“3RD EYE” CULT MURDERS – Horror Short

It’s 1975, and an investigator enters a house, filming while he walks through the murder scene. The murders were committed by a cult calling themselves “3rd Eye”.


This horror short, made by the “Midnight Video” team, is presented as a “crime scene footage”, and it was actually made during quarantine. Much like several of their other horror shorts (like for example Mikus and Your Date is Here), it’s simple, yet very effective.



Director: Todd Spence
Country & year: USA, 2020







NOT ALONE IN HERE – Horror Short

A woman suspects she’s not alone in her house.


It’s not often that Mr. Ghööl hands out both the “Creepy” and “Funny” badge, but in this horror short you can expect both to laugh a little in addition to feeling the atmospheric dread creep into you. Who wouldn’t feel on edge if suspecting someone has hidden inside your home, but you cannot find them despite searching high and low? Made by David F. Sandberg (“Lights Out” director – both the short and the feature film).


NOT ALONE IN HERE - Horror Short


Director: David F. Sandberg
Country & year: USA, 2020
Actors: Lotta Losten, David F. Sandberg
IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12345606/








The artist James Whistler spent years trying to capture the essence of his mother for his most famous work of art. Not to create a masterpiece, but to save his mother from possession by the Baba Yaga, an evil Russian witch.


In “Whistler’s Mother”, Russian folklore is mixed with one of history’s most iconic paintings (the painting is called Whistler’s Mother, painted by James McNeill Whistler in 1871).




Director: Robbie Robertson
Country & year: USA, 2018
Actors: Jennifer Christa Palmer, Barbara Hawkins-Scott, Bryce Harper, Samuel R Moody, Stephanie Dunnam, Gabriel Manak, Jared Carter
IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8075310/







CURVE – Horror Short

Clinging to a smooth, curved surface high above a sentient abyss, a girl tries to cover the few feet back to safety without losing purchase and falling to her death.


“Curve” is a suspenseful horror short that literally keeps you on the edge!


CURVE - Horror Short


Director: Tim Egan
Country & year: Australia, 2016
Actors: Laura Jane Turner
IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4975312/







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Marcy and her husband live together in a constant state of disarray. Her husband continually demands Marcy make him sandwiches, ad nauseam – but how long can she withstand his abuse before she finally cracks?


“Make Me a Sandwich” is a funny and slightly bizarre horror short, ending with a nice little twist!




Director: Denman Hatch
Country & year: Canada, 2019
Actors: Peter Hodgins, Anne Shepherd
IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11615812/







SKICKELSEN – Short Horror Film

A mysterious old man is moving into the abandoned apartment next to Sara. Someone is now in trouble. Destiny is no matter of chance.


“Skickelsen” is a suspenseful Swedish horror short, that keeps you guessing about that old mysterious man right until the very end!


SKICKELSEN - Short Horror Film


Director: Jonas Gramming
Country & year: Sweden, 2018
Actors: Tony Lundgren, Lova Schildt, Lars Väringer
IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6925126/







SEAGRASS – Short Horror Film

Picking up trash along the beach, a girl discovers items left behind that become increasingly ominous.


“Sea Grass” is a great example of one of those horror shorts that are simple and straight forward, with no hocus pocus or jump-scares, and still manages to be quite creepy.


SEAGRASS - Short Horror Film


Director: Dylan Clark
Country & year: USA, 2019
Actors: Charlotte Butcher, Karen Butcher
IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10993446/







TOE – Animated Horror Short

A starving young boy eats a human toe that he finds in the ground. Later that night, something dead comes to his bedroom wanting its toe back.


“Toe” is a pretty cool and atmospheric stop-motion animation horror short. It’s based on one of the “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” stories which is called “The Big Toe” (which was also referenced in the movie “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark“).


TOE - Animated Horror Short


Director: Neal O’Bryan and Chad Thurman
Country & year: USA, 2020
Actors: Cassie Carey (voice actor)
Creators Twitter page: https://twitter.com/workshedanimate







DINAH – Short Horror Film

Before Dinah Kent committed suicide she left behind an innocent video on YouTube. If you’re heartless enough to dislike it you’ll join her in the afterlife.


In the horror short “Dinah” we meet a guy who has a habit of browsing YouTube videos just to press the “dislike” button. When he comes over a video with footage of a young girl who took her own life, he’s still being an a-hole and goes straight for the “dislike”…something he’ll regret bitterly afterwards.


DINAH - Short Horror Film


Director: James Williams
Country & year: USA, 2019
Actors: Scott E. Brosius, Sofia Plass, Amanda Terman, James Williams
IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11169918/







STREET TRASH – Original Short Film

When the  owner of the local liquor store in Brooklyn finds some old, greenish booze in the basement, he decides to sell it to the hobos for a cheap buck. But little does he know that this liquor is a toxic waste which makes anyone melt, in a very messy and gooey way.


This horror short was shot on 16mm with a dirty lens by James M. Muro and some of his friends on a hot summer day in the mid 80’s. Muro also turned it into a polished full length feature that was released in 1987.


STREET TRASH Short Horror Film


Director: James M. Muro
Country & year: USA, 1986 (?)
Actors: Mike Lackey, Robin France Shilling, Bruce Torbet, Bernard Perlman, Eddie Bay