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Watch the Gruesome Short Film THE INCUBATOR

A man wakes up in a seedy hotel bathtub full of ice with an incision going down his torso. Think you know this story already? Oh no, this short film takes the set-up in a whole new twisted direction. Check out THE INCUBATOR (below) from the wonderfully warped mind of Jimmy Weber. We hope to see […]

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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 […]

Perchance to Scream! Revisiting FREDDY KRUEGER’S SEVEN SWEETEST DREAMS

THE NIGHTMARES ON ELM STREET: FREDDY KRUEGER’S SEVEN SWEETEST DREAMS paperback promises the reader what they’d likely expect from an original collection of Krueger-centric short stories — death, destruction, and bad dreams. Released in 1991, the same year as FREDDY’S DEAD: THE FINAL NIGHTMARE, this book doesn’t have any hard and fast rules about the franchise’s timeline, […]

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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 […]

Six Freaky Contemporary Novels You Can Read in One Day

Modern horror literature can be hard to track down. The publishing market is dominated by psychological thrillers, crime stories and young adult fantasies, following a few already-tired trends. Sometimes it seems fans of macabre novels and stories must look entirely to the past. But there are plenty of artists weaving dark tales from the shadows, […]

Blumhouse Intern Horror Short Challenge: Watch IT CAME FROM THE DRAIN

Each semester at Blumhouse Productions, we give our interns a challenge. They must create a horror short film using only a cell phone. They can add a soundtrack, but all the actually filming, editing, and audio work must be done entirely on a cell phone. Over the next few days, we will be sharing several […]

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Blumhouse Intern Horror Short Challenge: Watch RENT CONTROLLED

Each semester at Blumhouse Productions, we give our interns a challenge. They must create a horror short film using only a cell phone. They can add a soundtrack, but all the actual filming, editing, and audio work must be done entirely on a cell phone. Over the next few days, we will be sharing several of this […]

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CINEMA IN EXTREMIS: Short Film THE EEL is a Journey Into Mind-Bending Tentacle Horror

After a fun little diversion into DIY underground splatter via last week’s marathon of Andreas Schnaas’ VIOLENT SHIT series (recently compiled on a new DVD from Synapse Films), it’s time once again to take a hard left turn on our journey through the world of extreme cinema and its many twisted forms… and they don’t […]

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Watch the Terrifying 2-Minute Horror Short Film MORDEO!

For today horror short, let’s journey deep into the woods with MORDEO. This frightening short is from our friends over at CRYPT TV and was directed by Ben Sottak who also helmed a prior short we featured on Blumhouse.com, FROM BELOW. Sottak’s most recent excursion into terror, MORDEO, focuses cannibalism and the gruesome consequences.    

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Horror Coffee Break! Check Out the Terrifying Short Film LANDSCAPE

For today’s horror short film, let’s take a look at LANDSCAPE, directed by Michael Evans. His previously horror short, 2AM: THE SMILING MAN, is a fan favorite on blumhouse.com, and LANDSCAPE packs that same level of tension and ambiguity throughout. Check it out below! An artist discovers that there is something sinister lurking in one […]

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Spend Three Minutes with THE WIZARD OF SPEED AND TIME and Feel Your Mind Expand

Short films exist for a lot of reasons. Some tell stories that don’t have enough meat for a full feature. Some act as calling cards for directors to get bigger jobs. And one exists to spend three minutes expanding our brains and justifying everything we love about weird, cult cinema. That short is 1979’s THE […]

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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 […]

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Horror Short Premiere: Frightening 4 Minute Film I SHOULD HAVE RUN

Blumhouse.com is thrilled to premiere the frightening new horror short I SHOULD HAVE RUN. Directed by talented newcomer Gabriela Staniszewska, I SHOULD HAVE RUN took the festival world by storm last year, winning multiple awards and gaining many accolades. The short looks at a woman who encounters a something strange on her evening walk home, but […]