horror-short-filmsWelcome everyone to the third edition of the shorts, a segment where we take the time to check out some of the coolest horror short films that are out there on Youtube. You never know, we could be checking out a short from someone who may have a future in the business. Someone whose film could one day end up getting reviewed by me for Eddie’s 31 Days Of Halloween. As usual, we scoured through Youtube trying to find the shorts that impressed us the most and definitely put you on the radar. We have a great collection for you all below so without further ado, let’s check out some shorts.

hallwoeenHalloween: The Night HE Came Home– It’s funny on last year’s edition of The Shorts, I had announced that there was a rumor that by 2017 there was going to be another Halloween film. Boy, was I wrong about that, but I am fine with it because by 2018 we should have the next installment. What I have for you guys is a little longer than a usual short film because it’s 45 minutes long, but that’s OK cause it’s Michael Myers. The film takes place 40 years after the events of Halloween II and it puts us right back into Haddonfield where an aspiring actress has just moved to in order to reconnect with her brother. Unbeknownst to her, she has some sort of connection with the events of that unfortunate night in 1978. The fan film was directed by Dave McRae and it stars Leah Kellar, William Reill, Bob Sleeper, and many more. The cool thing about the film besides the story itself is the fact that they filmed on location in Pasadena where the original film was filmed. Check it out for yourselves below, it is one of the better fan made films. I can’t share it on the page, but click here to watch.

The Oven– This was one of the first short films that popped up on my feed and I was instantly curious. The film was directed by Rush Smith and the short has this kind of creepy vibe to it as you watch our main character bake what looks like a loaf of bread. I don’t want to give away what happens next because I want you to see it for yourself. I love the way he definitely shot the film with different shots of the process of making the bread and how it would cut in and out. I thought that was very cool. Definitely give this one a watch below and for more on Rush Smith, click here.

Mannequin– Not to be confused with the cheesy 1980’s film of the same name, we have a short from writer and director Zach McCoy-Davies which centers on either a fashion designer or costume designer who is asked to stay at work even later than she had anticipated. After taking some caffeine pills to try and help her stay awake, things start to get weird. Is it the lack of sleep or is the mannequin really alive? You’ll have to watch to find out for yourself. I really liked the short from Davies, it’s shot very well and the story itself is great, but the champion is in the editing. The editing definitely helped in telling the story for sure and kudos to Amy Shaw on an amazing performance. Check out the short below:

Peek A Boo– The next short on my list was directed by Jose Escorcia and it stars Vivian Wu as Claire, a girl who is home alone minding her own business and listening to tunes when she gets a message from someone she doesn’t know. Thinking it’s one of her friends, she agrees to play a game of Peek A Boo, but soon realizes that there is something sinister behind this game. This is another short where you have to give kudos to the cinematographer and the editing team because they helped tell this very cool story which tips their caps to some of horror’s great past. Check this one out below:

The Moonlight Man 2– I had to watch the first Moonlight Man so I would feel I knew what was going on. This is the sequel to the original short and this time it follows a burglar who is about to break into a building until the creepy monster ruins all of his plans. The short was directed by Danny Donahue and it was a really great short. My favorite thing in the world is that the monster is creepy as hell so kudos to them for making him that creepy. Now I don’t know if I’ll be able to walk alone at night in a parking lot. Check it out below:

 

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