Fewdio: Short Films, Big Scares

In a time when horror microfiction from places like Creepypasta.com, Ichor Falls and The Josef K. Stories is getting more and more popular (giving birth to such awesome places as the recent Livejournal Spotlight ONTD Creepy), it’s not surprising that more and more well-made shorts have been making it onto youtube and beyond. Take, No Through Road for example, an amateur horror short about a group of teens on a doomed ride home. Or this other mockumentary short by a very talented amateur effects artist, showcasing a supposed “Demon Attack”. Yep, horror is back in a…well, small way: tired of the same old thing Hollywood’s carting out, the little guy is fighting back.

And perhaps none so effectively as the guys at Fewdio.com. A talented team of seven men brings to life some of the best urban horror out there today. Sure, there are a couple that definitely lean in the cheesy direction and they do throw in a screamer or two, but for ambient, creeping dread, you’ll find few groups who do it better. The 3-15 minute movies are an ideal format that allows the Fewdio folks to explore dozens of different ideas. Check out their website.

Here’s a sample of what you might find. Click to visit their youtube channel!

X-Men Origins: WOLVERINE Trailer

Fans of Marvel’s X-men had mixed feelings about X-Men: The Last Stand, the last entry in the franchise, and while it made a lot of cash at the box-office, reviews were less-than-stellar. The characters were said to be shallow versions of their former comic-and-movie selves, the plot was aimless and forced and the action more unbelievable. Personally, I was just wondering why no one seemed to care when Cyclops was missing for, like, ever.

But there’s a new hope with the upcoming Wolverine movie, which brings Hugh Jackman back as the eponymous hero and features the long-awaited appearance of characters like Gambit (Taylor Kitsch) and Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds). Liev Shreiber takes over the role of Sabretooth, last seen in the first film in 2000 (wherein he was portrayed by wrestler Tyler Mane) and the film deals with Wolverine’s hunt for revenge following his girlfriend’s death. So far, it looks promising, but only so much can be gathered from a trailer; fans are surely keeping their fingers crossed for some fair play for Logan and the other mutants.

As is the way of things, Hasbro has released a lot of merchandise for the film and we’ve gotten a shipment of X-Men Origins: Wolverine figures you can check out over at CMDStore.com.