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Real Stories Behind Horror Films

Real Stories Behind Horror Films

Screen Rant’s Halloween special features 10 creeptacular real life inspirations for several popular horror films, including the Black Dahlia killer, the Zodiac Killer and the inhuman Ed Gein. Sweet dreams tonight.

Downstairs

Downstairs

(PG-13: Language) A security guard at an art gallery hears and smells something awful in the basement warehouse, which his colleague warned him not to visit. The Boxleitner Brothers’ comedy horror short isn’t innovative, but it’s scary all right.

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Horribly Slow Murderer: The Movie

Horribly Slow Murderer: The Movie

(PG-13: Language, Gore) A full length film based on the legendary horror comedy short film, The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon. It will reveal Ginosaji’s origin, motivation and weakness. We sincerely hope he has none of the above.

Inception on Elm Street

Inception on Elm Street

In Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street, Freddy Krueger was the unstoppable man of your dreams. The only way to kill him is to send Leonardo DiCaprio into the deepest levels of your subconscious to root him out for good.

Krampus (Trailer)

Krampus (Trailer)

The Farce awakens. Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner and more star in this movie about the mythical Christmas devil who punishes bad children. We’re calling it: the climax will be a Grinch vs. Krampus throwdown.

The Witch (Trailer)

The Witch (Trailer)

A 17th century Puritan family is struck with occult misfortune after being banished to the edge of wilderness. The Exorcist meets The Shining in this critically acclaimed horror film. Goat. What are you doing. Goat. Stahp.

Ash vs. Evil Dead (Trailer)

Ash vs. Evil Dead (Trailer)

(Gore) The Deadite have returned. Good thing Ash never went away. Bruce Campbell reprises his role as the reckless Ash Williams in the official sequel to Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead trilogy. The TV series starts 10/31/15 on Starz.

Sequence

Sequence

(NSFW: Language, Gore) A man wakes up to find that the whole world dreamed about him. And now everyone’s afraid of him. Writer and director Carles Torrens crafts a creepy urban legend in this awesome horror short film.

If UP Was a Horror Movie

If UP Was a Horror Movie

YouTuber Bobby Burns transformed Pixar’s classic UP into a dark and disturbing horror film about a crotchety old sociopath who holds an innocent boy hostage in his home. Clearly Carl Fredricksen didn’t handle his wife’s passing well.

Charles Burns: Fear of the Dark

Charles Burns: Fear of the Dark

(NSFW) A loner stumbles upon the girl of his dreams, but his childhood obsession twists his reality. This short film is illustrator Charles Burns’ (Black Hole, X’ed Out) contribution to the horror anthology Peur(s) du noir (Fear(s) of the Dark).

Frozen x The Thing

Frozen x The Thing

(NSFW: Gore, Language) From the warped mind of clay animator Lee Hardcastle comes a redo of one of the most disturbing scenes from John Carpenter’s horror classic The Thing, in which the cast of Frozen drop by the Antarctic outpost.

Spring (Trailer)

Spring (Trailer)

A young American man meets a beautiful and mysterious woman while backpacking through Italy, but all is not as it seems on the surface. What starts out as a chick flick quickly turns into a dark psychological horror.

Crimson Peak (Teaser)

Crimson Peak (Teaser)

A young bride discovers her charming husband’s dark past thanks to his family’s super creepy house. Guillermo del Toro tells a haunted house story with Crimson Peak. Stars Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston and Jessica Chastain.

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Poltergeist (Trailer)

Poltergeist (Trailer)

The only reason we’re giving the Poltergeist remake a chance is that Sam Raimi (The Evil Dead, Army of Darkness) was involved. The plot is the same as Tobe Hooper’s horror classic – a family moves into a home possessed by angry spirits.

Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 (Trailer)

Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 (Trailer)

Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is set 30 years after the first two games. Now shut down, the events in Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza have become urban legends. That is, until an opportunist makes a horror theme park based on the restaurant.

The Lazarus Effect (Trailer)

The Lazarus Effect (Trailer)

(SPOILERS) A group of medical students stumble upon a way to bring back the dead. When one of them is killed in an accident, they end up using their miraculous trick. Bad idea. Starring Olivia Wilde, Donald Glover and Mark Duplass.

Santageddon

Santageddon

(NSFW: Language) “Kung fu is life and death. Especially at Christmas.” Matt Highton’s low-budget film melds horror and comedy, as a group of friends head to an abandoned department store to investigate a horrific urban legend.

Unedited Footage of a Bear

Unedited Footage of a Bear

(Gore) Adult Swim brings back Halloween with this amazing short film. If you thought Too Many Cooks was creepy, hug your loved ones tight, turn the lights up, put a diaper on and press play. Claridryl: not even once.

Until Dawn

Until Dawn

(Gore) Eight friends are trapped with a masked killer in a mountain retreat. Exclusive to the PS4, Until Dawn is essentially an interactive slasher flick, filled with quicktime events and jump scares. Starring Hayden Panettiere.

Five Nights at Freddy’s 2

Five Nights at Freddy’s 2

The sequel to the hit indie horror game is already available for Windows. Five Nights at Freddy’s 2 features new mascots. Also your room has no doors. Thankfully you have other means of surviving, such as a Freddy Fazbear head.

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Homeless in Heathrow

Homeless in Heathrow

(Gore) Analog synth maestros FartBarf’s horror music video for Homeless in Heathrow about an innocent looking seductress psychopath should simply be retitled Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s a Serial Killer.

IKEA x The Shining

IKEA x The Shining

IKEA Singapore pays tribute to Stanley Kubrick’s classic horror film The Shining, following a child on his tricycle as he winds his way through the store. This confirms what we already knew – shopping at IKEA can be the stuff of nightmares.

Eyes of Hitchcock

Eyes of Hitchcock

It is said the eyes are the windows to the soul, and the late, great director Alfred Hitchcock had quite a way with eyes. Though most of the peepers shown in Kogonada’s tribute to Hitch reveal dark, disturbed and fearful souls behind them.

The Offering

The Offering

In Ryan Patch’s taut short film, a father and son must deliver an offering of items to a mysterious creature. Despite its minimal budget and lack of visual effects, the effective use of sound and lighting makes for an incredibly tense setting.

Five Nights at Freddy’s

Five Nights at Freddy’s

A point-and-click horror game where you play a security guard at a children’s restaurant. You only have a limited amount of electricity, and everything you do – e.g. keeping your door locked – consumes power. Dude, just build a door.

Silent Hills (Teaser)

Silent Hills (Teaser)

A new Silent Hill game was revealed through an unassuming horror mini-game for the PlayStation 4. The game’s ending reveals that Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro are working on Silent Hills, which will star Norman Reedus.

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