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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Short Round: Pigskin, cheer your guts out

Jake Hammond’s short Pigskin is a fantastic piece of filmmaking, blending societal pressures into psychological terror. It’s no coincidence that Pigskin’s protagonist, Laurie, is a cheerleader struggling with her body image. It’s why the film hits so hard—infusing psychological terror with real-world angst—and Hammond brings his multi-layered monster to life through a fantastic and poignant […]

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Short Round: Larry, need a friend?

Jacob Chase’s short film Larry is the kind of short that I enjoy most—it sits right in that 5-minute sweet spot and never feels rushed or overlong. Good filmmakers can do a lot with just a few minutes, which is exactly what Chase does here. While the story is simple and it only has one […]

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Short Round: Born Again, the worst Satanists ever

The only thing wrong with Jason Tostevin’s fantastic short Born Again is that it ends—it’s just so good, effortlessly blending horror and comedy into a story about a few terrible Satanists trying to summon the Devil. By the time this one is over you’ll be begging for so much more. It’s that good. Where Born Again […]

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Short Round: The Disappearance of Willie Bingham, piece by piece

It’s not horror in the traditional sense, but Matt Richards’ short The Disappearance of Willie Bingham is plenty horrific. The concept alone—punishment by dismemberment (that has a ring to it)—is a gnarly take on the criminal justice system, allowing victims to determine what goes and what stays on a criminal’s body: hence the name, The […]

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