Be prepared for a NEW HORROR from the demented minds that brought you Bloody Cuts. Check out the official website NOW before the darkness get’s you.
‘The Outer Darkness’ will be produced and directed by Ben Franklin and Anthony Melton, is written by Joel Morgan and will once again see Jonny Franklin as director of photography. The team will be periodically updating you with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, blog posts and images as ‘The Outer Darkness’ comes to life in collaboration with Kessler University.
Over the next few months a series of episodes of “The Outer Darkness: From Script to Scream” will be released for free by Kessler on the Kessler University website, with the short film itself also coming very, very soon.
So keep your eyes and face peeled for news, updates and exclusive content on the official Kessler University website as the creators of Bloody Cuts reveal morbidly fresh and horrifying short tales of terror - be sure to follow ‘The Outer Darkness’ on Twitter as @faithindarkness and their Facebook page.
What lurks in ‘The Outer Darkness’? Keep following us to find out…
LIMITED EDITION A2 SUCKABLOOD POSTER ONLY £35 + P&P
We are offering up this limited edition A2 Suckablood poster as a last chance to pick up some Bloody Cuts merchandise.
This signed piece of exclusive memorabilia was printed just before Christmas 2012 and was scrawled upon in a nefarious manner by most of the cast and crew of the eight episodes in the Bloody Cuts series.
There are 4 of these left in existence and we’re letting them go today. Last chance to own some rare Bloody Cuts swag!!!
As an added bonus we are offering the buyer a chance to have their name added to the ‘Contributors’ page of the Bloody Cuts website, and whilst we’re not making any more episodes the BC site has no intention of shifting off of this mortal coil anytime soon.
We might not be making any more Bloody Cuts episodes, but that’s no reason for folks to stop enjoying the spine scratching frights, bites and dastardly sights available for free on this website, all over YouTube and still playing at festivals worldwide.
And lo… let it be said… That Don’t Move is playing at this years’ FilmQuest over the pond in Salt Lake City, and what’s more, it’s up for three awards n’all.
“FilmQuest is a festival of films within the Fantastic genres of filmmaking such as fantasy, horror, sci-fi, etc. It has been designed specifically to cater to the empowerment of the filmmaker through various events, awards, swag, connections, and more.”
Whilst we won’t be in attendance we hope that everyone at the festival has an absolute blast, and that this very tidy festival is full to the brimming breaches of all manner of Genre maniacs.
Check out the FANTASTIC website for FilmQuest here.
And watch the trail here:
Dear fans of Bloody Cuts,
Anthony, Jonny and Ben unfortunately have to announce with very heavy hearts that we will no longer be making Bloody Cuts episodes.
It’s been a tough decision, but for numerous reasons we felt that it was right for the series to end in its current format. Since the release of our eighth film “Don’t Move”, we’ve been working on other exciting projects that for one reason or another has taken us away from the Bloody Cuts series, and rather than see it die a slow death, we felt it better to end the series.
A lot of hard work has gone into getting the series it is today, but it’s the support of our viewers that has really kept it going, so we want to thank you all for following, watching, sharing and enjoying our films.
But as our YouTube channel is about to break the 1 million mark, we just wanted to remind you of some of the things Bloody Cuts has achieved:
- We released 9 short films (including “Dare”)
- We created one of the biggest short filmmaking competitions of its type with BCHorrorChallenge.com
- We entered over 30 festivals worldwide
- Well over 1.5 million views online
- Released and sold out an entire order of limited edition Blu-rays
- We won awards at Texas Frightmare, Bootleg and FilmSkillet film festivals
- And much, much more…
Making Bloody Cuts has literally changed our lives. It’s been (and we don’t use this word lightly) AMAZING.
However this isn’t the last project we’ll work on, or indeed the last thing much of the team will work on together. So as new projects and films develop, we’ll still be using this website, our Facebook Page, Twitter account and YouTube channel to let you all know what’s going on. Many of the Bloody Cuts team members are also working on projects of their own, which we’ll want to share with you.
For the next few weeks bloodycuts.co.uk will remain live in its current state hosting all of our legacy content, although there will be a slight reshuffle in the not too distant future so do expect the site to take on a new spectral form.
So THANK YOU, to each and every person that has ever given their time to support Bloody Cuts. It is, and always has been, something born of collaboration and great talent.
Not many filmmakers could’ve achieved what our team has with such limited budgets and in such a short amount of time; this is nothing but a true testament to the hard work and generosity of all involved.
So we hope that you’ll all join us in raising a glass to Bloody Cuts, and to the future too.
As that era ends, another one begins – we look forward to our next filmmaking adventure and hope you’ll be able to join that with us too.
Ben, Anthony and Jonny (and the rest of the Bloody Cuts team)
Bloody Cuts producers Anthony Melton and Ben Franklin recently got involved with the National Film and Television School (NFTS) in the UK, helping students on their Digital FX course to make a special effects driven short film.
Here’s the final result, a little piece called “Escape Zero” that Ben and Anthony took directing duties on. The film was also made with Millennium FX on awesome SFX duties as ever!
We hope you find it a fun pulpy and quite gory love letter to Sci-Fi and Alien flicks…
Editing is a vital component in creating a quality, tense and terrifying horror film. It’s a painstaking process, but worth every millisecond of crack-a-jack timing needed to move a short from being good to great.
WINNER: Andrew Hoffman for Dispossessed
JUDGES: Ben Franklin and Anthony Melton
Acting in short films. It’s a hard thing to judge. Not much time. Sometimes no dialogue. Little room for character arcs or emotional journeys.
So we got two pro actors to judge this tough category, and two people accustomed to horror shorts, having both worked on Bloody Cuts films before. Rachel Bright appeared in “Don’t Move” and Robin Berry appeared in both “Suckablood” (as Suckablood himself!) and “Death Scenes”.
They sat down and smashed through the shorts, undoubtedly having to wince at some of the acting on display… but also marvel at the skill and genius in others. Essentially, though, there could only be one winner.
You know those announcements that announce something you already knew? Yeah? This is one of those! Hey, it’s important to Bloody Cuts, so… yeah. Get over it.
We have finally put DARE on the official Bloody Cuts website, complete with full cast and crew details and the awesome Behind The Scenes, which delves into the messy, dirty, dead-birdy madness that was creating our example short for the first ever Bloody Cuts Film Challenge.
Want to know how we made Dare? Check out of the Behind the Scenes! It’s genuinely quite informative.
Shortly after eviscerating an annoying goat and using her innards for divination, Bloody Cuts writer David Scullion decided to contact Ryan Thompson through the crimson-mist.
After dragging Ryan through the manky blood-portal and wiping off the goat intestines, they sat down (on the bones of the innocent) and had a chat about film, horror and winning the first ever Bloody Cuts Film Challenge.