Dario Argento’s god-awful Dracula is opening this week overseas, but something really cool as come of it (thank god).
Amer and The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears directors Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani cut together a mash-up celebrating the works of Argento and the illustrious Giallo sub genre.
If anyone should be putting together this love letter it would be Cattet and Forzani, who have taken Argento’s visual style and embodied it in their aforementioned works. READ MORE
The Japanese are better at so many things than us Americans. Their reality shows where they pretty much scare people to death? So much better than “America’s Funniest Home Videos.” And of course their commercials are better too because they seem much more into providing an entertaining experience for their audience, associating their products with laughter rather than lifestyle pressure.
Here they get a little Sadako-esque. Except there’s not a TV. Thanks to Jonny B for calling my attention to this! Check it out! READ MORE
I love a clever new spin on an old classic – and by “old classic” I mean the “60 second” version of movies.
Youtuber 1A4STUDIO has begun created his own 60-second versions of classic films, such as Aliens and Terminator 2, using only line drawings. It’s sort of like looking through an old-school flip book that’s a thousand pages long.
Watch the aforementioned below, with a bunch more at the above link! READ MORE
Going viral this Monday morning are a series of drawings from artist Matsuda Yuusuke who has taken classic genre characters and turned them into adorable manga characters.
Below you can check out his renditions of Alien, RoboCop, Hellboy, Predator, Hellraiser and even Terminator. READ MORE
Via a Tumblr user overseas, I’ve just lost my appetite.
Food artists Kittiwat Unarrom has been having a little fun in his bakery, creating absolutely disgusting break that looks like real human parts, from heats to feet, lets, hands and skin.
The zombie-themed food art is called “Body Bakery: Bread Imitating Gore”.
“Thai Fine Art student and artist Kittiwat Unarrom is the son of a baker. All that baking exposure growing up has been a clear influence, but his artistic need to see things a little differently definitely flared up as he created the tacitly named “Body Bakery” – brutally, gruesomely, almost unbelievably realistic looking sculptures of dismembered human body parts sculpted entirely from bread,” they explain.
“With a master in Fine Arts Kittiwat Unarrom creates sculpture in bread. Not just normal sculpture but horror, dark art, gore, something I don’t know if I could actually eat.
“Located in Ratchaburi, Thailand Kittiwat creates feet, hands, heads, and internal organs among other body parts all entirely edible and for sale at his family’s bakery. He skillfully paints each piece to look terrifying to the observer/customer.” READ MORE
One day to buy, only 12 hours left to vote.
Do you prefer “Strange Neighborhood” or “Marshmallow Terror”?
TeeFury is holding a vote for which Ghostbusters shirt you’d like to buy, winner takes over Manhattan and slimes all of the residents with an awesome new Tee.
Click the link to vote and order, although I assure you that a decision won’t be easily made… READ MORE
Being a “Dexter” sympathizer since day one, the final season must have been terrible for me to turn against it. In fact, just like “Lost”, I’m still not over it.
Neither was YouTube user Fibr3Optix, apparently, as he shared his personal vision for the final season of Showtime’s serial killer drama.
Obviously, there’s no right answer as to what should have happened, but when a fan describes something wholly more interesting than what a team of highly paid television writers put together, well, that’s alarming.
I just wish he found a way to toss in a dig at the atrocious Vince Masuka arc involving his daughter. I want to punch that arc in the face over and over again. READ MORE
Wild Orchid Baking Company is going to Hell…
The Wild Orchid Baking Company has shared photos via their Facebook of a cake design based on the lament configuration from the Hellraiser films.
I’d like to open this cake and let loose some calorie demons… READ MORE
Something both magical and wonderfully strange happened at the Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia, PA this past Halloween. Two things I never thought I’d ever see come together finally did and the result is something we can all enjoy, thanks to the wonders of the Internet. Dick Van Wailin, who might have the best fake name ever, of the StripTease Orchestra decided to bring together Silent Hill and burlesque.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen those creepy nurses show their moves and I’m sure it won’t be the last. Keep them coming people, this never gets old.
Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining is, in my eyes, infallible. No amount of joking or parody can ruin the film’s continuing impact on me. So this takedown of the child stardom of the “Danny Torrance-type” by head Onion film critic Peter K. Rosenthal is just the give that keeps on giving!
Check it out below! Oh and NSFW! READ MORE
I know a few of the Halloween Treats today are oddly corporately synergistic. We’re not getting paid for this, it’s just that a few companies have stood up to the bat with their product pimping. I’m not encouraging you to buy Tide or anything like that (I use some weird hippie detergent), but I am encouraging you to spend a few seconds with their Halloween Vines if you’re killing time while your significant other is perfecting his/her costume.
They cover The Shining, The Ring, Poltergeist, Psycho and Carrie. The latter is pretty great!
Check ‘em out below! READ MORE
I’m not normally a fan of Bing but this is actually pretty cool. You know how Google has their “Google Doodles” – those alterations to their homepage they do every holiday or on special occasions? Well Bing has given their entire homepage a thorough makeover.
You’ll notice the creepy Poltergeist TV right off the bat, but move your cursor around and you’ll discover a few other horror references! Some of them lead to standard searches, and some lead to imagery. If you’re bored and the office and waiting to get drunk at the Halloween party in a few hours, check it out!
I just received the best Halloween Treat of the year, courtesy of Billy J. Kirkus. What you see below is an alternate take of the opening scene from John Carpenter’s classic Halloween, in which a young Michael Myers stalks his own house on his way to killing his older sister.
“This is the first take of the opening to Halloween,” explains Kirkus further adding that “this was the first time they tried shooting it, without the cuts that they did in take number 2. They only shot this whole scene twice. Notice all of the blue in the picture…completely toned down for the recent release of the movie on Blu-ray.”
He implores that if you want to see more of the “Unseen Halloween” you’ll need to contact Trancas International Films and tell them you want to see the “Unseen Halloween.” He gives very Special Thanks to James G. Chandler and of course the wonderful Don May, Jr and Synapse Films.
“I was amazed that we got that shot in just a few takes, two to be exact” said Carpenter in “Jamie Lee Curtis: Scream Queen” by Jim Grove. “I thought it would be impossible; I thought we’d have a problem with every take, and that we’d have to do it over and over agin and that eventually we’d have to change the whole scene because there was only enough money left to do two or three takes of that scene.” READ MORE
While the video is headlined as “banned” and the description boasts “never aired,” Kevin Eis’ YouTube video is actually just a funny spoof of those annoying as hell Febreze commercials.
In this version, two people can smell all sorts of wonderful things, like “puppies running around on the ocean,” before their shown what they’re really smelling. And it’s grizzly… READ MORE
Eric Millikin, an experimental artist from Detroit, contacted us with a link to his latest project – a series of tasty portraits of monsters, each built out of Halloween candy. He calls this series “Totally Sweet.”
So far, this series includes everything from classic monsters like The Bride of Frankenstein to modern killers from slasher movies. He’s also been taking requests; one of his favorites has been Gort, the alien killer robot from the 1950s sci-fi classic, The Day the Earth Stood Still.
Click here for the full gallery of delicious art over at The Detroit Free Press. It’s awesome because you can zoom in and actually see what candy was used! READ MORE
While I didn’t laugh out loud at this video from Barely Political, I thought it was funny and definitely a worthwhile curio for fans of Freddy, Jason, Leatherface, Michael Myers and Jigsaw. It totally breaks franchise canon in the first 30 seconds by having Jason talk, but the bickering between the villains does expose some of the strengths and weaknesses of each franchise.
Check it out below! READ MORE
Have $8,000 just laying around? Have a way to get to Austin, Texas to pick up this art? Well, we have something perfect for you.
Created for Bernie Wrightson & Steve Niles’ “Something Spooky” at Guzu Gallery, Nicole Cantú created one of the greatest pieces of horror art of all time.
