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'The Mortuary Collection' and the Business of Horror Anthology Cinema

Ryan Spindell's The Mortuary Collection, which debuted to rave reviews on Shudder this week, is the latest in a long lineage of horror anthology movies, a tradition that dates back around a hundred years. These are films that typically contain three or four short stories embedded within a wraparound narrative that connects them all together. The enduring popularity of horror anthology cinema no doubt has something to do with its similarity to campfire tales, where people take turns spinning spooky…

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After a successful premiere at ScreamFest, and just in time for Halloween, you can now watch Dylan Chase's new short, A Night in Camp Heebie Jeebie, an animated horror-comedy about a group of girl scouts who share scary stories ... which soon become all too real.

Dylan was a member of FSUFILM's first graduating class of Animation & Digital Arts students. After getting his brain warped by A Nightmare Before Christmas as a young child, he's made family-oriented dark comedies his…

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Unexpectedly sweet, as advertised. Sort of the inverse of the first film; instead of making random idiot Americans the butt of jokes, it goes to extreme lengths to portray the essential kindness of individuals. Even the QAnon dudes who take Borat into their home are surprisingly nice to him and seem willing to do absurd things to help him out! They're still the butt of jokes, of course - Borat does lead them to confess that they wish Democrats had…