Showcasing Emerging

Horror Artists

  • HIDE is looking for zombies for September 11.  
    Join The Hoard

  • Summer Screams Horror Short Film Festival submissions open November 1.  Early Bird price is $0!!  Check out the festival page at FilmFreeway

Courses For Filmmakers

Horror History
Evolution of the Slasher 

September 16- October 21

From Psycho to Slumber Party Massacre

to Jennifer's Body this course explores

the evolution of slasher movies

throughout the decades.

Smartphone Filmmaking

August 24 - September 28

If Steven Soderbergh can make a feature film with a smartphone so can you!  Smartphones Learn how to maximize your phone's potential to make your dream of filmmaking come true.

Readers Theater

January 10 - February 7

Ideal for the aspiring performer.  Students learn art of reader's theater, gaining skills in acting, reading, and public speaking.



The show must go on.  Check out all the productions currently casting, and submit your virtual audition today.


Our dedicated staff scours the internet looking for some of the best short horror filmmakers around.

Each week they compile their favourites into a playlist on Exploding Tarantula's YouTube channel.

If you enjoy these selections make sure to like, subscribe, and leave a comment for the filmmakers!

Check out what The Screaming Ginger is watching each week for recommendations and break downs of some of the best horror available to stream.

Thanks to the internet you can learn virtually anything you want online.

Our staff of devoted filmmakers have searched for the most informative and helpful videos to teach filmmaking online.  

USC is great, but its expensive.  Learn the basics of filmmaking on the Internet for free.


Festival &

Providing a space for independent filmmakers

Every year Exploding Tarantula has hosted a film festival for horror shorts.  We are excited to announce that our next festival will include a convention for filmmakers!

Our 2022 festival is set to include workshops on independent filmmaking, talent agents, and regional film commissions.