This upcoming independent horror film gives us “10 Seconds To Run”!


After a great debut last year with House Guest, director Jake Jalbert is back for more with an ambitious new project entitled “10 Seconds To Run”. Jake and his brother, producer Brian Jalbert, have been making their own films since they were children, and in 2009 started their own production company Iryus Entertainment. Last year’s House Guest, written by and starring Child’s Play’s Alex Vincent, was an entertaining and fun flick made with quality on a shoestring budget. You can see our review of the film and interview with Mr. Vincent right here.
For their next project, they have upped the stakes considerably, and need your help. Embracing the new wave of social media and technology, the horror-loving brothers have turned to Kickstarter in order to help get this movie made!
They are offering some great incentives like DVDs, posters, props and even the option to name a character or appear as a missing person in the film. For more generous donations, they even offer the chance to be in the film with dialogue!
Check out the video below for more details and a short teaser trailer for the film!

According to the synopsis, the story of the film concerns a group of friends on their way to a concert that are stranded without cell or GPS service. They have the misfortune of running into a group of rednecks that like to play a sadistic game with their victims called 10 Seconds To Run. At the same time a father is tracking down his missing daughter, and searching for answers.
A well-traveled scenario, to be sure, but if these talented young filmmakers can give it a unique spin, it could have the potential to become a new cult classic The brothers have hired on a talented group of actors and staff to ensure their vision gets to the big screen, including special effects artists Derek and Eric Garcia from Season 3 of Face Off!
Now all that is left is for them to raise the budget and get filming, which they can do with your help!
Check out the 10 Seconds To Run Kickstarter Page to donate to the cause, and keep independent horror in the hands of the fans!
Also be sure and stay tuned to the 10 Seconds To Run Facebook page and our friends at iHorror for more news and updates about this project as it progresses!



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Sam Raimi is bringing Evil Dead to television!


As a whirlwind of cool stuff flies out of San Diego Comic Con this weekend, one of the coolest things that has been reported was today’s appearance of director Sam Raimi, and his confirmation that a television series based on his cult classic 1981 flick Evil Dead is in the works, with none other than Bruce Campbell!
This nugget of news was apparently dropped by Raimi during his appearance at the Screen Gems panel for his upcoming production of a big screen adaptation of The Last Of Us. It is being reported that Raimi rather casually mentioned that he and Bruce were currently at work writing a TV series. But that was it. No further details are available at this point.


However that is all the news that die hard fans of the classic franchise need to begin wild speculation. The original film had a very simple premise, which was then expanded and stylized in the sequel (My all time favorite movie!), and evolved into something completely different by the time Army Of Darkness hit theaters in 1993. The story of Ash and his never-ending struggle with the Deadites has subsequently developed a rich and wild mythology throughout several comic book series’ and a handful of video game sequels.
Add in to this mix the re-imagined world of last years remake, and there are near limitless sources that this series could draw from in it’s effort to entertain us.
Even though Evil Dead 4 or Army Of Darkness 2 (or whatever) has been rumored and teased by Raimi himself many times over the course of the past two decades, the mere mention of a potential Evil Dead series has us very excited!
What do you guys think?
What would you like to see in an Evil Dead series?
Chime in below!


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A voyeur’s look at San Diego Comic Con 2014!


If you’re like me, you love all things weird and wonderful, not just limited to horror. Most of us ghouls got bitten with the collector’s bug at young ages, which means we likely still tend to drool over new action figures, trading cards, T-shirts, and posters of all kinds. Some of us never grow up, and Comic Con knows this!
Also, if you are like me, you are not attending Comic Con this year…


However, the wonders of the internet have not stopped us from letting us all know what we are missing! As my Facebook news-feed fills up with all the collectible awesomeness debuting at the Con right now, I am going to attempt to show you some of the coolest must haves that you will soon be able to find on eBay for triple the price!
Okay, ready? Let’s get jealous!

At the top of my personal wish list would have to be these great “Limited Edition Art Toys” from amazing artist, Jason Edmiston! Based on his Frankenberry/Frankenstein painting from earlier this year, the toy is is sculpted by Barsom Manashian. The unique toy comes in 3 parts and stands at 7″ tall and 4″ 1/2 wide shoulder to shoulder.  You can only get him at Jason’s table (#5015) in the illustrators section.  This is a SDCC Exclusive, and he will have 50 of them at $65 each.



Mr. Edmiston is apparently trying to win Comic Con this year, because in addition to the awesomeness above, he has designed the packaging for some of NECA’s new horror icon figures!
He will also have loads of new and exclusive art prints up for grabs, so be sure and stop by his booth.



