Short Round: Itch, think happy thoughts

If you’re a regular around these parts then you’re certainly no stranger to the work of Larry Alan and his new venture into short-form horror—check out Hands and Popcorn if you missed ’em. His latest short film, Itch, blends horror and humor into an appropriately skin-crawling atmosphere that will have you scratching for more. Like […]

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Short Round: How To Be Alone, it destroys everything

Stranger Things writer Kate Trefry chose to make her directorial debut with the gloriously trippy How To Be Alone, a short film that delves into the darkest corners of the mind. Trefry clearly has a future in directing—this thing is vibrant with stunning shots, unsettling atmosphere, and sharp dialog that cuts through each scene like […]

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Short Round: We Summoned A Demon, just playing it cool

There’d be no horror genre if it weren’t for characters making bad decisions, which is why Chris McInroy’s latest short is so delightfully on-brand. We Summoned A Demon is about exactly that—summoning a demon (duh)—and it proves that no matter how badly you think you want something, black magic is never the answer.

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Short Round: Popcorn, buttered and eerie

The good folks over at ANTIMITY have released yet another short film that sits comfortably in the horror genre, this time replacing demonic hands for demonic… popcorn? Much like their previous short Hands (watch it here), Popcorn is a horror-comedy with a minimal set-up—it wastes no time getting right to the good stuff, which happens to […]

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Short Round: Special Day, fate approaching

Turning eighteen in Emily’s house is kind of a big deal. Sure, it’s a big deal for most of us—you’ve officially become an adult—but I think it’s safe to say that most of our birthdays don’t revolve around a horrifying family secret. Directed by Teal Greyhavens, his short film Special Day has an atmospheric weight behind it […]

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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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