Horror Tale Tailypo Garners Emmy Nomination For Director Cameron McCasland

Some great news for indie horror filmmaker Cameron McCasland, director of The Lashman!  
Congratulations, Cameron!  It is always great to see horror honored by the mainstream awards.  Now bring that Emmy home!

Nashville, TN (11.20.2015) Cameron McCasland of Red Headed Revolution was nominated for an Emmy award for his short film Tailypo in the Program Director category at the 30th annual MidSouth Emmy Awards Thursday night at a ceremony held at BMI in Nashville, TN.

McCasland said of the nomination for Tailypo. “I am just so thankful to my cast & crew and the good people at Copper Canyon Ranch who opened their home to us to get this made. I carried this story around for a long time, and its really nice to see it connect with viewers. Thanks to NATAS for being so gracious. We are all over the moon.”

The film premiered online earlier this year and made the jump to the big screen winning awards at The Best Shorts Competition, Imaginarium Film Festival, The IndieFest, as well as screenings at multiple film festivals in The United States, Canada, and Russia.

McCaslands Tailypo is a re-telling of the classic American folk tale, a reclusive man (played by David Chattam) living in a cabin with his hungry hunting dog are stalked by a creature with sharp teeth, claws, and glowing yellow eyes after a blind shotgun blast severs the creatures tail. The hermit begins to question his own sanity as the unseen menace lurking in the shadows of the lonesome woods hauntingly taunts “tailypo, tailypo, give me back my tailypo.” Voiced to eerie perfection by Penny Dreadful herself, Danielle Gelehrter.

The director first heard of the story as a kindergarten student at Edgewood Elementary school in his childhood hometown of Edgewood, Texas. McCasland spoke about its origins, “The campfire tale was a Halloween favorite from two of my teachers, Carolyn Hooks and Darlene McEnturff. Its one of the first things i can remember really creeping me out as a kid. The thing just stuck with me, and It felt really good to get it out of my head and up on the screen.”

This marks the sixth Emmy nomination overall and first in the directors category for McCasland who has previously been given the nod in writing and producing categories for his work on the “Go Green With Dr. Gangrene” series of shorts, and his made for tv movie “The Dreadful Hallowgreen Special”.

You can see the award winning Tailypo as well as other work from Cameron McCasland at the website www.redheadedrevolution.com or find him on twitter @CamMcCasland

The 30th annual MidSouth Emmy awards will be announced Saturday ,February, 27th 2016 during a banquet and live telecast from the Country Music Hall Of Fame & Museum in Nashville, TN. For more information and to see a full list of nominees please visit emmynashville.org

Cameron McCasland is an award winning director, writer and film producer. Earlier this year he was awarded “Best Indie Director” at the 2015 Indieville TV awards. The Texas born film maker lives in Nashville, TN with his wife Jamie, and two daughters. For more information please visit cameronmccasland.com

Fright Meter Films Announces its First Production, the 80's Throwback Slasher Film Party Night.

Troy Escamilla, President of the Fright Meter Awards, as well as owner and editor of the Fright Meter Blog, is extremely excited to announce the creation of Fright Meter Films.  This independent production company will specialize in producing horror films for true lovers of the genre, as well as true crime documentaries.

The first feature from Fright Meter Films is the 80's throwback slasher Party Night.  Written by Troy Escamilla and inspired by such films as The Mutilator, Prom Night, and Hell Night, the film will focus on six friends who become prey for a sadistic psychopath when they decide to ditch their school's after prom party for their own celebration at a secluded house near a river. Escamilla is a huge fan of the slasher genre and promises that Party Night will not only be a wink and a nod to the heyday of the genre, but a frightfest in its own right.

Currently in the early stages of pre-production, Party Night is anticipated to  be filmed in the summer of 2016 in the Houston, TX area and released in late 2016.  Executive Producer will be Troy Escamilla, who started the Fright Meter Blog in 2007 and serves as President of the Fright Meter Awards Committee, which is comprised of over fifty individuals including directors, actors, producers, and screenwriters.  The committee nominates and selects the winners of the prestigious Fright Meter Awards each year.  Escamilla is currently interviewing for a director who shares his passion for the slasher genre.

