Shorts

Review: ‘The Ride,’ A Thought Provoking Short About Trusting Strangers

The prospect of trusting complete strangers is a daunting exigency on our modern culture bestowed upon us through cautionary tales passed down from our parents and teachers. It’s surprising to believe that the generosity of strangers wasn’t always thought to be a veiled ruse in which to entrap unsuspecting individuals for mischievous deeds. Watch any pre-World War II film and you get the impressio...[Read More]

Review: ‘After Hours’ is Creepy with Simple Premise

After Hours, the first collaboration between director Michael Aguiar of Bravestar Productions and writer Adam Weber, take a simple concept and keeps it creepy all the way through. The synopsis is straightforward enough: an employee of a local store finds herself being stalked by someone or something after hours. It’s really not about the employee, but the cop investigating what happened to her. Ho...[Read More]

Review: ‘Invoke,’ A Horror Short for the Modern Era

Zombies are great. Maybe a weird way to start a paragraph but it’s true, they really are awesome, same as werewolves, mummies, vampires, and so many other abominations that have haunted the collective nightmares (or dreams depending on how you look at ‘em) of horror enthusiasts everywhere for decades. But in order to keep things fresh within the community, it can’t all be ghosts and ghouls. Art mu...[Read More]

Short Review: “The Room at the Top of the Stairs” a 70’s Tour De Force

The press materials for Briony Kidd‘s acclaimed Tasmanian short, The Room at the Top of the Stairs, cite ’70s horror films and Daphne du Maurier‘s gothic mystery, Rebecca, as its inspirations. From the opening shots of star Fiannah de Rue walking up to the house, accompanied by Heath Brown‘s melancholy score, those citations are not overconfident. There’s something of a remove for horror films fro...[Read More]

Review: ‘Queen Wasp’ Short, Visually Disturbing

An interesting short film with an even more interesting style, Queen Wasp follows the story of Jessica, a young woman living in a post-apocalyptic Los Angeles after some nondescript event has left the city sacked and in the hands of a tyrannical warlord known as the “The Commander.” Fearing for the next generation and willing to do whatever it takes to ensure a better world for the citizens of tom...[Read More]

Watch ‘The Deal’ Valentine’s Day Short Now!

Happy Valentine’s Day from We Are Indie Horror. To those of you who are single, happy Tuesday! While today is a day of the celebration of love and admiration, we thought the best way to celebrate would be to share a brand new short film from Jennifer Nangle, LAHorror.com, Safety Meeting Productions, and Brian Sapir The Deal The short stars Jennifer Nangle (who also wrote, produced, and edited) and...[Read More]

Short Review: “The Final Photograph”

Shot on a $100 budget, Gary Berger and Josh Mowatt‘s The Final Photograph is ridiculously effective in terms of how it plays out. Thanks to an omnipresent voiceover, the short could either be a confessional, or it could be the creepiest episode of The Moth ever broadcast. This is the second short Berger and Mowatt directed together, having previously worked together on the 2016 film, Servus de Inf...[Read More]

Review: ‘The Sitter,’ A Paced & Nuanced Short

Pacing is important. Whether you’re talking about basketball, relationships, or in this case horror, pacing is one of the more important elements that dictates the kind of effect an action has. In the horror genre, a lot of films fall into the trap of blowing you away in the first five minutes and boring you to death through the rest of the picture, because they have no sense of, you guessed it, p...[Read More]

Review: ‘Ouija Board Secret’ From One Man Prod. Team, Andrea Ricca

Wega board? Ojo board? Wiggy board? Many can’t spell it, but the infamous Ouija Board game has mystified and terrified us as long as it’s existed. Even though it’s a Hasbro product, many claim it to be a gateway or portal to the spirit world. It’s believed to allow one to talk with the deceased, or even open oneself to demonic possession. In The Ouija Board Secret a seance opens a man’s home to so...[Read More]

Review: ‘The Photographer’ Short, Cautionary Tale for the 21st Century

Late night, laying in bed, a girl (Marine Mendiboure) texts her friend Olivia about this photographer who’s annoying her. She screenshots the conversation to mock him with her friend. After turning down his advances, and stating she has a boyfriend, the girl receives photos of a knife and of her currently sitting in her room. The now frightened girl fears for her life as an intruder (Louis Ballèvr...[Read More]

Review: ‘She Was So Pretty’ Will Make Your Skin Crawl

Killers come in all shapes in sizes, both in film and in the real world. Each one could be wildly different from the last and motive is usually the trait that defines them the most. But every now and again, someone with homicidal tendencies comes along and wreaks havoc for no good reason. These are the most dangerous variety of killer, simply because you have no real way of knowing what they want,...[Read More]

Review: The Strange, The Weird in ‘Romeo’s Distress’

If you’re looking for something that is a blend of the weird with a dash of the macabre, then Romeo’s Distress, by Featured FearMaker Jeff Frumess, is the right film for you. Shot almost entirely in black and white, with some in-color moments of jest, Romeo’s Distress follows James Ferrose (Anthony Malchar) a man deeply lost in tortured and pained love, like that vividly brought to life by America...[Read More]

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