It’s common knowledge that Vecna is the Big Bad on Stranger Things 4. But if you haven’t watched it yet, don’t click play, or you’ll spoil an important plot point. But if you already know who Vecna is, watch and enjoy this actor’s transformation from human into beast, with occasional phone calls and sips of Starbucks along the way.
Ever wonder what a LEGO Minifigure might look like if it was a living, organic creature? Well, wonder no longer. Adam from North of the Border sculpted this character with a dad bod, clamp hands, a flattened scalp and jawline, beady black eyeballs, and the look of perpetual ennui.
After being adopted from a shelter, an innocent rescue dog discovers that its new home is haunted by the ghosts of the family’s prior pets. Joe Cappa’s weird and creepy animated short film has moments of humor but is definitely more horror than comedy. We also love the tagline “Are You Afraid of the Bark?”
(Gore) Forget everything you know about the Teletubbies. Wizardhead turned these kid-friendly characters into nightmare fuel. Using AI tech, the Wiz remodeled Dipsy, Tinky-Winky, Laa-Laa, and Po into the kind of gruesome monsters you’d blast playing DOOM. They also worked their magic on You Can’t Do That on Television.
Since the 1960s, Mr. Potato Head toys have come with a fake potato body made of plastic. But when they first came out in the 1950s, they were strictly bring-your-own tuber. Vintage TV Commercials dug up this 1952 Hasbro promo that shows just how creepy and weird looking the original Potato Heads could be.
This video starts out like many other TikTok and Instagram clips – a beautiful, bikini-clad girl on a beach snapping selfies. But it soon turns to terror as model and singer Tara Coai places a 360º camera in her mouth, capturing a distorted perspective that makes her look like a monster straight out of Attack on Titan. More horror here.
After entertaining us with her covers of the DuckTales and Knight Rider themes, cellist Samara Ginsberg is back with something a bit more ominous. Her 8-part take on Bernard Herrmann’s Prelude from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho will definitely have you looking over your shoulder the next time you take a shower.
Engineered Arts shows off their Ameca robot, an advanced humanoid that can produce convincing facial expressions and gestures. The robotic platform is designed to improve human-robot interaction, and as a vehicle for AI technology. It’s expected to be on display at CES 2022 in Las Vegas. (Thanks, Rob!)
Fractal art can be beautiful, hypnotic, and colorful. But with the proper arrangement of pixels, these mathematical patterns can also be dark and downright unsettling. Motion designer Chris Lavelle’s short fractal animation Creation 1 is especially disturbing, especially for those who suffer from trypophobia.
We were never ones to color inside of the lines, so we can appreciate illustrator Jordan Persegati’s out-of-the-box reinterpretation of Disney’s Frozen Ultimate Colouring Book, which he transformed into a demonic work of horror, complete with trypophobia triggers.
Books written by the dead, the insane, and the Devil himself. Books made from knots. Books written in blood and bound in skin. Edible books, wearable books, books written in ciphers. Filled with fascinating discoveries on every page, The Madman’s Library reveals the obscure histories of the strangest books ever made.
To add to the replay value of Capcom’s Resident Evil Village demo, MarcosRC created a mod for the PC version that replaces the game’s creepy monsters with something even more terrifying: Barney the purple dinosaur. We can almost hear the pained echoes of “I love you, you love me, we’re a happy family” in the distance.
Deftones enlisted The Invisible Man director Leigh Whannell to bring to life this unnerving music video. Actress Cleopatra Coleman stars as a woman who must pass a series of tests in order to gain access to an extremely exclusive club. We’re just not sure why anyone would want to go in there.
Musician and illustrator Alan Robert created this awesomely-creepy series of adult coloring books, each one packed with ghoulish, gory, and nightmare-inducing images for you to fill in with your favorite colors. You’d better stock up on those blood red pencils.
Saarland University researcher Marc Teyssier created the creepiest webcam we’ve ever seen. The Eyecam uses six servo motors to realistically replicate the movements of a human eyeball, eyelids, and eyebrow, staring down its subject and making sure they are paying attention during Zoom calls.
We never really thought of the Alien movies as being colorful, but now you can bring some brightness into their dreary world with this Alien coloring book. Its 80 pages are filled with terrifying and gruesome scenes of xenomorphs in their various stages, along with favorite characters like Ripley and the Nostromo’s cat, Jonesy.
An upcoming puzzle game from the makers of Machinarium and Creaks, Happy Game is a horror-adventure that puts players in control of a little boy whose world is turned upside-down by nightmares, and the creepy smiley faces and bunny rabbits he meets as he tries to escape. Coming to Steam and Nintendo Switch spring 2021.
And the 2020 award for creepiest Kickstarter goes to… Neon Culture’s What’s Your Face LED Mask. This programmable costume lets you replace your face with another with the tap of your phone screen. It has over 2,000 individual LEDs which can be used to display one of a number of digitized faces or animated effects.
We’ve seen some realistic animatronics in the past, but scientists continue to work on ways to make robots even more lifelike. Engineers from Disney Research have been working on a robot with realistic facial movements that can react to humans it monitors using a 3D camera. Too bad it’s terrifying with the skin off.
(PG-13) A family takes a holiday vacation, but for some reason, their parents choose to put them up in a creepy old mansion that used to be a Children’s hospital. Naturally, really bad stuff starts happening, and their Christmas is ruined as the toys left behind start coming to life. Stream it just in time for Halloween on 10.27.2020.
We’ve all heard a billion and one covers of Toto’s Africa by now. Though we have to hand it to Kestrel Tapes for his unique spin on the hit song. Played in a minor key, and accompanied by salad tongs, the track takes on a creepy new vibe that sounds like it came from a horror movie soundtrack.
Based on Matt Ruff’s 2016 novel, this creepy TV series follows a man, his friend, and his uncle, who head off on trip into a the worst parts of 1950s America in search of his missing father. But are the monsters or the racists they encounter in Lovecraft Country more horrific? Premieres 8.16.2020 on HBO.
LEGO builder Slekk024 is hoping to get his creepy crawly model of an emperor scorpion put into production. The brick-built sculpture is based on a real creature that grows as large as 9″ long, and glows under UV light. The model is made from 694 parts, and has around fifty articulated joints, including legs, pincers, and tail.
Transport your keyboard and mouse to one of the creepiest locations ever captured on film – the interior of the Overlook Hotel from The Shining. Snappy Printing offers three sizes of rubber-backed fabric mats based on the hotel’s iconic carpeting. They also make a welcome mat.
Kevin James continues to kill it with his YouTube channel, delivering sketch after sketch of hilarious and twisted comedy. In this clip, James plays a real estate agent who can’t help but shake an uncomfortable feeling after visiting a creepy old mansion… in his dreams.