In the meantime, fans can keep up to date with the development of Party Night by liking the official Facebook page:   www.facebook.com/partynightmovie, following the film on Twitter: @PartyNightMovie or checking out the upcoming website: www.partynightmovie.com.  Escamilla hopes to launch the crowdfunding campaign within the next few weeks.

Seeking 2015 Short Film Submissions

(July 9th, 2015)—The Fright Meter Awards Organization is seeking submissions to be considered for the “Best Short Film” award.  To be eligible, the short film must be submitted to a film festival or available on social media outlets such as YouTube, Vimeo etc. between December 1st, 2014 and November 30th, 2015 and be available for the Fright Meter Awards Committee to view.

Now in its eighth year, The Fright Meter Awards are presented annually by the Fright Meter Awards Organization, dedicated solely to honoring and recognizing excellence within the horror genre. The nominations and winners are determined by members of the Fright Meter Awards Committee.  Past winners of the Fright Meter Award include John Cusack, Chloe Grace Moretz, Rutger Hauer, and Marcia Gay Harden.

The Fright Meter Award Committee consists of horror fans, bloggers, actors, producers, directors, and others involved in the industry. The aim is to select and nominate worthy films regardless of budget, means of release, or popularity. The Fright Meter Awards Organization intends to make the Fright Meter Award one of the most prestigious horror awards given.

If you are interested in having your short film considered, please contact us.
Individuals can visit www.frightmeterawards.com for more information about the organization.

Michael “Mad Mike” Nagy - Senior Committee Member

Troy Escamilla - President

Fright Meter Awards Organization

The 2014 Fright Meter Award Nominations

The Babadook leads the 2014 Fright Meter Awards nominations with seven nominations.  See the complete nomination list below:


The Babadook
Cheap Thrills
Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead


Mike Flanagan (Oculus)
Jim Jarmusch (Only Lovers Left Alive)
Gerard Johnstone (Housebound)
Jennifer Kent (The Babadook)
Scott Schirmer (Found)


Gavin Brown (Found)
Rupert Evans (The Canal)
Pat Healy (Cheap Thrills)
Shane Johnson (The Possession Of Michael King)
Mark Webber (13 Sins)


Essie Davis (The Babadook)
Alex Essoe (Starry Eyes)
Karen Gillan (Oculus)
Jill Larson (The Taking Of Deborah Logan)
Morgana O’Reilly (Housebound)


Ethan Embry (Cheap Thrills)
Gene Jones (The Sacrament)
David Koechner (Cheap Thrills)
Michael Parks (Tusk)
Ethan Philbeck (Found)


Katherine Isabelle (See No Evil 2)
Anne Ramsay (The Taking Of Deborah Logan)
Amy Seimetz (The Sacrament)
Rima Te Wiata (Housebound)
Alfre Woodard (Annabelle)


The Babadook
Cheap Thrills


The Babadook
The Sacrament
Under The Skin


The Babadook
The Sacrament
The Town That Dreaded Sundown
Under The Skin


The Babadook
Grand Piano
Starry Eyes
Under The Skin
Witching And Bitching


Cabin Fever: Patient Zero
Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead
Starry Eyes
The Taking Of Deborah Logan


Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead
Rigor Mortis
Witching And Bitching


Call Girl
I Am Monster
Lights Out
Little Red
The Tour

Sponsor a 2014 Fright Meter Award Category!

Tom Savini Accepting His 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award

The Fright Meter Award Organization is excited to announce a wonderful opportunity for horror fans to be an integral part of the 2014 awards!

We are seeking individuals and businesses interested in sponsoring one of the 2014 Fright Meter Award categories!

This involves simply making a donation that will be utilized solely to cover the cost of the Fright Meter Award trophy.  2014 Awards will be presented in the following categories:

Best Horror Movie
Best Director
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Best Ensemble Cast
Best Screenplay
Best Make Up
Best Special Effects
Best Score
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Short Horror Films
2014 Lifetime Achievement Award (presented to Sir Christopher Lee)

To sponsor the Best Horror Movie award will require a $100 donation.  All other categories will require a $75 donation.  Again, these donation go solely to cover the cost of producing and shipping the award trophy to the prospective winners, as we are a registered non-profit organization dedicated solely to honoring and recognizing excellence within the horror genre.

