Horror Shorts

Horror Shorts

9 Episodes

Fear comes in all forms in this selection of dread-inducing shorts. Featuring unsettling early works by masters of menace like David Lynch (THE ALPHABET) and Guillermo del Toro (GEOMETRIA) as well as innovative contemporary films that use horror to confront issues such as racism (HAIR WOLF) and cultural genocide (THE BLACK CASE), these macabre miniatures may only last minutes, but they will haunt your psyche for much longer.

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Horror Shorts
  • The Alphabet

    Episode 1

    Directed by David Lynch • 1968 • United States

    This experimental short film presents a sick woman's nightmare involving living representations of the alphabet.

  • Geometria

    Episode 2

    Directed by Guillermo del Toro • 1987 • Mexico

    This 1987 short horror film by Guillermo del Toro has been personally reworked by the director.

  • Sea Devil

    Episode 3

    Directed by Dean C. Marcial and Brett Potter • 2014 • United States

    An American fisherman attempts to smuggle two Cuban immigrants into Miami, passing them off as day laborers. While the group trawls for shrimp, a fourth person boards the boat, carrying a secret at the bottom of the Ocean.

  • Swallowed

    Episode 4

    Directed by Lily Baldwin • 2016 • United States

    A young mother’s repressed desires erupt in a shocking moment of catharsis in this unsettlingly visceral body-horror nightmare. Lily Baldwin adapts a dream by Daniel Patrick Carbone.

  • The Beaning

    Episode 5

    Directed by Sean McCoy • 2017 • United States

    Devils in the outfield! Steeped in occult dread, this experimental documentary uncovers a sinister conspiracy theory surrounding the death of Cleveland baseball player Ray Chapman, who was killed by a ball thrown by Yankees pitcher Carl Mays in 1920.

  • Hair Wolf

    Episode 6

    Directed by Mariama Diallo • 2018 • United States
    Starring Kara Young, Taliah Webster, Madeline Weinstein

    She’s white and she wants dreads . . . The staff of a Black hair salon in Brooklyn fend off a terrifying new monster: white women intent on literally sucking the lifeblood from Black culture.

  • The Devil’s Harmony

    Episode 7

    Directed by Dylan Holmes Williams • 2019 • United Kingdom
    Starring Patsy Ferran, Leo Suter, Guy Henry

    Revenge is best served a cappella. A bullied teenage girl leads a glee club on a trail of destruction against her high school enemies in this darkly humorous Sundance prizewinner.

  • The Fall

    Episode 8

    Directed by Jonathan Glazer • 2019 • United States

    Jonathan Glazer journeys into the void with this frighteningly surreal vision of fascistic violence and the frenzied destruction of mob rule.

  • White Echo

    Episode 9

    Directed by Chloë Sevigny • 2019 • United States
    Starring Hailey Gates, Eleonore Hendricks, Kate Lyn Sheil

    Five women, a ouija board, and a house with a dark secret: Chloë Sevigny imbues this atmospherically enigmatic ghost story with a bracing feminist jolt.