual medium; however, while it’s one thing to craft a story based on myth, it’s another entirely to realize the myth in its full form […]

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Predicting the Future of the Internet: Peering Deep into MY LITTLE EYE

In today’s world of Internet voyeurs and exhibitionists, there is no limit to what you can see and do online. Want to post a video of yourself yodeling to Taking Back Sunday? Go for it! Want to see a goat knock over a small child? Then just google it. The only limit is your imagination. […]

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Is the Devil’s Toy Box a Real-Life HELLRAISER Box?

Thirty years ago, Clive Barker brought his sadomasochistic vision of Hell to life in the 1987 release, HELLRAISER. This tale of demons who offer pleasure or pain (and are summoned a puzzle box) was truly a unique vision in the world of horror. As it’s my absolute favorite horror film, I’ve watched every installment, as well […]

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Terrifying Short TUCK ME IN Will Scare You In Less Than One Minute!

Brrrr…… this short film is a creepy one! Earlier this week, we shared the trailer to the upcoming feature THE HATRED. Much like the original teaser for THE CONJURING, the strongest aspect of the trailer was that it let one full scene from the movie play out. And it’s a terrifying one! Naturally, because this […]

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Dakota Fanning Squares Off With a Horrifying “Monster Made of Men” in the Latest Short from Neill Blomkamp’s OATS STUDIOS

If you’re sci-if/horror fan – and you’re looking for a way to beat the insufferable summer heat – this should send more than a few shivers up your spine.  Streaming now from Neill Blomkamp’s newly-christened OATS STUDIOS is ZYGOTE, the latest in the South-African filmmaker’s new series of experimental sci-fi shorts. A quick recap for the uninitiated – […]

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Check Out the Chilling Horror Short THERE ARE MONSTERS

Have you ever felt like someone’s face just looked slightly off, like their eyes were just a bit too wide or their smile was unnaturally big? Could they be a monster? In a small Canadian town, people are experiencing this more than normal. Is there something larger going on? THERE ARE MONSTERS made the festival circuit […]

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Was CRITTERS Based on a Real Story? Exploring the Kelly-Hopkinsville Alien Encounter

Was there genuine truth to the Kelly–Hopkinsville encounter? It’s one of history’s greatest questions and time has left it surprisingly powerless. That’s not a complete mystery when you consider today’s technology, the elaborate depths one will dive too in order to create the most believable hoax, and what can be presented and spread like wild […]

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A Seriously Creepy 30 Second Horror Short: WOMAN IN THE BOOK

For today’s horror short, let’s check out a brisk but effective film from our friends over at Crypt TV. While lost in the woods, a couple discover there is something seriously wrong with their book, and maybe their heads. Don’t miss WOMAN IN THE BOOK below.

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Die Laughing: The Nightmarish Humor of ADULT SWIM’s “Informercials”

The comedy and horror genres often cross over, though in theory they target completely different demographics… so why is this so commonplace? Maybe it’s the way they both explore the extreme and absurd, even if their approaches vary; that’s why works that can successfully embody both categories are so impactful — laughing and screaming come […]

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Kick-off Your Weekend with the Horrifying Short Film MORGU

The weekend is almost upon us! Let’s kick it off with a spooky little short from our friends over at Crypt TV. This one is by filmmaker Erika Grediaga. It is time to conjure MORGU!

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This 3 Minute Short Film is Scary as Hell: STEREOSCOPE

The set-up is simple. A woman receives an old-fashioned stereoscope with a message to “enjoy the company.” Then things get really scary. We found this horrifying little short lurking over at Crypt TV, and we love it! Mad props to the filmmaker, Alexander Babaev. We hope to see many more horror projects from him! And […]

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Did You Know There’s a REAL-LIFE Cult Leader in ROSEMARY’S BABY?

Before Rosemary Woodhouse rescues her devil-baby as he cries in a room surrounded by Satan worshippers in ROSEMARY’S BABY, she has a party to celebrate her seemingly normal pregnancy. In the scene, the camera pans on a dark-haired man with tan skin for an instant—but just long enough to catch your eye. The man, Michel […]

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The Most Horrifying Workplace Safety Video Ever: WILL YOU BE HERE TOMORROW?

“Workplace safety” videos are closely related to “mental hygiene” filmstrips, which were instructional films for children and teens ranging in themes from sex education, drugs, dating, and physical and mental health topics. Workplace safety videos are kind of the grown-up version of mental hygiene films.  Most workplace safety videos show examples of the right and […]

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Check Out the Terrifying 3 Minute Short WHITE WILLOW

Horror films don’t always need complicated plots and back stories to be effective. Sometimes simplicity can be both beautiful and horrifying. Case in point: Ryan Swantek’s latest horror short film, WHITE WILLOW. Filmed entirely in Ryan’s bathroom, the segment has no spoken dialogue, but instead relies entirely on haunting visuals to execute the terror. And it also deserves […]