Showcasing Emerging

Horror Artists

  • Check us out on TikTok

  • New auditions posted. Cast and crew needed for several projects.

  • Kick off October with an online zombie watch party and a discussion on the history and evolution of zombies with horror expert Britt Powell

  • Summer Screams Horror Fest opens to submissions November 1.

Courses For Filmmakers

Horror History
Horror From 1896 - 1969

Jan 11 - Feb 1

From House of the Devil (1896) to Nosferatu (1922), House of Wax (1953), Psycho (1960), and Eye of the Cat (1969) this course examines the origin of horror cinema.

Smartphone Filmmaking

March 6 - March 27

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

March 22 - April 12

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.

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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!

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

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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.  Our 2022 festival saw our first ever independent filmmaker convention hosted online.

Plans for the 2023 festival are well under way.  We anticipate hosting the 2023 festival in north central West Virginia.  

If you're interested in participating in the convention contact us.