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20 TERRIFYING TWO-SENTENCE HORROR STORIES!

on February 28, 2014 | Leave a comment

They say brevity is wit. What they fail to mention is that it can also be downright terrifying. Just take a read through these shortest of short stories collected on Reddit , all two sentences long and all creepy as hell.

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THE RETURN OF THE BLACK MUSEUM

on February 24, 2014 | Leave a comment

French extreme cinema, snuff movies, religious cults in horror… ring the bell, kids, because The Black Museum’s back in session.

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Creepy Culture, Horror News

PIXAR ARTIST’S CHILDREN’S BOOK FOR R-RATED MOVIES

on February 21, 2014 | Leave a comment

Josh Cooley, storyboard artist for Pixar, has an interesting hobby. When not working on films such as Up and Ratatouille , Cooley takes scenes from R-rated movies (including Jaws, Alien and Pan’s Labyrinth, among others) and illustrates them as if they were meant for a children’s book. The results are nothing short of amazing.

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Monster Kid Corner: Uniquely October

on October 26, 2013 | 1 Comment

Rue Morgue contributor Paul Counelis checks in with some Monster Kid thoughts on Halloween.

To me, Halloween is unique. Not just because of the obvious – little kids dressing up like monsters, superheroes, cartoon characters and rock stars, and threatening adults door to door for candy. Yes, that is kinda weird, but it’s a different kind of weird. Halloween is strange, because the mood of the holiday is dictated by its placement on the calendar.

One year as a teen on Halloween night, I remember stopping in the middle of the road and looking around, soaking it all up. The way the wind was blowing, the smell in the autumn air, the orange and red hues of the sky itself. I remember thinking, “If I didn’t know tonight was Halloween, I would STILL think there was something special going on.”

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Twilight explained: Edward’s not a vampire, he’s just got some syphilis

on October 6, 2013 | 1 Comment

I never knew this, but according to this 1863 illustration from London’s Wellcome Library, one of the many ways syphilis can mess you up before killing you is by giving you  crazy vampire teeth.

Via Boing Boing, with thanks to Florence, my partner in crime, for pointing this out.

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500 years of beautiful – and grotesque – anatomical art

on September 29, 2013 | Leave a comment

My virtual travels recently led me to Dream Anatomy, an online exhibition from the US National Library of Medicine. It’s a collection of crazily imaginative anatomical illustrations (and a few photos) from the 16th century to the present. The images are morbid, beautiful, disturbing and inspiring — some are grotesque, others weirdly whimsical; quite a few are both. Check out a sampling below, then head over to the exhibit to see the rest and read some background on each image and its creator.

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MONSTER KID CORNER: Drive-In Documentary ‘Going Attractions’

on August 25, 2013 | 1 Comment

You might think a full-length feature film claiming to be the “definitive story of the American drive-in movie” could have a tendency to be a bit dry. Maybe you’d wonder if spending 90 minutes watching footage of long abandoned or torn-down drive-ins, as well as interviews with people who are still running the storied outdoor theatres today, could be topical and entertaining, or just an extended bit of hokey nostalgia for die-hards. You might assume there’s no way a filmmaker could sustain a whimsical, perfectly paced documentary on the subject for any considerable length of time.

You would be wrong…

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Monster Kid Corner: Men In Suits

on July 19, 2013 | 3 Comments

[RM contributor Paul Counelis rises from the depths with a new installment of Monster Kid Corner!]

I was a very young boy in the late ’70s, and like countless other kids, my first real exposure to monsters was that huge, fire-breathing lizard Godzilla, stomping around Tokyo and making that awesome screechy noise. For a short time, I was truly obsessed with Godzilla – so much so that when Toho released a line of Shogun Warriors, I begged my parents for the Godzilla model, which stood nearly two feet tall and featured a flickering “fire” tongue (and for some weird, unexplained reason, a fist that shot right off of his arm)…

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Got xenomorphs? No worries, here’s an exoskeleton suit.

on July 11, 2013 | Leave a comment

As Ellen Ripley could tell you, nothing kicks alien ass like an exoskeleton suit that makes you taller, stronger, and an all-around better person. It seems that a Japanese company called Sagawa Electronics is selling them for the paltry sum of $125,000. Honestly, I can’t tell whether or not this is a real product (wasn’t Sagawa the name of the corporation in Ghost in the Shell?), but it’s plenty awesome either way. Do check out the video; it’s bonkers and wonderful and chock-full of references to Japanese genre cinema.

Also, I want a power suit.

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Celebrate Roswell’s 66th anniversary with a bonkers animated short

Since today is the 66th anniversary of whatever the hell happened at Roswell, New Mexico on July 8, 1947, it seems like an appropriate time to revisit Lee Hardcastle’s 2012 short film AN ALIEN CLAYMATION. For the uninitiated, Lee is the gloriously demented head case behind the Done in 60 Seconds series that reimagines films such as The Exorcist, The Evil Dead and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre in a minute or less and, you know, with clay.

Click past the jump to watch Lee’s utterly bananas take on an ill-fated alien invasion. Once you’ve had your way with An Alien Claymation, head over to Lee’s YouTube channel for more of his films.

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