We’re finally in Halloween territory this week with three horror-related picks conjured straight from the dark side of the interwebs…well, okay, maybe just the slightly dingy ones. ENJOY!
Land of the Heads
Land of the Heads, by Claude Barras & Cédric Louis, is one of those films that I stumbled across on complete accident. A sinister blend of Dr. Suess and Henry Selick, the 6-minute short finds a vain vampire bride forcing her groom to go out every night and cut off the heads of young children to replace her own old, wrinkled head (which she cut off).
H.P. Lovecraft’s literary legacy has alway been ripe for reinterpretation thanks to the vivid yet vague in which the author always described his world and it’s…inhabitants. FROM BEYOND is perhaps my favorite tale and it continues to be a source of inspiration for short films like Michael Granberry‘s stop motion piece from 2006 and this more recent short from Dangerous Puppets.
Teddy Bears Are For Lovers
Proving the cute and cuddly things can also be deadly and dangerous, Teddy Bears Are For Lovers, directed by Almog Avidan Antonir, finds “a 20-something Casanova” named Collin with a penchant for gifting teddy bears to his girlfriends. But with every bad breakup each bear gets mangled and now they’ve taken on a life of their own…with murder on their mind.