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My favorite short horror films

I actually have an entire list of short films that I’ve liked and recommended, but I decided to take it up a notch and write descriptions of my very favorite films so you can decide whether or not you’d like to watch them! These descriptions will just be basic summaries (Note: Some of these descriptions were written by me, others are official summaries), that way you won’t get spoiled. Be sure to let me know your favorites! :D

(Also, this list will probably be added onto as I find more short films)

Red Balloon

  • Director: Alexis Wajsbrot and Damien Mace
  • Year released: 2010
  • Running time: 13 minutes
  • Synopsis: A young female babysitter is chatting to her friend when the young girl she’s watching disturbs her. She hangs up the phone and goes upstairs to investigate. She finds her screaming and standing up on her bed but can’t find anything wrong. She calms the child down and goes back down stairs. This happens several times but things get more ominous and creepy as the babysitter has to investigate the supposedly safe little bedroom. 
  • My thoughts: I love this short, it’s one of my all time favorites! I think it’s because it’s reminiscent of one of my favorite urban legends. However, even if you’re familiar with this urban legend, The Red Balloon still offers a twist that’ll ensure you won’t be able to guess exactly what happens.

Still Life

  • Director: Jon Knautz
  • Year released: 2005
  • Running time: 9 minutes
  • Synopsis: A surreal little film that a man (whom we see generously popping pills while driving) who arrives in a very strange town where there appears to be nothing but mannequins; mannequins who move every time he looks away from them. In the end (following some very disturbing events), we don’t know whether this was a drug-induced hallucination or if something more sinister was afoot. 
  • My thoughts: This was actually one of the very first short horror films I saw and ended up paving the way to my obsession with them. As such, it has a special place in my heart!
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My favorite horror movies (and where to watch them)
I love horror movies. I really, really love horror movies, especially those of the psychological variety. Even if they don’t scare me (which is most of the time), they still have amazing storytelling techniques and keep your interest throughout. I recommend these movies whether you’re looking for a good scare or just want to watch a great film!
  • Alien (1979)- A classic movie about a starship’s crew terrorized by an unstoppable and deadly extraterrestrial that ruthlessly hunts them down one by one.
  • Lake Mungo (2008)- A mockumentary about a grieving family seeking to uncover their dead daughter’s secrets, which may be the cause of why she has seemingly been unable to move on.
  • The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007)- Another mockumentary about the discovery of hundreds of tapes detailing one serial killer’s decades of profoundly disturbing “work.” The movie is a mixture of said tapes and interviews from people involved with the case.
  • Jaws (1975)- One of the most famous films of all time, Jaws details the menace of a massive, man-eating great white shark on Amity Island and the measures taken by the local police chief to destroy it once and for all.
  • Ringu (1998)- Arguably the most well-known J-horror film of all time (and responsible for bringing the genre to the attention of Western countries), Ringu depicts an unsettling video tape rumored to cause the death of whomever watches it within seven days. After witnessing it, Reiko Asakawa must race against time to find the cure to her predicament.
  • [REC] (2007)- The basis of the American remake Quarantine, [REC] is a found-footage film following the actions of a reporter and her cameraman who are unintentionally dragged into a horrifying mess when they are locked in a dark apartment with something sinister lurking within.
  • Ju-On (2000)- Another J-horror film (which inspired the Grudge series), Ju-on (aka The Curse) details the story of a house haunted by a vengeful onryō and the havoc wreaked on whoever is unfortunate enough to encounter her.
  • Sinister (2012)- After true-crime writer Ellison Oswalt moves into a house that was the setting for a gruesome murder in order to get ideas for his new book, he discovers a box of home movies that put the lives of himself and his family in grave danger.
  • The Descent (2005)- A caving expedition involving six women goes horribly wrong after they are trapped within an unmapped cave system. Worse still, they soon discover they aren’t alone… 
  • Perfect Blue (1998)- The only anime film on this list. While Perfect Blue isn’t a horror film in the strictest sense of the word, it’s a psychological thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat and, for lack of a better word, mindfucks you. It revolves around Mima, an ex-idol who has decided to venture into the acting world. After filming a particularly traumatic scene, Mima becomes unable to distinguish reality from fantasy and soon begins a downward spiral. However, her fears may not be as unfounded as they seem…
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TEKE TEKE (2009)
Yuko Oshima stars as Kana, a schoolgirl whose normal life is turned upside-down when her best friend is found brutally murdered, having been cut completely in half at the waist. Soon, Kana hears about the urban legend of “Teke Teke,” the ghost of a legless woman who was found dismembered years ago and now haunts the railway station. If you see her, in three days you will be killed. In a race against time, Kana must search for the truth in order to escape the horrific fate that awaits her.
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spiraphobia:

TEKE TEKE (2009)

Yuko Oshima stars as Kana, a schoolgirl whose normal life is turned upside-down when her best friend is found brutally murdered, having been cut completely in half at the waist. Soon, Kana hears about the urban legend of “Teke Teke,” the ghost of a legless woman who was found dismembered years ago and now haunts the railway station. If you see her, in three days you will be killed. In a race against time, Kana must search for the truth in order to escape the horrific fate that awaits her.

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Why do people in horror movies take so long to answer the phone? Like, I know you’re scared, but that’s just rude.
Last night a follower asked me for some horror movie recommendations
I answered him in an ask, but I decided to post these separately so they’ll be easier to find! I also added some more. 
  • The Descent (United Kingdom, 2005)
  • Ringu (Japan, 1998) 
  • Ju-on (Japan, 2000)
  • Perfect Blue (Japan, 1997)
  • The Poughkeepsie Tapes (US, 2007)
  • Noroi (Japan, 2005)
  • Bug (US, 2006)
  • Audition (Japan, 1999)
  • A Tale of Two Sisters (South Korea, 2003)
  • Phobia (Thailand, 2008)
  • Shutter (Thailand, 2004)
  • REC (Spain, 2007)
  • Three… Extremes (Collaboration between Hong Kong, Japan, and South Korea; 2004)
  • Inside (France, 2007)
  • Antichrist (US, 2009)
  • Them (Also known as Ils; France, 2006)
  • The Eye (China, 2002)
  • The Blair Witch Project (US, 1999)
  • Session 9 (America, 2001)
  • The Shining (America, 1980)
  • Jaws (America, 1975)
  • The Exorcist (1973)
  • Martyrs (France, 2008)
  • Man Bites Dog (Belgium, 1992)
  • The Vanishing (Netherlands, 1988)
  • Megan is Missing (America, 2011)
  • Silence of the Lambs (America, 1991)

I might add more later! And remember, these are all VERY disturbing and some of them are very graphic. 

Suggestions for good scary movies?

OH GOD, GURL, SO MANY

  • The Descent (United Kingdom, 2005)
  • Ringu (Japan, 1998) 
  • Ju-on (Japan, 2000)
  • Perfect Blue (Japan, 1997)
  • The Poughkeepsie Tapes (US, 2007)
  • Noroi (Japan, 2005)
  • Bug (US, 2006)
  • Audition (Japan, 1999)
  • A Tale of Two Sisters (South Korea, 2003)
  • Phobia (Thailand, 2008)
  • Shutter (Thailand, 2004)
  • REC (Spain, 2007)
  • Three… Extremes (Collaboration between Hong Kong, Japan, and South Korea; 2004)
  • Inside (France, 2007)
  • Antichrist (US, 2009)
  • Them (Also known as Ils; France, 2006)
  • The Eye (China, 2002)

Those are the best! I have even more but these should be enough for now! XD

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I’ve made a list of all of the short horror films that I like! I’m continually adding onto it so I’ll probably update it later.

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