“All of My Enimes” The Super Market Monster – 31 Spooks

I have covered a lot of unusual stories for October, but this might just be the most unusualist. Is this just a thinly veiled excuse to share a video I found amusing ............................................................................................................................................................................... Maybe. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDI0d8E3tZk I miss the world of Creepy/Crappy Pastas, not the best written stories, but a fun time of an abundance of … Continue reading “All of My Enimes” The Super Market Monster – 31 Spooks

The Sandman – 31 Spooks

Haven't we already done sleeping theme spook....yes. You're very observant hypothetical reader. Allow me to explain. I was chatting with my residential sleep expert, The Moyatorium and the conversation went where it usually goes... moon children and castration anxiety. Of course this was in the context of E.T.A. Hoffman's short story depiction "The Sandman" and … Continue reading The Sandman – 31 Spooks

The Professor’s Teddy Bear – 31 Spooks

Read the story: Click here or listen to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpMfxNT9VOw What a strangely original tale! Really the only thing I can compare it to is that one episode of The Twilight Zone with that demonic superkid. You know this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxTMbIxEj-E It's hard to get a full grasp of this one. This "child" displays … Continue reading The Professor’s Teddy Bear – 31 Spooks

‘Slut’ Short Horror Film – 31 Spooks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEqAqrLpRHg Directed By: Chloe Okuno A retro aesthetic with a very contemporary message. Horror has always been a genre drenched in commentary. It's often displaying a ridged morality and show social ills as horrific. I think one that's certainly become prevalent or more apparent in recent news is that of grooming and manipulative behavior. Self-confidence … Continue reading ‘Slut’ Short Horror Film – 31 Spooks

Arachnophobia Crypt Shorts – 31 Spooks

Fair warning, if you have an intense fear of spiders maybe skip this one. Oh those itsy-bitsy creepy crawlies are certainly enough to send shivers down spine. Whether it's due to superstition, the daunting exoskeleton form, or the potential dangers of poising that spiders have become a common and well known fear. Are you brave … Continue reading Arachnophobia Crypt Shorts – 31 Spooks

Imagine A World – The Demon Salesman of Fleet Street

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CI6w5A0kCs Directed By: Joanna Tsanis Hi! Glad you liked the story 🙂 I'm from Canada and this film was heavily inspired by the oligopolistic nightmare that is Canada’s telecommunication and internet providers . Many Canadians I know feel frustrated and hopeless with their internet plans - almost like they’re been forced into buying them. So … Continue reading Imagine A World – The Demon Salesman of Fleet Street

Get Spooked by Jack London’s ‘Moon Face’ – 31 Spooks

Preface: Pet owners be warned.... this gets ugly. Read this public domain tale here thanks to the Gutenberg library. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wD6Z53r943g Whether it was directly influential or just strikingly parallel the tale reads like an American modernized version of the Cask of Amontillado. An unreliable narrator bares an extreme hatred for a obliviously jovial character which … Continue reading Get Spooked by Jack London’s ‘Moon Face’ – 31 Spooks

Here Comes the ‘Suckablood’ – 31 Spooks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fw4gwwS-nFI Directed by Ben Tillett and Jake Cuddihy Bloody Cut Films have a real gem on their hands with this gothic bed-time story. This one just flaunts production value that really elevates this one from the typical horror short. From the animated title sequence, to the masterful voice over that presents that dark deep voice … Continue reading Here Comes the ‘Suckablood’ – 31 Spooks

The Hitchhiker – Spooky Radio Play

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Swzh0K9pyrU Click here if you'd like to listen to the remaster of Orson Welles reading Hitchhiking is a lost art, and that's probably for the better. Now you can't even go out in public without the slight fear that one such stranger could be potential dangerous. Horror has suffered in the battle of increasing common … Continue reading The Hitchhiker – Spooky Radio Play

Human Form (ALTER) – 31 Spooks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddc8hfRbChk "Body Ritual among the Nacirema" meets Eyes Without a Face in this skin crawling depiction body modification and beauty standards. Might I add that the new season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians looks great. This one is just unsettling and I think that makes the message all the more effective. The masks are … Continue reading Human Form (ALTER) – 31 Spooks

Bubnoff and The Devil

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5e3no_sZ458 One of the most intriguing setups is that of a Faustian bargain. Making deals with the devil and what consequences it make bring. What happens when this Russian with a literal Napoléon complex makes such a deal? Ivan Turgenev, the Russian realist writer actually indulges in quite a humorous depiction of the devil. Some … Continue reading Bubnoff and The Devil

Infinity Train Season 3 – Every Episode Reviewed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3soghKb1_qg Can we just appreciate The Infinity Train Soundtrack, it perfectly captures the mood of the show Infinity Season 3 was the riskiest and most ambitious season of Infinity Train yet. I expected it to kind of hit a bump in the tracks. It was certainly the biggest deviation from the formula and is a … Continue reading Infinity Train Season 3 – Every Episode Reviewed

