There‚Äôs something expressly satisfying about a complete and cohesive story that you can enjoy in a limited amount of time ‚ÄĒ sometimes in as few as two or three minutes. Impressively enough, a short film can be just as gratifying as a full feature-length effort, given the correct elements. When it comes to horror, though, genre fans are arguably more finicky about what they want to see than within perhaps any other style of film, so it stands to reason that horror shorts are under that much more scrutiny and face a greater challenge in trying to impress and entertain the viewer while also delivering on the requisite story elements.
Below is a list of 13 short films that¬†offer plenty of thrills, chills and blood spills in under 30 minutes a piece. If you’re in need of some spooky material to enjoy on All Hallows’ Eve but are in a bit of a time crunch, there‚Äôs a little something from every dark nook and cranny of the genre for you to enjoy here.
Invaders is pitch-perfect dark comedy that goes by in a blood-soaked flash. Focusing on the lead-up to a home invasion, two robbers plot their approach and are met with some obstacles, to put it mildly. It‚Äôs perfectly simple but downright hilarious and over-the-top in all the right ways.
Bobby Yeah is a truly horrifying nightmare of an experience. Robert Morgan‚Äôs style of stop-motion animation is downright disgusting in an absolutely surreal way. With grotesque designs cast in vivid color and grossly glistening textures on his characters and creatures, everything looks visceral and nauseating. On top of the visuals, the brilliant sound editing often adds an extra layer of frightening detail that makes the entire produ