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Films 

CINEMA IN EXTREMIS: The Beautiful Body Horror of HE TOOK HIS SKIN OFF FOR ME

Many works of surreal cinema bear equally baffling titles, but I can confidently say the title of Ben Aston’s 2014 short film HE TOOK HIS SKIN OFF FOR ME represents 100% truth in advertising. It’s also a pretty amazing work of “extremist drama” that’s more touching than you might expect. Adapted from a short story […]

Films 

Exclusive News on the Upcoming VOLUMES OF BLOOD Anthology Sequels!

Horror anthologies are hotter than ever, and there are many more highly-anticipated omnibus features looming on the horizon. One of the more notable indie anthologies headed your way is the follow-up to 2015’s award-winning feature VOLUMES OF BLOOD. First, a little background… the original anthology was the first feature-length production from the “Unscripted Film School” program, […]

Films Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

Don’t Forget to Vote in the Rondo Awards!

Don’t forget to vote! We are honored to be nominated in two categories for the 2017 Rondo Awards! Blumhouse.com is nominated for “Best Horror Website”, and our podcast SHOCK WAVES is nominated for “Best Multimedia”. We are incredibly thrilled to be among such other amazing nominees, including many very talented folks and long-standing names in the […]

H.P. Lovecraft: Separating the Man from the Monster

The genre of horror has always had a lot of subversive appeal. Much like punk rock and other artistic subcultures, it dwells comfortably outside of the mainstream (save for when it’s co-opted with usually dismal results), and many of those who live and breathe horror value it as a space where society’s faults and biases […]

Films Scary Fun 

What’s Under Your Sofa Right Now? Watch the Short DO WE PLAY and Find Out!

You’re never too old to play a little game of hide-and-seek, but this nightmarish three-minute horror film from award-winning filmmaker Tony Morales will make you more cautious about whom you choose to play with… assuming they haven’t already chosen you first. Once I saw stylish and spine-tingling DO WE PLAY, an entry in Spain’s 15th […]

Films Music 

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: The Mind-Bending Horror Short FACE OF 4!

You may already be familiar with the creative output of Alexander Azzi — already known to the music world as electronic music producer, DJ and composer Drop Goblin. I covered Alex’s music frequently back in the day as music reporter for FEARnet, and his horror-inspired projects have amazed EDM-loving genre fans from around the globe. Now […]

Films Scary Fun 

A Deviant Dentist Finds THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM in This Totally Twisted Short

Some call it Odontophobia or Dentophobia. But most of us know of it simply as “Dental Fear.” A surprisingly large percentage of the population experiences at least some measure of anxiety when it comes to visiting the dentist, even if it’s just for their bi-annual cleaning… but for some, it’s an overwhelming, paralyzing fear. Those […]

Films Scary Fun 

PLAY TIME: Experience a Full-Blast Nightmare in Just Three Minutes!

If you can spare us just a few minutes, we’ll deliver you an entire evening’s worth of scream-yourself-awake nightmares — in the form of the multi-award-winning UK horror short PLAY TIME. Written and directed by Ryan Thompson and produced by Thompson’s own company VFX Productions, PLAY TIME took the top prize in Bloody Cuts Films’ 2013 “Who’s […]

Films 

R.I.P. Genre Favorite Larry Drake (1950-2016)

Yet another fine talent has left our world… yesterday, March 17, hard-working character actor Larry Drake passed away in his Hollywood home at the age of 66. As of this writing, the cause of Drake’s death is not known. Drake’s long and impressive career spanned many genres across stage, film and television — but we horror […]

Films Scary Fun 

HE DIES AT THE END… But You’re Still In for a Shock!

Here’s a sinister short from the vaults that made the festival rounds since its premiere in 2008, playing London’s Film4 Frightfest, L.A.’s Screamfest, New York City’s Horror Film Festival and the San Sebastien Horror & Fantasy Film Festival — winning accolades for Irish filmmaker Damian Mc Carthy, including “Best Horror/Thriller” in the Indie Short Film […]

Exclusive Interview: Author John Palisano on the Art of Horror and the Horror of Heartbeak

John Palisano may be a new name for many horror readers. But his gradual climb to the literary limelight has been through all the briars and obstructions that life throws in an artist’s way. His short fiction has been nominated three times for the Bram Stoker Award; he’s won the John H. Edmond award for some […]

Films 

Remembering The Tall Man: Angus Scrimm (1926-2016)

Though my heart breaks to write these words, I must dutifully pass along the sad news that another of the horror genre’s most respected and beloved legends has left this world. Angus Scrimm, born Lawrence Rory Guy, passed away last night at the age of 89, as reported by longtime friend and collaborator Don Coscarelli […]