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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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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