Archive for the ‘Short Movies’ Category

This short has been around since 2008 and you’ve probably seen the feature film by the same name it originated still it’s a great piece of horror. Clocking in at just over 3 minutes it’s amazing how scary and dreadful it is. The continuous shot sure helps, but sound and the young girls do play a big part. It was directed by Andy Muschietti and produced by his sister Barbara Muschietti.

This video starts with a small commentary from Guillermo Del Toro explaining why the short made him want to produce the feature film Mama that premiered back in January, which gives it that DVD extra feel.

I have yet to see the feature film, including reading the reviews (I stay away from those before seeing the movies), but if this short is any indication of the quality of the final feature then I know I’ll enjoy it. I especially like the way the mother moves while chasing the girls.

You can also check it on Vimeo here (without the commentary) or pre-order it from Amazon: Mama.

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Blinky was written, directed and edited by Ruairi Robinson more than two years ago and has been available ever since. It was shot for 45k but the most impressive feat is that all the CGI was done for “free” by Ruairi and as you’ll see the man has some serious skills. It was the winner of Vimeo awards for narrative in 2012. As you’ll see it earned it. It’s one of my favorite shorts ever. This is one of those that should be seen without knowing anything about it  so, please, sit back, press play and enjoy.

Ruairi Robinson has since made another short Imaginary Forces and is finishing up is first feature film Last Days on Earth. Judging from what he delivered with Blinky those two are certainly going into my to-watch queue.

Blinky™ from Ruairi Robinson on Vimeo.

Welcome To Hoxford is a critically acclaimed comic book by Ben Templesmith.  Ben Templesmith is well known by horror comic fans having under his belt titles like 30 Days of Night, Fell, Wormwood among others.

Director Julien Mokrami saw the brilliance of Welcome to Hoxford and decided to make a fan film adaptation of it. It’s one of the best comic book adaptations I’ve seen in a long time. Enjoy the show!

WELCOME TO HOXFORD, THE FAN FILM from Julien Mokrani on Vimeo.

28 SECONDS LATER

Posted: March 21, 2013 in Short Movies
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28 Seconds Later is a short made by Dza while he was working on the 28 Weeks Later set. Apparently all those props and sets lying around were the perfect inspiration for him. It’s a very short movie born out of the resourcefulness of its creator and that makes me very happy. It also serves to remind us of the great movie 28 Weeks Later was.

28 SECONDS LATER from Dza on Vimeo.

Ever wondered what the solution was to end evils like Leatherface, Pennywise or the Grim Reaper? This short movie will provide the answer and also direct you to a relaxed, healthier way of life.

If anyone can find who’s the mind behind this little gem please let me know.

I watched this short at a animation festival here in Portugal called Monstra in 2011 (I think, could have been 2010). Anyway, I’ve been trying to remember the name so I could post it for my readers to see and finally I did! It’s a spanish production from 2010 by Marc Riba and Anna Solanas called Les Bessones del Carrer de Ponent (The Twin Girls of Sunset Street). For those of you that don’t know spanish don’t worry because it doesn’t have any dialogs, and as you’ll see it doesn’t really need them anyway. Enjoy.

I’ve recently watched The ABCs of Death and this amazing short is the entry for T. Lee Hardcastle won the  open competition to enter a short in the full anthology with T is for Toilet, and It’s not surprising it won as you’ll see It’s a fantastic animation about the dangers of going to the toilet. By the way you’ve probably seen it already seen it’s been available online for around two years, but I had to post it here. I just had to.

Enjoy the fantastic short below!

Masha Porn Casting Interview

Posted: March 1, 2013 in Short Movies
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Another great find from /r/horror. It wasn’t easy to track down the original creator due to my inability to understand Russian but from what I could gather it looks like it was a collaboration project between production company My Duck’s Vision and an artist called Duran.

Anyway it starts of like many porn casting interviews (not that I’d know anything about that) and then interesting things happen. I don’t want to ruin the experience so I’ll just say it doesn’t actually involve nudity and it’s a quite nice horror short.

Enjoy!

Ex Oblivione is a short I found while browsing /r/horror. In the words of its creator it “…follows the story of a man suffering from OCD and his attempt to overcome his illness with the help of his elderly landlady, while something dark and sinister stirs within his mind. Based on a short story by HP Lovecraft.”

I have to say I liked it very much. It’s a creepy tale told from the perspective of a deranged mind (always liked those) and the slow build up to the finale is very well executed. I haven’t read the short story yet but at times this reminded me of Johnny the Homicidal Maniac who had to paint a wall in blood to keep the demons at bay.

Go watch Ex Oblivione from Zoe Miller on Vimeo.

MOTELx is the Lisbon International Horror Film Festival going strong for 5 years now and hopefully it will be back for it’s sixth edition this year.

But I fear it may not.

Unfortunately things went very wrong during a workshop made by Portuguese production company Clones (creators of BLARGHAAARHGARG!!) during MOTELx 2012 edition. There were a few deaths among the attendees of the workshop and the survivors are still trying to cope with what happened. Watch the following video tribute to all the victims of the Clones Workshop.