Get Your Halloween Fix With Horror Web Series

Get Your Halloween Fix With Horror Web Series

Horror is well represented on the web, and this Halloween, there are a load of choices for those looking to find daily doses of the scary leading up to the big day.  There are a bunch of web series currently playing and even more that have yet to launch, some taking advantage of the month of October, and many playing in the months beyond.  A diverse group of individuals are currently bringing or will be dishing out horror this month, including a former L.A. Lakers forward, a punk rock musician, and a teenage girl with a cult following on YouTube.

New Horror Web Series Coming Soon

On Monday, October 24, G4tv.com will release the first of three video game/horror movie mash-ups.  The first is The Hunt, a combination of the old Nintendo Entertainment System's Duck Hunt and Steven Spielberg's Jaws.  The other two will be Kart Driver (Mario Kart and Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver) and The Birds of Anger (Angry Birds and Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds).  The series is directed by Joe Lynch, who currently does a segment on the network's Attack of the Show called "Body Count," in which he offers his suggestions for horror movies, and the director of next year's The Knights of Badassdom, a funny look at "LARPers," or Live Action Role Players.  Here's a trailer for The Birds of Anger:

Even with the fame, money, and resources that come with being a well-known NBA player, former L.A. Lakers forward Rick Fox found distributing his new horror movie, Hysteria, to be a challenge.  So he decided to re-cut the movie into 26 episodes on YouTube and release one a day until Halloween.  Starting October 6, Fox began showing his movie this way and is halfway through it.

Koldcast.tv is getting into the spirit of Halloween with the animated Grimm Endings, an anthology of nursery rhymes given twisted new endings to such classics as Rock-A-Bye Baby, Mary Had A Little Lamb, The Three Bears, Hansel & Gretel, and Little Jack.  Here's a trailer for the show that will premiere the week before Halloween:

Horror Web Series Now Showing

Today, Magnum Pictures unleashed season 2 of their Dead Hour web series. The program is unique in that it uses social media to try get people to write and direct their own episodes and work on the production of the series. And it looks really slick, too.  A new episode will be released every two weeks. The first, Fright Fest, is available now. As the site says:

WHAT SCARES YOU? DJ Raven wants to know. She hosts The Dead Hour, a weekly radio program devoted to the shadows just beyond the streetlight's reach, the bumps you hear as you drift off to sleep, the nightmares that wake you up in a cold sweat. She brings these to you, one horrifying tale at a time.

Get Your Halloween Fix With Horror Web Series

There's a new sort of "Lonely Girl" getting some buzz on YouTube, called "The Haunting of Sunshine Girl."  Although the show sets itself up like Paranormal Activity, with its characters trying to capture spooky things on video, and tries to make it all seem real, the authenticity has already been blown to bits, and well, it's going to be awfully hard for anyone to pull a major "false document" style of horror story on YouTube without a bunch of people doing some digging and exposing it.  Still, the show has over 10,000 subscribers and will soon have a couple of spin-offs before all is said and done.  Hey, Paranormal Activity is effective even when you know it's all fake, and even "Lonely Girl" stayed a hit even after it was exposed, so this is still fun.  Here's a sample episode:

Maybe you'd like a discussion of the all-time horror movie monsters.  The very entertaining Cinemassacre puts on a show every year that spans all 31 days of October called "Monster Madness" that before used to exist on YouTube.  Cinemassacre and this year's "Monster Madness" is now on Blip.tv, and the best horror movie sequels involving Frankenstein, Freddy Krueger, and Dracula are all being touched upon:

We talked about the horror anthology series from Ted Raimi called "Morbid Minutes" before.  Hopefully we'll be seeing new episodes soon.  The series, which has that Twilight Zone-style feel to it, is playing exclusively on Break.com.  In case you missed it, here's a trailer showing what Raimi plans for the future of the series:

We've also discussed AMC's The Walking Dead and how they provided a web series focusing on the show's iconic "first zombie," Bicycle Girl.  The six episode series launched to get people excited for Season 2 of the show, which just got underway this past Sunday.  Here's episode 1 of The Walking Dead web series:

There are tons of other independent horror web series currently playing almost everywhere else on the web.  If the shows above don't do anything for you, I suggest you go seek them out.  All the monster favorites are represented.  People looking for scares this Halloween won't have to look anywhere but the web to get a good horror fix.

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Chris Atkinson joined ReelSEO in 2011. He is a longtime film and television reviewer, and has almost two decades of experience in the theater industry. He also writes on his personal blog - http://nymoviereviews.com. View All Posts By -

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=13002130 Jim Meegan

    Even though it's not a "series" you missed the red hot short film Zombie in a Penguin Suit. Check it out here: http://youtu.be/jtdEKIsnEkM.

    • Chris Atkinson

      Jim, thanks for the heads-up! I actually hope there are a lot of people like you who read this article and tell us about their new horror web series/movies, and maybe I can write a follow-up. Saw your movie, it's fantastic!

  • http://youtu.be/jtdEKIsnEkM Jim Meegan

    The just released "Zombie in a Penguin Suit" has 30k views in 3+ days. A "hauntingly beautiful" and critically acclaimed short film (not a series). Nonetheless, check it out. We would love a plug.

  • Jeremy Harvey via Facebook

    Great compilation! Don't miss our own paranormal-related episode of our tourism web series, "Get Lost in Loudoun." http://bit.ly/p14jTK

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Danny-Vidmeup/100002637191428 Danny Vidmeup via Facebook

    Love the compilation! Hope we get some Halloween themed vids uploaded at Vidmeup also.