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The Political Timeliness of SEOUL STATION — Animated Prequel to TRAIN TO BUSAN

SEOUL STATION. No, it’s not where the Soul Train departs from. It’s the animated prequel to the smash hit zombie film TRAIN TO BUSAN, from South Korean director Yeon Sang-ho. Released just a month after BUSAN, the director’s live action debut, SEOUL STATION depicts ground zero of the outbreak: a train station that serves as […]

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CINEMA IN EXTREMIS: Robert Morgan’s BOBBY YEAH May Be the Sickest Stop-Motion Film Ever Made

Happy Friday, fellow extremists! How about closing out your hectic work week with an adorable little piece of animation? Of course, your definitions of “adorable” may differ from mine… but in this case, it means a sticky, blood-smeared, hairy, screeching, slime-spurting epic of apocalyptic proportions. That is, the outrageously twisted (and award-winning) 2011 film BOBBY […]

Films Scary Fun 

This Uncomfortably Friendly Animated Character is Seriously Creeping Out the Internet

Since we first launched this site, we’ve been proud to raise awareness for spooky, shocking and suspenseful shorts by talented filmmakers around the world — but the film HI STRANGER, created by artist-director Kirsten Lepore, may be the first short we’ve shared that doesn’t seem overtly scary. At first, anyway. Clocking in at less than […]

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Five Classic Horror-Edged Episodes of the Anime Series CASE CLOSED

Playing out like some kind of odd fusion of Scooby-Doo, Agatha Christie, and Sherlock Holmes (with the occasional detour into slasher and giallo territory), the Japanese anime CASE CLOSED is an incredibly addictive show that more US-based horror fans should take the time to dig into. With 25 seasons under its belt, the continuing series […]

Films 

When Godzilla ALMOST Fought Frankenstein!

I’m never sure. How seriously am I supposed to take Godzilla? Don’t get me wrong. I love Godzilla movies. In fact, I’ve probably seen more than most people, having – more than once – written holistic retrospectives of the whole series. That means I’ve seen over 30 Godzilla movies. Some are great, some are awful, […]

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Childhood Captured: Revisiting MONSTER HOUSE!

Some of the best films ever made are the ones that manage to capture — with accuracy — a universal childhood experience. If there’s one thing every human being can relate to, it’s being a child, and an enriched and enhanced cinematic exploration of childhood can only bring out the intensity of that time. Whether […]

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Stephen King Examines Childhood Fears in This Amazing Animated Short

Back in October of 1989, during an interview for WAMC’s Public Radio Book Club, Stephen King was posed a question he’s likely heard thousands of times over the course of his four-decade career: Where do our darkest fears come from? King could have provided a generic answer… but instead, he does what he does best: […]

Films 

What REALLY Happened To All The Werewolf Movies?

FEATURED IMAGE: WOLFMAN (2009) When you get a whole bunch of horror fanatics in the same room at the same time, you’re bound to hear the same topics of conversation over and over and over again. Somebody’s going to complain about Rob Zombie’s HALLOWEEN remakes eventually. The question of when, exactly, it ceases to be […]

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Remembering the Many Strange Spin-Offs of TALES FROM THE CRYPT!

Let us all fondly remember the time when TALES FROM THE CRYPT dominated the horror landscape like a hedonistic pagan god. It sat on its mighty throne of pop culture skulls, feasting on mutton, providing for the gore-thirsty populace the most visible and accepted outlet for blood-soaked horror. For a few years in the early […]

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Need a Snack? Visit the Refreshment Stand in Hell in this Twisted Short

The animated horror short “Follow the Sun” made its way around the film festival circuit back in 2011. Focusing on the old “let’s all go to the lobby” refreshment ads that used to play at drive-ins and theaters (but with a morbid twist), the segment quickly became one of my favorite shorts. The short has […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Watch This Spooky Animated Teaser for TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE, Season 3!

We told you recently about the upcoming third season of TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE — the amazing old-school horror radio drama created by writer-producer-director-actor and all-around genre legend Larry Fessenden (HABIT, WENDIGO, THE LAST WINTER) and his partner in auditory mischief, writer-director Glenn McQuaid (I SELL THE DEAD). This season, genre icons like Stuart Gordon (RE-ANIMATOR), […]

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Watch an EXCLUSIVE Animated Short Featuring HELLEVATOR’s Soska Twins!

Jen and Sylvia Soska – co-directors of cult horror hit AMERICAN MARY and twice-picked for the ABCs OF DEATH films – provided the voices for a spooky animated short – which explains how the “Twisted Twins” came to be the co-hosts of the world’s most horrifying new game show: HELLEVATOR. HELLEVATOR’s premise seems fitting for […]