Trypophobic Posession is a 2024 Spanish splatter horror short film, written and directed by Mikel Balerdi. Known for his contemporary, boundary-pushing artwork and films, Mikel is best known as the writer/director of the splatter horror films The Girl with the Cutter (2020), Larva Mental (2021), and its prequel Crisalida (2023). A young woman begins to

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Toronto After Dark 2023 Canadian shorts

In addition to those that played ahead of the main features, the Toronto After Dark Film Festival screened eight more Canadian shorts in a dedicated showcase. From rotoscope animation to avian abduction, these films cover a variety of genres, subgenres, and tones. Some are pure horror; others offer no scares at all. Here are our

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Fuk’n Nuts is a 2023 American surrealist horror comedy short film, written and directed by Sam Fox. No stranger to the medium, Fox is known as the writer/director of the short horror films Unagi (2020), Bad Acid (2021), and as co-writer of the 2019 shortWowzers.   Sandy is a melancholy teenager who lives at home

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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

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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!

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Camping Fun Review Found Footage

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

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Etheria Film Festival 2021 Cover Photo

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

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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

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Biotherapy 1986

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

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