Fairytales Get a Grim Makeover in 13 ‘Bloody Cuts’ Short Films
The 90s were ripe with horror-themed programming for kids, especially anthology-based horror shows. There was Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Goosebumps, Showtime’s Shadow Zone – even an animated version of Tales from the Crypt on ABC! Yeah, the 90s were good for being a monster kid… but then it all disappeared.
Sure, The Hub’s tried to keep the spirit alive with their pre-teen targeted Haunting Hour series, but it’s not the same. It’s also not as scary as those other shows were growing up, at least in hindsight. But you know what is? Bloody Cuts.
A series of 13 short horror films, which will ultimately form an anthology, Bloody Cuts is currently on Episode 8 and every one of them boast some really creative monster designs and makeup effects despite their low budget. Although not the latest film, Suckablood, is one of the best episodes to start with. In the word’s of series creator Ben Franklin, “it mixes a Grimm’s Fairytale, Dr Seuss and maybe even a dash of Goosebumps.” All with an R-rated flair, naturally… count me in!