So how does this grab you ... twelve stories of horror, sex, murder, and mayhem. Over two hours of everything from psychological thrillers to psychosexual killers! Cheerleaders to zombies! Get the idea? Now how about a gaggle of indie scream queens thrown in to further sweeten the pot? We thought all that would grab your attention, and you'll be getting that and then some with the new short film compilation DVD, Cult Volume 1.
We've been sitting on this one for a couple of weeks because it's the perfect way to send out 2011. A fan film based upon Valve's video game franchise Left 4 Dead (reviews here) that is nothing short of badass. This is the perfect example of there being young talented filmmakers out there who know how to do a lot with a little, and we completely applaud them.
Just when you thought your afternoon couldn't possibly kick more ass (or get any stranger for that matter) comes news of a horror flick that explores what would happen if giant worms invaded a production of West Side Story. Are you ready for the Huhu Attack?
Usually when you think about death by killer bees, you envision people getting stung to death. In the atmospheric horror short The Nest, a rancher must fight to survive when a swarm of over-sized flesh-eating bees escape from a beekeeper who depends on their honey to keep her diner in business. Man-eating bees might sound like the premise for a Syfy flick, but judging by the trailer, this short is creepier and more atmospheric than you would expect.
We've recently been informed by DC reader Richard Greene about a very interesting short film that played at the New York Film Festival. The word on Ari Aster's Strange Thing About the Johnsons is that it's unique and disturbing. Unique and disturbing, you say? ... That's right up our alley!
Tuesday got you down? Still suffering the beginning of the week blues? Then how about we bug out a bit and let you dig on the first trailer for Metamorphosis? There, all better now, see?
We've been talking about David Yohe's adaptation of Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis for a while now. For those uninitiated, the story follows one unfortunate man's transformation into an insect. Today a video surfaced online discussing just how that change will take place.
Here at Dread Central we HATE spiders. The tiniest of these real life monsters can bite you and either A) turn your flesh into the equivalent of chopped meat or B) kill you. Now imagine if a breed's venom can actually melt you. Dare you tango with The Acid Spiders?
The best short films out there come from filmmakers who understand the medium and know how to do a lot with a little. Such is the case with Rani Naamani's zombie-themed opus Too Late.
Director Axelle Carolyn dropped us a line today with two more stills and a quick update regarding her new short film, The Halloween Kid, so of course we decided to share. Though the thought of being stingy did cross our minds.
Debuting at next year's Sundance Film Festival is the Bloody Disgusting Selects entry V/H/S, and to say we're happy and excited for the gang is a bit of an understatement. A third still from the film has made its way online, and we have it for you right here! Dig it!
Every now and again a trailer comes along that's so fulfilling we don't even care if the movie it's advertising does or doesn't get made. This is one of those times. Dare you dip your toe into the blood-soaked waters of Shark Pool?
Hobo With a Shotgun director Jason Eisener has made a practice of creating memorable films with high octane thrills, low cost budgets, and more badassery than any one project should be allowed to have. His latest offering, the short film Nunchuks II: Find Yourself, is available for you to watch ... right here, right now.
The sexy new horror short/music video Ritual has some great things going for it. And the judges' panel at the 2011 Shockfest Film Festival of Hollywood certainly recognized that as the film walked away with not one, but three awards from the event.