It’s Sunday, and you know what that means! “Game of Thrones is tonight?” YES. Daenerys has her boats, her dragons, and her army. Shit’s about to go down.
It’s been a long time since I last featured a trio of horror short films, but I was in the mood to watch a few more so I figured we could do it together. After the break I have the newest film from Bloody Cuts — the talented folks behind that amazing Suckablood film — as well as a few older shorts that will definitely get under your skin.
First up is Don’t Move. It’s the latest film in the Bloody Cuts series and it’s just as unique and unsettling as the last. The moral of the story seems to revolve around staying as far as humanly possible from Ouija boards, lest you accidentally summon the Helen Keller of demons that has no problem tearing you apart if you so much as try and stealthily scratch your junk. In related news, the last time I used a Ouija board the malicious piece of cardboard told me I was going to die by an axe. True story.
Next up: Red Balloon. This film has been on the Internet for some time, but I watched it for the first time yesterday and fell in love with it. It’s not particularly original — it follows the all too familiar babysitter + recently freed lunatic + creepy mute child = scary formula — but it’s well acted, beautifully shot, and so long as it’s well-made, who cares if it isn’t the most original film out there?
Lastly, we have Chatter, a horror short about a girl who gets jealous way too easily. I mean, come on, her eBoyfriend had his shoulder squeezed on cam and she freaks the fuck out. I’m not saying there isn’t more to the squeeze, but immediately getting all pissy and cutting off contact with the guy probably isn’t the best way to handle the situation. Relationships, am I right?
Oh, and scary stuff happens, too.