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The Dundee Project short film by Mark Borchardt

The Dundee Project Review

Meet the unusual attendees of a small town Wisconsin UFO festival who have been watching the skies and communicating with extraterrestrials for decades.

The Witch Movie Playset for Kids

Let your kids conjure up some good old fashioned 1600s witchcraft with Black Phillip and the fam from The Witch!

Does a demonic black goat and the brutal slaughter of your entire family in the woods bring back fond childhood memories? If so, then this playset created by Millionaire Playboy, based on the recent arthouse horror film The Witch, will surely strike a chord.

Yes, those are the innocent Playmobil figures that we all grew up playing with, now twisted and perverted into the outcast family from The Witch who find themselves at the mercy of the devil himself.

From Millionaire Playboy:

Here is the whole playset! (Creepy forest sold separately) We’ve got the homestead, the shed, and the whole family! William can spend his days chopping wood, Katherine comes with a knife (and her silver cup). We have the stunning Thomasin (keep an eye on Anya Taylor-Joy she will be a superstar) as she ventures into the woods. There’s Caleb with the rifle and gunpowder (and special forest friend), and those two rotten twins Mercy and Jonas. They come with a stick to torment Black Philip. And finally Samuel, but he gets lost pretty easily.

The only thing missing is that adorable, suckling raven.

Re-enact Caleb's death in The Witch

Sell your soul to Black Phillip

The Witch movie playset

Hail Satan, kids…right after snack and nap time.

h/t Dread Central

Beware the Slenderman Documentary Coming to HBO Following SXSW Premiere

Beware the Slenderman documentary explores the fictional internet boogeyman that drove two girls to attempted murder in Wisconsin.
Beware the Slenderman documentary coming to HBO after SXSW debut

In 2014, two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls lured their friend into the woods, where they stabbed her 19 times and left her for dead in the hope of gaining favor with a fictional Creepypasta character known as Slenderman. Today, those two girls are awaiting trial in a juvenile detention center about five minutes from the Cult of Weird hive, the process delayed by an appeal of the decision to try them as adults.

In the meantime, a documentary from director Irene Taylor Brodsky called Beware the Slenderman is coming to HBO following its premiere this Friday at SXSW.

From the synopsis:

BEWARE THE SLENDERMAN tells the story of the internet’s elusive Boogeyman and two 12-year-old girls who would kill for him. Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier lured their best friend into the woods, stabbed her 19 times, then set out on an odyssey to meet the tall and faceless man known online as Slenderman. Shot over 18 months with heartbreaking access to the families of the would-be murderers, the film plunges deep down the rabbit hole of their crime, a Boogeyman and our society’s most impressionable consumers of media. The entrance to the internet can quickly lead us to its dark basement, within just a matter of clicks. How much do we hold children responsible for what they find there?

Beware the Slenderman screens this Friday, March 11 at 9pm at the Topfer Theatre. There will also be a panel called Down the Rabbit Hole: Slenderman, Children & The Internet happening on Sunday, March 13 3:30pm at the Austin Convention Center. The panel will include Brodsky, as well as Bill Weier, Anissa’s father.

Poster art for the documentary Beware the Slenderman
Beware the Slenderman poster art

The Quay Brothers in 35mm

The Quay Brothers in 35mm showcases a selection of dark and moody short films by stop-motion animators Stephen and Timothy Quay.

Director Christopher Nolan is taking a curated collection of short films by the Brothers Quay on tour. The presentation includes the films In Absentia, The Comb, and Street of Crocodiles, as well as Nolan’s new documentary Quay, on all new 35mm prints.

The Quay Brothers, Stephen and Timothy, are known for their dark, moody, and often nightmarish work with puppets and stop-motion animation.

Street of Crocodiles by the Brothers Quay
Street of Crocodiles (1986)

The Comb by the Quay Brothers
The Comb (1991)

In Absentia
In Absentia (2000)

A collection of short films by the Brothers Quay is available right here. The Blu-Ray, available October 20th, will include three more recent films, as well as Nolan’s documentary.

For tour dates and other info head over to Zeitgeist Films.

The Monster that Challenged the World (1957)

The Monster that Challenged the World 1957

Little Cindy was never the same after that day. Behind the scenes shot of The Monster that Challenged the World with a young girl.