THE ALTER TAPES: A Weekly Dissection Of Short Horror Films

Horror shorts with a new pair of co-hosts each week!

By Angel Melanson · @HorrorGirlProbs · February 11, 2022, 7:05 PM EST
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ALTER is always showing love to the often neglected world of short films. If you ask us, shorts are essentially a breeding ground for awesomeness, just check out all the feature directorial debuts out of the latest Sundance Film Fest from established short film directors. The ALTER Tapes will feature a new pair of co-hosts each week as they dive into the short horror films on the ALTER platform. The platform is free which means you can watch the movies and then check out the podcast, or check out the podcast then watch the movie (we're not here to tell you how to live your life!)

The Alter Tapes comes from the Anatomy of a Scream Pod Squad Network, whose mandate is to highlight and lift up underrepresented and marginalized voices in the horror community. In addition to shining a focus on the value and importance of horror shorts, The ALTER Tapes is a unique collaborative effort between eight rotating co-hosts, all of whom identify as POC, LGBTQ+ and/or female:

  • Sharai Bohannon (Nightmare on Fierce Street)
  • Jazz Crawley (Girl That’s Scary)
  • Dax Ebaben (Watch Once, Never Again)
  • Ryan Kinney (Brother Ghoulish’s Tomb)
  • Joe Lipsett (Horror Queers)
  • Adrian Rodriguez (Slash Her)
  • Bobby Torrez (Bobby Likes It Spooky; The People Under The Scares)
  • Kat White (Girl That’s Scary)

“ALTER is committed to bringing viewers the best quality horror short films in the world, and giving voice to emerging and diverse filmmakers, “ explains Sophie Carroll, ALTER’s Senior Manager of Acquisitions. “We are excited for The ALTER Tapes to bring more attention to our extensive catalog.”

The first episode will be available February 14th wherever podcasts are streamed. Click here to check it out.