Short Film

6th annual South African HORRORFEST Film Festival

The South African HORRORFEST Film Festival is the only Halloween event of its kind on the continent, and this year celebrates its 6th annual outing. The deadline of end-August 2010 is approaching fast for short film-, feature film-, and short story entries. All details at: http://www.HORRORFEST.info Check out the killer event promo produced (in 2009) by HORRORFEST organizers Paul Blom & Sonja Ruppersberg: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFh62j-3IpI (to be expanded soon)
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Teaser Trailer for Stephen King Based Short Film, The Boogeyman

One of our lifetime's greatest storytellers is without question Stephen King. Luckily for us he's pretty much stayed within our beloved genre, and that's why we never hesitate to tell you guys about new films based upon his work. Even short films.

CONTEST CLOSED! Win an On-Screen Used Prop from Horror of Our Love: A Short Film

"Horror of Our Love", a short film by Dave Reda and Elftwin Films, has been making the festival rounds - and winning awards at many of them. And it's scheduled to screen at two additional fests in California during the month of August. To celebrate, Dave and Elftwin are offering Dread Central readers the chance to win a prop utilized in the film: a severed arm holding flowers. Read on for the details.

CONTEST CLOSED! Be Among the First to See Horror of Our Love: A Short Film

In late February we gave you a behind-the-scenes look at "Horror of Our Love", a new short film by Dave Reda and Elftwin Films. Now YOU can be one of the first to get an exclusive online sneak peek of the biggest horror short/music video of 2010. Featuring music by the awesome and twisted band Ludo, this sucker rocks!

Off Season to Make its East Coast Debut

In addition to independent cinema, short films are where lots of the good horror can be found these days. One such example is the ten-minute Off Season, an atmospheric little shocker that has been garnering some attention on the festival circuit. And SW Florida residents are going to have the opportunity to catch it real soon!

Last Tenant, The (Short, 2010)

Reviewed by Erik Van Der Wolf Starring Lisa Clifford, Vance Harvey, Caroline Buss, John Hermann Directed by Michael Halper Distributed by Ascentia Films

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Horror of Our Love

As the old adage goes, good things come in small packages, so here at Dread Central we're always on the lookout for standout short films that deliver the goods, and this weekend we found one: Elftwin Films' "Horror of Our Love", a romantic horror comedy that twists the normal love story back until it breaks!

Drew Daywalt Introduces Us to Suicide Girl!

Drew Daywalt is quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with. From his Fewdio Short Film Collection to his upcoming web series Camera Obscura, the guy's making some much needed noise on the scene!

Trailer for Slamdance 2010 Short Massacrator

As part of Slamdance 2010, 64 short films were chosen from around the world and of all genres to debut in Park City during the fest. Today we heard from the director of one of them, Pierre Ayotte, who pointed us in the direction of the trailer for his submission, "Massacrator".

See Slipknot's Short Film Snuff Starring Some Familiar Faces

The Grammy-award winning band Slipknot premiered the new video for their song "Snuff" today in the form of a short film co-directed by Slipknot's own M. Shawn Crahan and renowned photographer/director P.R. Brown. The film features frontman Corey Taylor as never seen before, interwoven in an intricate storyline, but he's far from alone as two legends in the horror genre accompany him.

Early Info and Trailer for Serial: Amoral Uprising

We recently heard from K.M. Jamison, the writer and director of "Serial: Amoral Uprising", a 58-minute crime/horror film that was produced to help get the promotional ball rolling on a feature he plans to film based around a fictional serial killer named Trenton Wade Bracks.

Black (Short, 2008)

Reviewed by Erik W. Van Der Wolf Starring Robert McAtee, Seriina Covarrubias, Kevin Dahlgren Written and directed by Nathan Anderson and Seth Anderson Runtime: 39 minutes

Dread Central Presents: Do Not Disturb

We're pleased to announce that Dread Central is home to another new short from writer/director Patrick Rea entitled "Do Not Disturb". In true Rea fashion, the understated, yet extremely prolific, filmmaker describes it as "pretty weird".

Thirsty to Premiere at Rhode Island Int'l Film Fest

It's been a long time coming for those of us who have been following the progress of the short film called "Thirsty" since its inception, but we're pleased to announce that it will be having its world premiere this Friday, August 7th, at midnight, during the 13th annual Rhode Island International Film Festival. Way to go, guys!

Trailer for The Institute of Séance

The trailer for short film The Institute of Séance hit online today via the official The Institute of Séance website, and I have to say it looks friggin' amazing! You need to check out this slice of retro-goodness like yesterday!