Five Fantastic Horror Short Films You’ve Been Missing in Your Life
by J. Michael Miller
Short films are often taken for granted. They aren’t created and advertised by major studios and they don’t get runs in theaters. This is such a shame, because many short films can display a similar high quality. In today’s day and age, everyone is always on the go. Save yourself some time and here are the five fantastic horror short films you need to see for yourself…
1.) Still Life
In this short horror film, a young, pill-popping young man accidentally hits something. He seeks help, but everyone around him are mannequins who seem to only move when his back is turned. The anticipation will leave you hanging until the end.
2.) The Birch
This short film features a schoolboy who seeks protection against his bully from an ancient monster. There are many great set pieces and the story will leave you wanting more. Thankfully, Crypt TV is bringing us a web series this year to satiate our appetite.
A a monster who comes for children who won’t stop sucking their thumbs. Featuring a fantastic narration and a clever twist you’re bound to fall in love with this gothic fairytale.
4.) Room 8
A new inmate inside a prison discovers an unfriendly, but mysterious bunkmate and a magic box he hopes can help him escape.
5.) The Maiden
A real estate agent tries to sell a haunted house, but she soon regrets her actions.
Chaves, I. (Director). (2016). The maiden [YouTube]. United States.
Franklin, B. (Director), & Melton, A. (Director). (2016). The birch[YouTube]. United Kingdom: Crypt TV.
Gritths, J. (Director). (2013). Room 8[YouTube]. United Kingdom: Bombay Sapphire Global.
Hendriks, J. (Director). (2012). Suckablood[YouTube]. United Kingdom: Bloody Cuts.
Knautz, J. (Director). (2005). Still life[YouTube]. Canada.