Halloween - rewindRemember last Halloween when master horror-thriller director (and Tubefilter reader) Wes Craven took over the main page of YouTube? He featured a number of spooky themed web series like Aussie thriller The 21 Conspiracy, 2009: A True Story and Luke 11:17. This year, it looks like a smattering of snoozer vampires vids. But luckily we served up a Halloween specials sampler from the web series this week, including The Guild’s Halloween special.

View counts are still hot button issue, with Revision3’s CEO Jim Louderback venting his frustrations this week. We too are frustrated with unverifiable view count claims, and so we requested to audit the backend analytics of IKEA-backed Easy to Assemble’s nearly 2 million views in just three weeks. Our breakdown looked at how they engaged the IKEA faithful who hav rallied behind the cult series.

Chiller Circle of Ei8ht debuted on MySpace, giving the site a much needed return to scripted web series.We asked readers what they thought, and so far the verdicts are mostly positive. And TheWB.com snuck out a little treat for web drama-thriller fans with all 18 episodes of Blood Cell released this week.

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Top photo by Banana Donuts – Half Baked Photography.

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