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A Poltergeist’s “Game” Takes a Dark Turn in the Sinister Short EMMA

This inventive short-form frightfest from writer-director Mike Castro has an interesting origin story — it began as an entry in a short film competition coinciding with David F. Sandberg’s hit prequel ANNABELLE: CREATION, but production was delayed in its final days, when an illness suddenly befell lead actress Chelsea Camp. Fortunately, Camp recovered, and production […]

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LES MINIKEUMS: The Creepiest “Kid-Friendly” Pop Group Ever?

It’s likely only French-speaking audiences remember growing up with the ‘90s TV show LES MINIKEUMS — an extremely popular kid-oriented sketch comedy series about the zany escapades of a teen pop band, who incorporate catchy little tunes into each of their short skits. On paper, the concept sounds like any dozen series on the Disney Channel […]

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Will Smith Has a Date with Sophia the Robot… and it Doesn’t Go Well [VIDEO]

Will Smith has shared the screen with all manner of robots, aliens, zombies and other beings… and his characters tend to deal with them by shooting them, punching them or blowing them up (usually followed by a clever catchphrase). But Will Smith the actor has never really tried an alternate strategy — like, for example, […]

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Watch the Soska Sisters’ Epic New Action-Comedy Short TWINPOOL!

If you’re a true horror fan, “Twisted Twins” Jen & Sylvia Soska need no introduction… but I’m going to sing their praises again… well, just because they’re awesome, and they’ve just handed an amazing Valentine’s Day gift to genre fans. The filmmaking duo continue to ramp up their creative game with each new project (they’re […]

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Women in Horror Month’s Blood Drive Presents: Izzy Lee’s Short Film IT’S IN YOU

We’re always eager to share the work of independent genre artists, and since it also happens to be Women in Horror Month, we’re doubly proud to present the latest cinematic offering from multi-award-winning filmmaker, journalist and author Izzy Lee. You may have already seen some of Lee’s short films on the festival circuit — including […]

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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 […]

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Watch the Outrageously Gory “Safety Film” FORKLIFT DRIVER KLAUS!

Greetings, cinematic extremists! Time to put your plastic ponchos on, ‘cuz we’re gonna get messy again. I’ve had kind of a rough week, so instead of delving too deeply into the artistic, social and philosophical aspects of extreme horror today, I thought we’d have a little splatstick fun instead… and best of all, today’s entry isn’t […]

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Celebrating the Hilarious Horrors of MONTY PYTHON!

Genre cross-pollination has always been a concept that — unintentionally or not — can push audiences into directions they might not otherwise go. For horror fans, Monty Python was always a source of humor that traversed the boundaries of acceptability on both TV and at the movies… and consequently, the British troupe’s output helped its […]

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When Jason Met Arsenio: The Weirdest Talk-Show Interview Ever

From 1989 until 1994, accomplished actor & comedian Arsenio Hall hosted his own late-night talk show, which gave the ailing late-night TV scene a much-needed shot in the arm. A younger, sprier, more energetic host whose show was hipper, more devoted to music, and — most importantly — reached a younger audience, Hall was able to […]

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The Slasher in WINK Doesn’t Put on a Happy Face… He IS One!

This year, horror filmmakers aren’t just employing the latest in media tech to tell their stories… they’re also conjuring a lot of creepy tales about the pervasive and often intrusive nature of modern media itself. Writer-director Alex J. Mann and production outfit Space Oddity Films have devoted numerous short-form horrors to this very topic, including the […]

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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 […]

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The Strange Ongoing Saga of “Bat Boy” and the WEEKLY WORLD NEWS

For the lovers of the bizarre and the kooky, one couldn’t do much better than The Weekly World News. For those unfortunate enough not to have heard of it, The Weekly World News was the venerable print institution that reliably graced supermarket tabloid shelves starting in 1979, and which remained in print until 2007. It […]

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‘80s Synth Artists Battle a Comet in ADULT SWIM’s Totally Deranged LIVE AT THE NECROPOLIS

There’s probably nothing I can say to make sense of the following clip, other than it’s the latest masterpiece of WTF from the twisted minds behind Adult Swim’s nightmare-inducing “infomercial” content — which has previously included the viral explosions TOO MANY COOKS, UNEDITED FOOTAGE OF A BEAR, and THIS HOUSE HAS PEOPLE IN IT. If […]

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Revisiting the Trailer for HELL NO: The Sensible Horror Film!

Ever found yourself watching a horror film and questioning why the characters wouldn’t just leave the creepy house? Or run out the front door instead of up the stairs to escape the slasher? The makers of this mock trailer for “HELL NO: The Sensible Horror Film” feel your pain… and they offer this hilarious three-minute […]

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THE CHICKENING: This Psychotic Poultry-Themed SHINING Remix Will Break Your Brain Forever

The clip you’re about to witness is without a doubt the most bug-shit insane five minutes of video you’ll see all week… no, scratch that. All year. ALL YEAR. THE CHICKENING, a short film by Canadian directing team “Smearballs” — a.k.a. Nick DenBoer and Davy Force — recently annihilated audiences at both TIFF and the […]