Birdie (ALTER) – 31 Spooks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMnxVo5I2z4 Directed and Written By Shelly Lauman Ah yes, I remember Fox Searchlight. Actually surprised to learn that despite the Disney Acquisition Fox searchlight is still running distribution independent of Disney interference. A lot of horror revolves around monsters and creatures. Tales of the supernatural or odd phenomenon. Sometimes you got to take a step … Continue reading Birdie (ALTER) – 31 Spooks

The Specialty of the House (BBC RADIO SPECIAL)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhF1FKOm9p8 Ah well they say there is a great fear of the unknown, and what's a bigger unknown then how the sausage gets made. The world of fine dining is certainly a peculiar one. This however, turns that up a notch presenting some bizarre culinary fight club establishment. I have no qualms with BBC Radio … Continue reading The Specialty of the House (BBC RADIO SPECIAL)

‘Childer’ Got Me Bewildered – 31 Spooks of October

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRCK3umiKQQ Beware, beware the childer come. Into the forest, and you become one. Have you ever wonder what it would be like if Wes Anderson and Ari Aster made a horror flick together. I mean I'm gonna ignore the fact that this role is suited for a great Toni Collette performance and say that this … Continue reading ‘Childer’ Got Me Bewildered – 31 Spooks of October

Make Me a Sandwich – 31 Spooks of October

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfGEdmZyVyY Glad to see Shoenice is doing well. What an uncomfortable conundrum. This man is obviously a human trash can and should be served 20 sandwiches at a time. It's a good use of older actors, it's a nice rarity given that most shorts are done by young folks. The sound design of hearing that … Continue reading Make Me a Sandwich – 31 Spooks of October

Calling of the ‘Erlking’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmYqYQFuFlI English Translation of the Story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JS91p-vmSf0 Visual presentation Published in 1782 by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, this German ballad certainly fits the bill of spooky. Having recently attempted to write a story this short and this spooky I can be impressed by it's simplistic effectiveness. The story tells about the Erl King who is … Continue reading Calling of the ‘Erlking’

Adult Swim Horrors: This House Has People In It & Too Many Cooks

Have you ever been channel surfer late at night, and just stumbled upon something truly bizarre. Maybe you found yourself watching longer than anticipated just to figure out the mystery put on your television screen. There is some rather strange and bizarre programs that could be running late at night, and you might catch yourself … Continue reading Adult Swim Horrors: This House Has People In It & Too Many Cooks

Brief Encounter: The Tragedy of Living in the Shadows

In regard to the classics, it always intrigues me about the forging of legacy and what gets held in regards of the pantheon of great films. Some criteria as to what films get repeatedly praised have continued relevance, excellent filmmaking, and possibly represent the era which they were created. However, the game isn’t always a … Continue reading Brief Encounter: The Tragedy of Living in the Shadows

#FightingEvilByGroupWatch Sailor Moon Episode 8-9 Thoughts and Commentary

I am going to be doing this on the blog this time, oh wow. Usually this is a Twitter activity where I watch a series with fellow Twitter folks and we all throughout the day comment on the specific thing we watched. So go follow me on Twitter, do it I'm really cool and stuff … Continue reading #FightingEvilByGroupWatch Sailor Moon Episode 8-9 Thoughts and Commentary

I’m Thinking of Ending Things…

★★★★ No two snowflakes are the same. Despite a finite number of patterned symmetrical crystallization, predetermined by molecule arrangements no two ends up alike. Every snowflake's uniqueness is determined by its environment. What temperature it falls at? The humidity of the air? Singularity isn’t determined by who we are but how we exist. At the … Continue reading I’m Thinking of Ending Things…

Wild Amusement Park Documentaries: Class Action Park & Live From the Space Stage

Live From the Space Stage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjtdlTtLQuA If the idea of a Wookie shredding on bass guitar intrigues you then this might be for you. Meet Halyx, the 80s Sci-Fi rock band that performed right outside Disneyland’s Space Mountain. The doc is available on the YouTube channel Defunctland who got this film crowdfunded. Despite it being … Continue reading Wild Amusement Park Documentaries: Class Action Park & Live From the Space Stage

1BR: A Thriller as Sharp as Occam’s razor

Concessions Confession: 1BR has all the ideas to be a thought provoking and gripping thriller; only to drop the ball and be an empty and predictable bore. Log Line: Sarah becomes the newest member of an LA community that is more than meets the eye. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGzb01GrsxQ Netflix continues its reputation of being the patron-saint of … Continue reading 1BR: A Thriller as Sharp as Occam’s razor