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Awesome Dark Comedy

Beau Is Afraid (Trailer)

Beau Is Afraid (Trailer)

Ari Aster (Hereditary, Midsommar) directed this genre-bending dark comedy about a man paralyzed by fear throughout his life. Joaquin Phoenix plays the lead character who must face his demons on a wild journey of self-discovery. The star-studded cast includes Nathan Lane, Amy Ryan, Parker Posey, and Patti LuPone.

Bug Bites

Bug Bites

(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.

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The Rock of Ages

The Rock of Ages

(PG-13: Language/Gore) While running away from a battle, a soldier comes across a smart-mouthed rock that offers him a chance at immortality. But this darkly-humorous fantasy short film from writer/director Eron Sheean proves there’s a price to pay for everything.

Cocaine Bear (Trailer)

Cocaine Bear (Trailer)

(PG-13: Language/Gore) Any movie with the tagline “On a rampage for blow and blood” can’t be all bad, right? This dark comedy is inspired by the insane true story of a drug runner whose plane crashed in the woods of Georgia, and the bear that ingested an insane amount of coke after finding a duffel bag filled with the drug.

A Brief Disagreement

A Brief Disagreement

Filmmaker Steve Cutts animated short film explores one thing that’s been consistent throughout our existence – the need to have what others don’t – and the willingness to fight each other for it. It’s a grim, dark comedy that reminds us of moments from two Kubrick films: 2001: A Space Odyssey and Dr. Strangelove.

Bad Hair

Bad Hair

In this gross-out short horror film from writer-director Oskar Lehemaa, a balding man receives an unexpected bottle of hair growth formula on his doorstep, and he decides to try it. Only the serum has unintended consequences after the hair starts to sprout and wreaks havoc on Leo and his world.

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