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: 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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Short Round: Salt, protected from evil

From director Rob Savage and the team behind the fantastic short Dawn of the Deaf comes a new vision of terror in Salt, a two-minute shocker that’s every bit intense as it is scary. I’ve said this before about some of my favorite short films, but I absolutely love seeing what talented filmmakers can conjure up in […]

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