Short Round: There’s no way out in this one

What a perfect way to start our favorite holiday off with this brilliantly made low budget short film, No Way Out. It’s an intense and horrifying look at a man trying to escape his own mind with some jaw dropping uses of practical effects. This beautifully shot short film was made with a shoe string budget of less than $3,000, yet still manages to be better looking than a lot of feature films we see today.

Peter S. Hall partnered up with writer Eric Vespe and director Kristoffer Aaron Morgan to make this unforgettable short that premiered at last year’s Fantastic Fest and it’s officially online in all of its bloody glory. It’s extremely effective and features everything we love about the horror genre as we watch a man desperately trying to escape a terrible creature that torments him in the dark.

The man alone in the dark is none other than AJ Bowen who you may have seen from films like The Signal, The House of the Devil and You’re Next. He’s an amazingly talented actor who not surprisingly delivers a jarring performance in one of the best shorts of the year.

I wanted this to be a simple, visual horror poem about being paralyzed by your own thoughts,” said Morgan. “Working with AJ Bowen was pure movie making bliss. He blends professionalism and good natured humor perfectly while on set, making everything more relaxed.

Need to kill some time? Head over to the Short Round and watch more short films!

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If you are ever attacked by a gorilla just sit back and relax while you enjoy the once in a life time feeling of your limbs being ripped off.

8 thoughts on “Short Round: There’s no way out in this one

  1. This was amazing. What a fantastic acting job, and those brain effects were–eeeeeew (by which I mean FAB).

    1. Hahah yes, FAB indeed! For being under $3,000 dollars, it’s one hell of a short film. It was crazy watching him peel of the bits of his skull… yikes!!

      1. Yeah, I reviewed a film he is in called Rites of Spring if you wanna check it out. He is a cool guy, even messaged me on twitter when i joked i didnt believe it was him 🙂

    1. Yea it’s absolutely one of my favs of the year and we have had some really great ones so far for sure. A lot of what made this so good was the performance by AJ Bowen, that man is amazing.

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