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)
IMDb: //www.imdb.com/title/tt2974404/

 

 

 

 

 

 

GIRL IN THE HALLWAY – Horror Short

Why does ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ give Jamie nightmares? It’s been 15 years, and the girl in the hallway haunts him still. This is a testament to locked doors. A lullaby sung by wolves with duct tape and polaroids. Not all girls make it out of the forest. Some stories children shouldn’t hear.

 

“Girl in the Hallway” is an animated horror/drama short directed by Valerie Barnhart. Made in a variation of animation techniques it’s quite mesmerizing to watch. Based on a true crime story and performed by Jamie DeWolf (you can see the video of the original “Snap Judgement” performance here) it’s both creepy and heartbreaking at the same time.

 

GIRL IN THE HALLWAY - Horror Short

 

Director: Valerie Barnhart
Country & year: USA, 2019
Voice Actors: Jamie DeWolf
IMDb: //www.imdb.com/title/tt11085712/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Girl In The Hallway from valerie barnhart on Vimeo.

 

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: //twitter.com/workshedanimate

 

 

 

 

 

 

LA NORIA – Animated Horror Short

A grieving young boy who loves to draw and build ferris wheels encounters strange creatures that turn his life upside down.

 

“La Noria” is a CG animated horror short by seasoned animator Carlos Baena (Pixar). This horror/fantasy short is in many ways more sad and emotional than scary, but does manage to build a certain creepy atmosphere with the monsters chasing the boy and the gloomy house he’s living in.

 

LA NORIA - Animated Horror Short

 

Director: Carlos Baena
Country & year: Spain, 2018
Voice Actors: Blanca Casellas, Jaume Ibars, Daniela Lucas
IMDb: //www.imdb.com/title/tt8804104/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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: //www.imdb.com/title/tt6641940/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GEIST – Animated Horror Short

A shipwrecked fisherman is led to a dark secret within this short animated thriller.

 

“GEIST” is a CGI animated horror/thriller short, that builds up a ton of suspense and atmosphere, and the animation provides amazing visuals. While the “twist” is somewhat predictable, it’s still a pretty thrilling and quite emotional short.

 

GEIST - Animated Horror Short

 

Directors: Ben Harper, Sean Mullen
Country & year: Ireland, 2015
Voice Actors: Cormac O’Sullivan, R.M. Clarke
IMDb: //www.imdb.com/title/tt5143626/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GEIST from Giant Animation Studios on Vimeo.

LOOKING GLASS – Horror animation

A dark stormy night. A little girl is home alone, but is she really?

 

“Looking Glass” (original title “Spegelbarn”) is a suspenseful and atmospheric horror animation. It’s a dark and unsettling short, with an art style that fits the concept pretty well.

 

LOOKING GLASS (Spegelbarn) - Horror animation

 

Director: Erik Rosenlund
Country & year: Sweden, Finland, Denmark, 2007
IMDb: //www.imdb.com/title/tt1062968/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALMA – animated horror short

Alma, a little girl, skips through the snow-covered streets of a small town. Her attention is caught by a strange doll in an antique toy shop window. Fascinated, Alma decides to enter.

 

“Alma” is a CGI animated horror short by Rodrigo Blaas, which tells us a simple yet creepy tale. In the world of animation, Rodrigo is a familiar name as he’s been involved in several animated classics (as an animator for Ice Age, Ratatouille, Wall-E, Up and more, and also as a director for some episodes of Guillermo del Toro’s animated series “Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia”). This little short goes to show that all kinds of animation, even if it’s “cute”, can be quite creepy…

 

Alma animated horror short

 

Director: Rodrigo Blaas
Country & year: USA, Spain 2009
IMDb: //www.imdb.com/title/tt1490530/