Ghosts are undeniably scary. But if your greatest fear is being trapped in a skin-crawlingly awkward social situation, you may be permanently scarred by Another Evil, a horror-comedy that elevates the concept of “frenemy” to alarming new heights.
In writer-director Carson Mell’s Another Evil, living in a spooky haunted house is a pain in the ass—but it’s much preferable to having the world’s neediest ghost hunter become your de facto roommate. It’s also much funnier, in a “thank gawd that’s not me” kind of way.
In Tom Webb’s Hyper Jump, an astronaut prepares for a historic jump into hyperspace with cool, laser-like precision—until he realizes that the entire world will be tuning in hear his pre-flight speech. Panic, self-doubt, half-remembered movie quotes, and Schwarzenegger imitations soon follow.
Directed by Danny Madden, Frolic n’ Mae tells the tale of a little girl who slowly realizes she’s the weirdo outcast at a slumber party. To cope with her bitchy preteen peers, she begins doodling, but the artwork magically comes alive—and causes all sorts of mischief and mayhem in the process.
A serial killer who dwells in an apartment building has to make like Jeffrey Dahmer every so often, and dump a corpse without anyone noticing. Unless, as in Greg Pregent’s wryly funny Trunk of Death, his oblivious neighbors happen to be way too helpful. Jeez, just let a manic do his evil housekeeping in peace!
Imagine being midway through a first date that’s actually going really well, when the charming stranger sitting across from you confesses that he’s from the future, and has traveled back in time specifically to go out with you. Flattering? Maybe. Creepy? Oh hell yes.
Rosedale High seniors Sadie and McKayla do everything together. Cheer squad, prom committee, blogging on Tumblr. Oh, and killing people. That’s, like, the number one thing they’re good at.
In The Black Hole, a bored pencil-pusher makes an incredibly discovery one night when he’s toiling alone in the office. But it doesn’t take long (the whole short is under three minutes) for everything to go from “OMG!” to “Noooo... you idiot!” It’s a simple idea, but it’s executed very well by filmmakers Phil and Olly.
Do you remember Paul Feig’s scifi comedy Other Space? You’ll be forgiven for saying no. The 2015 series premiered on Yahoo Screen and felt like it promptly vanished off the face of the Earth because of it. Which is a damn shame, because it’s bloody brilliant—and now, it’s actually easy to watch in its entirety (for…
Ash vs Evil Dead wrapped up its second season last Sunday. It’ll return to Starz for a third season that will no doubt involve more one-liners and repulsive fight scenes. It will not, however, follow the plot dreamed up by former showrunner Craig DiGregorio, who shared his never-realized vision in a recent interview.
We’ve all heard of the 12 days of Christmas—but the axe-wielding creature in this first clip from 12 Deadly Days, YouTube and Blumhouse Television’s horror-comedy series, is a far cry from a partridge in a pear tree.
Even better: not only is Amy Schumer in talks to star in the live-action Barbie movie, but if the deal goes through, she’ll also have a hand in retooling the script, along with her sister and Inside Amy Schumer co-writer Kim Caramele.
In Jackson Stewart’s Beyond the Gates, brothers whose father has been missing for months make an intriguing discovery in his seemingly abandoned video shop: an old board game that requires a VCR to play, and seems nothing more than a retro oddity—until, as this clip shows, it reveals its sinister powers.
Last week’s Ash vs Evil Dead saw Bruce Campbell’s cocky hero trapped in a grimy asylum ruled by a sinister doctor who looked an awful lot like the demon Baal, and filled with other characters who were dead ringers for Ruby, Kelly, and Pablo. Obviously, this was some kind of Baal-induced mindfuckery. Right?
When I watch a funny movie scene, I laugh. Sometimes really hard. Sometimes I might even remember the lines in a quiet moment of the day and chuckle to myself. But I’ll never think about those scenes as much as the folks from CineFix do. They dug really deep into the different methods films use to make us laugh and…
The roommates in Matthew John Lawrence’s dark horror comedy Larry Gone Demon have a serious problem, which you can probably guess from this short film’s title. But how do you get a possessed dude with some serious boundary issues to cough up his share of the rent? It’s gonna get sloppy, guaranteed.
In any other dimension, Stan Against Evil, IFC’s horror comedy about a 50-something curmudgeon fated to fight demons, would be a fresh and deliciously gory new treat. In one where it must co-exist alongside the superior Ash Vs Evil Dead, however, it comes off a bit stale in comparison.
In Stephen W. Martin’s Dead Hearts, a pint-sized wannabe mortician meets the girl of his dreams: a blind kung fu aficionado who loves taxidermy. There’s also a werewolf biker gang, punk-rock fight scenes, some poignant heartbreak, a return from the grave, and some very droll narration.
Welcome to Spooky Club, where all the members have eerie-yet-useless “talents,” and activities include a scheme to steal Vincent Prince’s skull and cremate it according to his last wishes. Clever editing, rocking music, a retro vibe, and some killer deadpan acting make this short lean more comedy than horror.