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TV 

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 […]

Films Scary Fun 

5 Minutes of Fright: Check Out the Terrifying Short Film #NotAlone

We spend a lot of time on our cellphones sharing media with others, including pics, which can make us just a tiny bit more vulnerable. In today’s horror short film, a girl snaps a selfie, but when sharing it to social media, she realizes that she is not alone. This one is directed and produced by Sotiris […]

Films Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

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 […]

Films 

Check Out the Brutal & Bittersweet Zombie Short Film WE TOGETHER

Zombie films have often been used to make larger statements about society. NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD had messages about war and race, DAWN OF THE DEAD echoed questions of consumerism, and SHAWN OF THE DEAD covers the banality of our day to day lives. Today’s short WE TOGETHER (by Henry Kaplan) adds to the “symbolic living dead” […]

Films 

Building a Better Horror Anthology: The Perils of Parenthood

We are certainly experiencing a new wave of new wave horror anthologies right now, and there’s no denying they are the perfect showcase for short film. As with most films in this realm, audiences can always expect quite the eclectic mix of material to cater to a broader range of tastes which, more often than […]

Films 

Check Out the Full Lineup for Shriekfest 2015!

The time is nigh, horror film fans in the Los Angeles area (or anyone dedicated enough to brave the trek out to SoCal)! The 15th Annual Shriekfest Horror/Sci-Fi Film Festival is up and running with a roster of all-new independent features, shorts and more from around the world. The fest will be held once again […]