In fact, NECA is revealing tons of new toys at the Con, including this limited edition “Super Freddy” figure, with package art designed by Horror Homework favorite, Christopher Ott.
Mr. Ott is also in attendance at booth J7, where you will be able to pick up some awesome artwork!



In fact, so many of our favorite artists are all gathered together in San Diego right now, each with unique offers and exclusives for the fans who made it to the con this weekend!
For example, amazing artist N.C. Winters just offered up a great deal on his awesome Predator print for the first person who walks up to his booth (#4531) and says : “If it bleeds, we can kill it.”


The incredible Alex Pardee is also in attendance there, located at booth #5502, offering up this exclusive print, titled “Copycat”.


And back to the toys…
Sideshow unveiled their new Hellraiser 3 “Pinhead” figure :


Funko is showing off their latest Hannibal-inspired vinyl figures :



And for the first time ever, NECA is introducing Alien/Aliens figures with likenesses approved by Sigourney Weaver herself :


However, NECA isn’t the only company to debut some new Alien playthings. Check out this Egg Chamber Action Playset from indy toy-makers Super 7 :


And last but not least, he good folks behind Clive Barker’s new art book Imaginer have a booth set up, and will be promoting the grand opening of Mr. Barker’s art show and parade in San Diego tonight!
Con attendees might just want to sneak away at 7 this evening to check this out.
I am sure they have some great sights to show you…


I hope all of you lucky Con-goers are having a blast this weekend, and know that the rest of us hate you this much…


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Must Watch : A collection of the greatest scare pranks on Youtube!


Lately I have seen some pretty great scare pranks floating around on YouTube and social media, so I thought I would take a second and collect some of my favorites here for you guys, in case you have missed any of them!
Some good watching follows. Enjoy!

First up we have a very nasty prank involving evil clowns from the guys at DM Pranks, which asks the question : What would you do if a psycho clown killed someone right in front of you?

My favorite one above is the silent clown pouring gasoline around that guys car at the lonesome gas station! So great!
This next video has been making the rounds, and is another great one from the Prank Bros, who were responsible for the great Evil Snowman videos a few years ago. The Bros have stepped up their game lately, and invested in some scuba equipment to take their new ideas to the next level.
This Jason prank is pure gold!

This next video is a little bit older, and comes to us from an apparently very cruel reality show in Brazil. A small compartment hides a ghostly girl who sneaks out when the producers flicker the lights, leaving the unsuspecting victims on a claustrophobic elevator. This one is great!

This next video was part of the viral marketing campaign for last year’s remake of Carrie. A special effects team rigged up an NYC coffee shop to give the appearance that one of the patrons had serious telekinetic powers. Kudos to them for going the extra mile!

Next up we have the terrifying tales of the Owlman, produced to promote the excellent independent horror flick, Lord Of Tears. After putting the imposing figure of the all-knowing owl to good use scaring kids on sites like Chat Roulette and omegle, the producers of the film set up at the abandoned location of St. Mary’s Children’s Hospital and waiting for some unsuspecting photographers and explorers to show up…

Also last year, the producers of the latest incarnation of the Child’s Play franchise, Curse Of Chucky, set up this prank to torment unsuspecting bus riders. Sometimes it is simply amazing that these pranksters have not yet gotten hurt…

And last but not least, we have the brilliant video from professional prankster Tom Mabe. A grim reaper flies in on unsuspecting victims out for a stroll in the park. The reaper is attached to a radio controlled helicopter over 150 feet above, and controlled by Mabe in an awesomely terrifying prank!


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Where to find the best horror groups on Facebook!


Over the past few months, even casual users of the social media giant Facebook have likely noticed some big changes in the content they now see in their news-feeds. Your favorite pages may have disappeared completely, and the people and artists you took the time to follow are probably being shown to you less and less, with more “suggestions” and “sponsored” posts taking their place.
This is all part of the website’s current money-making plan, and as shady as it may seem, it is their site to manipulate how they please. I will admit that it has been frustrating and disappointing that, after almost three years of steadily building a fan base there, now less than 1% of the 123,000 fans of see our posts.
Again, it is their site to run as they please, and bitching about it gets us nowhere.

With that said, a bit of a loophole has appeared in the form of Facebook “groups” as opposed to pages. The groups have always been there, as a great place to meet and connect with other people from around the world who share similar interests. In fact, that is where the whole idea for this very website was born. In September of 2011, I posted a status about Chiller TV’s baffling “top horror films of the new millennium” on my personal page, and got tons of comments from friends, and they were still coming the next day…
A few days later, I created a group called Horror Homework, which grew into the page and website right here. As our focus shifted to building an original website and finding fans for our page, the group fell silent. Until recently.

