‘The History of Horror’, A Crash Course in Horror Films From the 1890s to Today

“The History of Horror” is a 30-minute crash course by Filmmaker IQ that tracks the history of horror films from the gothic-inspired shorts of the late 19th century through more contemporary fare like Paranormal Activity and World War Z.

via Coudal Partners

‘Ambition’, A Short Sci-Fi Film Made to Promote the European Space Agency’s Rosetta Mission

“Ambition” is a short science-fiction film directed by Polish artist Tomasz Baginski to promote the European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission. The short, which stars Game of Thrones actor Aidan Gillen, combines fantasy elements with renders of the space mission to tell the story of the Rosetta quest.

Just as Gillen’s enigmatic Master encourages Franciosi’s Apprentice to seek out the key to life amidst a rugged alien landscape, ESA has been on a decade-long ambitious journey of its own, to unlock the mysteries of a comet and the origins of our Solar System with its Rosetta spacecraft, hundreds of millions of kilometres from Earth.

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Thrash Metal Band GWAR Covers ‘West End Girls’ by Pet Shop Boys

Virginia-based (by way of Antarctica) thrash metal band GWAR returned to the A.V. Club offices (previously) to put its own unique spin on the 1984 Pet Shop Boys single, “West End Girls.”

I just noticed that the whole place was empty when we got here, and the guys who have to work might resent us. GWAR does not want to be resented. GWAR just wants you to die.

First-Person Video of a Mountain Biker Racing Down the Streets and Staircases of Taxco, Mexico

Slovak mountain biker Filip Polc has posted a first-person video of his downhill ride in Taxco, Mexico during the finals of a recent Red Bull event (previously). The route features cobblestone alleys, staircases, and a number of ramps.

First-Person Video of a Bottle of Fireball Whisky Being Drunk From by Wedding Party Members

Chicago resident James C duct-taped an action camcorder to the end of a bottle of Fireball to create a wedding video of various attendees swigging from a bottle of the cinnamon-flavored whisky drink.

via Techly, Fstoppers

Two Black Bears Fight in Front of a Home in a Residential New Jersey Neighborhood

YouTube user TheTubeUser86 has posted a motion-stabilized version of J Domzalski’s video of a pair of black bears fighting it out on a residential street in Rockaway, New Jersey as cars pull over to watch the spectacle. In the video at least, the battle ends in something of a standoff, with the two large land mammals staring one another down.

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A Video Tour of the Observatory on the 102nd Floor of One World Trade Center

CBS New York has posted an early video sneak peek of the 102nd floor One World Trade Center observatory. Set to open in Spring 2015, the 120,000 square foot observation deck will have views of much of New York City, allowing visitors to see as far as the Catskill Mountains, according to The New York Daily News.

One World Trade

One World Trade
One World Trade

One World Trade

One World Trade

images via The New York Daily News