Some of these short films are suspenseful. Other’s are humorous and some have psychological twists. Hope you guys enjoy!
- RED BALLOON: A little girl Dorothy is having trouble sleeping. She wakes up frequently. Her babysitter, Julie, tells her it’s nothing to be worried about it. Or is it?
- THE LAST TEN: A nameless man arrives home one evening. He begins to walk up the stairwell to his apartment unaware of the impending disaster that awaits him at the top. He has ten minutes left to live. His wife has even less.
- CUT: A barber at a shop is alone in the middle of the night, when he begins to hear creaks and unexpected noises
- DOPPELGANGER: A woman gets receives a frantic call from her husband. He urgently tells her not to go home, and not to believe what she sees when she gets there.
- MAMA: This is the 3 minute short film that inspired the full length movie Mama
- HE DIES AT THE END: A man begins to receive strange requests from his computer. WARNING: JUMPSCARE
- SUCKABLOOD: Suckablood” is a monster who punishes thumb-sucking children. When he is tricked one night by a little girl he decides to teach her a lesson she’ll never forget.
- THE FACTS IN THE CASE OF MISTER HOLLOW: A short horror film that takes a different approach. It will leave you with more questions than answers.
- BEHING CLOSED DOORS: Troubled by his conflicting parents and haunted by the monster that dwells in his bedroom closet - Gregory must confront his demons and defeat the true evil that exists behind closed doors. WARNING: CHILD ABUSE
- BEDFELLOWS: A woman wakes up in the middle of the night because of a phone call. The person sleeping next to her is not who she wants him to be.
Tales of Terror - Volume 1
- The Elevator [directed by Shimizu Takashi]
- The School Excursion [directed by Miyake Ryuta]
- Kengo Nishioka [directed by Tsuruta Norio]
- The Visitor [directed by Toyoshima Keisuke]
- Covering the 100 Tales [directed by Nakayama Ichiro]
- Cassette Tape [directed by Sano Shiro]
- Spilt Water [directed by Tsuruta Norio]
- The Backward Suit [directed by Miyake Ryuta]
- Examination Room #3 - Part One [directed by Yoshida Akio]
- Examination Room #3 - Part Two [directed by Yoshida Akimi]
- Forgotten Item [directed by Nanba Ryo]
- Video [directed by Kihara Hirokatsu]
- A Drop of Blood [directed by Arakawa Eiji]
- Enlightenment [directed by Shimizu Takashi]
- Waiting Time [directed by Shimizu Takashi]
Trying my best to contribute as much as I can this Halloween!
despite my semi hiatusBy the way, what’s your favorite in this volume?
This is one of my favorite pastas! It’s a long read but the payoff is so worth it! If you’d like, you can listen while you read along.
Um… hi there. I guess you could say I’m writing this as a cautionary tale to those who plan on studying abroad in future. I don’t mean to discourage you from going in the first place, it’s more like I just want you to be aware of this so that something like this doesn’t happen to you too.
Directed by Mark Steensland
This is a short horror film that, despite being minimalistic, manages to create a disturbing atmosphere throughout. I definitely recommend watching it to get in the Halloween spirit!
(Warning: This story can be pretty creepy and disturbing, read at your own risk. I just wanted to post one of my favorite creepypastas since Halloween is so close!)
During my childhood my family was like a drop of water in a vast river, never remaining in one location for long. We settled in Rhode Island when I was eight, and there we remained until I went to college in Colorado Springs. Most of my memories are rooted in Rhode Island, but there are fragments in the attic of my brain which belong to the various homes we had lived in when I was much younger.
Most of these memories are unclear and pointless– chasing after another boy in the back yard of a house in North Carolina, trying to build a raft to float on the creek behind the apartment we rented in Pennsylvania, and so on. But there is one set of memories which remains as clear as glass, as though they were just made yesterday. I often wonder whether these memories are simply lucid dreams produced by the long sickness I experienced that Spring, but in my heart, I know they are real.
In honor of October, I’ve decided to start posting my favorite 2spooky stories every now and then! I only discovered this story recently but it’s quickly become an all-time favorite. I hope you like it as much as I do!
My mom has rapid early-onset Alzheimer’s and three months ago I had to put her into care.
I’m thirty-four and so you can imagine how I’m feeling about ending up the same way. My sister Megan is thirty-nine and is pretty much deep in denial, won’t go to doctors and last time I saw her told me to “shove my fucking fish oil tablets up my ass”. We love each other and get along but when it comes to Mom’s Alzheimer’s we can’t talk about it.
And if you can do the math, you can figure out that Mom was just fifteen when she had Megan. Quite the scandal back in the day but then she and my dad got married when she turned eighteen and had me and also my younger brother, Robert.
It has been a bad year. A really fucking bad year. Three months ago Mom went into care and that was because four months ago, Dad passed away. He was only five years older than Mom and died (they think) because of side-effects from his blood thinning medication. And if you do the math there you realize she was fourteen when she became pregnant with Megan and Dad was nineteen when that happened. A little statutory rape swept under the carpet of the past.
Putting Mom into care was hard but she’s not the first member of our family to go.
WARNING: This video may be considered disturbing to some. Viewer discretion is advised.
The Gate (directed by Matt Westrup)
A new virulent strain of rabies is thought to be responsible for a number of horrible deaths in the city of London. It soon becomes clear that the cause of the condition has a much more sinister origin.
