HUMBUG – A Christmas Horror Short

When her neighbor refuses to get into the Christmas spirit, a jolly citizen takes matters into her own hands.

 

We all know at least one “Grinch”, or a person filled with “humbug” when the holidays are kicking in. This weird and cheesy horror short takes the “humbug” to a different level, though, turning it into something that can be “exorcised” from your body in order to make you fully enjoy the Christmas holidays!

 

LA NORIA - Animated Horror Short

 

Director: Justin Lee, Matt Thiesen
Country & year: USA, 2016
Actors: Jessee Foudray, Milly Sanders
IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6391866/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THERE COMES A KNOCKING – Horror Short

Life is hard for Emma without the love of her life John. But after installing a new antique door and not being able to open it she starts hearing knocks coming from the other side of the door. Can this be the spirits of Emma’s love.

 

“There Comes a Knocking” is described as a proof of concept for a feature film by the same name. The short has good atmosphere and cinematography (and the Horror Ghouls love big, old creaky houses!). It is thus unfortunate that the ending is a bit lackluster, but since the creators are aiming for a full feature film and this is described as a “proof of concept”, it will be interesting to see how the full movie will eventually turn out! The creator’s YouTube channel also has a “Making of” video, in addition to lots of other videos regarding their filmmaking.

 

THERE COMES A KNOCKING - Horror Short

 

Director: Ryan Connolly
Country & year: USA, 2019
Actors: Stefanie Butler, Brett Davidson, Justin Robinson
IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10922922/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GHOST MACHINE – Korean Horror Short

An android babysitter starts malfunctioning, which causes it to become dangerous. The mother has no other choice than to replace it…but the android is intent on staying with the family.

 

“Ghost Machine” is a Korean horror short, which is one of the installments in “Horror Stories III”. It’s a science-fiction horror story dealing with the subject of how robots and artificial intelligence may turn dangerous if they stop working as intended…

 

GHOST MACHINE - Korean Horror Short

 

Director: Kim Gok
Country & year: South-Korea, 2016
Actors: Hong Eun-hee, Lee Jae-in, Park Solomon
IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6449358/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WICKEN – Horror Short Film

A young woman Skyping with her long distance boyfriend late one night, realizes that an ancient evil presence may have been unleashed upon her.

 

“Wicken” is a horror short film by Faisal Hashmi, who also made “Sleight“. While “Wicken” could have benefited from more playtime to delve deeper into the mythology and story behind the curse, and thus bring the character’s emotions more into focus upon making their decisions, it’s still an effective albeit simple short.

 

WICKEN - Horror Short Film

 

Director: Faisal Hashmi
Country & year: United Arab Emirates, 2019
Actors: Nour Safieh, Stuart Richard, Hanna Liatsko, Sally Mourad
IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10037604/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POLAROID – Horror Short

Two girls are moving out after Sarah’s mother has passed away. In the clearing they exploit an old Polaroid camera possessed by a dark past.

 

“Polaroid” is a Norwegian horror short, directed by Lars Klevberg (who recently made a name for himself with the remake of “Child’s Play“). “Polaroid” was actually made into a full-feature film which was originally set to be released in 2017, but was delayed due to the Weinstein Company bankruptcy. Thus it was released in 2019 instead. This horror short, however, was made in 2015.

 

POLAROID - Horror Short

 

Director: Lars Klevberg
Country & year: Norway, 2015
Actors: Annika Witt, Thea Sofie Loch Næss, Anne Cloetta
IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3956872/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P O L A R O I D (Norwegian horror short) from Lars Klevberg on Vimeo.

 

 

MISSING HALLOWEEN – Horror Short

A boy meets with his best friend to celebrate Halloween, making trick-or-treat.

 

“Missing Halloween” is an animated horror short by Mike Inel. While this is more cute and charming than creepy/scary, it’s still a very nice short to watch for the Halloween season!

 

MISSING HALLOWEEN - Animated Horror Short

 

Director: Mike Inel
Country & year: USA, 2015
IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6641940/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE LAST HALLOWEEN – Horror Short

Four young trick-or-treaters set out on a door-to-door adventure – making their way from house to house, collecting strange treats as they go – that could very well end up being… the Last Halloween!

 

“The Last Halloween” is a fun Halloween-themed horror short set in an apocalyptic world.

 

THE LAST HALLOWEEN - Horror Short

 

Director: Marc Roussel
Country & year: Canada, 2014
Actors: Ron Basch, Emily Alatalo, Angela Besharah, Julian Richings, Drew Davis, Alastair Forbes, Zoe Fraser, Kristina Uranowski, Brendan Heard, Adrian G. Griffiths, Jake Goodman, Ali Adatia
IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3190246/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Last Halloween from Marc Roussel on Vimeo.

 

MONSTERS – Horror Short

Jenn lives in an underground bunker, protected from the monsters that now ravage the world. This is the day that she goes outside…

 

“Monsters” by Steve Desmond is an atmospheric and tense horror/thriller short, that isn’t what you probably think it will be…

 

MONSTERS - Horror Short

 

Director: Steve Desmond
Country & year: USA, 2015
Actors: Caitlin Carmichael, Ione Skye, Christopher Wiehl, Joey Luthman, Eva-Marie Fredric, Paul Hickman, Brooklyn Robinson, Benjamin Waters
IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4433106/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monsters from Steve Desmond on Vimeo.

 

GOAT WITCH – Graphic Horror Short

A young witch named Emelin and her friend Gloria perform an ancient ritual to summon a demon.

 

“Goat Witch” is an occult horror short with a fair amount of nudity, and even a bit of blood ‘n gore and a fitting score. The director, James Sizemore, previously made an indie-horror movie called “The Demon’s Rook” (2013), with himself in the leading role.

 

GOAT WITCH - Graphic Horror Short

 

Director: James Sizemore
Country & year: USA, 2014
Actors: Ashleigh Jo Sizemore, Maia Costello, Kevin Galbraith, Josh Gould, Athena Sanchez, Akom Tidwell
IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3916828/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goat Witch from Black Rider Productions on Vimeo.

 

THRESHER – Inter-Dimensional Horror Short

A man locked in a room faces inter-dimensional terror.

 

“Thresher” is a short that offers a little bit of inter-dimensional horror, where a man is locked inside a Victorian-styled room while trying to figure out a way to escape. Guillermo del Toro was the set designer for this short, and it was shot for the Guillermo del Toro & Legendary pictures “House of Horrors” competition.

 

THRESHER - Inter-Dimensional Horror Short

 

Director: Mike Diva, Sam Shapson (co-director)
Country & year: USA, 2014
Actors: Nick Gregorio, Ruben Pla, Douglas Olsson
IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4172114/