What she has for sale is “Lord of Leviathan”, a Hellraiser-inspired piece of art (sized 24″ x 36″) depicting Pinhead and the Lament Configuration box done up with stained glass in a light box.
It’s too delicate to ship, so you’ll have to pick it up. If you have $8,000 to drop, I dare you to bring a suitcase filled with singles, although you’ll burn in hell for that. READ MORE
Candyman makes a horrific return in this parody by UCB’s Muddleberry.
In it, two kids discover that Clive Barker’s version of “Candyman” took a lot of liberties with the truth. READ MORE
‘Tis the season to get spooky! While many of us enjoy watching horror movies all year round, regardless of the Halloween season, there’s something that we can’t really do no matter the time of year and that is wearing costumes. I mean, we could but there would definitely be a lot of queer looks thrown our way. So for those of you who are into putting on costumes, this time of year is especially fun for you! I personally don’t wear costumes but that’s because I’m a serious Debbie Downer about them.
Below are several costumes that are making their way around the net that I thought I’d share with you in case you’re trying to get some last minute inspiration for Thursday. Head on down and enjoy! READ MORE
If It Were Stine Tumblr imagines ancient classics and modern masterpieces of horror as seen through the neon-green, pun-dripping lense of R.L. Stine’s beloved “Goosebumps” series!
Take a look below as films like Phantasm, Halloween 3: Season of the Witch, Shining, Halloween and Carrie are given the “Goosebumps” treatment! you’ll find tons more at the aforementioned link or at the archive. READ MORE
Exclusive: Check out this awesome video that shows you zombie rehearsals for World War Z (review), now on Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD and On Demand. This featurette is a Best Buy exclusive!
Starring international superstar Brad Pitt, the tense and thrilling film follows a former United Nations investigator (Pitt) as he helps stop the chaotic pandemic that has gripped populations around the world. World War Z features stunning visual effects and edge-of-your-seat action and suspense that take the zombie apocalypse phenomenon to a more extreme and electrifying level.
World War Z is available on Blu-ray Combo or Blu-ray 3D Combo with an Unrated Cut packed with even more thrills and action too intense for theaters, along with the theatrical version of the film. The combo packs feature UltraViolet and boast in-depth looks at the making of the film, the seamless blending of practical and digital effects, the science behind the zombie outbreak and much more. The film will also be available as a single-disc DVD. READ MORE
Kristian B. Walters of Norway just tipped us to a commercial for a Norwegian pizza company who created a horror-themed commercial for their company.
Check out a post-apocalyptic commercial for Peppes Pizza, and make sure you ask for “no tongue” on your za! READ MORE
“Saturday Night Live” struck comedy gold last night when they imagined a world with a horror film directed by Wes Anderson, known for his quirky dark comedies like Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums and Moonrise Kingdom.
The trailer describes The Midnight Coterie of Sinister Intruders as “an all-new thriller from the mind of Wes Anderson, starring Edward Norton as Owen Wilson.”
The trailer takes loving jabs at Anderson, and his followers, giving us a taste of what an Anderson-directed genre film might look like. Fans of Anderson are going to LOVE this… READ MORE
For one day only Woot is selling this fantastic Army of Darkness-inspired T-shirt entitled “Groovy”.
The artist description teases a new game of rock, paper, scissors, in which chainsaw beats all. Here are the rules: “Okay, so rock beats scissors, scissors beats paper, and paper beats rock, and chainsaw beats everything, but if you use chainsaw on someone, he gets nubs to use in the next round, and nubs beat everything because, you know, pity.
“However, if you’re beaten by someone with nubs you get charity points, and if you save enough charity points you can buy a foundation, and if you use a foundation it means that everyone needs to donate whatever they throw down – scissors, rock, paper, chainsaw, or nubs – to your cause, which means they lose the round but get double charity points to put towards building a rival foundation, which they can use to get back their moves from rounds previous.
“Of course, nobody plays with any of these moves, though, because everyone knows that the real way to win at everything in life is with a reference to a cult classic horror comedy.” READ MORE