Big surprise! There’s another kinda uber-short-form original anthology web series that I’m in like with. This one comes from Break.com and Ted Raimi’s Spooky Voodoo Pictures and may very well scare you a little if you give it a few seconds.
Morbid Minutes is comprised of 10 or so episodes of 160 or so seconds of dramatic buildup of sorta terrifying tension followed by 20 seconds of sometimes horrific release. There are a lot of qualifiers in that last sentence because, while all the Morbid Minutes aren’t scream-out-loud scary, they either have the semblance of scariness or a at least healthy serving of early 1980s schlock.
That the production value of the installments looks to be on par with Evil Dead may be no coincidence. Ted Raimi is Evil Dead (and Spiderman) director Sam Raimi’s little bro. Surely one of big bro’s and the horror genre’s most seminal works could have had an influence on Ted, especially when he chose to step behind the camera. According to Michael Gingold at Fangoria, the younger Raimi created the series with his production partner Johnny Wickham and wrote and directed all the episodes, while Danila Koverman headed physical production.
Three of the 10 or 11 expected episodes are online now at Break.com. They may not be as good as Night Gallery or Alfred Hitchcock Presents (both of which Raimi told Fangoria were heavy influences on Morbid Minutes), but they’re A) not so bad and B) as is the case with most uber-short-form original web series, totally worth your time.