Peter Ahern’s short film Buzzkill is an animated horror-comedy that starts as a happy little story about a new couple about to enjoy their first kiss. And we emphasize the “about to” because it’s just not going to happen. You see, neither of our protagonists is what they seem, and one of them is about to meet an untimely demise.
Tattoo artist Allan Graves created this awesome series of zines celebrating horror illustrations and advertising from the 1970s and 1980s. Each issue has 100 pages packed with gruesome and graphic imagery that is definitely not for kids. Monsterama #4 hits 8.30.2023, and you can grab the first three issues here.
(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.
A24 is the studio behind such dark and intense movies as Midsommar, Men, and The Lighthouse. Imagine what might happen if the indie studio released Mike Myers’ bizarre live-action version of Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat. It might look something like this terrifying horror edit from YourMovieSucksDOTorg.
(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.
North of the Border imagines what it might be like if the zombie apocalypse hit the night before Christmas. Santa is still coming down your chimney, but he’s looking for brains instead of milk and cookies. This handbuilt sculpture of the undead St. Nick includes a sack full of toys for all the good little zombies.
After being left to care for her 8-year-old niece, a roboticist decides she could use some help. So she programs her prototype toy robot to be her niece’s companion. Naturally, the thing goes nuts in this horror from writer/producer James Wan, the man behind Saw, Insidious, and The Conjuring. In theaters 1.6.2023.
Every film fanatic needs Taschen’s Horror Cinema on their bookshelf. This 640-page book catalogs some of the most notable horror movies of all time, along with common themes, tropes, and mythologies of the genre. Whether you’re into zombies, psychopaths, or other kinds of monsters, there’s something for every horror fan.
How can you make your Jack-o’-lantern creepier? Well, if you do what Bobby Duke did, you’ll buy a white pumpkin to make a skull inside an orange pumpkin. It’s a fun idea, but after he was done with the build, things went really off the rails for Bobby – so perform this pumpkin surgery at your own risk.
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.
This stop-motion film from Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas) and Jordan Peele (Get Out, Nope) is the perfect addition to your Halloween watch list. It follows a teen (Lyric Ross) who is duped into releasing two demons into the world of the living – and those demons are Key and Peele. Drops 10.28.22 on Netflix.
Marisa Tomei, Minnie Driver, and Paulo Costanzo star in this unsettling short film about a body that goes missing from a hospital. When the patient’s doctor goes looking, she stumbles onto an experiment that attempts to capture what happens to our souls when we die. Written by Terry Rossio and directed by Jocelyn Stamat.
(PG-13: Gore) Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro takes on showrunner duties for this eight-episode anthology series like a modern-day Alfred Hitchcock Presents. Each episode is made by a great horror filmmaker, including the directors of The Babadook, Splice, Firestarter, and Mandy. The horror begins on 10.25.2022 on Netflix.
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.
Movie remixer Antonio Maria Da Silva is back with the third part of his epic Hell’s Club series. The feature-length “love letter to cinema” combines footage of such diverse films as Wayne’s World, Saturday Night Fever, Gremlins, Amelie, and Legend. Join a star-studded cast for one more dance before the world goes to hell.
Ready to make your own horror movie? Sound effects are a big part of building the suspense, and this unique musical instrument from AzzamBells makes unsettling sounds. It has bars, springs, and clackers that reverberate to create its creepy noises. Three built-in microphones let you easily record its sounds.
After a cryptic series of teasers, we have a slightly better idea of what to expect from Jordan Peele’s science fiction/horror film NOPE. While the trailer doesn’t give away too much, the main story follows a group of residents of a small California town who think they’ve experienced an alien encounter. In theaters 7.22.22.
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.
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?”
From the mind of David Cronenberg (Crash, Videodrome, The Fly) comes another horror about mutating bodies. It takes place in a future where humans must adapt to a new synthetic environment, and a celebrity performance artist exhibits his own mutating organs. Stars Viggo Mortensen, Léa Seydoux, and Kristen Stewart.
After stumbling onto a 1980s computer adventure game and figuring out a way to play it, a young coder discovers the game holds a dark and terrifying secret – and it’s not just that games used to come on cassette tapes that made a horrible squeal if you tried playing them through your stereo. Coming to Netflix 4.15.22.
Independent filmmaker Danny Donahue set out to make a movie about time travel and dinosaurs. Despite having virtually no budget, he created an impactful short film that relies heavily on sound effects to build dramatic tension. Even more impressive is that Danny did the CGI himself with no prior knowledge of the tech. (Thanks, Rob!)
(Gore) This unhinged Aussie zombie flick looks like what might happen if Mad Max and Zombieland had a love child. It follows the story of a soldier tasked with delivering civilians to a brutal military. When he captures a half-human, half-zombie, he realizes she might hold the secret to ending the apocalypse.