Le Manoir du Diable, released in the United States as The Haunted Castle and in Britain as The Devil's Castle, is an 1896 French short silent film directed by Georges Méliès. The film, a brief pantomimed sketch in the style of a theatrical comic fantasy, tells the story of an encounter with the Devil and various attendant phantoms. It is intended to evoke amusement and wonder from its audiences, rather than fear; however, because of its themes, it can technically be considered the first horror film, and (because it includes a transformation involving a bat) even the first vampire film.www.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Haunted_Castle_(1896_film)
Elvira has moved to Manhattan, Kansas, with her wacky aunt Minerva and their talking cat. Elvira is working as a fortune teller and selling love potions on the side! Everything is going just swell until Elvira falls for a hunk named Chip who is actually an undercover cop there to bust her for a phony love potion that put one of her poor customers in the hospital!www.elvira.com
"Everything's a weapon if you push hard enough." - Sally
A young woman, traumatized after witnessing the murder of her parents as a young girl, she grows up to be a serial killer whom gets her inspiration for killing from horror films.www.chainsawsallyshow.com
The Disney Family Album documentary of Marc Davis, one of Walt Disney's legendary "Nine Old Men" and co-creator of the Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean rides.disney.go.com/disneyinsider/history/legends/marc-davis
A fan-made teaser for American Horror Story: Freakshow entitled "Fallen Angel".www.fxnetworks.com/ahs
Dear God, just watch.www.usonstudio.com/pinkoo
AT LAST!! For you obscure media fans, here is one of legendary filmmaker Tim Burton's early efforts in collaboration with The Disney Channel that aired only once on Halloween night in 1983.
This is Burton's unique, twisted, Burtonesque version of the classic Grimm Fairy Tale featuring an all Asian cast. Hansel and Gretel are the two children of a poor toymaker, whose evil stepmother wishes to do away with them to avoid starving. After being intentionally led away in the woods, they come across a gingerbread house attended to by a bizarre, but seemingly nice old hag with a candy cane nose! (played by the same male actor as the Stepmother) who turns out to have evil designs for our heroes!
After the initial airing, Disney Channel execs were so distraught by the frightening subject matter, that they never allowed the film to be shown again. Thankfully, someone managed to tape it that night, which provides us with this footage.
- Hansel - Andy Lee
- Gretel - Alison Hong
- Stepmother / Wicked Witch - Michael Yama
- Father - Jim Ishida
- Dan Dan the Gingerbread Man (voice) - David Koenigsburg
Features early work by Stephen Chiodo of the Chiodo Bros. Studio as well as the late Joe Ranft of Disney and Pixar.www.youtube.com
Sideshow Pictures is an independent film production company focusing on producing feature length films specific to the horror genre.
In 2006, Sideshow Pictures was established as a ferociously independent New York City based production company designed to produce high quality, fiercely entertaining and highly marketable content for horror and exploitation audiences worldwide.
Through lean, mean-budgeted projects, from monster movies and splatter flicks to nail biting ghostly chillers and sharp tales of dread, Sideshow’s mission is to give life to and honor the diversity of the horror genre while bringing new and emerging artists to the forefront of the cinematic market.
Ravenous determination, fresh from the grave ingenuity and undying passion fuel all of Sideshow’s unique endeavors and bring every project from script to scream with the frightening precision of a mad surgeon’s scalpel.www.sideshowpics.com
The original Evil Dead. Within the Woods is a 1978 short film directed by Sam Raimi. Raimi drew inspiration from his earlier short film Clockwork, deciding to produce a "prototype" horror film to help build the interest of potential investors. Raimi cast his friends Bruce Campbell and Ellen Sandweiss as the two protagonists and produced the film for $1600. Shot on location in a remote cabin in the woods, production was a difficult process because of the low budget. Several of the special effects presented in the film were done in a severely low budget manner, some of which were improvised on set. The film centers around demonic possession and mysterious forces originating from the woods.www.imdb.com/title/tt0078503/
Dying Light is a first-person, action survival horror game set in a vast and dangerous open world. During the day, players traverse an expansive urban environment overrun by a vicious outbreak, scavenging the world for supplies and crafting weapons to defend against the growing infected population. At night, the hunter becomes the hunted, as the infected become aggressive and more dangerous. Most frightening are the predators which only appear after sundown. Players must use everything in their power to survive until the morning’s first light.www.dyinglightgame.com