October 2006

Sno-Bo

by alphamonkey on October 31, 2006 · 0 comments

in Short Film,Uncategorized

As it’s been darn cold ‘round here, how about some cold weather Halloween fun, courtesy of Vera Brosgol and Jenn Kluska.  In this short animated piece, an ostracized little boy finds an unlikely friend.  Check out the delightful Sno-Bo.

It’s Halloween.  How cool is that?  Have a good one, and we’ll see you back here bright and early tomorrow. 

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No, it’s not a series of Panic! at the Disco clips.  While that would be pretty horrifying, it wouldn’t be intentionally so.  No, here is a clip that were disturbing enough to leave a lasting impression with me.  It’s Aphex Twin’s ‘Come to Daddy’, the Chris Cunningham (sense a theme?) helmed clip that just gave me the heebie jeebies the first time I saw it. 

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99 Rooms

by alphamonkey on October 31, 2006 · 1 comment

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I’ve seen a number of horror themed games online, but 99 Rooms (which we posted in the olden days of 2004) may very well be my favorite.  The use of sound as a means of atmosphere is just astounding, and the simplicity of the game (if you could really call it that) underscores a feeling of low level dread.  You know you have to click something to move forward, but after a few choice moments in some creepy rooms, you begin to hesitate.  Brilliant. 

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Chris Cunningham directed this short film that’s very much in the spirit of today.  Prepare to have some uncomfortable moments with Rubber Johnny.

If that’s not skin crawlingly weird enough for you, check out this mini-short by Trent Reznor entitled ’Help Me‘. 

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Need some creepy shorts to get you in the Halloween mood?  I recommend The Devil’s Tramping Ground, which has a great collection of Flash animated shorts that should get you in the right spirit, so to speak.

Shamelessly lifted from YesButNoButYes

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Boxhead

by Sean Cooper on October 31, 2006 · 1 comment

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Rescue the Civilians from Boxville, keeping them out of the way of the hordes of Zombies.

It’s Halloween! In this game there are infinite amount of levels and over the first 7 levels you build access to an array of weaponry. As the levels progress the Zombies become faster and all of sudden there are thousands (well.. a lot). The Civilians are always afraid of them and will not go near them so clear the way through and keep it clear. Good luck.  This game requires a good PC.

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Monster Mag Madness!

by alphamonkey on October 31, 2006 · 0 comments

in Comics!

What better art form to celebrate on Halloween than the seemingly lost art of the monster mag cover?  The Gathering Darkness has a massive collection of old magazine covers from all the greats in horror and monster comics, as well as a ridiculously complete Fangoria, Famous Movie Monsters, and of course, Vampirella.

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Oh man, do I love Halloween!  Candy, costumes, pumpkins, the vengeful undead!  What more could you ask for?  Here’s a collection of random Halloween and horror links to start our day off right.  I’ll be throwing up some of my favorite creepy archive posts, as well as posting new stuff so dig in.

Screw Christmas! Do They Know It’s Halloween?

Need some good read?  Feast your soon to be melted eyeballs on The Complete Works of H.P. Lovecraft.

Tim Curry rocks it out with Anything Can Happen on Halloween from The Worst Witch

Pumpkins! Oodles of cool pumpkin carvings!

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The last time we showcased Hot Chip, it was for their excellent video for The Boy From School, and this spot for Over and Over likewise uses the behind the scenes of film making to great effect (in this case it’s the magic of green screen).  This track is way into earworm territory, so be warned. 

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Still with me after the onslaught of marketing and commercials?  Good.

‘Buddha reader Amanda sent in a link to this older sketch from the renowned Harry Enfield and Chums that’s part of an ongoing bit that takes well deserved pot shots at the educational films of the 40’s and 50’s. 

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