An experimental narrative on loss and ghastly visions that hint at sinister forces, The Barn is a dialogue-free short film with a heavy focus on music. Dense on atmosphere, The Barn has a beautifully realized aesthetic of haunting that crawls under the skin – a complimentary balance of experimental storytelling and ethereal scares. Undeniably, any production
Blood in the Snow (BITS) is a Toronto-based horror film festival that is presenting its 9th annual line-up at the Royal Alexander Theatre from November 18-23, 2021. Festival director Kelly Michael Stewart favoured us with screeners before the event so that we could be sure to tell you which films you don’t want to miss!
The found footage genre has long been a beloved niche among horror fans, staff here included. The format, while restrictive in budget, offers a creative outlet normally representative of a tight-knit crew with a clear vision. Granted, sometimes this can also cause the filmmakers to trip over their own inadequacies given full creative control but
The Etheria Film Festival, or Etheria Film Night, is an annual film festival to showcase the latest short films by female directors. The first Festival was founded in 2014 by Heidi Honeycutt, Stacy Pippi Hammon, and Kayley Viteo. It has been held in California ever since. The festival features films from several different genres including
The world of short films has always been an exciting one for those willing to embrace the format – both in giving insight into future filmmakers and offering short narrative tales that can be instantly impactful. This statement is even more prevalent within the horror genre, with many notable names working in the format before
Biotherapy is a Japanese 1986 sci-fi horror that’s aptly described as a slasher merged into a splatter creature feature. The short movie was released as a project from the limited career of director Akihiro Kashima and it dismays me how we never had the opportunity for more of such fun productions – the splatterpunk scene
Konnichiwa! Dia Duit! Howya! Gather round children, it’s time for Straight Outta Kanto to tell you a ghost story… Koreatown Ghost Story to be precise. Written, directed and produced by Minsun Park and Teddy Tenenbaum, while also starring the inimitable Margaret Cho as the striking lead “Mrs. Moon”, the 2021 short film Koreatown Ghost Story
We have a short, masterful Japanese horror film that is available on Youtube from the infamous ”nana825763‘ who also produced the viral videos of ‘Doll’ and ‘Username 666‘ a decade ago, two much less ambitious projects as mere animations over any coherent cinematic effort. This 2016 release was unfortunately neglected from deserved attention – it