Artist H.R. Giger was a master at twisting at twisting the biological and the mechanical, and even when he focused on flesh alone, he was able to create works that were truly unexpected—especially his series of biological landscapes, which like so much of Giger's works, are at once repulsive and compelling.
Directed by Ethan Shaftel, Flesh Computer is one part Videodrome and two parts fleshy computer bits. Not sure what to make of this particular picture, but it's weird. Very weird. It may not make a whole heap of sense, but we like the stuff that directly pertains to both the flesh and the computer.
If you're looking for a sad and chilling story to read this Halloween, Emily Carroll's webcomic story Out of Skin delivers a fantastically terrible dose of body horror. A woman comes across a pit filled with dead girls who refuse to stay hidden beneath the ground.
Seriously, don't watch this clip if you were hoping to have a sex life or anything. It's arguably work-safe, but seriously gruesome.
The conceit at the core of Brandon Cronenberg's surreal, indie film Antiviral is perfect for our celebrity-obsessed era. Instead of buying astronomically expensive DVD box sets or action figures, fans of the future pay to be injected with virus strains that have infected their favorite celebrities. This is a movie…
Yale loves his smartphone for the same reason he loves sex: it makes him feel connected and provides him with constant validation. But in Todd Strauss-Schulson's NSFW short film Valibation, Yale gets a little closer to his smartphone than he would like—and he's going to have to re-learn how to be alone.
This is The Origin of Creatures, a bizarre 10-minute film by Floris Kaayk about a post-apocalyptic future where human beings have devolved into swarms of appendages. Here's the synopsis and making-of this charmingly twisted short flick:
This is Drained, a wordless, 10-minute film with a simple synopsis — "the story of how a man's addictions can destroy the woman he loves" — but intensely unnerving stop-motion animation using household items.
Using only acrylic paint and her own demented sense of whimsy, Japanese artist Chooo-San transforms herself into an entity that escaped from either the Mos Eisley cantina or H.P. Lovecraft's mental monster manual. Here's a selection of her DIY body horror, which she discovered her penchant for after doodling on her…
This is how you advertise for a parade! Now all we can think about is funneling beers into this fellow's eye sockets. Way to go Atlanta, you've made the creepiest commercial for a parade in the history of the internet.
When your mind turns to body horror, you generally think of tentacles and geysers of bloods, not garlands and bursts of twinkling confetti. But indeed, that is what precipitates in director Andrew Thomas Huang's experimental fantasy film Solipsist. Human flesh evolves into living dreamcatchers and eddies of colored…
Now that Fringe is miraculously renewed for a fourth phenomenal season, the show is back to blowing our minds. I counted four clever misdirections in last night's episode.
There are dreadful horror movies. There are hideous exploitation films. And then there's Angst, the story of a woman whose mutant lady-bits devour any man who sleeps with her. This film makes Season of the Witch look like Bergman. NSFW!
Virus gets a bum rap, but its special effects are incredible. No film, before or since, has depicted cyborgs as so improvised, so ramshackle, so... crappy. And, maybe as a result, so terrifying.