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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Short Round: Grandma’s House, old and alone

Some of you may remember Joshua Giuliano’s short film The Flesh of My Lovers—a brilliantly weird mix of dark humor and horror—that I featured right here on the Short Round last year. If not, be sure to check that out because it’s a perfectly crafted shocker that will have you squirming right out of your […]

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Short Round: Larry, need a friend?

Jacob Chase’s short film Larry is the kind of short that I enjoy most—it sits right in that 5-minute sweet spot and never feels rushed or overlong. Good filmmakers can do a lot with just a few minutes, which is exactly what Chase does here. While the story is simple and it only has one […]

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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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