Short Round: Ayuda, don’t open the box

Patrick Mason’s Ayuda has a little bit of everything you want out of a short film—dripping with atmosphere and tension, Ayuda plays with some great horror tropes and creates and array of suspense and mystery. There’s a lot of cool stuff going on here, but to truly appreciate what Ayuda has to offer, it’s best […]

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Short Round: Icky Boy, the things we do for love

By now the folks over at ANTIMITY need no introduction from me—a handful of their fantastic short films have already been featured on TMR—so I’m going to let their latest creation do most of the talking. Entitled Icky Boy—that should tell you everything you need to know—director Larry Alan explores obsession and the ways in which […]

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Short Round: Polaroid, picture death

With Lars Klevberg’s Child’s Play re-imagining hitting theaters in just a few weeks, I thought now would be a great time to showcase the short film that put his name on the map—Polaroid. It hits all the genre notes you would expect from a haunted house yarn, only this one is centered around a demon-spawning […]

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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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