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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Short Round: The Disappearance of Willie Bingham, piece by piece

It’s not horror in the traditional sense, but Matt Richards’ short The Disappearance of Willie Bingham is plenty horrific. The concept alone—punishment by dismemberment (that has a ring to it)—is a gnarly take on the criminal justice system, allowing victims to determine what goes and what stays on a criminal’s body: hence the name, The […]

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