Unto Death (2017)

Vampirism is something monstrous, something impossible, but it’s a broad enough kind of monstrosity to mean it can be explored in a number of ways on screen. Unto Death, by director Jamie Hooper, uses the vampirism theme to explore a relationship, and how it is put under extraordinary pressure by the most extraordinary of circumstances. […]

Horror In Short: The Birch (2016)

By Ben Bussey There are undoubtedly far worse ways to start your weekend than with this rather tasty short film from UK directorial duo Ben Franklin and Anthony Melton of Bloody Cuts. At barely four minutes, The Birch is very short, but it’s oh-so sweet, centring on a put-upon teen who, it turns out, has […]

Horror In Short: Vintage Blood (2015)

By Nia Edwards-Behi Since its premiere at last year’s Film4 FrightFest, Abigail Blackmore’s short Vintage Blood has played countless festivals and received rave reviews. It’s finally being released online from 12pm on Monday, May 30th and I heartily recommend giving it a watch. It’s easily one of my favourite short films that I saw last […]

Horror in Short: Seize the Night (2015)

By Keri O’Shea Vampires vs. werewolves, in a film directed, produced, edited and starring the same person? Wait – a twelve-minute film? I have to say, my curiosity was piqued by just what Seize the Night would be able to achieve in that short time frame. As you might expect, there’s a lot of ambition […]

Horror In Short: The Herd (2015)

By Nia Edwards-Behi I have no qualms in saying that Melanie Light is, to me, one of the most exciting people working in the British horror scene. Vastly experienced as a production designer and art director, Light has demonstrated with her short film work both dedication to the genre and growth in her own craft. […]

Horror in Short: End of the Road (2015)

By Keri O’Shea On her way to her shift at a dead-end diner populated by a host of lurid, colourful characters, waitress Betsy runs into a spot of trouble: a misunderstanding between her and a local homeless guy results in a nearby stranger feeling the need to rush to her aid – nearly getting himself […]

Horror in Short: What Jack Built (2015)

By Keri O’Shea As horror fans, we’re aware of the fact that any wooden structure even vaguely cabin-like in nature will necessarily be a dangerous place, prone to occult infestations, malevolent locals and of course killers – so it’s hard not to assume that whatever Jack is making in his workshop, it’ll be for no […]

Horror in Short: Sweet Madness (2015)

By Keri O’Shea Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll have picked up on the great excitement online regarding the upcoming addition to the Batman series of movies, Suicide Squad. The makers of Suicide Squad aren’t stupid, and they know that a glimpse here or a peek there will do most of their advertising […]

Horror in Short: Slit (2015)

By Keri O’Shea A night out, somewhere in the US: two young women turn their noses up at male attention to head home, drink J&B and get it on. But someone, somewhere, has been watching them – and their assailant isn’t too happy with what they’re doing… That is the basic premise behind Slit, the […]

Horror in Short: The Outer Darkness (2014)

By Keri O’Shea In former times, people thought of diseases and afflictions as evidence of God’s wrath, or even evidence of the intervention of malign forces – namely demons, entities which could infiltrate and possess the human body, given the opportunity. In modern times, we have (mostly) disposed of these ideas, and now view afflictions […]

Horror in Short: Revelations (2014)

By Keri O’Shea Now here’s a novel idea. We’re all familiar with the anthology – sometimes called ‘portmanteau’ movie, which typically consists of three interlinked stories, or at least three stories with an overarching framework. Why three? Three definitely still seems to be the magic number in storytelling, as it has been in an abundance […]