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Spike Jonze, Sam Raimi, and ”The Onion” staff lend their efforts to a growing genre

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DEVIL’S TRADE ON FEARNET.COM
Sam Raimi returns to his Evil Dead roots by helping to develop this series of seven three- to five-minute episodes, in which a Goth teen’s trinket unleashes horror on him and his sexed-up sister. What it lacks in originality (remember The Brady Bunch‘s creepy tiki story?), Trade makes up for in less-talk-more-action satisfaction. B

VBS.TV
The crew behind the irreverent Vice magazine joins forces with creative consultant Spike Jonze to bring you hipster music and fashion stories. But these globe-trotters truly impress with five- to six-minute news segments: Stories such as ”Heavy Metal in Baghdad” and ”Inside Sudan” were actually filmed in Baghdad and Sudan. A

ONION NEWS NETWORK ON THEONION.COM
The Daily Show stole the fake-news pioneer’s shtick — and The Onion wants it back. The plan: translate headlines like ”Al Qaeda Also Fed Up With Ground Zero Construction Delays” into clips that one-up Daily in snark. Sometimes it works, but The Onion’s rival is still the sharper deadpanner. B-