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CINEMA IN EXTREMIS: Watch the Creepy Original Short That Inspired EXCISION

In our previous article on underrated horror films from the current decade, one of the most perplexing, disturbing, humorous and heartbreaking titles to make the cut (no pun intended) is Richard Bates, Jr.’s feature debut EXCISION — which also quite rightly made several horror sites’ Top 10 lists during its release year of 2012. Though […]

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A Seriously Creepy 30 Second Horror Short: WOMAN IN THE BOOK

For today’s horror short, let’s check out a brisk but effective film from our friends over at Crypt TV. While lost in the woods, a couple discover there is something seriously wrong with their book, and maybe their heads. Don’t miss WOMAN IN THE BOOK below.

Kick-off Your Weekend with the Horrifying Short Film MORGU

The weekend is almost upon us! Let’s kick it off with a spooky little short from our friends over at Crypt TV. This one is by filmmaker Erika Grediaga. It is time to conjure MORGU!

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This 3 Minute Short Film is Scary as Hell: STEREOSCOPE

The set-up is simple. A woman receives an old-fashioned stereoscope with a message to “enjoy the company.” Then things get really scary. We found this horrifying little short lurking over at Crypt TV, and we love it! Mad props to the filmmaker, Alexander Babaev. We hope to see many more horror projects from him! And […]

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Jack Black & Die Antwoord Go Rat-Sh*t Insane in the Short Film TOMMY CAN’T SLEEP [NSFW]

“Yo, you wanna see something cool? Come look inside the Rat Hole…” That’s the eerie bedside invitation given by Yolandi Visser of South African rap duo Die Antwoord to a young boy named Tommy (16 Jones), who apparently hasn’t slept for days because — and this is a direct quote from the YouTube description — […]

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Check Out the Terrifying 3 Minute Short WHITE WILLOW

Horror films don’t always need complicated plots and back stories to be effective. Sometimes simplicity can be both beautiful and horrifying. Case in point: Ryan Swantek’s latest horror short film, WHITE WILLOW. Filmed entirely in Ryan’s bathroom, the segment has no spoken dialogue, but instead relies entirely on haunting visuals to execute the terror. And it also deserves […]

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Watch Sigourney Weaver Battle a New Alien Foe in Neill Blomkamp’s Apocalyptic Short RAKKA!

Even if you’ve given up hope on seeing Ellen Ripley’s return to the xenomorph universe in the perpetually-postponed (and very likely doomed) ALIEN 5, with DISTRICT 9 director Neill Blomkamp behind the camera, this is still very big news indeed… and hints at something perhaps even bigger. Blomkamp chose to kick off his new experimental […]

EXCLUSIVE: Read Katherine MacDonald’s Chilling Short Story DON’T LEAVE ME BEHIND

Today we’re proud to offer our readers an exclusive never-before-published ghost story by Los Angeles-based author and filmmaker Katherine MacDonald. A lifelong fan of ghost stories, MacDonald recently completed her MFA in Screenwriting from the University of California, Riverside low residency program. Her short film, “Willow Garden,” premiered at The Final Girls Horror Film Festival in […]

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CINEMA IN EXTREMIS: 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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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 […]