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“Humbug” is an Anti-horror Holiday Short

Holiday horror is fun unless the message is about getting the humbug pulled out of you.

Matt Thiesen and Justin Lee’s short film “Humbug” begins when a neighbor (Jessee Foudray) refuses to get into the Christmas spirit, a jolly citizen (Milly Sanders) takes matters into her own hands.

It would appear that the horror element is that the central character is turned into an annoying, brainwashed Christmas-obsessed suburbanite. In reality, there’s a “humbug” removed from her, which suggests she was possessed by something evil in the first place. While I don’t think it’s necessarily intentional, the message is confusing, suggesting that we’re bad people for not celebrating Christmas. Weird.

Anyway, it’s a fun short and really well made. Add it to your holiday horror playlist.



  • Marla

    That was just…awful.

    • Evan3

      Uh oh. We’re going to have to edit that comment… the hard way.

  • zombie84_41

    Lol that was a cool little short nothing really amazing but it was cute. Both girls were really good looking too. The goth one looked like Michelle Trachenberg alot.

    • MrX13

      Yeah that goth chick was a cutie!

      • zombie84_41

        the rest was meh lol.

  • MrX13

    Nice little short movie! Well done and actresses did good. Thumbs up for sure!

  • Evan3

    That really was fun. And I did enjoy the twist of the Christmas-goer truly being a hero.

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