Mystery Horror Theater with Leify Dubs, Ep. II

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Our beloved former President has handed me, the OTHER bear that writes for this site, the reins for this installment of Mystery Horror Theater, and boy do I have some treats for you. Wow, that sounded like something a guy in a white van would say. Uh, anyway…ONWARD!



Lights Out

Let’s start with the shortest of our offerings today. While it clocks in just under three minutes, don’t let it’s brevity fool you: it’s quite the effective spine tingler. Lights Out plays on everyone’s childhood fear of the dark and tries pretty damn hard to give you an adult fear of it. There’s some very good shadow and silhouette trickery that helps create a lot of tension in a minimalist way, which pays off brilliantly at the very end. I may have done a double take at my nightstand the night after viewing (not really though cuz I’m tuff n’stuff).



Don’t Move

Don’t Move, frankly, has an excellent concept. A few friends get together for a regular game night and wind up messing around with a ouija board and summoning UNSPEAKABLE EVIL. I know you’re saying to yourself “I thought you said it had an excellent concept, not the plot of Ouija.” Well, fuck you, let me finish before you get all judge-y. The evil spirit summoned by our misguided bloodbags must kill five of the six, but can only sense them if they move. It’s a great mechanic that turns simple things like talking into very tense situations. Bonus points for great demon design.


Hennes Svarta Vingar

This one is more of a mid length than a short (it weighs in at close to half an hour) but it’s so good I have to tell you about it. The tale begins with man living on his own in a secluded cabin who discovers a beautiful young woman lying naked and unconscious on his property. The man quickly takes her into his place to make sure she’s okay and nurse her back to health. Things very quickly start veering into strange territory as he discovers very large, wing like scars on her back. She may  also start feasting on the neck flesh of a recently decapitated lamb. Story isn’t it’s only strong suit though, as this is a beautifully shot film with some solid effect work. Filmmaker Martin Ahlin does a terrific job all around. Expect to see his name brought up here again.

 


 

That’s all for now! Do you have any horror favorites? Will you be using your night light tonight? Tell me in the comments!

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  • JamesGrimm

    Creepy.

  • Kevin Nash & Friends

    Here’s the ultimate in nihilism that borders on horrifying. I BEG you to read these. I will not rest until everybody knows about this.
    https://twitter.com/nihilist_arbys

    • “Life is a drivethru
      I been a-dying all night long
      Get me some Arbys
      to kill the illusion of right & wrong
      Arbys: stuck in your head & colon”

      HAHAHAHAAAAAAA

    • Go home, Christian Molenaar!!!

    • This is gold JJD! I love how every post tells you you’re going to die and then signs off with “Enjoy Arby’s”

    • Mother Shabubu 4

      naming my band’s next single “Nothing Matters, Hit Pedestrians”

    • Void Dweller

      This is the best thing you’ve ever posted.

      • Void Dweller

        Too good. Hail nihilism….

        • Mother Shabubu 4

          Hail nihilism…or don’t. Everything is meaningless in the end. Might as well fill it will Arby’s meat.

          • Void Dweller

            Fuck yes!

          • Dubzlinger, Malandro Slayer

            “Might as well fill it with Arby’s meat” has been my go-to problem solving process for a long time.

          • Mother Shabubu 4

            Except with your case it’s a large, hulking gentleman named Arby, right?

            JKJK

          • Dubzlinger, Malandro Slayer

            I’m not ruling that option out.

        • Bitter (Tyree) Debra
      • He posts plenty of good things, buddy.

        GL

        • Void Dweller

          But this is his best.

          • Herr Schmitty

            True as fuck.

    • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

      Arbys, home of the skin graph sandwich…

      My go to Arbys order: mmmmmm
      1. Beef n Cheddar-DAT ONION ROLL
      2. 2 reg roast beefs-My warm up for beef and cheddar.
      3. Potato cake order (in form of a rhombus)
      4. Jamocha Shake

  • I think I would rather sit down and file my taxes than watch horror films.

    GL

    • REALLY? Why???

      • Void Dweller

        Large hands?

        • I would have a hard time believing that Joe has not tired of this joke.

          GL

          • Bitter (Tyree) Debra

            Okay, Mr. I post Van Halen to Scrimm all the time.

          • That is fair. But, having done that on a handful of occasions does not compare to a handful of times per day.

          • see you in the interrogation room, bruh!

          • Void Dweller

            Oh well.

          • well @disqus_kqxyUNPxty:disqus already proved that it’s not even accurate to begin with 😉

          • Dubzlinger, Malandro Slayer

            What’s with this linking thing you’ve been doing lately?

          • @James_Jimmy_Mcnulty:disqus is the master of linking, @disqus_kqxyUNPxty:disqus. He has been doing that for quite some time!

