What happens when you ask an artificial intelligence to write a script for a short film about AI’s impact on society? You get this dystopian nightmare. Nobody & The Computer posted this AI-generated movie, which imagines what the future might look like once we all have AI-powered augmentations and robots have taken all of our jobs. (Thanks, Rob.)
Because Adam at North of the Border can’t get enough Mario, he decided to work up sculptures of some of the franchise’s many monsters. Though his “realistic” versions of Boo, Blooper, Piranha Plant, and a group of Goombas are the stuff of nightmares. Adding pointy teeth to stuff is always guaranteed to up the creepy factor.
After giving us his “realistic” versions of a LEGO Minifig, Winnie the Pooh, and The Simpsons, Adam from North of the Border has created nightmarish interpretations of two beloved characters from Sesame Street, Bert and Ernie. The famous friends look especially creepy, with Bert wearing a unibrow and both with wrinkled skin and bulbous humanoid noses.
If Bob Ross and Dr. Zoidberg had a kid, it might look something like this Cthulhu Chia Pet. H.P. Lovecraft’s creepy creature is ready to drive you insane with its beady eyes and tentacled face. Simply coat its head with the chia seeds, and in two weeks or less, your nightmares will come true.
We thought the Teletubbies were pretty weird to begin with. Thanks to Adam from North of the Border, these kids’ show characters are now downright creepy. His nightmare-fuel “Terrortubby” versions of Dipsy, Laa-Laa, Po, and Tinky-Winky look like they just stepped from the gates of hell to steal your children.
Adam from North of the Border apparently got confused and got the names of two of Marvel’s superheroes backward. His Man-Ant and Man-Spider sculptures are two of his most disturbing creations to date, making the insects the hosts with human genetics taking over their bodies. It’s the human skin that really creeps us out.
The early days of AI filmmaking are here, and the results are just as strange as you might imagine. Justin Hackney’s short film takes us to a carnival filled with freaky characters and retro-futuristic tech. He used DALL_E and Midjourney to generate style references, then entered modified prompts into Runway Gen-2 to create the footage. (Thanks, Gregory!)
Back in 1976, they took red M&Ms off the market because red food dye was thought to cause cancer. While those M&Ms couldn’t really kill you, this one might. Adam from North of the Border imagined what it might be like if M&Ms ate people like people eat candy. It’s amazing how creepy you can make stuff by adding teeth.
(Gore) This darkly comedic horror film drops us into an insane world where a plant monster grows human houseplants. Filmmakers Benjamin Roberds and Katie Gregg of Dominar Films flip the script on the relationship between living organisms in this award-winning and unhinged short.
If you’re familiar with The Last of Us, the idea that a fungus could turn us into zombies isn’t that far-fetched. ZeFrank looks at three cases where this happens in nature, with a nasty infection that takes over the bodies of insects and controls them. You might not want to eat before watching this video.
Inspired by the 2006 movie Monster House, Midnight Hobbies set out to create a miniature version of the animated horror-comedy’s eponymous dwelling. He built the structure for the model by attaching foam board to a tissue box, cutting its roof and shingles from cardstock, and making windows and siding from popsicle sticks.
(PG-13: Language/Gore) After a woman calls an exterminator for an apparent bedbug infestation, things get so much worse. But the bugs aren’t the only irritating thing in her life – a telemarketer is hounding her too. Daniel DelPurgatorio’s gross-out horror-comedy short film is a trip straight to Destination WTF.
While his eyes always gave us the creeps, Thomas the Tank Engine is a pretty charming character. But in the hands of Adam from North of the Border, he’s is anything but pleasant. To turn Thomas evil, Adam sculpted a clay version of the anthropomorphic train with a blood red body, pointy teeth, and spider legs.
(PG-13: Language) This science fiction short from filmmaker James Parris starts out with a man having a mid-life meltdown, leading to an argument with his girlfriend. But as the Black Mirror-esque story advances, we learn not all is what it seems between the woman and her troubled companion. (Thanks, Rob!)
Paranormal Tales is a psychological horror game inspired by The Blair Witch Project. Its bodycam perspective looks incredibly immersive and is sure to induce plenty of jump scares. The game sends you on a spine-tingling mission to discover what happened to others who disappeared before you. Add it to your Steam wishlist.
We’re not sure if we should be amazed by or terrified by Advanced.Farm’s wheeled robot that autonomously harvests apple crops. Its six mechanical arms are fitted with custom-built stereoscopic cameras to identify ready-to-pick apples, then pluck them off with their grippers. The machine can pick roughly 30 apples per minute.
Raphaël from Epic Cardboard Props shows off another awe-inspiring build – a replica of a Predator’s head made almost entirely from Amazon boxes, craft paper, and toilet paper. You can purchase the template to make your own Predator mask from his website, and you could be donning those dreadlocks in time for Halloween.
JGVision Media used AI image-generation technology to create the haunting scenes in this video, set to the music and lyrics of Michael Jackson’s Thriller. To add to the mood, they incorporated stretching and warping effects. If you’d like to hang any of these creepy images on your wall, you can order prints from RedBubble.
Adam from North of the Border answers another question that nobody was asking: What would a Pikachu look like if it was a real animal. So he got to work sculpting a snarling gerbil-bunny-rat hybrid with yellow flocking in place of fur. He used funky lights that bend like spaghetti for the lightning effect.
American Crime Story’s Ryan Murphy and frequent collaborator Ian Brennan revisit the horrific crimes of Jeffrey Dahmer and the systemic failures that enabled him to murder 17 people over 13 years. Evan Peters stars as Dahmer with Richard Jenkins, Molly Ringwald, Michael Learned, and Niecy Nash. The series drops 9.21.22.
Harpist Kristan Toczko offers up an early Halloween treat with this seamless medley of music from Call of Duty: Black Ops – Zombies, Halloween, Stranger Things, and The Walking Dead. Then she finishes things off with a little bit of Still Dre. We also love her cover of The Simpsons theme.
Adam from North of the Border continues to sculpt a horrifying series of pop culture characters with pointy teeth. This time, he took Nintendo’s Kirby and turned the vacuum-powered pink puffball into something straight out of DOOM, bestowing the creature with a set of choppers only a dentist could love… and skin-ripping claws.
After Winnie the Pooh entered the public domain, it didn’t take long for someone to come along and ruin our childhoods. The trailer for the slasher flick Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey reveals that Pooh and Piglet turned wild after being abandoned by Christopher Robin. And when he returns to check on his old pals, they’re not happy.