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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Short Round: Curve, holding on

You know a short film is good when it walks away from both Fantastic Fest and Sitges deemed as the ‘Best Short’, which was exactly the case for Tim Egan’s 10-minute powerhouse Curve. His bleak and minimal story opens with a bloodied girl clinging to the side of a smooth, curved surface that drops into a […]

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Short Round: Honor Student, deafening silence

Sometimes silence is the only thing we need to hear. When put into the right hands, that absence of sound can fuel an entire narrative, and in the case of Honor Student, the silence is deafening. Directed by Aaron B Koontz, his latest short is both heartbreaking and powerful as we watch a woman meander through her […]

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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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