Is ‘Ring Ring’ Worth Picking Up? – 31 Spooks of October

Ring Ring is a 2019 Indie film that is sure to make you feel… meh. For a film on a decently cheap budget you are sort of impressed by the film’s bolstering of a 6.9/10 on IMDb; of course until you realize most of the accounts are only a couple months old, have only reviewed […]

Spooky Stories About Spooky Women

Rappaccini’s Daughter https://tenor.com/view/stinky-bad-breath-breath-spoon-spongebob-squarepants-gif-4550340 Hawthorne, Nathaniel. “Rappaccini’s.” The Arbor House Treasury of Horror and the Supernatural, edited by Martin H Greenberg, Arbor House Pub Co, 1981, pp. 32–61. Synopsis: Rappaccini’s Daughter centers around one man’s pursuit for Faustian knowledge and the devastation it causes. Giovanni begins to study medicine in Padua when he discovers a doctor who […]

Suspicious People Are Spooky

The Crowd Bradbury, Ray. “The Crowd.” Dark Descent, by David G. Hartwell, Grafton Books, 1992, pp. 167-174. Synopsis: The Crowd refers to a strange phenomenon in which Mr. Spallner tries to learn of strange individuals who always appear at traffic accidents. Mr. Spallner crashes his car after driving at high speeds; his body lays in […]

The Spookiest Name is Emily

What comes to mind when you think of a name that feels “spooky”. You might think of cacophonous sounds or blunt like Lucifer or Vlad or Billy. However, in my reading of multiple horror anthologies I came across something serendipitous. 2 tales, both with a titular character named Emily… a name that doesn’t sound that […]

Solving YouTube’s Spookiest Riddles (Part 1)

What am I doing, hey y’all hope we are having a good one. I don’t know why but there’s these riddle channels on YouTube and they’re pretty awful but undeniably riddles are fun. So I challenge you to solve this spook-tacular riddles (why is every riddle about murder… IDK?) and I’m also giving you the […]

The Mind is a Spooky Place

Jackson, Shirley. “The Beautiful Stranger” Dark Descent, by David G. Hartwell, Grafton Books, 1992, pp. 874-879. Synopsis: When Margaret life is intruded upon by a “beautiful stranger” posing as her husband does she discover how unfortunate her life used to be and still is. John’s wife Margaret and children, Smalljohn and infant daughter wait at the […]

The Fantastic Works of Mr. Edgar Allan Poe

I’m sure everyone has heard of Poe’s work before, but today we are going to be going over some you may or may not be familiar with. Instead of: The Raven, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Pit and the Pendulum, or The Cask of Amontillado here’s some of Poe’s others work so you can spend this […]

Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus

Amidst the qualms of suburbia, you find something truly spooky to deal with…. Neighbors. Beyond the unkempt lawns and picket fences what are those around us hiding? Probably no life, just like you and me. What if your neighborhood was infiltrated by someone or rather something truly horrifying? Someone on the registry? No, well yes. […]

Foxed!

https://vimeo.com/138706287 Don’t you just hate dealing with a conniving fox and their malicious intent. James Stewart and Nev Bezaire perfectly capture such a predicament in their short film Foxed! The endearing doll like designs of a Rankin/Bass special meets the dark and eerie designs of Laika in this stupendous display of stop motion. While the […]

Return to the Carnival of Souls [31 Spooks of October]

I considered this lost media… but here we are. I made a video a while ago on the cult classic, public domain, spooky horror flick Carnivals of Souls. I had fun making it but ended up finding it a conceptually large review, and didn’t enjoy it enough to edit the planned multiple videos for it…. […]

31 Spooks of October – 2018 Box Set

Do you like short film, and do you like them spooky? Let’s rewind, get shameless, and dig up my past that… really should remain buried. Now in one convenient place it’s the 31 Spooks of October [2018 Edition] viewed how it was meant to be viewed……. in September. If you want to see the horrific […]

A Puzzle….

ALWAYS WATCHING. ALWAYS WAITING Carnival. |Unfinished. Chrome. Corgi| Syringe. Invader. Fox. Naughty. Redneck Zombies. Pluto. Viol. Mystery. 50th. Hide and Seek. Emily. Tapestry. |Momo. Clown. Genius| Spiral. Dance. Smile. First. Whipped Dogs. Snow. Eggs. Ash-Tree. Snails. |Teeth. Dog Killer| Firework. Featured Frights: If you’re confused, consider taking a gander at the first tease. Basically, this […]

Missing Halloween – 31 SPOOKS of October FINALE ( HAPPY HALLOWEEN!)

