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Films 

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 […]

Films Scary Fun 

This Uncomfortably Friendly Animated Character is Seriously Creeping Out the Internet

Since we first launched this site, we’ve been proud to raise awareness for spooky, shocking and suspenseful shorts by talented filmmakers around the world — but the film HI STRANGER, created by artist-director Kirsten Lepore, may be the first short we’ve shared that doesn’t seem overtly scary. At first, anyway. Clocking in at less than […]

Music 

Radiohead’s “Burn the Witch” Reimagines THE WICKER MAN as a Creepy Kids’ Show

It’s been a long time since we heard new sounds from legendary UK gloom-rockers Radiohead, but their return to the musical arena doesn’t disappoint — and neither does the whimsically macabre stop-motion puppet video for their new single “Burn the Witch,” which puts a whimsical spin on a chilling classic of the occult. Taking a […]

Films Scary Fun 

Watch This Spooky, Poe-Inspired Short MY ART IS NOT DEAD!

This creepy stop-motion horror short from filmmaker Savannah Steiner proves how one can summon a sense of terror, suspense and doom with the simplest of materials — as long as there’s a wickedly creative eye behind the camera. In a surreal, blackly comic cross between the gloomy gothic tales of Edgar Allan Poe and low-budget […]

Films 

Ray’s Rodeos! Roping MIGHTY JOE YOUNG and THE VALLEY OF GWANGI

Ray Harryhausen created so many spectacular effects over his forty-plus years as a stop-motion master, it’s difficult to even begin to narrow down the most impressive scenes. From dinosaurs to centaurs to sword-­wielding skeletons, Ray infused his creatures with thoughts and souls. The kind of innovation and imagination that defined Ray’s work is demonstrated in […]

Scary Fun 

THE SIMPSONS Meets YOU’RE NEXT in the Bloodiest Claymation Short Ever!

The classic “couch intro” from THE SIMPSONS has been tackled by many guest directors over the years, and different takes on the familiar material have included some controversial entries… but none of them comes even remotely close to the blood-spraying, limb-tearing, skull-shattering shocks created by stop-motion animator Lee Hardcastle for his… uh, unique contribution to […]

Films Scary Fun Toys 

Glass Eye Pix Presents: THE ART OF BECK UNDERWOOD

Last month, we celebrated the long-awaited premiere of a brand-new season of TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE — the intensely scary, sometimes hilarious and always entertaining audio drama series from indie horror icon Larry Fessenden, writer-director Glenn McQuaid, and production company Glass Eye Pix — by revealing a wickedly whimsical stop-motion animated promo sequence from […]

Scary Fun 

EXCLUSIVE: Watch This Spooky Animated Teaser for TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE, Season 3!

We told you recently about the upcoming third season of TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE — the amazing old-school horror radio drama created by writer-producer-director-actor and all-around genre legend Larry Fessenden (HABIT, WENDIGO, THE LAST WINTER) and his partner in auditory mischief, writer-director Glenn McQuaid (I SELL THE DEAD). This season, genre icons like Stuart Gordon (RE-ANIMATOR), […]