Category: Horror in Short

Horror in Short Double Bill: The Beast (2012) and Little Reaper (2013)

Posted on 12/22/13 by editor

By Keri O’Shea Well, I could go in for a big mea culpa about the sad lack of Horror in Short features here at Brutal as Hell lately, but I think it’d be best all round if I just got on with it, yes? Happily, today you can take a look at two very stylistically [...]

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Only Minutes Left to Vote in ‘ABC’s of Death 2′ 26th Director Contest

Posted on 11/14/13 by Deaditor
ABC's of Death 2

by Marc Patterson Voting closes today for the ABC’s of Death search for the 26th director. It should go without saying that we loved the first instalment and can’t quite wait for what this newest iteration has in store for genre fans. If you haven’t had a chance to review some of the more stellar [...]

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Horror in Short Double Bill – Crestfallen (2011) and Drool (2011)

Posted on 06/21/13 by editor

By Keri O’Shea The majority of short films which we encounter are put together, in the broadest sense, to entertain. More often that not, this means that they have a tale to tell, however brief it may be. However, this isn’t the only way to use the medium of the short film at all, and [...]

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Horror in Short Double Bill: Dollface (2011) and Girl at the Door (2013)

Posted on 06/06/13 by editor

By Keri O’Shea It’s always a pleasure to encounter a filmmaker who really ‘gets’ short films, and it seems like we’ve found such a fella in Colin Campbell, two of whose films we’re happy to be able to show you in our latest instalment of Horror in Short. The first, Dollface (2011), takes us a [...]

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First Images, Poster, from The Dead Can’t Be Distracted

Posted on 05/25/13 by Deaditor

by Deaditor McFarland and Pecci, the duo who brought you the grindhouse flicks Cold Hard Cash and Stray Bullet have wrapped production on their newest short film, The Dead Can’t be Distracted. The film, described by Pecci as “a stark new vision for the most infamous comic book anti-hero of all time” is “inspired by [...]

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Horror in Short: Giant God Warrior Appears in Tokyo

Posted on 04/24/13 by UK Editor
Giant God Warrior Appears in Tokyo

By Ben Bussey The future looks kaiju-shaped. With Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim hitting in just a few months (for which a sequel is apparently in the planning stages already), Gareth Edwards’ currently-shooting Godzilla reboot stomping onto screens next year, and a fourth Jurassic Park also underway, we can expect giant monster action in great [...]

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Horror in Short: Fist of Jesus (2012)

Posted on 03/03/13 by editor

By Keri O’Shea Some of you may remember, a few weeks back, we featured a nifty and very gory short film by the title of Brutal Relax? Well, wouldn’t you know, but filmmakers Adrián Cardona and David Muñoz have only gone and taken their madcap visions of the walking dead back to the time of [...]

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Horror in Short: Unlocking Charlie (2011)

Posted on 01/19/13 by editor
Unlocking Charlie

By Keri O’Shea If you’ve ever been unlucky enough to suffer from anxiety, there’s a fair chance that it’s also involved a degree of agoraphobia: after all, if people and unfamiliar situations fuck you up, then going out into the world where these things exist in spades is not likely to be a fun experience. [...]

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Horror in Short Review: Nicky (2012)

Posted on 12/16/12 by editor

By Keri O’Shea As feature length movies grow increasingly longer, short films serve a purpose beyond themselves – and that is to remind the film-going world that a moving story can be told in a fraction of the time which many features feel they now need. This is the case with Nicky, the third film [...]

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Horror in Short – Brutal Relax (2010)

Posted on 12/02/12 by editor
Brutal Relax poster

By Keri O’Shea Here in the UK, we’re now in the grip of a good old fashioned British winter (with the exception of all the flooding, which is a fairly new development): at the moment, we have to contend with that unique Blighty cold which clings to your bones, frost, snow and high winds. Marvellous. [...]

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Horror in Short: The Can-Cannibals Double Feature

Posted on 11/26/12 by editor

By Keri O’Shea I’ve heard a new term being used recently – on Twitter, as you might expect – and that term relates to the new wave of retro-styled trailers and movies we’ve been seeing so much of lately, those projects which hark back to a seedy, insalubrious, straight-to-video heyday. That term, folks, is ‘rewindhouse’, [...]

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Horror in Short: Séance (2009)

Posted on 11/17/12 by editor

By Keri O’Shea The Czech Republic is famous for being the setting of The Golem, which became one of the first horror movies ever filmed – but, excepting the possibility that we’re just not getting to see them, we haven’t seen much horror coming out of that part of Europe. That is, until director Robin [...]

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Horror in Short: The Ten Steps (2004)

Posted on 11/05/12 by editor
The Ten Steps (2004)

By Keri O’Shea I’ve always thought that the basis of a good short film was simplicity. With a limited time scale, it makes little sense to crowd your film with masses of ideas and impressions. And, sometimes, that simple, but beautifully-expressed idea can be incredibly creepy – not packing a punch, keeping the jump scares [...]

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Horror in Short: Vision (2010)

Posted on 10/29/12 by editor

By Keri O’Shea A young woman (Axelle Carolyn) goes to collect her post one day and discovers that she’s been sent a mysterious DVD entitled ‘Watch Me’. Curiosity, of course, gets the better of her. She places the disc in her player, and – that’s her first, significant mistake. What she sees on the disc [...]

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Short Film Makers – Brutal As Hell Wants You!

Posted on 10/28/12 by editor
Klara Jandova (Seance)

by Keri O’Shea As an enthusiastic film festival attendee – currently looking forward to making my yearly pilgrimage to the Abertoir Film Festival in Wales – one of the real highlights for me has to be the short films programme. In fact, some of my favourite films of the last five years have been shorts. [...]

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Horror In Short: ‘Dirty Laundry’

Posted on 07/16/12 by UK Editor
tom jane dirty laundry

by Ben Bussey Okay. There’s a distinct possibility you already know what this is. This short film starring Tom Jane premiered this past weekend at San Diego Comic Con and has been popping up on many sites and blogs today, most of which have not been shy about giving the game away. For the benefit [...]

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Art House Indie Horror ‘Dust Box’ to Mark Follow Up to ‘Récompence’

Posted on 06/26/12 by Deaditor
Dust Box

by Marc Patterson Swedish filmmaker Ronny Carlsson’s short horror film Récompence blew both Annie and me away when we saw it, (reviewed here), so it is with a bit of excitement that I’m sharing this next bit of news. Carlsson is back at it with a follow-up to Récompence. This one is titled Dust Box [...]

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