Toby believes he can make things disappear into the darkness of his attic. Maybe even his stepfather.
Attic is a nice little horror short about a boy who is getting more and more tired of his aggressive and abusive stepfather. Upon exploring the attic, he discovers that the darkest part of it can make things disappear.
Director: Andrew Montague
Country & year: USA, 2016
Actors: Mary Beth Albers, Michael Diamond, Joseph Anthony Sudol
Feeling alone in a world where everyone looks exactly the same, a young girl decides to take extreme measures to change her appearance.
Human Form is a Korean body horror short, where a girl is living in a world where everyone is getting plastic surgery, and she feels more and more out of place. This short is a commentary on plastic surgery and humankind’s obsession over what is supposed to be “beauty”, where we often idolize appearances that are impossible to achieve naturally, and deeming natural appearances as not looking “good enough” (which makes everyone a potential “fixer-upper”, and giving the beauty industry more and more profits). And with this short coming from South Korea, it’s a perfect comment on all of this considering how several Asian countries have insane beauty standards. Just look up some “Asian makeup transformation” videos on YouTube, and you’ll see…
Director: Doyeon Noh
Country & year: South Korea, 2014
Actors: Si Yeon Kim, Ye Eun Lee, Jinseon Son, Sun Hee Kang, Ae-Jin Kim, Seung-il Hong, Jung Do Hur
After killing a young girl in a car accident, a guy is followed by mysterious men…
We Know is a creepy little Italian horror short from 2017. It has been shown in several festivals including Dracula Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Awards, Sin City Horror Fest, and more.
Director: Nicolo Fumero
Country & year: Italy, 2017
Actors: Jacopo Menghini, Annachiara Ronco, Francesco Varano, Francesco Lucci, Christiana Frasson, Beatrice Ronco, Federico Belfiore, Simone Chiattone, Andre Tuninetti, Samuele Cipolla
A fake exorcist visits the home of a man who thinks his wife is possessed by a Djinn, only to find out that things are not as they seem.
Makr is a creepy little horror film, where the title actually means “deception”. The fake exorcist surely got more than he bargained for…
Director: Hana Kazim
Country & year: United Arab Emirates, 2019
Actors: Mohammed Ahmed, Mansoor Alfeeli, Madiya Humaid, Iman Tarik
A woman is trapped in her apartment alone with a murderous ventriloquist dummy.
The Dummy is a fun little horror short from 1982, and it was a student film by Louis La Volpe. Throughout the 80’s, networks like HBO and Showtime would play this during the commercial breaks of horror movies.
Director: Louis La Volpe
Country & year: USA, 1982
Actors: Ezra Teitelbaum, Carrie Vickrey
When a local ranger in a small country town finds an unidentified algae overwhelming the town’s water supply, he knows something’s not right. But it’s not until the sun goes down that he discovers the true extent of the danger – it seems the town is about to experience the effects of a mysterious infection that turns not only humans – but animals too – into zombies.
Waterborne is a fun little Australian horror short, with Kangaroo zombies!
Director: Ryan Coonan
Country & year: Australia, UK, 2014
Actors: Martin Blum, Don Bridges
Home alone at night, a young woman is about to discover the other side of social media.
A. Friend is unsettling and creepy in a more realistic way, as it plays with the idea of a darker side of social media and how it can be used.
Director: Erwann Kerroc’h, Amaury Dequé
Country & year: France, 2015
Actors: Amandine Boulet
Leah is looking for the perfect filter to send her crush, until the app detects an unknown face in the darkness.
Fear Filter is a horror short that’s using one of our typical modern activities (at least a typical activity that’s popular with a younger crowd): Snapchat filters. This horror short, albeit very simple, manages to use its rather simple concept in a creepy way.
Director: Tracy Kleeman
Country & year: USA, 2019
Actors: Lou Lou Safran
A man installs a set of French doors during a renovation. What he doesn’t know is that the doors harbour a secret. A dark secret…
The French Doors is a chilling horror short that may seem a bit on the simple side at first, but soon delivers a good amount of creepy atmosphere.
Director: Steve Ayson
Country & year: New Zealand, 2002
Actors: Brett Stewart, Andrew Kouacevich, Barnie Duncan, Neill Duncan
A man comes home from work, and is so tired that he falls asleep on the couch. His partner begins filming him, finding his snoring funny… but then, strange things start happening on her phone camera…
Selfie is a simple, yet still effective, horror short from Japan.
Country & year: Japan, 2016