For whatever reasons, the group pages seem to show up more often in the news-feeds, so it has been interesting to see the shift. Who knows how long it will be until FB realizes that we have found the back door, but in the meantime we can all enjoy the benefits of joining a group and seeing the content that we are interested in, without all the meddling.

So what follows is a list of some of the more interesting horror groups currently on Facebook, recommended for everyone.

Of course, Horror Homework is our group that I would encourage you to join, as well as making an effort to check in on the actual site for consistent news, reviews, contests, and artist profiles. Did I mention we created our very own independent social network?
You can join that and create a free profile by clicking the join tab in the upper right hand of the homepage here.


Elsewhere on Facebook, the large group Fans Of All Things Horror has a ton of members that consistently interact with each other and post interesting topics for discussion. Moderated by Stephen Pisani, a veteran of horror on TV and film, who often puts unique and irresistible collectables up for sale. He has an online store to visit here, but lists many of his newest and greatest items right in the group for the members to have the first chance at them. This is a very entertaining and recommended group!


Another wonderful group is the Horror Artists group, where I have been lucky enough to meet and interact with a ton of great artists working within the genre. The group is a real pleasure to browse, as the artists themselves consistently upload their newest works and share constructive criticism and compliments with each other. A great group to join if you are a horror artist, or just someone who appreciates great art, with a dark side.


The Bloody Pit Of Horror is fun group from the admins of Horror And Shit and Horror of Truant, a drama-free environment where fans can gather to discuss their love of all things grotesque and wonderful.


Legends Of Horror is a group moderated by Brandon Stephens, a screenwriter who definitely knows his stuff. A friendly and interesting group for horror fans, it consists of art/drawings, movie reviews, contests, trivia, movie updates and a random horror movie every Sunday!


Finally, be sure and check out I LOVE ALL HORROR, a group created by our friends at iHorror. Another place to get your fill of all the news and discussions you can handle. Be sure and check it out, for news and updates!

I hope you guys find this list useful, and be sure to join these groups to fill your Facebook news-feed up with the horrific images and articles that we have been missing!
Enjoy, and remember to try and get along with everyone if you join these groups. We are only as weird as our neighbors…


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The true story of “Annabelle”, the creepy doll from The Conjuring.


Yesterday afternoon, New Line Cinema dropped the first teaser trailer for their upcoming spin-off/prequel to last summer’s horrific hit, The Conjuring. While very few details about the film are known, it is said to tell the story of how the creepy doll came to be “possessed”, and how it ended up in the hands of the young college students and eventually in the Warrens’ basement at the beginning of the earlier film.
The new film is set for release on October 3rd, 2014, and you can check out the trailer below :

While the teaser has some creepy, stylish elements and the film will most likely prove to be an entertaining time, it seems that the Hollywood version of the story is getting further away from the documented case of what actually happened.
Although no one can ever say for sure what really inhabited the doll (if anything), the story of the original case is just as fascinating, without any Hollywood embellishments.
In fact, the trailer above even contradicts the fictional history of Annabelle, as presented to us in The Conjuring. It appears to be the origin of how the doll came to be possessed, even though Patrick Wilson told us that the doll was never possessed by a human.
So, yeah, the trailer above is a bit baffling, but we will reserve judgement until October.


In the meantime, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at the real world history of this case. First of all, the real “Annabelle” doll has a much different appearance than the one in the films. In fact, she was a Raggedy Ann doll, based on the writings of Johnny Gruelle, which were very popular in the early 20th century.

Lorraine Warren with "Annabelle".

Lorraine Warren with “Annabelle”.

