Michael Montoure

Unreliable narrator Michael Montoure writes horror & urban fantasy about hidden truths, secret dealings, & our changing pasts. He's standing right behind you.

barghest asked: Hey! So I'd never been into short horror until recently, and I'm wondering if you can recommend some videos. I saw Lights Out and Bedfellows (I dunno if it's weird but Bedfellows was waaaaay scarier to me? Anyway.) I also really like the original Mama short and the DyE Fantasy music video. Anyway, any suggestions?

365daysofhorror:

Well, there are anthologies like Trick r Treat, Creepshow, Tales from the Crypt, V/H/S and the ABCs of Death that you might enjoy. Those aren’t shorts, per se, but if you like shorter-form stuff, check them out.

As for true horror shorts, one of my favorites is The Cat With Hands. It’s creepy and cool and pretty and spooky all at once. There are a few great horror channels on youtube, like Daywalt, that are doing horror shorts frequently. Below is a big list of more. I’m going to include links to the shorts you mentioned, for anyone who hasn’t yet seen them.

OMG. I will start working my way through these.

Watched Oculus last night with my usual partner in crime jenniferlovely. I liked it better than she did, but we both thought it was well done.

It is damn scary, often very difficult to watch, and by the end, really emotionally devastating. If you’re okay with all that, then I definitely recommend it.

Watched Oculus last night with my usual partner in crime jenniferlovely. I liked it better than she did, but we both thought it was well done.

It is damn scary, often very difficult to watch, and by the end, really emotionally devastating. If you’re okay with all that, then I definitely recommend it.


dearestpj:
Obligatory picture of the stairs at Powell’s City of Books, the “world’s largest independent new & used book store.” They are not kidding. This place is well organized, but there aren’t just shelves of genres in a few rows. There are entire ROOMS of book genres. And when I say rooms, I mean spaces bigger than most apartments I’ve lived in. Great selection of board books for my toddler in the Rose Room, a collection of rare books in the Pearl Room, and yes they have a print on demand book machine. Also, they have vegan pastries & rice, soy or almond milk in their coffee shop, and they’re right next to Whole Foods & Buffalo Exchange. You got me again, Portland! Can I just live & die here please? 

dearestpj:

Obligatory picture of the stairs at Powell’s City of Books, the “world’s largest independent new & used book store.” They are not kidding. This place is well organized, but there aren’t just shelves of genres in a few rows. There are entire ROOMS of book genres. And when I say rooms, I mean spaces bigger than most apartments I’ve lived in. Great selection of board books for my toddler in the Rose Room, a collection of rare books in the Pearl Room, and yes they have a print on demand book machine. Also, they have vegan pastries & rice, soy or almond milk in their coffee shop, and they’re right next to Whole Foods & Buffalo Exchange. You got me again, Portland! Can I just live & die here please?