Count All the Horror References In This Cool Short Film

Donal O’Keeffe’s Dead Ahead is a cool ‘postcard animation’ that pays tribute to a whole bunch of classic horror films. How many references can you spot?

I particularly love how the setting is added on (it’s very video-game like), and I saw a couple of nods to Friday the 13th, Jaws and Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The detail is really well done, and it’s worth watching a bunch of times to take it all in.

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Andrew Liptak

Andrew Liptak is the former Weekend editor of io9/Gizmodo. He is the co-editor of War Stories: New Military Science Fiction and hails from Vermont.