Although the opening sequence to The Conjuring claims it took place in 1968, the documented case occurred in the summer of 1970, when a mother purchased an antique Raggedy Ann doll from a hobby store. The doll was meant as a birthday gift to her daughter, Donna, a nursing student who resided with a room-mate named Angie in a small apartment.
Happy with her gift, Donna placed the doll on her bed and didn’t give much thought to it until the pair started to notice strange things concerning the doll. It appeared to move around and switch positions, crossing and uncrossing it’s legs and arms when no one was around. As time passed, the occurrences became more common and increasingly bold.
The girls would come home to find the doll in a completely different room than it was left in. Sometimes they would find it standing upright in the kitchen, or with it’s legs crossed on the couch, awaiting their return. Donna began placing the doll face down on the couch before leaving for her studies, only to return to find it back in her room on the bed with the door closed.
After about a month of these strange happenings Donna and Angie began to find cryptic messages, in pencil on parchment paper, by what looked to be the hand-writing of a small child. The messages said “Help us” and “Help Lou”.
The Lou in question was a friend of the roomies, and not a fan of Donna’s creepy doll. He urged her several times to get rid of the doll, but as it was a gift from her mother, Donna wanted to keep it because of her sentimental attachment.
One night Donna came home to find that the doll had moved again, and this time it was covered in what appeared to be blood. Feeling more frightened than ever, the girls contacted a medium and held a seance. The medium claimed to have picked up the story of “Annabelle”, a young girl who had lived and died on the property years previous, before the apartments had even been built. The medium told the girls that the spirit of the young girl had found comfort with them, and wanted only to live among them and be loved. Convinced by the sad story of the young girl who had left the earthly plane too soon, the girls then invited “Annabelle” to inhabit the doll and stay with them.
Which turned out to not be such a great idea…
Their friend Lou was the victim of the first physical manifestation of what the girls had unwittingly invited into their home. One night while awakened from a deep sleep, Lou found himself unable to move in the bed. He claims that the doll was in the bed with him and slowly moved up his body and began to strangle him with it’s little doll hands, while he was paralyzed.
His friends dismissed it as a dream, but Lou was convinced that something evil was lurking within the doll, and on another night his suspicions were confirmed. Lou and Angie were alone in the apartment, making plans for a rod trip the next day when they heard a rustling noise coming from Donna’s room. Lou found the room empty of intruders, but spied the doll tossed on the floor in the corner. He made his way to the doll, and had a distinct feeling that someone was behind him. He turned around to see no one there, but a moment later he claims that his chest was slashed by seven claw marks, three vertically and four horizontally. The cuts were burning and bleeding, but reportedly healed fully within the next two days.
At this point, the students were put in contact with the Warrens, who quickly took an interest in the case. As portrayed in The Conjuring, Ed and Lorraine Warren quickly concluded that the doll was not “possessed”, but rather being manipulated by a demonic presence.
The Warrens had an exorcism performed at the apartment, and agreed to take the doll into custody as it were, and have imprisoned the suspected conduit in a glass case for the past decades.
Despite the doll’s lock-up, there have been subsequent incidents thought to have been caused by “Anabelle”.
But, in reality, it is just a silly old rag doll, right?
Ed Warren believes otherwise, and says only, “Do not challenge evil. No man is more powerful than Satan.”
Okay, okay, I take it back!

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Win a T-shirt and flashlight to prepare for The Purge : Anarchy!


Last summer’s surprise horror hit The Purge featured a concept so balls-out insane and unlikely that it was hard to resist. The idea of an annual “Purge Night”, where all crime including murder is legal for 12 hours seemed like a huge stretch in credibility, but audiences ate it up.
Even I will admit that it turned out to be an entertaining flick despite of the presence of Ethan Hawke.
With the sequel, which hits theaters everywhere tomorrow, the fictional world appears to have been opened much wider providing a scope for this film which will potentially allow it to live up to it’s subtitle.
Check out the trailer for The Purge : Anarchy below :

Today the good folks at Universal have provided us with a cool gift package for one of you lucky students of Horror Homework!
The package includes an official Anarchy T-shirt (size Large) and a flashlight to protect your assets on Purge Night, if you choose to partake!


To be eligible to win, simply like and share this post with your friends, and comment below on how you would stay safe and what you would do if the Purge night really happened.
And prepare for Anarchy by checking out the “5 Things To Know Before You Watch The Purge: Anarchy” Interactive GIFs below.
Move your mouse across the GIFs to control the scene!

Good luck out there!
And don’t forget to leave your comment in the section below to be eligible to win this prize!
What would you do, if there were no repercussions?


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First concept art from Rob Zombie’s next film, “31″!


A few months back, in May 2014, we were teased with the next project from rocker turned director Rob Zombie.
After bursting onto the horror (film) scene with House of 1000 Corpses in 2003 and it’s sequel The Devil’s Rejects in 2005, Zombie has never failed to make an impression. His remakes of Halloween and Halloween 2 are at times both stylish and baffling, and Lords Of Salem was a unique film to say the least. My personal favorite of his directorial efforts has to be The Haunted World of El Superbeasto, just because it is so fucking insane and never once takes itself too seriously…

So, last month many people in the horror community had their opinions about what exactly “31″ was going to be. Was it another sequel in the re-imagined Halloween franchise?
The clown mask in the poster prompted cries of a Captain Spaulding origin story, and many fans have ventured guesses to what Mr. Zombie would be submitting for our appraisal.


