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The Dirty Dozen: Top 12 Horror Comedies You Might Have Missed

Charlie Chaplin once said, “A day without laughter is a day wasted.” I don’t know about that, but I know laughter is one of my favorite things in the world. Life can be grueling. Humans need comedy. For my next countdown, here are 12 movies that will keep you laughing AND sate your hunger for horror. Most of us have seen Army Of Darkness, Tucker & Dale Vs Evil, and Dead Alive, but here are a dozen you might have missed.

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COTTAGE COUNTRY (2013)

When a man accidentally kills his brother with an ax, his fiancé is determined not to let even murder stand in the way of their happiness.

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THE PERFECT HOST (2010)

A criminal on the run cons his way into the wrong dinner party where the host is anything but ordinary.

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WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS (2014)

Undead housemates try to cope with the complexities of the modern world while showing a newly turned hipster some of the perks of being a vampire.

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4

THE VOICES (2014)

A likable guy pursues his office crush with the help of his evil talking pets, but things turn sinister when she stands him up for a date.

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ZOMBIE STRIPPERS (2008)

A zombie epidemic spreads throughout a strip club in Nebraska.

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LET’S KILL WARD’S WIFE (2014)

Ward’s wife is a bitch and everyone in his life wants her dead, Ward most of all. But when his friends’ murderous fantasies turn into an (accidental) reality, they have to deal with a whole new set of problems.

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BUBBA HO-TEP (2002)

Elvis and JFK, both alive and in nursing homes, fight for the souls of their fellow residents as they battle an ancient Egyptian Mummy. Starring Bruce Campbell and based off a short story by Joe Lansdale.

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KNIGHTS OF BADASSDOM (2013)

Live-action role players conjure up a demon from Hell by mistake and they must deal with the consequences. Starring Ryan Kwanten (who played Jason Stackhouse in True Blood).

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MURDER PARTY (2007)

A random invitation to a Halloween party leads a man into the hands of a rogue collective intent on murdering him for the sake of their art, sparking a bloodbath of mishap, mayhem and hilarity.

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10

DEAD BEFORE DAWN (2012)

A group of college kids accidentally create, and then unleash, a curse that makes anyone they come into contact with kill themselves and then turn into zombie demons.

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MONSTER MAN (2003)

Two guys and a female hitchhiker are terrorized by a monstrous looking man driving a giant monster truck.

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BLACK SHEEP (2006)

An experiment in genetic engineering turns harmless sheep into blood-thirsty killers that terrorize a sprawling New Zealand farm.

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So there you have it. Twelve movies people never seem to recognize when I mention them but are truly horror comedy gold. Feel free to comment with more titles!

DAY FOUR of The Dirty Dozen, 12 Days of X-mas: Still Life

Wow. We are already a third of the way through our 12 Days of X-mas celebration. Yup, yup, it is day 4. And I’ve got something way better than “four calling birds” to share with you. This short film is one of the most chilling YouTube horror movies I’ve seen. The video itself is pretty old by Internet standards and a tad blurry since it was uploaded a decade ago… but trust me, it’s worth your time.

I present for your viewing pleasure… Still Life

 

 

The Dirty Dozen, 12 Days of X-mas – DAY ONE: The Seamstress

Hello kiddos! Welcome to Dirty Little Horror’s holiday celebration:

The Dirty Dozen: 12 Days Of X-mas!!!

It seems someone has MURDERED the 12 drummers drumming, the 11 pipers piping, and the 10 lords a-leaping. The 9 dancing ladies and 8 maids a-milking got it, too, and the horror goes down the line right to the stinking carcass of a dead partridge in a burning pear tree.

But fear not! (Or maybe you should get really, really scared…) We will make our own 12 days of X-mas, perfect for horror fans. Who needs turtle doves and french hens anyway?

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To kick off DAY ONE of our nearly two week celebration, we shall start with a short film: The Seamstress. I’ve also posted a schedule for our next eleven days in case anyone is curious what’s in store. Enjoy. And see you tomorrow!

 

 

Schedule:

Day One: The Seamstress, a short horror film

Day Two: La Cabina, a movie review by Dene Bebbington

Day Three: Spotlight on Adam Pixel Horrography

Day Four: Still Life, a short horror film

Day Five: Spotlight on Death March Studio

Day Six: Spotlight on Flatline Photography

Day Seven: Long Weekend, a movie review by Dene Bebbington

Day Eight: Great Holiday Gifts for the Hardcore Horror Fan

Day Nine: The Naughty List – X Rated Horror Fiction

Day Ten: The Ten Steps, a short horror film

Day Eleven: Spotlight on Devlish Photography

Day Twelve: Get your horror calendar by John J Dick to ring in the new year!

 

The Legend of Agatha Rose

Horror peeps! I was just on YouTube browsing new uploads under the keywords “horror short”, and I experienced one of those magical moments when you stumble upon an AWESOME short film! I had to share immediately. Enjoy…

Attack of the Brainsucker!!

ATTACK OF THE BRAINSUCKER

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Wow. I really, really loved this short film. It was highly entertaining with a somber message. I’m being serious here: You’re missing out if you don’t take 14 minutes of your day to watch it!

Dirty Dozen: Top 12 Horror Movies You Might Have Missed

Hey there, stranger! Long time, no blog! My bad. drevil Life sure does get busy sometimes!

