Who needs a fascinatingly creep-ball cartoon to kick off October? We're going to veto the lone dissenter in the peanut gallery because Hominid — this short animation by director Brian Andrews — is icky in all the right ways. In addition to this short, Andrews creates composite photography (which can be seen here) that tosses human anatomy under animal skins.

This fairly nightmarish vision of humans eventually evolving to fill all ecological niches reminds me of Dougal Dixon's zany futuristic anthropology book Man After Man. [Hominid Animation via Neatorama]