In return for you donation and sponsorship, your name will be listed on our official website as the sponsor for the particular category or categories you choose, along with a link to an personal or professional blog or service you are associated with.  Additionally, when the nominations and winners are announced, your name will be linked to the category or categories you choose to sponsor.

For example, the 2014 Fright Meter Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role presented by___________________.  This will be included on the official press released that announces the winners that has been published in past years on sites like Dread Central and HorrorNews.net.  The winner of your category will also be aware that you sponsored their category.  This equates to several outlets of exposure for you.

If you are interested in sponsoring a 2014 Fright Meter Award category or categories, please contact Fright Meter Awards Organization President Troy Escamilla at troy@frightmeter.com.

For more information on the Fright Meter Awards, visit our official website at www.frightmeterawards.com and/or follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/FrightMeterAwards.

Traci Lords with her 2012 Fright Meter Award for Best Supporting Actress

Lin Shaye with her 2011 Fright Meter Award for Best Supporting Actress

50 Obscure Horror Films Every Horror Fan Should See: #'s10-1

I conclude the list of Fright Meter's 50 Obscure Horror Films Every Horror Fan should see by revealing numbers 10 through 1!

I hope you've enjoyed the countdown of these wonderful, yet sadly overlooked films, and I do hope you discover a few films to add to your viewing list!

10.  The Sleeper

A group of sorority girls and their boyfriends are stalked and murdered by a madman in this love letter to the 80's slasher era.  It is great to see a slasher film handled by someone who is an obvious fan of the genre, and director Justin Russell goes to meticulous lengths to ensure this film looks and feels like it came from the golden era of the slasher film.  He exceeds brilliantly, and the result is a suspenseful, gory little film that will have slasher films giddy with excitement, nostalgia and appreciation that someone finally got it right!

9.  Gutterballs

Another love letter to the 80's slasher era, but be warned, Gutterballs is seriously not for the squeamish or easily offended.  Director Ryan Nicholson is an obvious gorehound and fan of exploitation flicks and Gutterballs holds nothing back.  After a very brutal rape at a bowling alley, those responsible are stalked and murdered in the most brutal ways imaginable during an all night bowling marathon.  Heavily inspired by 80's slasher films, Gutterballs is a ballsy, blood drenched film that will have fans of even the most extreme horror looking away in disgust.  (Read our full review here).

8.  Bloodstalkers

Predating Friday the 13th and many other backwoods slasher films by several years, Bloodstalkers in an extremely obscure film that tells the tale of two couples who head deep into the Florida Everglades for a relaxing weekend in a remote cabin.  Their getaway turns into less than the relaxing frolic they were hoping when, in addition to be hassled by hillbilly backwoods locals, something or someone begins stalking them at their cabin.  Replete with an almost gothic atmosphere rarely seen anymore and some chilling imagery, Bloodstalkers is a great example of where the genre got its start.

7.  Calvaire

This little gem from Belgium is truly disturbing and bizarre. Viewing it is like watching a nightmare and there are scenes that are so unique, yet highly creepy, that it just may have you rewinding to watch again, just to make sure you saw what you think you did.  The plot deals with a musician who is traveling alone to perform a Christmas concert.  Along the way, he crashes his van and is rescued by the seemingly nicest old man in the world.  Well, that facade soon fades and the musician finds himself subjected to some the weirdest, most disturbing psychological torture ever captured on film as the old man attempts to use the magician to replace his recently lost wife.  Highly stylized and unique, Calviare is the perfect example of the type of quirky horror film that would not be made in America.

6.  Rooms for Tourists

Filmed in crisp black and white, which greatly impacts the tone and atmosphere of the film, Rooms For Tourists possesses the typical plot that Americans expect a slasher film to have.  A group of girls who happen to be traveling to the same location miss their train and a forced to stay overnight at an isolated bed and breakfast.  Room For Tourists does something most American slasher films do not: it makes a deep, thought-provoking statement on religion and another controversial social issue (to mention it would spoil the plot).  Definitely one of the creepiest slasher films of the decade that will leave you wanting to take a few showers.

