Have you ever wondered what actually happens to human blood when bitten by a venomous snake? Of course, you have – and bless you for it, you sick puppies. Thanks to the curiosity of scientists (and the wonder that is YouTube), you can actually see for yourself.
Geniuses, psychopaths, or maybe a bit of both, the fine folks that contribute to and run the website Everything is Terrible! devote their time and energy to sifting through the dregs of video media history to bring the intrepid internaut the funniest, kitchiest and strangest videos known to mankind. Made up mostly of public access programs, cheesy music videos, infomercials and PSAs, the videos featured on the site come off like straight-faced renditions of Tim and Eric sketches.
EIT!’s greatest achievements are their two-minute versions of some of the worst fright flicks to ever pollute video store shelves. A triumph for the fan of horrible horror, these shorts allow you to easily experience the best moments of the worst movies, giving you more time to spend finding other ways to ignore your loved ones.
Click past the jump for a few of my favourite two-minute terrors.
[David Krause scours the internet to bring you a fresh helping of Roadkill.]
It seems that everything is indie today: indie games, movies, music – even food. The term has become synonymous with curious projects (and style) that wouldn’t have survived in a traditional corporate environment.
Below are a few interesting web stops that I gingerly plucked from the digital haze of mediocrity that clouds the internet.
[David Krause scrapes up some more Roadkill for us. This time, he's turned up a few short films that have lingered for years on the highways and byways of the Weird Wide Web...]
I don’t know what it is about horror, but many budding filmmakers choose the genre as the focus of their initial short-film efforts. Some (Tobe Hooper comes to mind) make fantastic works, while others create schlocky shit that nobody could even ironically enjoy.
Usually those first shorts are sent out as calling cards on the film festival circuit. Once the director finds gainful employment, the films are tucked away and forgotten, much like a college entrance essay. However, some of these early efforts are entertaining and original. There are many such films bobbing around in an endless expanse of web-video sludge, waiting to be found by eager film buffs.
[David Krause serves up a fresh batch of Roadkill!]
If you’re looking for a quick horror fix, look no further – Flash games are a great way to waste a few minutes at work or at home when you’re between errands. Below are five of my favorite horror Flash games. They might not be appropriate for every workplace or home environment but, if you’re already browsing this website, you’re probably safe.
[When he's not in charge of jumping out from behind things and yelling "Raarrrr!" at office visitors, intrepid RM intern Patrick Dolan cruises the Weird Wide Web in search of its best horror offerings. Here are his latest finds.]
Reading a phony newspaper in the name of advertising The Hypnotic Eye, getting the fashion scoop on the gals of Twisted Nerve, or checking out the lobby card for Voodu…los muertos vivos can all be done at Zombo’s Closet, a blog dedicated to all things horror, but primarily devoted to press kits, tie-ins and ads for old horror films.
Our web savvy Intern, Patrick Dolan, has whipped up a might fine Roadkill for y’all. Enjoy…
Shining fans, if you’ve ever wondered what the story was behind the pin-ups in Dick Halloran’s apartment, where you can get your hands on some reversible “redrum” jewelry, or what a Jack Torrance novella might look like, well, allow me to welcome you to The Overlook Hotel.