Short Round: The Flesh of My Lovers, dark fantasies

With The Flesh of My Lovers, director Joshua Giuliano set out to create something that would make the audience squirm—his short thrives on making its viewers uncomfortable, creating an arresting atmosphere that dissects the twisted fantasies of a sociopath. But it’s the tone, one that blends dark humor with even darker horror, that really brings his short to […]

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Short Round: Invaders, giving thanks

We’ve just about seen it all when it comes to the home invasion genre—masked mad men are nothing new, especially when they’re particularly stab-happy. But that’s what makes Jason Kupfer’s short Invaders so damn special because he spins the timeless trope in a way we’ve never seen before thanks to its genuinely hilarious (and shocking) twist. […]

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Short Round: Dead Hearts, death is just the beginning

Where do I even begin with Stephen Martin’s Dead Hearts—it’s a wonderfully twisted coming-of-age short that doesn’t belong to any one genre and that’s what make it so special. The film is certainly unique, a genre mashup that sees a young boy fall in love and the heartbreak that follows. But Dead Hearts isn’t your typical love […]

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Short Round: Night of the Slasher, luring a killer

There’s an amazing scene in The Final Girls where Angela Trimbur’s character dances half-naked to lure out a killer—it’s a play on a classic trope in which horror’s monsters prey on the scantily clad. Shant Hamassian’s award winning short takes that same cliche-fueled narrative one step further in Night of the Slasher, a viciously entertaining thriller about a girl who commits horror […]

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Short Round: A Film by Vera Vaughn, who’s there?

Sorrel Brae’s atmospheric creeper A Film by Vera Vaughn has spent the last year making the festival rounds and now it’s finally available online for all to see—it’s this wonderful psycho-haunter that delves into a trippy, almost Twilight Zone-esque, realm of horror. I love what Brae has done here, stirring his ghost story with slow-burning […]

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Short Round: No Tomorrow, a Turbo Kid tale

Last year’s Turbo Kid was undeniably charming, an indie hit that came to life through a combination of bloody carnage, off-the-wall characters, and a kick ass soundtrack—but perhaps the most memorable thing about RKSS’ wasteland was Laurence Leboeuf’s delightful character Apple, who stole every scene in the movie. No Tomorrow is a musical short film that acts as […]

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