Awesome Horror

The Backrooms

The Backrooms

During a video shoot, a cameraman finds himself trapped in a seemingly endless maze of rooms and corridors on the other side of reality. Kane Pixels’ grainy “found footage” short film shows how to create tension without a budget. (Thanks, Rob!)

Studio 666 (Trailer)

Studio 666 (Trailer)

In this horror-comedy flick, the Foo Fighters look for an inspiring location to write and record their new album. They end up choosing a creepy haunted mansion as their recording studio, and things go off the rails when Dave Grohl becomes obsessed and possessed. In theaters 2.25.2022.

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Sprite Fright

Sprite Fright

Everyone knows that people who act like jackasses frequently find themselves the victims in campy horror movies. Writer-director Matthew Luhn’s darkly comedic animated short follows a group of campers who disrespect nature and who get their comeuppance after upsetting a group of seemingly adorable woodland creatures. (Thanks, Rob!)

Decommissioned

Decommissioned

In 2006, astronauts aboard the ISS fitted a decommissioned Russian spacesuit with a radio transmitter and jettisoned it into orbit. SuitSat-1 eventually re-entered Earth’s atmosphere and is presumed to have burned up. But Josh Tanner and Jade van der Lei’s sci-fi horror short film offers a much creepier take on the suit’s fate.

Instinction (Trailer)

Instinction (Trailer)

We haven’t played an FPS with dinosaurs since Turok. This open-world horror game drops players into a world filled with prehistoric creatures. You can play alone or in co-op mode to explore and complete objectives while defending yourself from the angry beasts. Coming to all major gaming platforms in September 2022.

Kills Kills Kills

Kills Kills Kills

Performing under the pseudonym “Möstly Crüel,” The Merkins are here with a little Halloween song. The light metal track features horror movie baddies Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers, and Ghostface performing a parody of Mötley Crüe’s Girls Girls Girls.

Every Haunted House Movie

Every Haunted House Movie

In this parody sketch, comedian Alasdair Beckett-King takes a jab at horror movies that feature haunted houses. All the common tropes are on display here, from the couple who moved there to get away from their personal tragedy, to the abusive husband, to the deer they hit on the way.

AI Bot Writes a Horror Movie

AI Bot Writes a Horror Movie

From creepy music to jump scares, horror movies are filled with clichés. Certainly, there’s enough source material out there for an AI bot to write its own horror movie by now, right? Netflix enlisted humorist Keaton Patti to train a bot with over 400,000 hours of horror movies, then asked it to write its own script.

Disney’s Frozen Horror Coloring Book

Disney’s Frozen Horror Coloring Book

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.

Little Horrors: Gremlins

Little Horrors: Gremlins

Joe Dante’s 1984 Gremlins is a classic popcorn flick, packed with offbeat humor, gross-out gags, memorable monsters, and its share of charming moments. But In Praise of Shadows thinks it’s much more, establishing a whole new direction for how little creatures have been treated in horror and fantasy films ever since.

Nightmare Alley (Teaser)

Nightmare Alley (Teaser)

Guillermo del Toro takes aim at Award season with this mysterious tale of a manipulative carny (Bradley Cooper) who meets his match in an even more dangerous psychiatrist (Cate Blanchett). The teaser is intentionally cryptic but drew us in with its bold visuals and emotional tension. In theaters 12.17.2021.

Blood Red Sky (Trailer)

Blood Red Sky (Trailer)

While on a flight from Germany to New York, a woman and her son find themselves the victims of a hijacking. But the terrorists are unaware that the woman possesses a dark secret – she’s a vampire. Bloody hell breaks loose in the skies over the Atlantic in this horror-thriller headed to Netflix on 7.23.2021.

Demonic (Teaser)

Demonic (Teaser)

After big-budget films like Elysium and Chappie, writer-director Neill Blomkamp of District 9 fame is back with a more intimate film. Demonic is a sci-fi horror about a young woman who reunites with her mother, revealing the hellish forces behind their tumultuous relationship. In theaters and VOD 8.20.2021.

