Art: The Shining by Laurent Durieux

Nearly every frame of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining is full of iconic imagery—it’s how you know the film’s a masterpiece—but if I had to pick just a single moment that stands out to me the most, it’s Danny Torrance riding his tricycle through the empty halls of the Overlook. Danny running into the twins is one […]

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Short Round: Hands, death has a grip

Written and directed by Larry Alan, his appropriately titled Hands is a wonderful short that has some fun with the notion that there might be a monster hiding under our beds. The story is simple as Crystal’s typical drunken night turns into something much more hands-y. With very little dialog, what’s really bringing it to life […]

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The Month in Horror Releases: November

Naturally, following a crazy good month of horror like October is never going to be easy—November (and January) tend to slow down when it comes to genre stuff—but there’s still a few films coming out this month that should have you all very interested. While it’s mostly being dominated by indie films, November has a […]

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Short Round: Salt, protected from evil

From director Rob Savage and the team behind the fantastic short Dawn of the Deaf comes a new vision of terror in Salt, a two-minute shocker that’s every bit intense as it is scary. I’ve said this before about some of my favorite short films, but I absolutely love seeing what talented filmmakers can conjure up in […]

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Short Round: Grandma’s House, old and alone

Some of you may remember Joshua Giuliano’s short film The Flesh of My Lovers—a brilliantly weird mix of dark humor and horror—that I featured right here on the Short Round last year. If not, be sure to check that out because it’s a perfectly crafted shocker that will have you squirming right out of your […]

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Short Round: Whisper, look in the closet

The tech world collides with the supernatural in Julian Terry’s short Whisper, an effortless two minute exercise in nightmare fuel. While it’s only two minutes long, Terry uses every bit of its runtime to create a tense and wonderfully creepy short that oozes with atmosphere and horror. It’s a hell of an achievement to make something that’s […]

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