FRANCIS – Animated Horror Short

A young boy growing up in the suburbs of Chicago used to spend his vacations in Quetico Provincial Park, up on the border of Minnesota and Canada. But he won’t be going back any day soon, not after what happened to a girl called Francis…


Francis is an animated horror short from 2014, which is like a spooky and engaging campfire story where the narrator tells us the story of a girl who decided to take a rowing boat out to the middle of the lake. The visuals does a lot for the atmosphere, and it builds up the tension to a creepy reveal.


FRANCIS - Animated Horror Short


Director: Richard Hickey
Country & year: USA, 2014
Actors: Cameron Kelly (narrator)







PEEPHOLE – Short Horror Movie

A man wakes up to his TV-screen that’s showing some bizarre puppet-show with whimsical vintage music playing in the background. Then someone knocks at the door…


Peephole is a short horror movie that’s kinda weird and creepy. The ending is a bit cliché, but still a good watch!


THE CLAPPER - Horror Short


Director: Jaron Henrie-McCrea
Country & year: USA, 2018
Actors: Tim Lueke







THE CLAPPER – Horror Short

A woman installs clappers in her home when suddenly the clappers have a mind of their own. Is it the echo, or someone else in the apartment?


The Clapper is a simple but good horror short that knows how to build the tension!


THE CLAPPER - Horror Short


Director: Neil Stevens
Country & year: USA, 2017
Actors: Aubree Bowen, Lindsay Garvey, Erich Kemp, Neil Stevens








Late one night, a couple receives a mysterious package from an old friend. Opening it up, the box reveals nothing but a black hole. But soon, that changes..


Other Side of the Box is a pretty good horror short that delivers tension and an unsettling atmosphere.




Director: Caleb J. Phillips
Country & year: USA, 2018
Actors: Nick Tag, Teagan Rose, Josh Schell, Tyler Pochop







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Mary and her mother run a post-mortem photography business in 1840’s Australia. They arrive at a small farmhouse to find devastated parents grieving over the death of their daughter. As they get to work, Mary’s mother is required to comfort the grieving parent, leaving Mary alone to confront her phobia. She must do all she can to make the dead look alive…


Looking up “post portem photography” in Google’s image search can be both fascinating, sad and unsettling. In this creepy horror short, called “Post Mortem Mary“, you get a closer look at the practice of a young girl and her mother who are making a living by taking photos of the recently deceased…




Director: Joshua Long
Country & year: Australia, 2017
Actors: Stella Charrington. Melanie Zanetti, Kathryn Marquet, Edie Vann, David Breen







SANDMAN – Horror Short

When Sandy awakes from a strange dream she suddenly realises she’s awoken into a very real nightmare.


Sandman is a creepy and effective little horror short!


SANDMAN - Horror Short


Director: Liam Banks
Country & year: UK, 2016
Actors: Matthew Barker, Esmee Matthews







BLACK ICE – Short Horror Film

A British expedition to Antarctica goes terribly wrong. Carter and Williams must seek shelter in the hull of a ship where dark things are about to happen.


Black Ice is a chilling horror short (no pun intended) where two guys on an expedition to Antarctica must seek shelter in the hull of an old ship. When they notice the place has been decorated with wooden crosses, and there’s a dead body inside as well, they realize something bad must have happened there. Still, they have nowhere else to go and must spend the night in that place…


BLACK ICE - Short Horror Film


Director: Christopher Goodman
Country & year: UK, 2019
Actors: Abe Buckoke, Joe Warner







GAMER OVER – Short Horror Movie

Do you play or are you being played? See what will happen if you play your favorite horror game too much!


Gamer Over is a horror short about a man who decides to spend the evening/night gaming, and chooses to play a game that is simply called “Don’t Play” (but of course, he still decides to play it). While gaming (and drinking) things start happening around him…


GAMER OVER - Short Horror Movie


Director: Viktor Rek
Country & year: Slovakia, 2016
Actors: Bobes Zabojnik, Emmka Rekova







BEAST OF PREY – Horror Short

A woman finds herself locked in an isolated cabin with something sinister on the other side of the door.


Beast of Prey is a horror short that gives hints of a bigger story underneath, which actually makes it feel a bit like a scene from an actual full-length feature film (and making you wish there actually was one). It’s got good production value and manages to create a lot out of just one small location and one character.


BEAST OF PREY - Horror Short


Director: Danny Donahue
Country & year: USA, 2020
Actors: Ashley Erin Campbell







LARRY – Short Horror Film

Larry lives behind a window. He can see through the glass. Who will be Larry’s friend?


Larry is a strange and atmospheric little horror short, which builds up a lot of tension and keeps you guessing what’s going to happen next. The ending is a little bit goofy, though, but still unexpected. It was announced earlier this year that Larry will turn into a full length film called Come Play, produced by Amblin Partners, and with Focus Features as the distribution company. It is currently scheduled to be released on October 30th this year (originally it was supposed to be released on July 24th, but due to the pandemic it was re-scheduled to a Halloween weekend release instead).


LARRY - Short Horror Film


Director: Jacob Chase
Country & year: USA, 2017
Actors: Joe Calarco, Timothy Thompson, Cornelius Uliano, Rachel Grate, Aaron Cota