Animated Horror, Fantasy, and Dark Comedy Short-Films

Palm Rot

Investigating a mysterious explosion in the Florida Everglades, a crop-duster named Bill discovers a lone crate that survived the wreckage. Curiosity gets the better of him and he pulls the crate unto his airboat. That’s just the first in a series of decisions he learns to regret.


Animated sci-fi thriller short film featuring the voice of Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica).
Set in an adrenalized future of espionage, assassins, and out of control super science, PostHuman follows a genius hacker and his dog as they help an enigmatic young woman to free the remaining test subject of a black ops ESP test lab.
Produced by Colliculi Productions.
Directed by Cole Drumb.
Animation studio: Humouring The Fates
Voice of Kali: Tricia Helfer
Voice of Terrence: Ulric Dihle
Original Music: Neill Sanford Livingston

Screamfest 2012 -- Best Animated Short
Maelstrom International Fantastic Film Festival 2012 -- Best Animation Short
Arizona Underground Film Festival 2012 -- Best Animation Short
Couch Fest Films 2012 -- Best Sci-Fi Animation

After The End

For Rene Fustercluck, life was bad, the Apocalypse was awful and then Gordon arrived. 'After the End' explores the possibility that the only thing worse than being the last man on earth, is being the second to last man on earth.

I Am Glad We Can Be Honest About This

Father not really there, mother the guardian still, daughter with her secrets and son with the solution. In this erratic classically animated short film we meet a modern family that is divided and battling demons. Murder, Vengeance, Lust, Truth, Loyalty. And Dance. Oh sweet dance!

Less Than Human

In the aftermath of a zombie outbreak, zombies are cured and exiled to secluded camps. There has been talk about rehabilitating post-zombies back into society.
Steve, the journalist reporting on the case, thinks the zombies still pose a threat to society. He ventures into one of these camps to prove to the world that rehabilitation is out the question.

Steadfast Stanley

Stanley the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is left behind in the break of an apocalypse.
All he wants to do is get back to his owner…

Asian Horror

Tokyo Gore Police

The Family Cult

The '60s and ’70s were famous for ushering in an era of open-mindedness, music, and revelry. Unfortunately, this period also marked the rise of many cults that would stretch far and wide, from San Francisco to Japan.
One such cult in Australia is called “The Family".
Even though its followers—mostly children—have grown and have been disconnected from the group for decades, the trauma of living in the highly abusive environment still haunts all of those who were involved.

The Family was led by Anne Hamilton-Byrne, a charismatic yoga teacher whose practices to raise a “master race” were largely unethical—and nearly homicidal.
In 1963, Anne Hamilton-Byrne, a glamorous delusional Australian yoga teacher, met the highly-respected bullshit artist British physicist Dr. Raynor Johnson. Together, under the influence of drugs like LSD, they began adult education classes called
“The Macrocosm and the Microcosm.”
In Anne’s mind, it was up to her to raise children who would be able to create a “master race” in the wake of the apocalypse. Through scams and other questionable means, she adopted children throughout the ’70s and ’80s. Fourteen were believed to be her biological children with husband Bill Byrne, while others were born to other cult members. To Anne, they were all her children.
Anne preferred that the children have identically bleached blonde hair and bob haircuts. “I wanted them to look like brothers and sisters,” she said.


Village of the Damned much?

But the children weren’t always treated lovingly. Allegedly, they were starved, beaten, and injected with LSD by Anne and other leaders of the cult. When asked why she imprisoned a total of 28 children, Anne replied, “I love children.”

Anne and Bill created a special school for the children so that they wouldn’t be “tainted” by the information from the outside world.

Anne was one of the few female cult leaders in the world. At one point, she had up to 500 followers.
Anne was filmed saying,
“We’ve received the call—and great things will be done.”

Trouble arose for Anne and The Family in 1983, when police visited their Lake Eildon compound in Victoria, Australia in search of a missing girl. The girl was not found, but officers became suspicious of the goings-on in the area.
It wasn’t until 1986 that police had sufficient evidence that 13-year-olds were being injected with LSD against their will. This sparked the first of many investigations.

In 1987, after two children escaped the property, police were able to raid the compound to save six more. Shockingly, Anne and her husband, Bill—pictured below with a teen from their cult—were only ever charged with fraud due to forging birth certificates.
Now 96, Anne has never been convicted for her crimes. She refused to take responsibility, and now lives with dementia in a nursing home.

As a young woman, Anne never knew her father and her mother was severely mentally ill, which might have accounted for her own psychological issues.
The meetings became increasingly religion-based, and they incorporated a mixture of Christianity and Hinduism. During an LSD trip, Anne had a vision that she was the reincarnation of Jesus (yes, she thought she was Jesus), and that an apocalyptic third world war was about to wipe out most of humanity.


A SECRET diary uncovered after more than 30 years has revealed how notorious cult The Family trapped people in a web of fear and dependence.

The document shows how cult leader Anne Hamilton-Byrne convinced followers that she was Christ who had returned to save the world. Her cult was based on a mix of warped Christianity, Eastern mysticism and threats of alien invasions. The warped teachings included:

* ALIENS were going to invade the earth to cleanse the world of evil.

