Every year in September, just as the leaves start turning entrancing shades of gold and red, we start watching scary movies in our house. It’s just what you do. Clean up after supper, gather some blankets, snacks and beverages, then browse through DirecTV, Netflix, Prime, and Hulu, and if all else fails, resort to our […]
I was practically born with a weakness for anthology horror. My mom raised me on scary stuff. There were nights on the couch, watching scary movies and munching popcorn with the lights off, and I always had a weakness for The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits. As I got older, I discovered I liked […]
Right from the beginning, “The Root of the Problem” grabs you with a delightfully campy yet intense delivery. In this short film from 2012, Director Ryan Spindell ratchets up the tension from the opening moments and delivers an episode of mysterious dread in a 1950s dentist’s office. This tale would have been right at home […]
Exodus North is a short story, original fiction, the final draft of a story I wrote with the working title “Spring Cleaning” about the zombie apocalypse. It’s an idea that came to me sometime during the first season of Walking Dead. I found myself wondering what would happen in cold climates in the zombie apocalypse. […]
Today, for Short Film Friday, I’ve selected State Zero, a short post-apocalypse film by Andree Wallin. This low-budget indie film looks like a big-budget blockbuster. The description from the State Zero YouTube channel sets the stage as such:
Submitted for your review today, three dark and original short films you can watch in a half hour when you’re killing time. I found them all entertaining.