Category: Horror in Short

Horror in Short: Daniel (2014)

Posted on 07/01/14 by Keri
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 Keri
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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 Keri
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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
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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 Ben
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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 Keri
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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 Keri
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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 Keri
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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 Keri
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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 Keri
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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 Keri
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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 Keri
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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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