5.  Rituals

Following in the footsteps of backwoods films such as Deliverance, Rituals focuses on five friends who take to the wilderness for a weekend getaway.  Unfortunately, they choose the wrong location, as they are methodically stalked by a mysterious hulking figure.  Survival instincts kick in as the men are put to the ultimate test.  Beautiful, yet chilling cinematography, great acting, excellent pacing, interesting characters, a sinister tone, and unpleasant scenes of violence make this one of the better backwoods survivalist horror films; how or why it is not better known is truly a mystery.

4.  Megan is Missing

Megan is Missing is a film that simply put will leave you deflated and depressed for days.  It should be required viewing for every parent of a teenager.  Told through webcams and found footage, this cautionary tale tells the story of two teenage best friends, Megan and Amy.  They are typical teenage girls who enjoy talking about boys, going to parties, and just hanging out.  When Megan begins chatting with who she believes is a teenage boy from a neighboring town on an online social network, Amy becomes suspicious.  Turns out, her suspicions were warranted when Megan goes missing after a planned meeting with this mysterious online boy.  Amy acts on her skepticism regarding this kid and reaches out to him.  This proves to be a devastating mistake.  Some hokey acting and minor pacing issues aside, Megan is Missing is an important, frightening film.  Things like this truly happen and the last twenty minutes of the film are easily some of the most brutal, difficult to watch scenes ever filmed.  This one may even have you reconsidering your social network habits. (Read our full review here).

3.  Evil Dead Trap

Perhaps the paramount example of extreme Japanese horror, 1988's Evil Dead Trap was so far ahead of its time and American counterparts in terms of violence, imagery, and artistry that it even rivals the genre films released today.  A news anchor takes her crew to an abandoned factory to investigate reports that a snuff film was made there.  It turns out something more sinister is lurking in this factory and begins murdering the crew in very elaborate and very bloody ways.  The imagery in this film is the highlight, as the gore and elaborate set pieces take front seat.  However, the Cronenbergesque turn the film takes in its final act perfectly illustrates how Japanese filmmakers do not abide by any genre rules or constraints.

2.  Tesis

Before he brought us the highly acclaimed The Others, director Alejandro Amenebar took a darker look at human nature with 1996's Tesis.  When college student Angela comes across a film that shows a young girl being tortured to death, she becomes focused on discovering the source of the video.  She enlists the help of a fellow student who is extreme movie fan and the two embark on an journey that takes them far beyond what they could have ever imagined.  With its sinister tone, unexpected twists and turns, respect for its characters, and suspenseful build up, Tesis is compelling and thought provoking.

1.  Hell's Ground

Here it is.  My number one pick for the most obscure horror film that every horror fan should see.  The brilliantly unique and ambitious Hell's Ground.

Hell's Ground has balls and is easily one of the best horror films of the last fifteen years.  It is such a unique, highly ambitious film that it is completely safe to say that you have seen and will see nothing like it.  A group of Pakistani teenagers on their way to a rock concert get more than they bargained for when they encounter first a group of infected flesh eaters, and then easily the creepiest and most kick-ass killer of the last twenty years; a hulking monster dressed from head to toe in a burka and swinging a spike ball on a chain.  The film will have horror fans grinning with glee at the very successful blend and reference to virtually every popular and successful American horror film ever made.  The film has buckets of atmosphere and the last fifteen minutes will have you glued to the edge of your seat.   Who knew that Pakistan could produce one of the most stylish, effective horror films of the last couple of decades?  It is just a shame more people do not know about it.   (Read our full review here).

50 Obscure Horror Films Every Horror Fan Should See: #'s 19-11

I continue the list of Fright Meter's 50 Obscure Horror Films Every Horror Fan should see with numbers 19 through 11.

Enjoy, and I do hope you discover a few films to add to your viewing list!

19.  Edge of the Axe

This Spanish film from 1988 is a mix of American slasher film and classic whodunit and focuses on a masked killer stalking a small town.  Full of interesting characters and suspect and some unforgettable violent scenes (the opening car wash scene is great!), Edge of the Axe easily eclipses some of the better known slasher films from the 80's.

18.  Don't Go to Sleep

Another made for television movie worthy enough to make this list.  With a cast that includes Valerie Harper, Dennis Weaver, and Oscar Winner Ruth Gordon, Don't Go to Sleep easily establishes itself as a serious film.  It tells the tale of a young girl who begins seeing the ghost of her sister, who died in an accident the year before.  Some truly haunting and frightening scenes, including one involving a pizza cutter and the nightmarish final frame, make this one worth seeking.  

