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Short Film: "We Are What We Eat" (2012)

"We Are What We Eat" is the debut film of 16 year old director Sam Toller. The short film centers around a high school girl who has been bitten by her zombie boyfriend. Over the course of the 2 day filming, the crew managed to log 220 shots with 27 zombies, 5 makeup artists, and 6 locations. Pretty impressive considering at age 16 most of us were playing video games and arguing with our parents about curfews. Even more impressive? The film was an official selection for both the 2012 National Film Festival for Talented Youth and the 2012 Zombie Voodoo Festival.

New Web Series: "Project: Phoenix"

"Project: Phoenix" is a new zombie web series written and directed by Chad Darnell and starring Sherilyn Fenn ("Twin Peaks") and Lee Meriwether ("Batman"). The series follows a of black ops government tactical team, assembled to track a deadly virus. Fenn stars as Ellena Hyland, the leader of the Project: Phoenix black ops team. Check out the official synopsis below:

Snapshot: "Room 237" (2012)

Rodney Ascher's documentary "Room 237" has been generating quite the buzz lately. With IFC Midnight recently announcing that they are acquiring the rights to the film, hopes are high that it will soon make its way to theaters and VOD. While the documentary explores some of the possible hidden meanings behind the film, it mainly focuses on the fans and their theories on the movie.

Trailer: ABC's "666 Park Ave"

Okay ABC, my interest has officially been peaked. "666 Park Ave" looks like just the right mix of supernatural fun and cheesy soap opera charm to have me pretty damn excited for your new fall lineup. The new horror series, which is based on a book series by Gabriella Pierce, centers around a couple who experience supernatural occurrences while moving into their dream apartment. The series stars Lost's own Terry O'Quinn, as well as Rachael Taylor, Dave Annable, and Vanessa WIlliams. "666 Park Ave" will air Sunday nights this fall. Check out the official synopsis:

Snapshot: "Sadako 3D" Truck

Apparently this creepy truck has been spotted around Tokyo to help promote the recent release of the next installment of "The Ring" series, "Sadako 3D". Marketing stunts like this have been making an appearance throughout Japan in a creative approach to help promote the movie. Also used to promote the film? These figures emerging from monitors, walking around and passing out flyers as seen in the video below:

Snapshot: "American Horror Story" and "Glee" Actresses Featured in Horror Photo Shoot

With his new hit TV Show "American Horror Story" gearing up for it's second season, its clear that creator/director Ryan Murphy is a fan of the genre. In a recent spread for Elle Magazine, Murphy teamed up with some of the actresses from both of his hits, "Glee" and "American Horror Story", to recreate scenes from classic horror films. Some of the movies tackled in the photo shoot? "The Creature from the Black Lagoon", "The Birds" and "Carrie" (pictured above).

Netflix Instant Watch: "The Caller" (2011)

Looking for a low budget horror flick that rates higher than the typical 2 star ratings that a lot of the instant watch flicks seem to earn? "The Caller" is a supernatural thriller involving a divorced woman who begins receiving disturbing telephone calls from a woman she doesn't know. As the woman tries to distance herself from the unknown caller, the calls become increasingly threatening and bizarre. Although this movie is shares some similarities with the 2000 movie "Frequency", its still a creepy little story that builds up to an interesting twist.

Snapshot: "Chernobyl Diaries" (2012)

Oren Peli, creator of the "Paranormal Activity" super franchise, has written and produced yet another supernatural thriller due out later this month and from the looks of the trailers, it looks promising. Set in a found footage format, the film follows a group of six young tourists who, looking to go off the beaten path, hire an "extreme tour" guide. Ignoring warnings, he takes them into the city of Pripyat, the former home to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, but a deserted town since the disaster more than 25 years ago.

Horror Short: Peter Dukes' "The Beast" (2012)

"The Beast" is a short horror film about the internal struggles that a father faces when his young boy is afflicted with the curse of the werewolf. Written and directed by Peter Dukes, "The Beast" is a loving nod to classic horror films and stars genre favorite Bill Oberst Jr, Peter Le Bas, and Alexander Le Bas. Although shot in just one day, on a six hundred dollar budget, the short manages to deliver an eerie atmosphere, a stellar storyline with multiple layers, and a talented cast through and through.

Netflix Instant Watch: "Dark Shadows" (1966)

I was pretty psyched when I came upon the original "Dark Shadows" gothic soap opera on Netflix Instant Watch this weekend. Set in an old mansion off the coast of Maine, cult favorite "Dark Shadows" follows the Collins family, who manage to cross paths with ghosts, werewolves, witches and other supernatural beings over the course of several centuries. The whole series is available to watch instantly, including the rarely aired season 1 (pre-Barnabus episodes), in which we meet the Collins clan for the first time.

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