FROM WHERE IT HIDES – Horror Short

In his last weeks of life, a man embarks into the deep forest to confront death face-to-face. What he finds in the depths of an abandoned mine shaft may be more than he was looking for.

 

From Where It Hides is a creepy horror short with some pretty nice scenic locations and a good load of atmosphere.

FROM WHERE IT HIDES - Horror Short

 

Director: Quinn Halleck
Writer: Quinn Halleck
Country & year: USA, 2022
Actors: Gildart Jackson, Geoffrey Dean Mallard, Bonnie Morgan
IMDb: www.imdb.com/title/tt18925656/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DON’T FEED THE CAT – Horror Short

Chloe finds a cat trapped in her sick grandfather’s basement.

 

Don’t Feed the Cat is a simple yet effective horror short, building up tension from the get-go. And who wouldn’t feel sorry for a poor cat trapped in a basement..

DON'T FEED THE CAT - Horror Short

 

Director: J. Zachary Thurman
Writer: J. Zachary Thurman
Country & year: USA, 2023
Actors: Ryan Lucy, Tara Brown, Bries Vennon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANTIKK – Short Horror Film

Anjelica loves everything old-fashioned and vintage, but when she buys an antique bathtub from a dead person’s estate, she learns that some old things have more soul than others.

 

Antikk is a creepy and atmospheric Norwegian horror short, about a woman who finds that her newly acquired antique bathtub contains more than just the water she filled it with..

ANTIKK - Short Horror Film

 

Director: Morten Haslerud
Writer: Morten Haslerud
Country & year: Norway, 2020
Actors: Christiane Schaldemose, Daniel Bianchini, Sverre Horge
IMDb: www.imdb.com/title/tt12230726/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE MILKMAN – Horror Short Film

Upon acquiring a vintage toy, the “Peep-Scope”, a man unleashes a ghostly entity from a comic book into his own home.

 

The Milkman is a really fun horror short that presents part of the story through a cool retro “comic book” viewed in a special device, the “Peep-Scope”.

THE MILKMAN - Horror Short Film

 

Director: Vincent Dormani
Writer: Vincent Dormani
Country & year: USA, 2022
Actors: Ben Goldman, Larry Thompson Jr.
IMDb: www.imdb.com/title/tt24515514/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TREEVENGE – Christmas Horror Short

You know you’re about to watch a real Christmas Special when it opens with the theme from Cannibal Holocaust

 

Treevenge gives us a terrifying look of what the poor pinetrees has to endure around the time of the holidays. But this time they’ve had enough, and have decided to let everyone without plastic trees regret their choice. They’re not holding back, and who can remember to ever have seen a pinetree assplay someone…?

 

This jolly horror short is directed by Jason Eisener, the man behind the modern Grindhouse-classic Hobo With a Shotgun and the upcoming Kids vs. Aliens.

TREEVENGE

 

Director: Jason Eisener
Writers: Rob Cotterill, Jason Eisener
Country & year: Canada, 2008
Actors: Jonathan Torrens, Sarah Dunsworth, Maris Morgan, Jayden Taylor, Lex Gigeroff, Mike Cleven, Jason Collins, Timothy Dunn, Shaun Clark, Aria Publicover, Molly Dunsworth
IMDb: www.imdb.com/title/tt1343750/

 

 

 

 

 

 

MIRROR, MIRROR – An Amazing Short Horror Story

Not exactly a horror short in the purest sense this one, but it fits perfectly in our Horror Short banner and has a runtime under 25 minutes, so …

 

Mirror, Mirror is an episode of the anthology TV series Amazing Stories from the 1980s, created by Steven Spielberg. The episode follows the horror writer Jordan Manmouth who claims he is immune to being frightened by the nightmarish creatures he creates. From being a douchebag he gets reduced to a person with crippling fear when he is stalked by a black-caped phantom through mirrors and everything that gives reflections.

 

This episode is directed by Martin Scorsese and will give everyone with eisoptrophobia a harder time to stand in front of the mirror while brushing their teeth.

 

MIRROR, MIRROR - Amazing Stories

 

Director: Martin Scorsese
Writers: Joseph Minion, Steven Spielberg
Country & year: USA, 1986
Actors: Sam Waterston, Helen Shaver, Dick Cavett, Tim Robbins
IMDb: www.imdb.com/title/tt0511104/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRANKENSTEIN – 1910 Horror Short

Frankenstein, a young medical student, trying to create the perfect human being, instead creates a misshapen monster. Made ill by what he has done, Frankenstein is comforted by his fiancée but on his wedding night he is visited by the monster. A fight ensues but the monster, seeing himself in a mirror, is horrified and runs away. He later returns, entering the new bride’s room, and finds her alone.

 

This 1910 film based on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was originally listed as missing with no copies of it known to exist. It wasn’t until the mid 1970’s that an original nitrate print finally turned up in Wisconsin.

This version was restored in 2017 by the Library of Congress National Audio-Visual Conservation Center, with new music by Donald Sosin.

FRANKENSTEIN - 1910 Horror Short

 

Director: J. Searle Dawley
Writer: Mary Shelley (novel “Frankenstein”), J. Searle Dawley
Country & year: USA, 1910
Actors: Mary Fuller, Charles Ogle, Augustus Phillips
IMDb: www.imdb.com/title/tt0001223/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LA MAISON ENSORCELÉE – 1908 Horror Short

Three friends go on a trip and decided to rest at an abandoned house. Everything seems pretty normal until really weird things start to happen.

 

La maison ensorcelée is most likely the oldest horror short that will ever be showcased here on Horror Ghouls, and is an amusing look into the very earliest usage of stop motion effects.

LA MAISON ENSORCELÉE - 1908 Horror Short

 

Director: Segundo de Chomón
Writer: Segundo de Chomón
Country & year: France, Spain, 1908
IMDb: www.imdb.com/title/tt0449308/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TWO BIRDS – Horror Short Film

Flynn investigates a noise in her cellar and makes a terrifying discovery that forces her to question the nature of her relationship with her girlfriend, Eve.

 

Two Birds is a simple yet creepy horror short.

TWO BIRDS - Horror Short Film

 

Director: Brendan Beachman
Writer: Brendan Beachman
Country & year: USA, 2017
Actors: Avital Ash, Nea Dune, Sarah Greyson
IMDb: www.imdb.com/title/tt6406792/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LABORATORY CONDITIONS – Horror Short

At a hospital, late one night, a physician discovers that one of her patients is missing, and likely has passed away, as he was not expected to survive the night. The physician tracks the body to a nearby medical school, where students are in the midst of an illicit experiment. The physician faces an ethical dilemma that puts her clinical judgment up against the amoral ambition of the chair of the graduate school of neuroscience. Even if the doctor can save her patient, what about the next one? And the one after that? At what point should human compassion outweigh research science and “the need to know”?

 

Laboratory Conditions is creepy horror short about how the outcome can be when scientists keep asking themselves “can I” when what they really should be asking themselves, is “should I”…

LABORATORY CONDITIONS - Horror Short

 

Director: Jocelyn Stamat
Writer: Terry Rossio
Country & year: USA, 2018
Actors: Marisa Tomei, Minnie Driver, Paulo Costanzo
IMDb: www.imdb.com/title/tt6956566/