17.  Rabies

Israel isn't a country you'd associate with horror films, but they came out swinging in 2010 with Rabies.  A runaway brother and sister, a tennis team, a park ranger and a psychotic killer all collide paths with unexpected consequences.  Smart as a whip, with plenty of twists and turns, Rabies can best be described as Tucker & Dale vs. Evil with a much more sinister tone.

16.  I Didn't Come Here to Die

Six young people venture into the woods for a weekend of volunteer work.  When a freak accident occurs, it sets into a motion of series of severe events, each worse than the next.  With definite comedic tones, I Didn't Come Here to Die is a blast and illustrates what can be done with a low budget.  The graphic death sequences are very well done, and the whole "backwoods slasher without an actual killer" is a novel idea that is executed brilliantly.

15.  End of the Line

Plenty of films deal with the subject of Armageddon, but perhaps none deal with it with such a claustrophobic and restrained scope as this unsettling and truly creepy film.  When a subway train suddenly stops in the middle of the tunnel, the passengers on board must battle a homicidal religious cult and their own fears regarding end times.  Truly frightening and fast paced, how this film went largely unnoticed is mind boggling.

14.  Hellbent

Touted as one of the first gay themed slasher films, Hellbent is sure to turn some off before they even give it a chance.  But those open minded enough to give it a view will discover a very competent throwback 80's style slasher flick with likable characters and a very ominous, yet cool killer.  A group of friends out in West Hollywood for Halloween are stalked by a masked killer with a penchant for collecting heads.

13.  Long Pigs

This gruesome mockumentary follows two young filmmakers as they document a cannibalistic serial killer.  It turns out, he is extremely charismatic guy and a quick bond is formed between filmmakers and subject.  This leads to feelings of unease in the viewer, as we realize that many of the killer's justifications for his actions make sense.  This one is equally thought provoking and disturbing.  (Read our full review here).

12.  Frayed

Obviously inspired heavily by classics like Halloween, it would be easy to dismiss Frayed as another bland rip off.   However, with an extremely clever script, genuine tension and suspense, and one of the most horrifically brutal, gruesome death scenes ever filmed, Frayed will please and stick with even the most jaded of slasher fans.

11.  Body Melt

Those who like their horror flicks messy will enjoy this sadly overlooked Australian gross out from 1993.  No body part is safe as residents of a small town become victims of am experimental drug that unfortunately causes rapid body decomposition.  Over the top, with just enough black humor thrown it, Body Melt is a hoot, a film that will have you squirming and looking away in disgust all the way through, only to want to immediately watch it again.

50 Obscure Horror Films Every Horror Fan Should See: #'s 29-20

I continue the list of Fright Meter's 50 Obscure Horror Films Every Horror Fan should see with numbers 29 through 20.

Enjoy, and I do hope you discover a few films to add to your viewing list!

29.  The Pool

There have been some creative settings for slasher films over the years---grocery stores, furniture stores, malls, schools, golf courses, bowling alleys--but perhaps the most ambitious and creative setting was the giant indoor waterpark from the 2001 slasher flick The Pool.  A group of friends (including a young Isla Fisher and James McAvoy) break into the indoor pool facility for a party.  It doesn't take long before an unknown killer begins picking them off.   Fast paced, likable character, and bloody deaths make this a fun watch.  The film also proves that machetes and waterslides definitely do not mix!

28.  Pin

Pin is a life size ventriloquist dummy that has been part of brother and sister Ursula and Leon's lives for quite a long time.  To say he is creepy is an understatement.  And when Ursula starts dating, Pin and Leon do not take too kindly to losing her attention.  More of a psychological thriller than anything, Pin explores some dark and deep themes.  It's eerie and refreshing considering what was being released at this point in the 80's.   Additionally, great performances and effective direction make this a definite hidden horror gem.

27.  Silent Madness

Released during the peak of the golden age of slasher films, Silent Madness, was quickly overlooked, buried among the countless other slashers being released.  Despite having the 3-D gimmick to make it stand apart, it still never gained the popularity or recognition is deserves.  While the plot, it a nutshell, is about a psychopath who escapes a mental institution and terrorizes a sorority house, it actually is a little bit more complex than one would expect.  Replete with interesting and memorable characters, elaborate and mean spirited kill scenes, and an extremely ominous tone, this one if definitely worth checking out for slasher fans.

