The New Republic has an excellent look at Shirley Jackson and why she is “in the class of writers who require fierce advocates to keep her work alive. Her horror is domestic; it takes place in the familiar world of the kitchen, the family, and known and loved objects. It unsettles too much to be read comfortably.” »
Fans of Lovecraft and Weird Fiction will get a kick out of this short film by Mike Diva: Thresher. Following an man trying to get into a locked room, we find that there’s just some doors that shouldn’t be opened. »
The internet is a vast, unknowable place. The parts you and I interact with on a daily basis are a very small sliver of what’s actually floating around out there. The web can go deep, and it can get dark. »
Picture this: you’re running through a maze, unsure of where the exit is. There’s a madman with a machete chasing you. Your heart starts racing...and the more you freak, the more the rooms around you seem to twist and turn. »
Short horror film The Root of the Problem takes us to a dentist’s office in the 1950s, where a nervous housewife is waiting to have her wisdom teeth pulled. Once the anesthesia kicks in, things start getting very sinister. And it’s not just because that dentist looks like he wants to make love to her teeth. »
A wise tagline once said “In Space, no one can hear you scream”. And it’s no surprise that space horror is a popular genre, since space is already kind of terrifying by itself. Space madness! But you know what’s really scary? Encountering a supernatural force in space, where there’s no place to run. »
A mysterious contaminant in an Australian town’s water supply unleashes delightful kangaroo zombie carnage in Waterborne, a nine-minute prequel to a planned feature film. This is good news, because after this short, you’ll be as hungry for more of that adorably lo-fi “zombieroo” as he is for brrraiiinnss.
Mark Duplass and first-time director Patrick Brice co-wrote and co-star in Creep, a psychological thriller about a videographer who’s hired to document a dying man’s life for his yet-to-be-born child. Or so he thinks, until the man’s behavior starts to get ever-more erratic and terrifying. »
Insidious and its sequel were enjoyably frightening tales of a family haunted by parasitic spirits — and the medium, Elise (Lin Shaye), who sets them free. Insidious: Chapter 3 introduces a new ghostly dilemma, then pastes Elise into the narrative — like an afterthought, who also happens to carry the entire story. »
On the heels of its jarring teaser from April, the full trailer for The Gallows — about a cursed high-school play — offers a lotta night vision and shaky-cam, a haunted VCR (?), a slowed-down version of “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” and a spirited prayer that found-footage horror still has one last breath in it. »
It’s Memorial Day weekend in the US, a time when many folks head out into nature to camp — and enjoy scary stories around a campfire. What story is even creepier when it’s told out in the woods, far from electric lights and civilization?
Here’s a twist on the zombie genre we haven’t seen before. In the horror comedy flick Cooties, only those who haven’t been hit by puberty can be infected by the zombie virus, forcing the teachers of this school to take a stand against their once-adorable students. Prep your cootie shot and watch the first trailer here. »
The self-proclaimed “fucked-up fairy tale” Nina Forever has been making the festival rounds with fairly good reviews. And now the first trailer is out, showing off just what makes this film so very, very odd. It’s hard to put to words, really. »
However these new clips reveal CG scares, and a lot more modern day intensity in the new Sam Rockwell starring version. »
Glee meets American Horror Story meets our DVR, because there is no way in hell we’re missing this schlock fest of tropey horror gags. The first trailer for Scream Queens is out, and it is ridiculous. Good.
If the phrase “Arnold Schwarzenegger Zombie Movie” calls to mind action-movie insanity, with catchphrases and machine guns and exploding corpses, Maggie — a quietly dark study of grief, terminal illness, and the bond between parent and child — is not the Arnold Schwarzenegger Zombie Movie you’re looking for. »
One day, while on his computer, Luke is contacted by a mysterious figure who calls himself “Keith” and offers to help him. On a whim, Luke agrees, not realizing that he’s surrendering control of his digital life to someone who knows everything about him. »