I’ve been wanting to share this post for a while but haven’t had time to. Below are my personal picks for the Dirty Dozen: Top 12 Horror Movies You Might Have Missed.

I realize some of you hardcore horror buffs will roll your eyes and say, “I’ve seen ALL of those”, but I’m willing to bet 90% of you will find a couple new titles. And for the casual horror fan, there’s bound to be more than a few. In no particular order:

Fragile

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As the new night nurse at a soon to be abandoned children’s hospital readies the last group of orphans to leave, it becomes increasingly clear that these are not normal children. Something living in the hospital, something the children call the “mechanical girl,” has a terrifying hold over them and will stop at nothing to keep them in the hospital with her forever.

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0422272/?ref_=ttmd_md_nm

Stitches

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A birthday clown returns from the dead to exact revenge upon a boy and a group of children who contributed to his death. This movie has some very inventive murders, and I highly recommend it to anyone who appreciates gore done well.

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2126362

Come Back To Me

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Based on the novel THE RESURRECTIONIST by Wrath James White, this movie follows main character Sarah who keeps waking up under strange circumstances with no memory of falling asleep. When she finds some of her clothes covered in blood and discovers she is pregnant, though her husband is sterile, she realizes what’s happening to her is more than just night terrors.

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2551396

Splinter

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This movie went beyond my expectations. Original story, engulfing suspense, quality acting, great effects. Just WATCH IT!

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1031280

Demon Wind

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A man’s investigation into his long-dead parents’ demise leads to the haunted family mansion and a date with a demon.

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099401

Chained

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Dude… I could not look away. This movie has a real “WTF” factor. It’s always uncomfortable stepping into the lives of serial murderers, but watching one try to train a young boy to be the same? So demented.

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1989475

From Within

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Because you cannot run from yourself…

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1063056

Shocker

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After being captured for a series of gruesome murders, Horace Pinker faces execution by the electric chair — but a deal with the devil allows him to come back as electricity and exact his revenge.

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098320

Dead End

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When a family en route to a Christmas Eve gathering decides to takes a shortcut down a wooded road, an eerie sequence of events signals trouble ahead. After nearly colliding with an oncoming car, father Frank (Ray Wise) picks up a ghostly hitchhiker (Amber Smith) and her infant child. With the sudden appearance of their new passengers, the route becomes dark and treacherous — and the family’s numbers rapidly begin to dwindle in a series of seemingly connected, grisly roadside accidents.

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0308152

2001 Maniacs

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I was going to post a trailer for this movie, but the trailer I watched SPOILED  a ton of the very unique murder scenes! Do yourself a favor, if you haven’t seen this one yet, don’t watch the trailer, just watch the movie!

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0264323

Mum & Dad

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IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1129428

Fingerprints

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A series of murders linked to the tragic deaths of schoolchildren 50 years earlier leads a young woman to unravel the dark mystery of her town.

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0790662

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Okay, that’s it for this list. If you’ve seen all twelve, please leave a comment so I can give you a horror high five!!!

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Super scary short film, “I Heard It Too”

One thing I love about the horror community (or maybe any community of artists such as writers, filmmakers, and visual artists) is the mutual support of each other’s work I often witness on social media. A simple share, retweet, repost, pin, FWD, or tag might introduce a new fan to a new artist, and for me… that’s what the Internet is all about, man!

So anyway, tonight I’m posting a short horror film I hadn’t seen yet. I thought some of you might have missed this one, too. Many thanks to Dane John Cobain of the Forsaken Horror Hooligans group for sharing it. (And if you haven’t heard of the hooligans, get ready. We’re coming!)

This 8 minute movie was written by Matt Sears. It was produced and directed by Matt Sears and Tim Knight, and it was based on the two sentence horror story: A girl heard her mom yell her name from downstairs, so she got up and started to head down. As she got to the stairs, her mom pulled her into her room and said “I heard that, too.”

Enjoy.

Don’t. Look. Away.

Free online movies – FEWDIO Horror & The Daywalt shorts

Hello, my beloved horror squad! There was such a great response to the poems last blog that we’ll revisit that theme next post with a spotlight on dark poet Rick Powell. I look forward to it.

But first, there’s something I’ve been wanting to share. I know a lot of you hardcore horror fans already know about the Drew Daywalt short horror films. They’ve been out for 5 years or so. I’d seen a few of them during my own internet escapades, but until blog follower Peggie Christy pointed it out to me, I had no idea just how many of these fun little films there actually are! You can find HOURS of entertainment (or at least, it felt like it took me hours to watch them all!) on the following Youtube channels: Fewdiodotcom and Drew Daywalt. The only videos I haven’t watched are the episodes of Camera Obscura, which I am saving for a rainy day when I can sit down and view all 20 back to back. As for the stand alone films, I’ve picked my two favorites from each channel and posted them below.

Until I started obsessing over these films, I wasn’t aware that Drew also directed a film I really enjoyed back in 2002 called Stark Raving Mad. These days, in 2015, it seems Drew has embarked on a new path authoring children’s books. An interesting guy, to be sure, and you can’t go wrong on a lazy day by checking out his free films if you haven’t already. Maybe start with my picks below?

From Fewdio:

From Drew Daywalt Fear Factory:

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