26.  Kidnapped

If you think home invasion flicks are tired and overdone to the point of being cliched, think again.  You must--I repeat must see Kidnapped, which in my opinion is one of the--if not the--best home invasion horror films ever made.  This Spanish film is a complete and utter shock on the senses as we witness a family being terrorized by a group of home invaders hoping to steal some money.  To say it's brutal is a complete understatement; the ending packs a major punch and will leave you speechless.  See this.  Now.

25.  Malevolence

Every year it seems there are a plethora of low budget, independent horror films released that claim to be homages to some of the greats such as Halloween, Friday the 13th, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.  As most horror fans know, a good majority of them are garbage.  Nothing more than cheap rip offs with no heart or effort put into them.  Malevolence is quite different--it's a homage done right.  The simple tale of a group of bank robbers who hold up in an abandoned farmhouse and are stalked by a madman successfully borrows from the films named above, but does so with just the right amount of originality.  So often, what we think we know is going to happen does not.  Add to that an unbearable sense of dread, a fair amount of suspense and scares, and this film truly exceeds all expectations and is one of the best slasher films released in the last decade.

24.  Stagefright

This film would absolutely be higher on my list if I weren't for my assumption that most die hard horror fans have seen it or heard of it.   It is simply one of the best slasher films of all time.  Yes, you heard me right.  A group of actors rehearsing a play about a psycho killer are locked in the theatre and stalked by a psycho killer.  Directed by Italian filmmaker Michele Soavi, the film blends the over the top violence and beautiful cinematography of Italian giallos with the suspense and claustrophobia of the American slasher film.   The giant owl costume is frightening and the film manages one of the most suspenseful and downright terrifying scenes ever filmed, as our heroine attempts to obtain the key from under the stage where right above her, the killer owl sits.  A brilliant film that does not get the credit it deserves.

23.  Rage

I am often time amazed at what directors can accomplish on minuscule budgets.  This was certainly the case after viewing Christopher Witherspoon's road rage tale, Rage.  The film deals with a man who has an encounter with a motorcyclist.  Little does he know that he provokes a dangerous and deadly game that ends much more brutally than can be imagined.  Despite its budget showing at times, Rage is a engaging film with a tight script that avoids cliches and keeps us guessing.  The final minutes of the film are disturbing and hard to watch.  The film is definitely a cautionary tale that will make you think the next time you honk at that person who cuts you off in traffic.  (Read our review here).

22.  Scarecrows

Besides may the Scarecrow from The Wizard of Oz, scarecrows are quite freaky.  Imagine, being in a vast, isolated field in the middle of the night, surrounded by countless hideous looking scarecrows who seem to be....watching you.  That nightmare becomes of reality for a group of bank robbers in this film.  The atmosphere of this film is incredibly creepy and the scarecrows are some of the most horrific looking monsters ever created.   They are ruthless and blood thirsty.  Try to watch this at night with the lights off without getting at least a tad nervous.  Truly a frightening film.

21.  To All a Goodnight

While all the fuss and protests erupted over Silent Night Deadly Night in 1984, this film, directed by genre vet David Hess in 1980, sat gleefully on the shelves of video stores across the nation.  It features a killer Santa Claus stalking and murdering  a group of sorority girls and their boyfriends over Christmas break.  This film epitomizes the 80's slasher--it's sleazy at times, contains enough gory kills and cheesy moments, but is also full of the nostalgic charm that we just don't see anymore.  The killer reveal at the end was way ahead of its time as well, making this a contender for one of the most overlooked and underrated slasher film from the 80's.

20.  Next of Kin

If you like your films more on the creepy side, then Next of Kin is right up your alley.  A slow burn of the most effective kind.  It tells the story of a young woman who returns to her hometown after inheriting a large mansion, used as an old age home for years.  Strange events start to occur in the house almost immediately after she arrives.  Replete with gothic elements and a heavy sense of dread, the films moves deliberately toward its finale.  The last 20 minutes of the film are truly surprising and terrifying.  This is one to definitely watch alone with the lights off on a dark and stormy night.