Twilight Zone trailer

A Few Familiar Terrors in New Twilight Zone Trailer

New Twilight Zone trailer offers look at new series with a few nods to the original.

Last month we got a suitably bizarre teaser for the upcoming reimagining of The Twilight Zone as the Super Bowl feed seemed to glitch into another dimension where Jordan Peele beckoned us to question our reality by asking “What dimension are you even in?”

And then opened a door in the dimly lit field of the empty stadium, and disappeared into it.

That was enough to get my mind reeling at all the possibilities.

Now CBS has given us a real trailer which includes peeks at a handful of new episodes, and a couple quick glimpses of objects hinting that the new series is connected to the original.

The first is a toy of the creature from one of the most iconic episodes, “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet.” In that episode, William Shatner watches through the small window of the plane as a monster only he can see tears apart the wing of the plane. In the new trailer, we see a man sitting on a plane. Later, he’s kneeling on an empty beach, distraught and trying to make a phone call. In another quick shot we see a doll of the creature washing ashore on what seems to be the same beach.

Twilight Zone Nightmare at 20,000 Feet
A toy of the creature from Nightmare at 20,000 Feet

The second is a relic from another episode starring William Shatner called “Nick of Time,” in which a Mystic Seer fortune telling machine with a bobbing devil head seems to be making eerily accurate predictions.

Twilight Zone Nick of Time
Devil fortune telling machine

The Twilight Zone is coming to CBS All Access on April 1st.

Neil Gaiman and Jim Henson's Storyteller

Neil Gaiman is Breathing New Life Into Jim Henson’s Storyteller

Jim Henson’s Storyteller featuring dark and strange tales of mythology and folklore is returning to the screen thanks to Neil Gaiman.
Neil Gaiman is producing a reimagining of Jim Henson's Storyteller
Jim Henson’s Storyteller

Deadline reported this week that Neil Gaiman is working on a new incarnation of Jim Henson’s 1987 series The Storyteller. Each episode featured the Storyteller (played by John Hurt) sitting by the fireplace weaving dark and whimsical tales of mythology and early European folklore for his talking dog voiced by Brian Henson.

Gaiman is working with Jim Henson Studios and Jim’s daughter Lisa, whose college mythology classes inspired the original series, to develop this reboot as producer and writer. Gaiman’s style and body of work, which includes American Gods, Coraline, The Graveyard Book, and Norse Mythology, seem to make him uniquely suited to bring The Storyteller back to the screen for modern audiences.

“Part of what fascinates me about The Storyteller is the stuff that we don’t know,” he told Deadline. “Who was the Storyteller, why was he telling these stories, was he a goblin, what kind of creature? What I’d love to do is an inside story that’s as long as the outside story. We’re going to find out a lot about who the storyteller is, we’re going to find out things we don’t even know that we don’t know. We’re going to begin in a Northern kingdom where stories are forbidden and where the act of telling a story is liable and can get you imprisoned or executed. If you put a storyteller into that situation, things would need to start getting interactive.”

“Neil Gaiman is an expert in traditional folklore and mythology” Lisa Henson said, “in addition to himself being the modern ‘storyteller’ for our times.”

Read about about Gaiman’s upcoming reimagining of The Storyteller right here.

Death in Space animated short film

Animated Short ‘Death in Space’ Shows the Perils of Space Exploration

In space, no one can hear you scream…so you probably shouldn’t stick your finger in that.

Terror in the Skies film by Small Town Monsters

Terror in the Skies: Doc Explores Stories of Large Winged Creatures in the Prairie State

What are the large winged creatures terrorizing the skies? Documentary looks at Chicago Mothman and other winged cryptids in Illinois.

Small Town Monsters, who recently brought us The Bray Road Beast, The Mothman of Point Pleasant, and other documentaries about local legends and lore, released a trailer for their next project. Terror in the Skies, the second film in their “Mothman trilogy” (The Mothman Legacy is coming in 2020), unearths strange reports of Mothman and thunderbirds in Illinois.

“Illinois is known for its miles of prairie, and for being a state rich in history,” the press release says, “but what if that rich history isn’t quite what you’ve been told? In this new film, from award-winning production company, Small Town Monsters, and director, Seth Breedlove, explore hundreds of years of terrifying reports of encounters with massive, winged creatures around the “land of Lincoln”. From Alton’s man-eating Piasa Bird legends, to recent sightings in Chicago of a creature said to resemble Point Pleasant, West Virginia’s infamous “Mothman”, Terror in the Skies unlocks a centuries-old mystery.”

Terror in the Skies includes interviews with Loren Coleman of the International Cryptozoology Museum, Illinois paranormal author Troy Taylor, and more.

Terror in the Skies documentary by Small Town Monsters

New Salad Fingers episode

Salad Fingers Returns in 11th Installment of Nightmarish Series

Salad Fingers is tormented by his brother and mother from the other side of the mirror.

It’s been five years since we got a new episode of Salad Fingers from creator David Firth, but it was worth the wait. In the long awaited and deeply unsettling 11th episode “Glass Brother” Salad Fingers decides it is time to turn his finger puppet friend Hubert Cumberdale into a “real boy.” But when his mother and brother from the other side of the mirror steal Hubert, Salad Fingers must find a way to cross over and save his little flesh-boy.

Firth has been creeping out the internet with Salad Fingers since 2004, and this new episode does not disappoint.

If you’re not familiar with the creepy, salady being with the red water, watch episodes one through ten here:

If you like this, Firth also recently released a DVD called Umbilical World. It is a feature-length film collection containing “13 years worth of animated madness, stitched together to form a single stream of nightmare consciousness” containing all of his well-known work, as well as never-before-seen material.

David Firth Salad Fingers Umbilical World DVD
Order Umbilical World here