"The Gate" is a very effective little movie that both terrifies and invokes curiosity. It’s one of my favorite short films! What’s more is that it’s being turned into a full-length feature film and Westrupt will be returning as the director. I’m really excited to see it!
A story about a boy, his robot and the consequences of his anger at the disintegration of his parents marriage.
Alex is looking for the normal loving family life that he hasn’t got - his parents are too busy fighting with each other to worry about the effect on him. Modern technology comes to the rescue in the form of Blinky, a robot designed to be a companion/assistant but ultimately becomes more a best friend and surrogate family member.
Not getting the love he is looking for from Blinky, Alex soon becomes bored with Blinky and starts treating him badly, making conflicting demands of him that ultimately result in a failure of his software. On reboot, only one demand remains intact.
Blinky was originally around to be Alex’s best friend and obey his every desire - he should have been more careful of what he wished for. It came true.
For any Edgar Allan Poe fans out there, this is an awesome short film I just saw. It’s a modern retelling of The Telltale Heart, called Tell and directed by Ryan Connolly. It’s extremely well-made and suspenseful and keeps you on the edge of your seat until the last moment. Highly recommended for any EAP fan or just fans of horror in general!
As many of my followers know, I am obsessed with all things horror. In particular, I’m passionate about short horror films. Getting a good story and some scares packed into just a few minutes is difficult but often rewarding. I’ve spent years combing through the internet trying to find the best films. So I decided to post my own personal list of films I’ve loved so others could enjoy them, too!
This list is constantly growing so I’ll be updating every now and then. These are all very professional and, if not super scary, are very entertaining. Of course, your mileage may vary. They’re all in chronological order, by the dates I discovered them. Enjoy!
NOTE: Movies I highly recommend are bolded.
I really miss my sister. I’m 8 years old and my sister is 12. Ever since I can remember, our family has always been poor. My sister and I had to wear the same clothes every day and the kids at school used to make fun of us.
Last year, my sister ran away from home. Even though we shared a bedroom, she never warned me she was going to leave. If I’d known, I probably would have begged her to take me with her.
My parents said they are still searching for her, but I don’t think they’re putting in a lot of effort.
Not long after that, my parents won the lottery. My mom said she found the winning ticket in a dumpster. When I saw all the money in the briefcase, I thought our problems were over.
I was wrong.
My parents immediately went on a spending spree. My dad bought himself a new car and a big TV. My mom bought herself some nice new dresses and lots of jewelry. They didn’t buy me anything.
“What happens when all the money runs out?” I asked them.
“Don’t worry,” my mom replied, “We still have you.”
I guess that means they love me, don’t they?
The parents killed the older sister and got the money either via insurance or sold her parts. They aren’t worried about the money running out because they still have another daughter to exploit.
*Warning! This story is disturbing. Reader discretion is advised.*
During the summer of 1983, in a quiet town near Minneapolis, Minnesota, the charred body of a woman was found inside the kitchen stove of a small farmhouse. A video camera was also found in the kitchen, standing on a tripod and pointing at the oven. No tape was found inside the camera at the time.
Although the scene was originally labeled as a homicide by police, an unmarked VHS tape was later discovered at the bottom of the farm’s well (which had apparently dried up earlier that year).
Despite its worn condition, and the fact that it contained no audio, police were still able to view the contents of the tape. It depicted a woman recording herself in front of a video camera (seemingly using the same camera the police found in the kitchen). After positioning the camera to include both her and her kitchen stove in the image, the tape then showed her turning on the oven, opening the door, crawling inside, and then closing the door behind her. Eight minutes into the video, the oven could be seen shaking violently, after which point thick black smoke could be seen emanating from it. For the remaining 45 minutes of video, until the batteries in the camera died, it remained in its stationary position.
To avoid disturbing the local community, police never released any information about the tape, or even the fact that it was found. Police were also not able to determine who put the tape in the well, or why the height and stature of the woman in the video didn’t come close to matching the body they’d found in the oven.
*Warning! This story is disturbing. Reader discretion is advised.*
Normally you sleep soundly, but the thunderstorm raging outside is stirring you from your slumber. You begin to doze, then another crash jolts you awake. The cycle lasts most of the night. So you lay there, eyes open and outward, looking at your room stretching out before you in oblong shadows. Your eyes move from nameless object, to object, until you reach your mirror, sitting adjacent to you across the room.
Suddenly a flash of lighting, and the mirror flickers in illumination. For a scant second the mirror revels to you dozens of faces, silhouettes within its frame, mouths open and eyes blackened. They stare out at you, their black pupils fixed upon your face.
Then it is done. Are you sure of what you have seen? Unsettled, you don’t sleep for the rest of the evening.
The next morning you remove the mirror from your wall and toss it in the trash. It didn’t matter if the vision you had seen was of truth or falsehood, you wanted to be rid of that mirror. In fact, you scrap every mirror in your house.
Weeks pass and the event of that night falls into passive memory. You are spending the day at a friend’s house. It’s time to use the bathroom. While you are in there the faucet starts to run without you prompting it. Taken aback by this, you do not yet act, trying to reason with your paranoia in your mind. The water starts to steam and a skin of moisture covers the mirror up above. You’re watching intently as words form:
“Please return the mirrors. We miss watching you sleep at night.”
A couple of weeks ago, I posted a collection of scary stories, urban legends, and creepypasta. People liked it, so I decided to do it again! This time I have not marked whether or not they are urban legends or creepypasta, etc., and most of them are American. Still, this is a GREAT collection and I hope everyone enjoys!