Horror – 31 SPOOKS of October

Thanks to Mike for letting me take this one, I guess I got to be funny to get that laugh energy. So… What’s the deal with the title of this short? I mean could you be any lazier, hope you didn’t stare at “untitled horror project” for too long before this eureka moment. I think […]

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 […]

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 […]

Amy – 31 SPOOKS of October

I’m honestly just glad that Karlijin Scholten is alive at this point… well at least I think she is? While I know these are short, I’d like to think I do a respectable amount of research on the people and history behind these hidden gems and looking up Karlijin Scholten made me nervous. At least […]

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 […]

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 […]

Underfoot – 31 SPOOKS of October

Help! Help! Help! Ohh… you haven’t watched the short yet. Okay so I’ve never been more confused, but if you’re in the mood for something that makes the ending of 2001 A Space Odyssey look tame then this is for you. I mean I’ve heard of a couch potato but a couch person… like WHAT. Even […]

Dark Dark Woods – 31 SPOOKS of October

I think we could agree that if given the choice to explore with monsters or explore monasteries… give me monsters. Emile Gignoux is one heck of an animator and while this short is only a year old, Gignoux was part of the Animation Department for the Oscar Nominated animation feature, The Breadwinner. In the Dark […]

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 […]

Looking Glass – 31 SPOOKS of October

For some reason, mirrors have been a major subject in many works of horror. Despite facing them has become a daily ritual for some, there will always be something inherently uncanny at starting back at ourselves. Of course, there would be something even more creepy if your reflection stares back into you. Please enjoy today’s […]

Mirror – 31 SPOOKS of October

This collection of sorts is to celebrate all types of animation with the only requirement that it to some degree is to be considered spoopy. Today we have a criminally underrated stop motion short. This short was made for October 31 in 2009 so it fits perfectly in this Halloween inspired collection. I was surprised […]

The Sad Man – 31 SPOOKS of October

Uploaded on Halloween in 2015, it’s safe to assume Jake Lava intended for his short The Sad Man to be a little chilling. This is probably the closet we get to the eeriness of the “Salad Fingers” variety but dang is there something intrinsically off-putting about this odd, odd fellow. While I usually give you […]

The Spam Story – Tale of a Bot Commenter

Everyday these brave little toasters share their thoughts and we often dismiss them as nonsense. Today I share one of their stories. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsZVO41iSAg   The Full story by Slot Joint Mobile Casino: I am just about ready to hand oger my ritualistic morning read of the Wall Street Journal. Particularly die hard, I know, but […]

Thoughts on ‘Cat Person’, The Trending Viral Short Story

Cat Person is a viral short story narrative by Kristen Roupenian published by The New Yorker.  The short story can be read here which includes an audio copy narrated by Roupenian herself. Cat Person began trending on Twitter and has erupted numerous responses. I thought who better to discuss this viral story than me “Kat” […]

Best Adapted Screenplay Nominee? ‘Wonder’ is Absolutely Wonderful.

Wonder is the recent film adaption of the shared title 2012 published book by R.J. Palacio. Wonder is the heart-warming tale of Auggie Pullman, a kid with Treacher Collins Syndrome (genetically caused facial deformity) trying to integrate himself into the world by going to the 5th grade. Throughout the year, Auggie attests to harshness of […]

It’s Complicated “That Night at the Desca” A Short Script by K.

{So… something a little different this time. I went on small road trip and took the time to try an attempt some script writing. I didn’t preconceive this script at all I just kind of had nothing better to do, thought of a location and started rolling with it. As for screenplay formatting it’s not […]