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The 15 Second Horror Film Challenge Introduces Us to the Monster in the Closet



15secondhorrorfilmchallengeCan a movie truly evoke fear in only 15 seconds? Writer/director Wesley Alley’s short film The Monster in the Closet, part of the 15 Second Horror Film Challenge, attempts to send a serious chill down your spine in an incredibly short period of time. Does it succeed in its mission?

With its nimble use of imagery, as well as playing into the dreaded “monster in the closet” concept, I’d say the film does a pretty good job of getting under your skin. Of course, your results may vary.

From the Press Release:
Can you make a movie in under 15 seconds? Let alone an effectively terrifying scary movie in under 15 seconds?

The 15 Second Horror Film Challenge is a not-for-profit, free-to-enter online contest where celebrity guest judges will not only choose the Top 3 winners but will also share their personal favorites! Winners receive surprise horror gifts. Submission deadline is October 21st — you can submit as many as you produce! This year’s celebrity guest judges are Lloyd Kaufman, Nicholas Vince, Barbie Wilde, Kevin Martin, Felissa Rose, Tristan Risk, Jessica Cameron, Jennilee Murray, Jill Sixx, Uwe Boll, Lee Demarbre, David F. Sandberg, Steve McGinnis, Darious J. Britt, Stacey Valdez, Feel the Fear Entertainment, Cellar Door Film Festival, Here Lies, House of Targ, and Audrey’s Costume Castle. Lloyd Kaufman will feature the Top 10 on his Troma Movie YouTube channel of over 100,000 subscribers!

“The Monster In the Closet” is a 15 second film by Director Wesley Alley that is terrifying. It is a fear that anyone can relate to; all children are afraid of the monster under the bed or the monster in the closet. Sometimes these fears continue into adulthood, as people are too afraid to sleep with a hand or foot hanging over the edge of the bed. Starring Scream Queen Sarah Nicklin and Adam Quirch, this short film is guaranteed to send shivers down your spine.

Think you can terrify folks in just 15 seconds? Then submit your film to the 15 Second Horror Movie Challenge. For more information, swing by the official website or the Facebook page. Before you head off to create your own 15-second masterpiece, check out The Monster in the Closet.

The Monster in the Closet |

Directed by Wesley Sarah Nicklin & Adam QuirchWritten & Produced by: Wesley AlleyDirector of Photography: Dustin GardnerMake Up Design and Artistry: Arielle DavidsohnGaffer: Dan ProstakKey Grip: Christopher MillerSound: Curtis SchultzProduction Assistant: Maitlyn PezoEditor: Curtis SchultzVisual Effects: Curtis Schultz

Posted by 15 Second Horror Film Challenge on Wednesday, October 7, 2015

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Ryan Schifrin’s Abominable Gets a Sasquatch-Sized Blu-Ray



A recent scientific study concluded that since the year 2000 there have 4,374,139 killer Bigfoot movies. 2006’s Abominable is one of the better Sasquatch-ploitation flicks of the era. Now this creature feature is getting a collector’s edition blu-ray complete with a brand new cut of the gruesome flick.

MVD Rewind Collection has announced they’re planning a special edition of Ryan Schifrin’s gory Hitchcock-influenced Bigfoot flick Abominable, which cast Matt McCoy as a wheelchair bound man who begins Rear Window-ing a psycho Sasquatch terrorizing his hot-blooded cabin neighbors that then turns his big foot towards him. Lance Henriksen, Dee Wallace, Jeffrey Combs, Tiffany Shepis, Haley Joel, Karin Anna Cheung, and Paul Gleason co-star.

It has been sighted 42,000 times in 68 countries, a vicious creature of myth and legend called Sasquatch, Yeti, and perhaps most infamously, Bigfoot. It’s been hunted it for years. But what happens when it decides to hunt us?