* NO-ONE should intervene if children were suffering because they should not interfere with God’s plan

* HAMILTON-Byrne told followers that she died for a few minutes and rose from the dead to prove her power to a sceptical psychologist.

* A FOLLOWER believed he was John the Baptist reincarnated, and,

* MIRACLES were delivered during yoga practices.

The diary was written by Raynor Johnson, an academic who lived at Melbourne University’s Queen’s College for decades before joining the cult on his retirement in 1964.

Read it here:

Smallville Sex Cult

Allison Mack, a US actress known for the TV show Smallville, has appeared in court on charges of aiding a sex trafficking operation disguised as a mentoring group. Keith Raniere, the leader of the so-called self-help group, was arrested by the FBI in Mexico in March.

T.o.T5 Cults & Cannibals - part 1

Some occult murderers twist the words of a religion to fit their agenda, and then some just completely invent and make up their own "religion" Despite cults being a reality as far back as recorded history goes, it was in the '80s that America began to really fear cults and Satanists more than usual, most...

Roch Theriault, The Twisted Cult Leader and Babushka Yaga, aka Granny Ripper, whose cannibalistic crimes were called The Nightmare on Dimitrova St.

The Sadistic Cult Leader Roch Theriault and 'Granny Ripper' 69 yr old the Russian woman, aka 'Baba Yaga', who admitted to beheading, dismembering, and eating 14+ people. She kept a macabre diary of her dark secret life that police are comparing to similar unsolved murders from the past 20 years to see if there may...

Beyond the Night - 360° Horror Film and more 360 Horror

First, a few 360 Horror Shorts Worth Watching:

*This one isn't 360*

Beyond the Night

Chloe (Rachel DeRouen) and Ryan (Zack Scott) arrive late to their engagement party due to the start of the zombie apocalypse in the first ever 360 full feature horror/zombie film.
With Zack's brother Vinny (Brennen Cowart), the couple fights to survive in this 360 homage to George Romero's Night of The Living Dead.
Co-starring Andrea Flowers, Timothy Allen, Patricia Eakin, William Swift and Jason Fought.
Written by Michael Hennesy and Brennen Cowart.
Directed by Jason Fought and Michael Hennesy.
Director of Photography/Editor Daniel Shih.


"Põrgu" / Hell

"Põrgu" or "Hell"

An Estonian grotesque animated film by Rein Raamat, Tallinnfilm, 1983. The animation brings three Eduard Viiralt (Wiiralt) engravings from the 1930's to life:

”The Preacher“
Eduard Wiiralt Preacher 1930
Eduard Wiiralt Cabaret
and “Hell”
Eduard Wiiralt Hell Porgu 1932

"The engravings and the animation were created in a time of great uncertainties: in the 1930's Viiralt was reacting to the anticipation of the War and in the 1980's Raamat was having a presentiment of the chaos that the USSR’s collapse would bring about. Both depicting a feast in the time of plague, indulgence, and surreal satirical representations of people’s vices."
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*More Art by Wiiralt:
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First, for those not familiar with who he is:
Mark Brandon "Chopper" Read (November 17, 1954 – October 9, 2013) was an Australian convicted criminal, gang member and author.

Read was born to a former army and Korean War veteran father and a mother who was a devout Seventh-day Adventist. He was placed in a children's home for the first five years of his life. His father, usually on his mother's recommendation, would beat him often as a child. Read was made a ward of the state by the age of 14 and was placed in several mental institutions as a teenager, where he underwent electroshock therapy.

When he was still young, Read was already an accomplished street fighter and the leader of the Surrey Road gang. He began his criminal career by robbing drug dealers, based in massage parlours in the Prahran area. He later graduated to kidnapping and torturing members of the criminal underworld, often using a blowtorch or bolt cutters to remove the toes of his victims as an incentive for them to produce enough money so that Read would leave them alive.

Read spent only 13 months outside prison between the ages of 20 and 38, having been convicted of crimes including armed robbery, firearm offences, assault, arson, impersonating a police officer and kidnapping. While in Pentridge Prison's H division in the late 1970s, Read launched a prison war. His gang, dubbed "The Overcoat Gang" because they wore long coats all year round to conceal their weapons, were involved in several hundred acts of violence against a larger opposing gang during this period. Around this time, Read had a fellow inmate cut both of his ears off in order to be able to leave H division temporarily.

Read was ambushed and stabbed by members of his own gang in a sneak attack when they felt that his plan to cripple every other inmate in the entire division and win the gang war in one fell swoop was going too far. Another theory is that James "Jimmy" Loughnan, a longtime friend of Read, with Patrick "Blue" Barnes, wished to benefit from a contract put on Read's head by the Painters' and Dockers' Union. Read lost several feet of intestine in the attack. At the time Read was serving a 16 and a half-year sentence after attacking a judge."

Now this should be funnier..
*I have no idea who this guy is. Apparently, from what I read without really looking into it, he's some Australian comedian who did a Chopper impression that people loved so he went around doing some stand-up as the 'character' and even got this late-night show for a while that basically revolved around the Chopper skits, which I thought were funny as shit:

There's actually been a movie made about him too:

Starring Eric Bana as Chopper: 
*Chopper has written a bunch of books, including "Hooky the Cripple" which he calls a 'kids book for adults':

and if you've never seen it...

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