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Bloody Stumpf’s Choice Cuts: 5 Scariest Smartphone Horror Shorts

By Bryan Stumpf

MoreHorror.com

As the federal court case between the FBI and Apple rages on, with Apple refusing to help the FBI unlock the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters, people across the nation are debating public versus private rights to smartphone de-encryption.

While some claim Apple is siding with the terrorists, a recent John Oliver segment (Link: https://youtu.be/zsjZ2r9Ygzw) goes in detail describing the horrifying consequences of Apple creating a skeleton key to unlock anyone’s smartphone.

With smartphones being such an integral part of our lives, and as we download so much of our personal and private information into these handheld devices, it should be no surprise that in the past few years, we’ve seen more and more films from a new sub-genre in horror: Smartphone Horror. Below are the best and most terrifying examples of Smartphone Horror. All are available through YouTube.
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Fright Exclusive Interview With The Root Of The Problem Director Ryan Spindell!!

Hello Icons readers! Today we have a special interview with writer/director Ryan Spindell. An up and coming filmmaker whose short film The Root Of The Problem, screened recently at Elric Kane’s cinema sanctuary, The Jumpcut Café, along with many other shorts presented by horror providers such as Drew Daywalt (Bedfellows, Meat) who showed a private sneak peek of something he has been working on that is sure to scare the pants off of you upon its release. Also there, Mike Williamson who showed us an “oldie but goodie” as he puts it called In The Wall (2007). Even Fangoria’s own Rebekah McKendry showed off an awesome and hilarious short she directed starring John Dies At The End’s Chase Williamson called The Barista.

Speaking of Jumpcut Café, Please go support this awesome independently owned joint and show your love if you’re ever in the La area. We
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Exclusive: Drew Daywalt Teams With Eric B. Fleischman & Larry Fessenden For “The Hurting Man”

FM favorite Drew Daywalt, the veteran horror writer and director who has worked on a variety of horror shorts (including Meat, Creep, and the Tale Of Haunted Mike, and the TV film Leprechaun’S Revenge), is jumping back into features.

We at FM are pleased to announce that Drew Daywalt has signed a deal with producer Eric B. Fleischman of Ebf Productions to direct The Hurting Man, based on a script of his own devious devising.

Indie horror guru Larry Fessenden (writer-director of Habit, Wendigo, and The Last Winter) will be executive producing this bad boy.

Check out the all-new poster art for the film (above), and here is the official press release for your perusal and enjoyment:

Los Angeles, CA – February 16, 2013

Horror writer/director Drew Daywalt (Children Shouldn’T Play With Dead Things, Death Valley, Bedfellows) has just inked a deal with producer Eric B. Fleischman of Ebf Productions (Ritual,
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Inspired By His Own Childhood Fear - Drew Daywalt Brings Us "The Hurting Man"

Today we have a horrifically fantastic news for you Bidites. Drew Daywalt, Horror writer/director (Bedfellows, Death Valley, Camera Obscura) will be directing the horror feature film "The Hurting Man" which is based on one of his own scripts. The film pertains to some bit of madness from one of Daywalt's most terrifying childhood fears. The Hurting Man begins production this fall and Larry Fessenden is attached as Executive Producer. Daywalt,…
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FEARnet's Own Drew Daywalt to Direct 'The Hurting Man'

  • FEARnet
We're just all kinds of thrilled to announce that Drew Daywalt, award-winning horror filmmaker and resident FEARnet blogger, has signed a deal with producer Eric B. Fleischman of Ebf Productions (Ritual, Two-Bit Waltz) to direct The Hurting Man, a supernatural horror feature based on his own original screenplay. If that news isn't awesome enough on its own, we should add that another genre luminary, Larry Fessenden (Habit, Wendigo, The Last Winter) will serve as Executive Producer on the film. In case you've been... I don't know, on Mars or something over the past few years, Drew burst onto the horror scene in 2007 with his award-winning short film Bedfellows, and since then he has directed dozens of acclaimed short films under the banner of Daywalt Fear Factory, episodes of the MTV horror-comedy series Death Valley, the webseries Camera Obscura and original programming for Tony Valenzuela's horror-centric channel BlackBox TV, and much more.
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First Word on and Teaser Artwork for Drew Daywalt's The Hurting Man

Horror writer/director Drew Daywalt dropped us a line today with word that he has written and will direct a new project entitled The Hurting Man that he promises will "scare the hell out of everyone!" Who needs chocolates with great news like that?