After recovering from a horrific accident, paraplegic Preston Rogers (Matt McCoy) moves back into the remote cabin where he and his now-deceased wife once lived. When his new neighbor Karen, is attacked by a gigantic creature, Rogers contacts the local authorities. But after the police and those around him dismiss Rogers as a delusional widower, he sets out to stop the abominable creature himself.

This won’t be your typical collector’s edition as not only will be getting a new high definition transfer of the film originally shot on 35mm, this will also include an all-new cut of the film with improved CGI-effects overseen by filmmaker Schifrin and editor Chris Conlee with enhanced color timing and correction.

As if two cuts of the film weren’t enough, MVD’s Abominable release will also boast a ton of extras both new and ported over from the original DVD release:
-Brand New 2k Remaster of the Film from the Original Camera Negative
-Brand New Introduction from Director Ryan Schifrin (HD)
-‘Basil & Mobius: No Rest For The Wicked’ (16:28, HD) – New short film written and directed by Ryan Schifrin featuring a score by legendary composer Lalo Schifrin and starring Zachari Levi, Ray Park, Malcolm McDowell and Kane Hodder
-Audio Commentary with writer/director Ryan Schifrin, Actors Matt McCoy and Jeffrey Combs
-‘Back to Genre: Making ABOMINABLE” featurette (SD)
-Deleted and Extended Scenes (SD)
-Outtakes and Bloopers (SD)
-“Shadows” Director Ryan Schifrin’s USC Student Film (SD)
-The original 2005 version of “Abominable” (Blu-ray only, 94 mins, SD)
-Original Theatrical Trailer
-Poster & Still Gallery Storyboard Gallery
-Collectible Poster
-Audio: 5.1 Surround Audio (Uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)

The MVD Rewind Collection release of Abomimable stomps its way to blu-ray on June 12th.


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Horror Retro Caps Boasts Hats Featuring The Lamp, The Video Dead, Rosemary’s Killer and more!



Yesterday I was stumbling around on Instagram and I came across this killer account called @horrorretrocaps. They make horror movie-themed hats and I felt the need to share their work with you guys today.

It’s not so much the hats (which are cool), or the quality of the product (which looks sound as a pound) but it is the obvious love of horror by the guys behind the scenes that gets me all warm and fuzzy.

I mean sure there are products like A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. But they also have hats celebrating such classics as The Outing, The Lamp (hell, yeah!), The Gate, Zombie Lake, and The Video Dead.


On top of that, the product that sealed the deal for me was their Rosemary’s Killer hat. As some of you might know, Rosemary’s Killer is the alternate title of Joseph Zito’s underrated slasher The Prowler. That alone just earned them horror-cred for days.

You can check out some of their choice caps below and then head on over to their account to purchase some product: @horrorretrocaps.

All caps are $15 plus $4 shipping in the U.S., and he also takes requests for $20.



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Jurassic Park T-Rex Stomps Through Ready Player One Trailer #3



Is that the f*cking T-Rex!?

It was only earlier this week that we brought you guys the new “pure 80’s nostalgia” poster (to the right) for Steven Spielberg’s new action-adventure film Ready Player One.

And if all the promotional materials we have seen thus far haven’t done anything to raise your interest in the film (including trailers which featured Freddy Krueger, Chucky, Christine, and King Kong) then today’s new might not help matters much.

But all the same today we have a new trailer which features the mighty T-Rex from Spielberg’s own Jurassic Park and a bunch of new character posters for good measure.

I’m just going to come right out and say that as impressed as I am with the trailers for this film, I can’t help but feel someone watched theImaginationland episode of “South Park” and thought, “Mother of God… call Steven Speilberg!”

You can check out the character posters and the new trailer below and then let us know what you think of the film thus far.

Ready Player One is directed by Steven Spielberg from a script by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline, based on the novel by Cline. The film stars Tye Sheridan, Mark Rylance, Olivia Cooke, Simon Pegg, and Ben Mendelsohn.

The film hits theaters March 29, 2018.


When the creator of an MMO called the Oasis dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all Oasis users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune. Wade Watts finds the first clue and starts a race for the Egg.


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