I hope you’re ready for even more scary shorts, because I have three for you, and they were all made by lovely Bloody Disgusting readers like yourself. After the break we have a twisted torture short, a wildly over-the-top (and wonderful) horror parody, and a Halloween film that makes me ache for October to get here. Grab some popcorn, turn off the lights, crank up the volume and check them out!
Let’s start this off with an “experimental” horror short film directed by José Pedro Lopes called Survivalismo. It turns the Kübler-Ross model — more commonly known as the “five stages of grief” — and turns it into a twisted torture movie. It was featured in an impressive number of film festivals, including Abertoir: Whale’s National Horror Film Festival, Puerto Rico Horror Film Festival, Japan’s Yubari Fanta Film Festival and Texas Frightmare Blood Games.
Next up we have a horror parody called Red Valley, directed by BD reader Matt Barnes. I could tell you what it’s about, but I’d rather leave that to the awesome — and official — synopsis: “When a virus decimates humanity and turns survivors into cannibal mutant freaks, only five hot women in tight clothing can save us!” Enjoy!
Reader Rob Kennedy took a break from creating tons of awesome horror shorts in Ireland to share the first horror film he directed, titled Trick or Treat. Before you ask, no, it doesn’t have anything to do with Dougherty’s amazing flick. This one reminds me of the older, cheesy horror films I grew up watching (I mean that in a good way). Now, he’s working on another horror film called Midnight Man, which you can learn more about on his website.
Yesterday was Halfway-to-Halloween, so consider this a belated celebration of the greatest holiday of all time — yes, it’s even more important than No Socks Day, which I celebrate every single day.