From the Press Release:

Writer/director Drew Daywalt (Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things, "Death Valley," Bedfellows) has just inked a deal with producer Eric B. Fleischman of Ebf Productions (Ritual, Two-Bit Waltz) to direct the horror feature The Hurting Man, based on Daywalt’s script. Indie horror luminary Larry Fessenden (Habit, The Last Winter) is attached as executive producer. The film goes into production this fall.

The Hurting Man follows the story of a police officer who tragically finds his family murdered after a failed 911 call and now must work to save their souls from a demonic boogieman haunting his childhood home.

“I wrote
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Special Report: Drew Daywalt to bring The Hurting Man into Existence (Official Poster Revealed)

By Seth Metoyer, MoreHorror.com

Today we have a horrifically special Valentine's Day announcement for you. Horror writer/director Drew Daywalt (Bedfellows, Death Valley, Camera Obscura) will be directing the horror feature film The Hurting Man which is based on his own script. The movie will unveil a story which was ripped from one of Daywalt's most terrifying childhood fears.

The Hurting Man begins production this fall and Larry Fessenden is attached as Executive Producer.

Daywalt, Fleischman & Fessenden are not commenting on cast members yet, but promise that something amazing (including some big genre names) is in store for horror fans as well as everyone else interested in the art of storytelling.

While little else is known about the project at this point, we have been informed from sources close to the project that the terrifying boogeyman in this film will inspire iconic Halloween costumes for years to come.

Check
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Daywalt Fear Factory Producing Debut Feature The Passengers'

  • FEARnet
Emmy-nominated writer/director and FEARnet’s own School of Fear blogger Drew Daywalt is writing and directing a new feature-length film, The Passengers. Daywalt is behind awesome shorts like Bedfellows, Polydeus, Jack and The Laundromat.

The Passengers tells the story of a young trucker and his wife who are terrorized by the tortured spirits attached to a load of antiques that the couple has been commissioned to haul cross country. Edin Gali (Mad Men, Hemingway and Gellhorn) and Courtney Halverson (Death Valley, Red Clover) star in the upcoming film.

"We've been waiting for this opportunity for a couple years now. And since we're being financed through private investors, my team and I have the creative control to tell an intelligent, terrifying story. We're finally getting to make the film we want to make, in the way we want to make it. The plan is simple; tell a good story that
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Indie Horror Month: Eric England's Top Five Independent Horror Shorts

Yesterday we heard from writer/director Eric England, who gave us a list of his five favorite independent horror features. Today we take a look at the up-and-coming indie director’s favorite genre shorts. Read on to see what short films have caught his eye over the years!

1. El Ciclo

This is one of my favorite shorts by a buddy of mine - and a very talented director - Victor Garcia. It's exactly what a good short film should be: tight, effective, and well executed.

2. Bedfellows

Who says scares have to take time? The first time I saw this short, I got goosebumps. I still love to pull it up and give my friends an unsuspecting scare. Not only that, but it's directed by Drew Daywalt, who has a knack for little horrors.

3. Eel Girl

This short gets me. Great effects. A naked girl. And a cool monster! It's sci-fi at its best!
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2nd Annual Carnival of Darkness Film Fest Coming October 28th

Don't fill up your Halloween dance card just yet. Filmmaker Alex Bram is presenting some of the most promising new voices in horror at the second annual Carnival of Darkness Film Festival. Filled with haunting and disturbing short films from across the world, the fest takes place at La Film School on Thursday, October 28th.

This is more than just a screening of a bunch of films. It is a surreal experience. "Invocation", a live electric cello performance by Tina Guo, will kick things off at 7:30 pm. Arriving fans will travel through a twisted art gallery and lobby filled with horror collectibles, DVD's, posters, music, t-shirts and comics relating to the genre. The horror shorts film screening will begin at 8:00 pm, followed by a filmmakers panel and awards ceremony.

