Category: Horror in Short

Horror In Short: The Herd (2015)

Posted on 04/07/16 by Ben
The Herd Melanie Light

By Nia Edwards-Behi I have no qualms in saying that Melanie Light is, to me, one of the most exciting people working in the British horror scene. Vastly experienced as a production designer and art director, Light has demonstrated with her short film work both dedication to the genre and growth in her own craft. […]

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Horror in Short: End of the Road (2015)

Posted on 04/04/16 by Keri

By Keri O’Shea On her way to her shift at a dead-end diner populated by a host of lurid, colourful characters, waitress Betsy runs into a spot of trouble: a misunderstanding between her and a local homeless guy results in a nearby stranger feeling the need to rush to her aid – nearly getting himself […]

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Horror in Short: What Jack Built (2015)

Posted on 09/26/15 by Keri

By Keri O’Shea As horror fans, we’re aware of the fact that any wooden structure even vaguely cabin-like in nature will necessarily be a dangerous place, prone to occult infestations, malevolent locals and of course killers – so it’s hard not to assume that whatever Jack is making in his workshop, it’ll be for no […]

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Horror in Short: She (2014)

Posted on 08/16/15 by Ben
She - Fiona Dourif

By Ben Bussey It was one of the most talked-about short films at the 2014 horror festivals, yet one I didn’t get a chance to see until now. Released online as part of Eli Roth’s Crypt Horror initiative – a new platform for indie horror material, reportedly selected by Roth himself – She is a […]

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Horror in Short: Sweet Madness (2015)

Posted on 07/16/15 by Keri

By Keri O’Shea Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll have picked up on the great excitement online regarding the upcoming addition to the Batman series of movies, Suicide Squad. The makers of Suicide Squad aren’t stupid, and they know that a glimpse here or a peek there will do most of their advertising […]

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Horror in Short: Slit (2015)

Posted on 03/31/15 by Keri

By Keri O’Shea A night out, somewhere in the US: two young women turn their noses up at male attention to head home, drink J&B and get it on. But someone, somewhere, has been watching them – and their assailant isn’t too happy with what they’re doing… That is the basic premise behind Slit, the […]

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New Sci-Fi Series ‘Portal’ Coming to Dailymotion

Posted on 03/20/15 by Keri

By Keri O’Shea Now here’s a first for internet giants Dailymotion: from 31st March, the site will be screening its first scripted drama, Portal, which will run in five episodes. Broadly sci-fi in nature, the series takes place in a recognisable modern Britain, only where the virtual world has been stepped up a notch; ‘Portal’ […]

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Horror in Short: The Outer Darkness (2014)

Posted on 02/18/15 by Keri

By Keri O’Shea In former times, people thought of diseases and afflictions as evidence of God’s wrath, or even evidence of the intervention of malign forces – namely demons, entities which could infiltrate and possess the human body, given the opportunity. In modern times, we have (mostly) disposed of these ideas, and now view afflictions […]

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Horror in Short: Revelations (2014)

Posted on 11/21/14 by Keri

By Keri O’Shea Now here’s a novel idea. We’re all familiar with the anthology – sometimes called ‘portmanteau’ movie, which typically consists of three interlinked stories, or at least three stories with an overarching framework. Why three? Three definitely still seems to be the magic number in storytelling, as it has been in an abundance […]

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Horror in Short: The Last Halloween

Posted on 10/28/14 by Keri

By Keri O’Shea Psst – want some help getting into the Halloween mood? You may not need any; it might well be enough that the nights are drawing in, the evenings are getting colder and the cutesy trappings of death and the supernatural are hanging in shop windows. Or, maybe you’re still feeling a little […]

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Horror in Short: James Sizemore’s Goat Witch (2014)

Posted on 10/04/14 by Ben

By Ben Bussey Hopefully by now you’re well aware of James Sizemore, multi-talented filmmaker behind the highly recommended low budget monster movie The Demon’s Rook, which came to VOD and iTunes in the US earlier this week. Regardless of whether you’ve been fortunate enough to see that gore-soaked, latex-heavy demonic horror extravaganza and have been […]

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Horror in Short: Daniel (2014)

Posted on 07/01/14 by Keri

By Keri O’Shea This feature on the site is all about short horror films, but it begs a question. What’s the shortest film that would still work, still tell a story you’d want to see played out? We could get into Hemingway territory here and consider that he managed to do it on paper in […]

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Horror in Short: Dysmorphia (2013)

Posted on 06/25/14 by Keri

By Keri O’Shea We’re an unhappy array of meat-sacks, eh? Even in these times – in the Western world at least – of relative plenty and luxury (and before you argue, consider that you could have been born in the 14th Century) we treat our bodies like battlegrounds; when material concerns become secondary, we turn […]

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Horror in Short: Mass (2014)

Posted on 05/29/14 by Keri

By Keri O’Shea A couple of years back, Horror in Short ran a double-feature by the title of The Can-Cannibals; if you missed it and you have a soft spot for neo-grindhouse, then by all means, check it out here. The director of The Can-Cannibals, Matthew Ragsdale, has been busy since that time, and the […]

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Horror in Short Double Feature: Game (2013) and Torturous (2012)

Posted on 05/12/14 by Keri

By Keri O’Shea People being put through their bloody paces in rural or sylvanian surroundings is certainly nothing new these days; rather, it’s a horror staple, and so to make good use of it now, you really need to do something a bit special. This is why a film like Tucker and Dale vs Evil, […]

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

Posted on 12/22/13 by Keri

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

Posted on 06/21/13 by Keri No Comments

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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