Zombie himself offered answers last month via his Facebook page, stating :

“All I can tell you is that it’s a completely original idea, it’s something new. It’s not based on anything. I’ll start shooting the movie in the fall. So hopefully starting from October, I’ll start shooting it. For right now, I’m going to keep the details secret. But it’s not based on anything.”

“There’s a clown thing in the movie, but it has nothing to do with Captain Spaulding. And what is in the movie doesn’t look like Captain Spaulding either, maybe the people think the poster does but the movie won’t.”

But that was it. Until now…

Today, Zombie took to his Facebook page once again to enlighten us with some interesting concept art, and once again got the masses guessing with the following post :


Speculation is rampant, including many observant commentors claiming that it looks like the Halloween party from the original Karate Kid “on steroids”!
Hopefully Mr. Zombie will keep to his promise of lots of forthcoming news about this intriguing project (most likely at the upcoming Comic Con) and give us some clue as to what this film will end up being.
Stay tuned right here to Horror Homework for more news and info about this film, and be sure to sign up for Rob Zombie’s mailing list to be the first to know anything new!
Or don’t. Whatever…


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Win an original painting from Paul Gerrard and The Company Of Shadows!


Last year a little project popped up called “Hellraiser Origins“, meant as a true re-invention of the world of Clive Barker’s beloved Cenobites. Spearheaded by artist and producer Paul Gerrard, the project was envisioned as a love letter to Barker’s original mythology and a completely new take on the characters and storyline.
The project even got as far as a (very impressive) teaser trailer, just before Clive Barker announced his own intention to re-boot the franchise himself. Unfortunately, this announcement killed Mr. Gerrard’s project, because as he said himself, “Who’s going to argue with Clive Barker and the Weinsteins?”
Rather than curling up in a ball and letting this defeat him, Mr. Gerrard re-grouped and decided to go 100% independent and produce his own art book, filled with short stories and many of the unused design concepts.
For more information on the contents of the book, please see our most recent interview with Mr. Gerrard right here.


With a fundraiser that started back in early June, the ambitious project is now nearing 60% funding. And that is where you come in…

The artist has graciously offered a prize package for you, the students of Horror Homework! The prize will be an original painting from Paul Gerrard titled “The 8 Steps” (seen below), and a “Body Horror” edition of the art book, which includes one original pencil sketch and three extra signed prints.

"The 8 Steps"

“The 8 Steps” by Paul Gerrard.

All you have to do is help spread the word about the fundraiser, and help this incredibly creative man get his artwork seen.
The details of the fundraiser can be seen here (only 26 days left).
Visit Paul Gerrard’s Art Page on Facebook and the Hellraiser Origins page to learn more, and share from these pages in your effort to help spread the word.
Get up, get out, and tell a friend about this project, and you could be the lucky winner of this great package from a unique artist!
He is currently adding new sketches and artwork daily to entice some more contributors, and I have collected some great examples below.
There is no doubt that this book has such sights to show us…

“In order to be created, a work of art must first make use of the dark forces of the soul.”

― Albert Camus






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What’s in the box !?! The first Horror Block is here!


A few months ago, we got contacted by a new and potentially awesome company with a concept called “Horror Block”. From the makers of the successful Nerd Block, the idea is a monthly subscription service that ships you a box full of horror-themed goodies every month for the low price of twenty bones. Sounds great, right?
Well, the very first Horror Blocks have shipped, and we (and one lucky student of Horror Homework) were lucky enough to get one of these mystery boxes in the mail. So what was inside?
Let’s check it out!


Arriving in a shoebox sized package, the first Horror Block included everything you see in the photo above. The monthly subscription service promises a new horror-themed T-shirt each month along with the current issue of Rue Morgue, which alone makes the box well worth the price.
A new shirt every month and a subscription to one of the best horror mags on the news-stands?
Sign me up!
But wait, there’s more!
The service also promises a cool assortment of trinkets each month for the horror fan to enjoy. The creators of Horror Block obviously know their audience, and are aware that most of us are compulsive collectors of random stuff!

My premiere box included a Funko Pop! Walking Dead figure of the notorious “Bicycle Girl”.


A mystery vinyl figure from Funko‘s Horror Classics line (I got Jason!) ;


A cool pack of Horror Icon stickers from Playful Gorilla.


And finally a bar of “Blood Soap”, perfect to give my mother next time she comes for a visit.


Overall, this was a great package, and definitely a recommended subscription for any horror fan to enjoy. It is a really fun and well-executed idea, and I can’t wait to see what the future boxes bring!
As an added bonus, they are offering a super-charged “Beast Block” to one lucky subscriber each month, including some top-notch additions to the already sweet deal!


You can subscribe to Horror Block here.
And be sure and follow them on Facebook and Twitter for more news and updates!

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