Who's on the filmmakers panel? A pretty impressive lot: Director Paul Solet (Grace), Writer/Producer Jeffrey Reddick (Final Destination
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Horror Short Bedfellows for Film Friday

Bedfellows is a horror short from director Drew Daywalt that puts people in bed with a ghoul. The film is produced by a conglomerate of horror film makers called Fewdio and every thirteen days there is a new horror short to see. Check out this first two minute clip and if you like what you see watch all the others at the Daywalt Fear Factory Youtube channel. A short synopsis for a short film: "
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Drew Daywalt Talks Fewdio and Camera Obscura

The horror genre might be a better place because of the writer's strike a few years back. After all, if it hadn't been for the strike, Fewdio Productions may never have started and the world of independent horror would be an entirely different landscape. Originally founded by Drew Daywalt, David Schneider, John Crye, Kirk Woller, and Paul Hungerford, the group decided that just because all of them were facing a strike that would keep them from working, it didn't mean they were ready for a vacation just yet.

Daywalt took a few moments recently to speak with Dread Central about Fewdio and his upcoming web series "Camera Obscura".

Fewdio is a small production company that specializes in horror shorts. "We were all a little bit burned out on dealing with studio execs around the time the strike hit," explained Daywalt. "I had been a script writer for 17 years, and I'd
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Halloween Horror Nights Chiller Scary Good Film Competition Winner Announced

  • ShockYa
Universal City, Ca, September 28, 2009– Chiller and Universal Studios Hollywood announce the winner of the 2009 “Halloween Horror Nights-Chiller Scary Good Film Competition,” which offered filmmakers an opportunity to have their scariest short film rewarded with a broadcast on Chiller, a $1,000 cash prize and a trip for two (2) to the October 2 opening night of Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood. “Bedfellows,” submitted by Drew Daywalt of Oak Park, California, was selected as this year’s winner by Internet voters who visited www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com/Chiller to pick their favorite among a field of ten finalist films. Prospective filmmakers were invited to submit short films of 90 seconds to three minutes in [...]
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Halloween Horror Nights-Chiller Scary Good Film Competition Winner Announced

Congratulations to Drew Daywalt for winning Halloween Horror Nights–Chiller ‘Scary Good Film Competition’!!! The competition offered filmmakers an opportunity to have their short film rewarded with a broadcast on Chiller, a $1,000 cash prize and a trip for two–to the October 2 opening night of Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood. Jealous! Bedfellows was Drew’s piece and Internet voters chose him as the best among ten finalists. Drew has written and directed features for Quentin Tarantino’s A Band Apart, Tony Scott and Jerry Bruckheimer. He has been spending a lot of his time writing and directing 30 short films for the [...]Post from: Screamstress
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Exclusive pics, trailer from Camera Obscura on-line series

  • Fangoria
The creators of Mwg Entertainment’s Internet horror series Camera Obscura, which is currently set to debut October 12 on numerous on-line platforms, sent along a few exclusive photos along with the trailer. You can see all the visual goodness below.

In Camera Obscura, which we previously covered here, veteran actor Jack Klugman (seen in the first and second photos) plays a Los Angeles crime scene photographer who, as his granddaughter Clara learns, discovered a scary alternate dimension. Now, Clara (Reagan Dale Neis) must take up his battle against its nightmarish denizens. Gali (third photo) co-stars along with Timm Sharp and Donnie Jeffcoat, with Jeffrey S. Farley of Obscure Artifacts and Mikal Sky handling the FX. The series was written and directed by Drew Daywalt, who just won Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights Scary Good Film Competition with his short Bedfellows. You can check out Bedfellows here, and keep your eyes
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Halloween Horror Nights Chiller Film Competition Presents Finalists

  • ShockYa
Universal Studios Hollywood is proud to present the ten short filmmaker Finalists of the Halloween Horror Nights’ Chiller Scary Good Film Competition. The Top Ten short films are now available to view and vote online at www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com/Chiller. The finalists in the “Halloween Horror Nights-Chiller Scary Good Film Competition” include: “Appetence” (Director, Brian H. Robbins), “Bedfellows” (Director, Drew Daywalt), “Chinese Chiller” (Director, Christopher Baker), “Do No Harm” (Director, John Gehrke), “Lamaze of the Dead” (Whitney Baltz), “Mockingbird” (Director, Marichelle Daywalt), “The Nightmare” (Director, Jeff M. Breyer), “Samaritan” (Director, Charles C. Wills), “Shadow Puppets” (Director, David Schneider), and “Stranger Danger” (Director, Luke Nelson). There were well over a hundred eligible entries, and the [...]
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