DAVID CRONENBERG is adapting “FOXED!” into a full length film!

A little while ago, I wrote about a short horror film titled “It’s Okay[read that here!] and mentioned that short films are becoming a fascination of mine. I like how they’re full length stories, but instead; they’re short, they’re sweet, and best of all: they have all the elements an actual film would have, but in a shorter time frame! Although I’m [naturally] all about the horror shorts, today I want to talk about a different type of short film – stop motion animation.. specifically one in particular: Foxed!.

Directed and written by James Stewart, Foxed! has been sweeping awards and earning itself nominations throughout the film festival scene since it’s release in 2013! Now – as of last week – it’s finally available to watch online for the first time in two years! [hold out until the end of the post to watch Foxed! in all it’s glory!] If that’s not enough to satisfy you, what’s even more exciting than that is that body-horror Director David Cronenberg has confirmed that he will be producing an adaptation this particular short into a feature length film!

Being as the characters and story still naturally belong to Stewart, he will be writing and directing the feature length adaptation of his original short, which will still blend traditional stop-motion animation with 3D techniques, kind of like Coraline, James & The Giant Peach, and The Nightmare Before Christmas [along with many other films] all had. If you’ve never heard of Foxed!, read the synopsis for the short [and presumably – the adaptation as well] which can be found below! The full length feature is set to be released in theaters in 2017, with no date or full length trailer set as of yet.

“When young Emily is kidnapped by foxes and forced to work in the mysterious underground Blue Goo Mines, she must use everything she’s got to get back home and uncover the foxes’ secret plan!”

So check out Foxed! : It’s a short film – clocking in at just under 5 minutes – but it’s definitely worth checking out for the atmosphere it gives off, it’s dark and moody feeling, and it’s voice acting is top-notch. It’s been nominated for [and won] tons of awards and with a full length adaptation of it on the way, that alone tells you that it’s worth watching. As I said, it’s finally available to watch online [via Vimeo] but because I simply cannot get enough of it, I’ve gone so far as to post it below. Let me know in a comment or two what you think of Emily‘s adventure in the Blue Goo Mines, and as a question of the day: Do you think she’ll escape the foxes and figure out their dark plan?

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ArieScope’s NEWEST series “20 Seconds To Live” has arrived!

While I usually don’t watch them, one of my absolute favorite web-series as of late is something by one of my favorite directors. This web-series is called: “Adam Green’s Scary Sleepover“. [check out every season one episode over here] The concept is fairly simple – Adam has someone that either was in a horror film or made a horror film come to his ‘office’; and they just hang out, talk about movies, and have a typical “sleepover”. It’s essentially something I’d love to do; if I had more friends..famous friends. In one of the later episodes of Scary Sleepover‘s first season, [season two is coming in October!] there was a teaser for something new – something calling itself “20 SECONDS TO LIVE“.. According to it’s official website, the concept of this series is fairly simple: it’s an anthology web-series that dares it’s viewers to pay close attention, because no matter how the short story seems to begin, in exactly twenty seconds, someone’s going to die.. 20 SECONDS TO LIVE comes off as the horror/comedy series that is aimed at people who seem to hate happy endings. With each episode being somewhat short, [clocking in at just under five minutes] the feeling of the episode[s] seem quick and to the point; which is not a bad thing; in fact, I prefer it that way. Episodes are set to come out every Friday, and with this series quickly becoming a new favorite of mine, I’m excited for more – even though there’s only been one episode so far. Originally posted two days ago, [June 5th, 2015] this first episode is titled “Anniversary“, which should already have you curious as to how the story is going to play out..especially with death looming over everyone’s shoulder. Anniversary follows a married couple who are celebrating, – you guessed it – their anniversary. However, they are blindly unaware that someone is watching them from out of sight.. Be sure to check out ArieScope‘s official page for 20 SECONDS TO LIVE to keep updated with all the episodes – both released, and previews for the upcoming ones! If all this has caught your attention, and you’re a fan of the horror genre [if you’re not, I think you’re on the wrong site, buddy!]  you definitely need to watch the first episode of 20 SECONDS TO LIVE, and because I care; you can do so by clicking on the preview picture below! I promise, that it’s completely worth 20 Seconds of your time and it’s a ton of fun to watch; especially since you don’t know what’s going to happen in it! Anniversary _Episode1 Assuming you watched the episode above, how did it feel? Did you enjoy it and find yourself craving more? Or was it something that doesn’t feel like something you’d want to continue with? Let me know in a comment or two down below!  Also, if you found yourself to enjoy this piece of writing, please take a minute and follow me over on Facebook where you can click the “like” button on my Facebook page. By clicking “like”, you’ll see every post from warrenisweird the very moment it’s been posted. I also share links and pictures that will not be featured here on the blog. Every “like” helps me out a ton, so be sure to tell the horror enthusiast in your life to do the same, and share the page with family and friends!


film study: your NEW favorite Christmas film that you’ve NEVER heard of — Treevenge

With Christmas creeping in closer [and closer] everyday, I tried to find a film that had kept with the horror aspect, as well as keep the Holiday Spirit intact. With that, I present my [newest] favorite Christmas film: Treevenge. In this classic Holiday film, we meet foul-mouthed lumberjacks who come upon a hillside of trees, and proceed with cutting them down and bringing them to Christmas tree lots where families take their pick of the group, take it home, stick it in a tree-stand, and decorate it.. like most people do during the Christmas holiday, right? However, these “trees” are not like most trees, they’re sentient – and find themselves experiencing terror and fear during this;  so much, that we actually can hear their screams of pain when chopped and/or sawed on. The trees feel the emotion of separation from their family and friends, they fear the unknown, and most of all – the despair they feel during the strange and bizarre rituals of families at Christmas. But these trees have a plan: on Christmas morning, the trees will strike back. Every Man, woman and child [sometimes, even pets] may be in for a grisly end!

Treevenge is a short which clocks in at around 16 minutes from 2008, produced by Yer Dead Productions, who are more famously known for being the company behind the “Slumber Party Alien Abduction” segment from V/H/S/2 and even Hobo With A Shotgun! But before you jump at me and say this film sounds ridiculous, think about it for a minute: this is actuallyreally cool concept, with the trees being the primary “evil” rather than a typical human killer. The film is gruesome at best, and hilariously entertaining to watch.


The film is still playing at festivals around the globe, and chopping fans down the fans everywhere, even though the movie is over 5 years old! In fact, amongst the very stiff competition, Treevenge got an honorable mention at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. [hey, somethings better than nothing at all, right?] Rue Morgue Magazine even awarded the creators with “best short horror film” back in 2009! But don’t let me tell you how good Treevenge is, let the film itself do the work. Because, as it turns out — the film in it’s entirety is on youtube, and because it’s the season of giving, I’m going to share this gem with each and every one of you. Just be careful when decorating your tree this year, because eventually, even trees have had enough, and one branch — just might snap when you least expect it..