            -@george_lynch:disqus

          • it doesn’t even really accomplish much, but it’s fun. also, if somebody changes his/her name and avatar (crazy right) you can use the @ trick to find out his/her true identity

          • Lacertilinger

            @James_Jimmy_Mcnulty:disqus showed me how link people (and robots) @disqus_kqxyUNPxty:disqus it helps me keep replies down with the time zone issue.

      • Well…. in either case I get anxious. So with the taxes at least I can control the anxiety and feel good afterwords, where as with the horror films there is never the feeling good afterwords.

        As anxious as life is already not stressing myself out anymore is always a goal of mine.

        • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

          im 100% down with this ethos…

        • DCLXVI

          this buds for you GL

        • Ah. That’s a shame. I’m sorry to hear that.
          http://cdn.viralscape.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Scary-GIF-1.gif

          • those eyeballs eye balls rolling around in the beginning!

          • Leif Bearikson

            What in the hell

          • Dubzlinger, Malandro Slayer

            That’s from another Daywalt Horror short.

        • KJM

          Horror and sci-fi movies are childhood nostalgia to me. As such, they are very relaxing.

          • Were there many good films back then? (not to make you sound old, lol)

            GL

          • KJM

            70s-80s? Sure.

          • Le Tapir The Based

            1870-1880?

          • KJM

            Ye Olde Exorciste? Great flick.

    • Think I’d rather watch the shittiest horror movie ever than file my taxes. Plus you should’ve done the taxes by April 15th. IRS gunna be comin for you now.

    • Scrimm

    • have you seen Evil Dead 1, 2, or Army of Darkness??

  • Bitter (Tyree) Debra

    Well, I don’t have 10, let alone 30 minutes to watch a video at work so… “Maybe later. Okay.”

    http://s2.dmcdn.net/6S2A/526×297-DrE.jpg

    • “Bug….Gnat… I see some kinda of correlation here.”

      GL

      • Bitter (Tyree) Debra

        Fucking so classic.

        • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

          bucks car >>>>.

          • Bitter (Tyree) Debra

            I always wanted a giant pancake.

            http://i.giphy.com/nMflVGS3aWVxK.gif

          • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

            haha

          • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

            This is a restaurant in the town next to mine in NJ: Country Pancakes,Ridgewood NJ. Legit!

          • Bitter (Tyree) Debra

            You’re about to call in sick.

          • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

            great idea: them go kill an order of these (bluberry) and go take a nap after watching 10 king of the hill episodes back to back=productive!

          • Herr Schmitty

            The diner near my apartment that has blown up in international news lately makes some big fucking pancakes. Good shit. http://kitchenette.jezebel.com/lets-talk-about-children-in-restaurants-1719554242

          • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

            sounds kick ass and dangerously close!

      • Disgustache

        What’s his last name? Spray?!

  • KJM

    Lights Out is great.

  • Dubzlinger, Malandro Slayer

    I watched Her Dark Wings when Leif sent it to me when we were pitching this idea around. Quite enjoyable.

  • Bitter (Tyree) Debra

    Cranky.

    Going to lunch. Hope I fucking choke and die.

    Maybe I’ll film it so you can use it for your next Mystery Horror Theater post.

  • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

    Two down, one to go. These are pretty good. Lights out was rill good.

    • Dubzlinger, Malandro Slayer

      It’s very simple but effective.

  • I have my whole After The Burial collection playing this afternoon. Bummer news.

    GL

    • Herr Schmitty

      Only have two of their albums, but I’ll bump ’em today. Sad, kid had some talent.

      • Indeed. It will be interesting to see how the adapt to the loss. I have been a fan for quite some time.

  • DCLXVI

    I just caught a vendor at work being shady and totally announced out loud in my cubicle village ” I’m going to crush their dicks”

    Thanks friends.

    • Dubzlinger, Malandro Slayer

      His dick was crushed.

  • Dubzlinger, Malandro Slayer

    Don’t Move was solid.

  • CT-12

    Yo Leif or Dubz, didn’t “Lights Out” play at Housecore? I know I’ve seen this one before, not sure if it was there or just after a mindless Youtube escapade. Either way, both “Lights Out” and “Don’t Move” have ruled so far, on to the next one! Also, thanks for doing this series, it’s fun as hell!

    • Leif Bearikson

      I can’t recall if it did or not, but I definitely recommended it to Corey at some point.

      • CT-12

        That’s so cool you got to be a part of that festival man! Also, R.I.P. Corey, such a fucking nice guy

        • Leif Bearikson

          It still bums me out every time I think about him.

  • The Anus That Ate Nicki Minaj

    I have to wonder if ‘Her Black Wings’ is named after the Danzig song.
    PS, fuck, this reminds me that I still have to check out Martyrs, since Tyree and a couple of other people recommended it. I don’t normally watch horror, but I’ll give it a shot.

  • Waynecro

    Why nope the fuck out of the house like a sensible person when you can simply tape the light switch?

  • Bozamole Jim

    Just going through these now, bear. Creeeeeeeeeepy as balls. Glad it’s 1 AM and I’m alone.