short films


Slash-In-The-Box – A Deadly Children’s Toy Short Film

You know me--I love spooky shorts. I mentioned before that one of my favorites is The Smiling Man. I've posted the story here and the short creepy film inspired by it here. Today I found another horror short that horrified me in the most wonderful way. I will forever hear Pop Goes the Evil, instead of Pop Goes the Weasel, when that creepy kid's song plays. The scary short is called Slash-In-The-Box by Nick Everhart, and it's a disturbing new look at a very standard children's toy...enjoy! Slash-In-The-Box from NICK EVERHART[...]


The Horror of Dave Eggers

If I could have dinner with one author, it would be Dave Eggers. His writing style is my muse. His merger of artistic quality with social justice inspires me. I want to be like Dave Eggers--except scary. In A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, he writes: “[M]y mother read a horror novel every night. She had read every one in the library. When birthdays and Christmas would come, I would consider buying her a new one, the latest Dean R. Koontz or Stephen King or whatever, but I couldn't. I didn't want to encourage her. I couldn't touch my father's cigarett[...]


Thursday Scare: There’s No Such Thing…

I love spooky Youtube shorts. I can spend hours perusing for really, really good ones. If you have any favorites, I'd love for you to link them in the comments below. I found this today and figured that I wasn't the only person who needed a little creep in my week. I've also posted before about The Smiling Man. That includes a story and a video and supposedly, The Smiling Man is a true story. And well, let's just hope this one is not! Thursday Scare: There's No Such Thing Directed by Drew Daywalt What do you think? What are your favorite horror short films? T[...]


Death and the Robot

A delightful little film I found this week. Death watches over the dreary graveyard and inadvertently kills everything she touches with her boney hands. Robot tends to his nursery of flowers in an underground cave. When they find each other, Death is happy to have someone who doesn't die at her touch, and Robot is happy to have someone to share his garden with. When he gives her a pair of gardening gloves, it's about the cutest thing ever. Warning: bittersweet ending.


Creepy Skeleton Art: Hominid

Submitted for the approval of the Midnight Society is a creepy short trailer called Hominid. Created from photo composites by Brian Andrews, we see human skeleton frogs, bugs, and spiders battle it out in the natural world. From Brian Andrew's artist statement: Frequently, images of animals lurk within my artwork. These animals live in an ontological quagmire. When we look at them we can see both the unknown of the wild and the potential for humanity. In the current discourses of art, the animal is seen as a representation - a symbol of our cultural projectio[...]


Silhouettes and Creepy Shorts: The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello

As summer approaches, I have been thinking of fun things to do with my laser cutter, and as a result, have again been thinking about shadow puppets and scary silhouettes. Which reminds me of one of my favorite short films: The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello. Nominated for an Academy Award in 2006, Anthony Lucas’s animated masterpiece is definitely worth checking out if you’re not familiar with it. Jasper the airship navigator is haunted by the memory of a previous crew mate's death, a death he feels responsible for. Meanwhile, his city o[...]