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Microsoft to Feature Original Horror Films on Xbox Live (ComicCon '08)

Horror and comedy often come together on the show floor at Comic-Con International, just never like this. Microsoft Corp. today announced that a set of original short film pilots will be coming to Xbox LIVE this fall, free to all members around the world. The unique concept of masters of horror taking on comedy, conceived by filmmaker James Gunn ("Slither," "Dawn of the Dead") and producer Peter Safran ("Scary Movie," "Meet the Spartans," "Disaster Movie"), will see some of the world's greatest horror directors bring their comedic visions to life. Microsoft is teaming up with Safran Digital Group to produce these exclusive shorts.

Beginning this fall, the short film pilots will be available worldwide on Xbox LIVE from influential horror directors James Wan ("Saw," "Death Sentence"), David Slade ("30 Days of Night," "Hard Candy"), James Gunn, Lucky McKee ("May," "The Woods"), Andrew Douglas ("The Amityville Horror") and Marcus Nispel ("The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," "Friday the 13th"). All of the pilots will be free either for download or streaming on Xbox LIVE. The new short film pilots available on Xbox LIVE this fall include the following:

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Superfragilistic3800d ago

Awesome, original content in a "masters of Horror" vein. :)

green3800d ago

great news.And best of all, they are free.

panasonic233800d ago

live just keep on getting better