Well, it has been quite a while since I have put together one of these posts showcasing some of the best short horror films floating around the internet. Mainly because no one seemed to watch them, for whatever reasons, but I have seen some really great ones over the past few weeks and decided to give it another go and bring them directly to you.
So bookmark this page and come back to it in the middle of the night for some good old fashioned scares!
I have a great collection here for your enjoyment.
Let’s start right off with a video that has been making the rounds on Facebook and scaring the shit out of everyone.
Please enjoy “Lights Out” from director David Sandberg, winner of the Whos There Film Challenge.
Next up is the latest from Dream Seeker Productions and director Peter Dukes, who you might remember from his previous short film “Little Reaper”.
Peter told me that his newest short, “Daniel”, was done as a challenge to himself, to make a short and sweet effective horror film in three minutes. I think he greatly succeeded. What do you guys say?
Next up is a brand new short from the legendary David Cronenberg, which will only be available online through September 14th. “The Nest” is a weird look at body horror and a psychological exploration of a very disturbed (and topless) main character.
Mixed reviews from the comments on youtube, but just the very idea of a breast filled with insects was enough to give me the heebie jeebies. And it helps to imagine Cronenberg questioning the girl while wearing his Dr. Decker mask…
Well, that was certainly…something.
David Cronenberg : The Exhibition is currently in Amsterdam runs until September 14th, and claims to explore Cronenberg’s world through the main themes of his films: the physical and psychological transformation of his protagonists.
More information can be found here.
Up next is a more straight-forward and genuinely creepy bit of weirdness from director Michael Evans and Go For Broke Pictures. “2 AM : The Smiling Man” is just straight out of a nightmare. Enjoy!
Last but not least, we have a recently uncovered video of Tim Burton’s obscure all-Asian version of “Hansel And Gretel”, from way back in 1982. This was one of Mr. Burton’s earliest collaborations with Disney, and it aired only once, on Halloween night in 1983.
Clear your schedule for the next half hour and enjoy Tim Burton’s twisted telling of the classic fairy tale!
In the past, I always liked to include a creepy music video with these films, so let’s keep that tradition alive! Here is the latest directorial effort from Eric Wareheim, an awesomely weird music video for “Streaker” by Tobacco.
And last but not least, our creepy animated short for this edition of Movie Day!
A random piece of strange storytelling from David Firth (aka Fat Pie), I hope you enjoy “Dog Of Man”.
Wow, I forgot how much fun I had putting these short films together and I hope you guys enjoyed them as well. To find the past collections of awesome short films (I used to do one post like this per week!) click the Movie Day! tab on the top left of the home page or follow this link!
If enough of you guys watch these and want more, please don’t hesitate to let me know in the comments. And if you are a film maker looking for an audience, please don’t hesitate to email me firstname.lastname@example.org!
Until next time…