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Watch a Father-Son Outing Go to Hell in the Single-Shot Short OVER THERE!

Our friends over at Crypt TV continue to serve up challenging new approaches to short-form horror cinema, and one of their latest uploads manages to capture a sublime, slowly-building sense of dread with a single, unbroken shot. Writer-director F.D. Lazzari has previously mastered elements of design and composition in his earlier works — including the […]

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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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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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Love Will Tear Us Apart in Douglas Buck’s CUTTING MOMENTS [NSFW]

Apart from his well-made but seldom seen 2006 remake of Brian De Palma’s SISTERS (which never received a theatrical release), the name of Douglas Buck is not widely known among mainstream horror audiences. Nevertheless, Buck’s reputation has persisted for nearly two decades among extreme-cinema fans as a transgressive and challenging artist with a knack for […]

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Find Out Why ILLUSION OF BIAS is One of the Creepiest Short Films Ever Made

In all my years of sifting through the sludge of the web wasteland, searching for rare flashes of macabre brilliance, I’ve seen shit nearly anyone would consider disturbing — for a wide range of reasons. I’m not talking about extreme gore sites that exploit our collective morbid fascination with death, violence and cruelty (I’ve seen […]

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The VHS Atrocities of Psychic TV’s FIRST TRANSMISSION [NSFW]

Not long ago, I explored the dark and mystifying lore of “snuff cinema” in its many forms — including works of alleged onscreen murder and mutilation which, though stomach-churning in their realism, were either hoaxes, misrepresented footage or works of transgressive underground “murder art.” In another feature, I examined a notorious example of the latter […]

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Erotic Artists INSIDE FLESH Blur the Line Between Sex and Horror [NSFW]

Welcome back, brave readers… this time, I’m going to be testing your tolerance in a slightly different way by daring to enter the endless, often hostile debate over the vague and ever-changing definitions of art and obscenity. I’m not going to recap the history of that argument; you can easily look up the works of […]

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The Unsettling Awesomeness of Katherine Dunn’s GEEK LOVE

Freak shows first began to come into the public eye as early as the 16th century, when people with unusual, deformed, or extreme body types would be displayed for royalty as objects of curiosity and medical intrigue. The tradition of the freak show continued to centuries, and they became a staple of traveling circuses, offering […]

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Watch the Latest Blumhouse.com Original CREEPYPASTA Video — A LITTLE NIGHTMARE!

We’re literally digging into the vaults of cinema history for our next original creepypasta short: specifically, the earliest days of experimental filmmaking, avant-garde art and the surrealist movement that reached a peak in the 1920s, thanks in part to the larger-than-life personalities of eccentric geniuses like Salvador Dali and Luis Buñuel. Among these pioneers of […]

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Trigger Happy: The Hallucinogenic Horror of Shaye Saint John

Back up, boys and girls… this is gonna get weird. In a way, the following story fits into the pantheon of creepypasta without necessarily being labeled as one; that’s mainly because the mythos which has grown up around the utterly bizarre, surreal and morbidly fascinating character named Shaye Saint John has long since overshadowed the […]

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AGAMEMNON COUNTERPART: A Nightmarish Viral Video That Infects Your Mind

There are viral videos, and there are VIRAL videos. That is, some videos have a mythical reputation for invading viewers’ subconscious minds through images and sounds, infecting their unprepared brains like a digital parasite. One of these notorious clips — and the source of this infamous creepypasta — goes by the cryptic name “Agamemnon Counterpart.” The […]

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Weird, Wonderful, and Surreal Cinema: Getting Lost in MESHES OF THE AFTERNOON

Back in 1943, a wild and highly creative woman named Maya Deren was writing and directing movies. They were horror-ish, experimental, and all really weird. Deren didn’t somehow break the still-thriving gender ceiling in Hollywood. She chose to work outside the system making bizarre films that subverted the studios and flourishing externally from the prevailing boys’ […]