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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Short Round: Arrêt Pipi, is it red or blue?

What’s even stranger than the Japanese urban legend of a malicious spirit that prowls public bathrooms offering its visitors red or blue toilet-paper is the fact that director Maarten Groen made a ridiculously good short film out of it. Arrêt Pipi, inspired by the Japanese tale of Aka Manto, skips exposition and jumps straight into the nightmare, letting the […]

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Short Round: This house belongs to The Maiden

It’s been a while since I’ve added to the ever-growing Short Round list, but director Michael Chaves’ new short film is just too good to pass up! Titled The Maiden, Chaves’ haunted house chiller has been making the rounds on the internet over the last few days, and for good reason—this thing is as confidently shot […]

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Short Round: A not so Merry Christmas with Deathly Presents

Bloody Cuts, The folks behind two of my favorite Short Round entries—Don’t Move and Suckablood—are back just in time for Christmas, this time with an all-new short film Deathly Presents! The short was written, directed and produced by Ben Franklin and Anthony Melton, and it’s a wonderful Christmas treat to horror fans.

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