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Last Night in Soho (Teaser)

Last Night in Soho (Teaser)

Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Baby Driver) applies his cinematic magic to this horror film about a lonely design student (Thomasin McKenzie) whose dreams transport her to the 1960s. There, she lives as an alluring lounge singer (Anya Taylor-Joy), and the lines between reality and fantasy start to blur. In theaters 10.2021.

The Amusement Park (Trailer)

The Amusement Park (Trailer)

Between filming Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead, zombie auteur George A. Romero worked on another movie that was lost to time. Now, Shudder has worked with the late director’s foundation to restore this allegorical film about an elderly man and the torment he encounters at an amusement park.

A Quiet Place Part II (Trailer 2)

A Quiet Place Part II (Trailer 2)

After the harrowing events of A Quiet Place, the Abbott family leaves their homestead. Along the way, they encounter survivors and new threats beyond the mysterious sound-sensitive creatures that brought such terror in the first movie. In theaters 5.28.2021. We highly recommend seeing it in a Dolby Cinema if you can.

Werewolves Within (Trailer)

Werewolves Within (Trailer)

This horror-comedy follows the residents of a small town as they and their new forest ranger (Sam Richardson) attempt to figure out who is killing people. Things get weird when people start to suspect that their mysterious killer is a werewolf. In theaters 6.25.2021 and on VOD 7.2.2021.

The Beauty of Horror Coloring Books

The Beauty of Horror Coloring Books
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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.

Meet Jimmy

Meet Jimmy

(PG-13) With the popularity of murder shows on TV and podcasts, it seems we have quite an obsession with serial killers. David-Jan Bronsgeest and Tim Koomen’s short film follows the tale of a woman who listens to a podcast about a demented murderer who ends up blurring the lines between fiction and reality.

Horror Music Kitty

Horror Music Kitty

When it comes to superstitions, letting a black cat cross your path right up there on the list. Mitzi the black cat comes with her own soundtrack as she walks across a keyboard, performing an appropriately creepy and dissonant piece of horror movie music to set the stage for any bad luck she might be bringing.

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Napoleon Dynamite Horror Movie

Napoleon Dynamite Horror Movie

Napoleon Dynamite is one of our favorite movies of all time. But if you take its quirky characters out of context and combine their actions with the appropriate music, this cult classic comedy quickly becomes a freaky horror flick. Tobias Conrad performed the editorial surgery needed to give us just that movie.

John Carpenter’s The Thing Lenticular Prints

John Carpenter’s The Thing Lenticular Prints
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Vice Press and Bottleneck Gallery created a duo of lenticular prints based on Drew Struzan’s chilling artwork for John Carpenter’s The Thing. The limited-edition poster and art prints feature a 3D motion illusion, and are available with either a dense paper backing or a thick polystyrene backing. Available 2.25.21 at 12pm EST.

The Wheel

The Wheel

After receiving an antique toy from her husband, a woman quickly discovers there’s more than meets the eye to the miniature Ferris wheel they hoped to sell in their shop. Nikhil Bhagat’s taut short film brings the tension and terror through its minimal approach and effective use of sound and imagery.

The Nothing (Trailer)

The Nothing (Trailer)

As comedies go, Seinfeld had its share of dark humor and crazy people. Editor Max Gold took the opportunity to amp up the darkness level to 11, transforming the series into a unsettling horror flick about nothing… and creepy clowns.

The Medium

The Medium

A man stumbles onto a YouTube video for a woman who claims she can reconnect him with someone he misses. But when he hits play, he gets more than he bargains for in this taught and minimal horror short film from director Dominic Grose. Best watched full screen with the volume cranked.

Equinox (Trailer)

Equinox (Trailer)

This Danish series follows the story of Astrid, a woman whose sister vanished two decades ago with 20 other students on a graduation trip. Despite the case being closed, Astrid can’t escape the feeling that there’s more to the story and heads down the rabbit hole in pursuit of answers. The first season hits Netflix on 12.30.2020.

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