We finally made it Halloween everyone, the spookiest day of the year. To celebrate the occasion, I just don’t have final animation, but arguably one of the best, that from the very beginning I knew was going to be in the 31 Spooks, was arguable one of the convincing few that convinced me to make […]

On Halloween Night – 31 SPOOKS of October

I was originally going to have the most popular creepypasta animation by Strawberry Nightmare on here, which is “I Found a Boy Inside My Walls” but I thought the story was kind of dumb. Boy? In my wall? It maybe more common than I think but how did the dope get in there in the […]

Obituary: A Grave Beginning – 31 SPOOKS of October

Today, we communicate with the spirits… well not as much as June Crocker. June is a girl who’s been home or better yet grave-schooled, after tragedy strikes, June is raised by her foster ghosts. Michael and Zachary Barryte co-direct this delightfully charming series pilot found on Belated Media that is sure to have you dying […]

Lora Vicious – 31 SPOOKS of October

Some of these horror shorts can be such downers, I guess I found it appropriate to bring in a bright and bubbly personality to calm your nerves and who better than Lora Vicious. Lora Vicious is kind and friendly vampire waifu girl created by Kryssen Robinson over at YowLife Productions. Lora was created for Halloween […]

Greed – 31 SPOOKS of October

Where’s the 3D animation at? Well right here, Greed is an animated short final project by Alli Sadegiani. I’m not going to lie to you I have no clue how to interpret Greed, there’s obviously some sort of warped and twisted self-reflection in the form of a demented allegory… but when I got to interpret […]

Zero – 31 SPOOKS of October

I need a zero! I’m holding out for a zero at the end of the ni-ght! Welcome to Zero, not going to  waste too much time introducing the creators of the short because if you’ve been following along Zealous Creative was featured before and I talked about all there works when I talked about the […]

The Backwater Gospel – 31 SPOOKS of October

I miss Telltale Games. With 3 million views on YouTube Bo Mathorne’s Bachelor film project is a special caliber of animated short. I think this is so masterfully done from how deep rooted the story is, how unique the visuals are, and how thrilling the entire thing ends up being. I will warn you (NOT […]

Little Quentin – 31 SPOOKS of October

Good animation takes a village, this animation is incredible so congrats to all these hardworking people who dedicated their time on working on it. Little Quentin, animated short film has been directed by Albert ‘t Hooft & Paco Vink. Art Direction: Paco Vink. Animators: Paco Vink, David de Rooij, Jelle Brunt, Yi ‘Shadow Master’ Zhao […]

A Vampire’s Crush – 31 SPOOKS of October

K what you’re doing is cool and all but I just don’t like handling the spooks, I don’t like spoopy things I like cute things do you have anything for me. Yes, in fact today’s spook will have you dead from extreme cuteness. This is more on the level of storytime animator on YouTube but […]

The Face Shop – 31 SPOOKS of October

I have no face and I must scream. A face is pretty important, it contains three of the five senses so unless you’re an avatar for an internet blogger who wishes to remain anonymous then I’d recommend you have one. Meet Neil a kid who for reasons unknown is a little short when it comes […]

Who’s Hungry? – 31 SPOOKS of October

* May Contain scenes of violence not suitable for all audiences. Viewer Discretion is Advised * I scream, you scream who wouldn’t scream for some ice cream? Especially when the ice cream man may not be such a jovial fella. As simplistic as Who’s Hungry is there’s something about the sketchbook shading, choppy frame rate, […]

The Maker – 31 SPOOKS of October

It is rare to find something as delightfully macabre as Zealous Creative’s stop motion animation The Maker. Producers Christopher and Christine Kezelos execute a gorgeous and stunning little bottle story that takes our cute (slightly off-putting) bunny doll fellow and without explicitly explaining much it’s clear that he is challenged in some sort of race […]

Children’s Toys/ No Monsters – 31 SPOOKS of October

Welcome to Autodale, a safe home for you and me. Robots are our friends and with their help order and harmony is achieved. How beautiful it is to grow up in such a … perfect governed state.  David James Armsby created two shorts in this city of the future that illustrated the way robots and […]

There’s A Man in the Woods – 31 SPOOKS of October

Is there a man in your woods… well then you better go catch him. Kids, they certainly have their overactive imagination and while this may lead to a few white lies it’s not like they’re hurting anyone right? The short was produced during Jacob Streilein’s time at Cal-Arts and while talent was bound to be […]

Other Lilly – 31 SPOOKS of October

I teased that a certain animator would appear again on the list and here we find ourselves returning to David Romero. I guess you could say tonight we have a sort of… “creature feature”. Babysitting shouldn’t be that hard, but something tells me that is going to be the least of Lilly’s worries. Please enjoy […]

Behind Closed Doors – 31 SPOOKS of October

Kids, you’re not allowed to watch this one this short traumatized Portuguese children and they’re way more hardcore than… where ever you come from dear reader. There’s a monster in the closet… every child’s worst nightmare but what if the real monsters don’t lurk under a bed or behind our closet doors. What if monsters […]

The Passenger – 31 SPOOKS of October

Earthworm Jim visits the town from Frankie Weenie and learns a valuable lesson about listening to shitty trap music too loud on public transportation. Can’t believe I found a way to describe it in a way that left everyone confused… today’s short spook is The Passenger. Before I let you view it I want to […]