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Fewdio - Quality Horror Shorts

I am blown away by the quality of the work of Fewdio.com, a collective of Hollywood vets and genre fans putting out horror shorts on their own site and posted to YouTube. The production values, acting, and attention to atmospherics and sound are all top notch. For those of you going to San Diego Comic Con this weekend, you should drop by their booth where they are premiering their first DVD collection, "Nightmare House Vol. 1".

Skeleton Crew (REVIEW)

It's times like these that I wonder why I even bother with straight-to-video, shot-on-digital horror films at all. Tommi Lepola and Tero Molin's 2009 institutionalized horror outing "Skeleton Crew" is, simply put, more mentally and physically taxing than a root canal performed by a one-armed, lazy-eyed dentist with a penchant for heavy drooling. Although the film lasts a mere 90 minutes, it took me roughly two hours to complete the viewing, due in part to the film's complete inability to hold my attention.

Trailer For Indie Thriller "Trap"

The upcoming indie kidnapping thriller "Trap" is written and directed by Jason Horton, who co-wrote and directed the horror anthology "Edges of Darkness" that's currently got some release buzz for later this year. The trailer for "Trap" below has been labeled a teaser, but any more of a trailer than this might spoil some of the inevitable twists and turns. I'd rather have as a surprise when watching the film. The acting and writing look pretty solid, and kidnapping thrillers are great character pieces when done right.

Episode 81 - "Right at Your Door"

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Settle in and don't forget to duct tape those windows... it's time to talk about "Right At Your Door".

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Indie Filmmakers Fight Bandwidth Costs

A few months back the horror web was besieged with stories about "Survive The Outbreak", an interactive zombie short film that put you, the viewer, at the controls of the main characters. It was essentially a "choose your own adventure" horror film, that I might add was very impressively designed.

Trailer for "Pornography: A Thriller"

From the trailer and everything I've read, "Pornography: A Thriller" looks to be an excellent, mindbending horror film debut. It's currently making festival rounds with writer/director David Kittredge (this is his feature length debut) and the film's producer, Sean Abley (an industry vet who blogs for Fangoria) at many of the screenings. The trailer is below, and the official site is here.

First Annual Drunken Zombie Film Festival

After a screening of “It’s My Party And I’ll Die If I Want To” and “Zombie Apocalypse” last year the good people over at Drunken Zombie decided to go balls out and put on a full film festival this year. They’re currently accepting entries from independent horror filmmakers for the “First Annual Drunken Zombie Film Festival” which will take place on November 6-8 at the Peoria Theater in Peoria, IL.

Five Minute Trailer For "Cyrus" Hits The Web

You’ve got to have a pair on you to throw out a 5 minute trailer for your independent film. But with all the sick crap going on in “Cyrus” I don’t think anyone is going to complain. With the cast alone you’re going to need five minutes to introduce all your horror fan favorities, with the likes of Danielle Harris, Lance Henriksen, Doug Jones and Tiffany Shepis all making appearances.

The Seduction of Dr. Fugazzi (REVIEW)

A Troma release in name, something altogether different artistically, "The Seduction of Dr. Fugazzi" straddles the line between a number of different genres. On one hand the movie is a glorified resume for writer/director/producer/star October Kingsley. On the other hand it is an overblown art school film that traipses into the nonsensical and trippy realms of pretension. Despite all this, it still manages to hold yet another facet that transcends the eye rolling and confusion, helping it to become a movie that has a decent little plot twist and an okay story... In Hindsight.

Episode 72 - "Splinter"

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The crew gets infected with "Splinter", and discusses how sometimes simple is best.

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