CUT/SHORT: Danse Macabre

Warning! The following short film contains graphic and disturbing depictions of death and suicide. Viewer Discretion is advised. The short film Danse Macabre is simply, eloquently morbid. The short is a trip through death and while it is haunting, and makes me squeamish about it, this film captures so much beauty. It captures the human […]

Foxed!

https://vimeo.com/138706287 Don’t you just hate dealing with a conniving fox and their malicious intent. James Stewart and Nev Bezaire perfectly capture such a predicament in their short film Foxed! The endearing doll like designs of a Rankin/Bass special meets the dark and eerie designs of Laika in this stupendous display of stop motion. While the […]

31 Spooks of October – 2018 Box Set

Do you like short film, and do you like them spooky? Let’s rewind, get shameless, and dig up my past that… really should remain buried. Now in one convenient place it’s the 31 Spooks of October [2018 Edition] viewed how it was meant to be viewed……. in September. If you want to see the horrific […]

Conventional Wisdom(shortcut ep. 3)

Hello everyone, welcome back to my short film series shortcut where we look at short films usually through a specific lens to hopefully think of these various elements of film to gain some perspective and grow as media creators and critics ourselves. The common factor between today’s bunch is genre conventions. Conventions are common traits, […]

Ooh What a Twist! (shortcut ep. 2)

Short films live and die on how with it being such a short commitment to watch them what makes them worth remembering? Often filmmakers will pander to political biases to make their work noteworthy… when that doesn’t work they may try to demonstrate their outside the box writing chops by creating an ending the audience […]

Shorts of Famous Directors (shortcut ep. 1)

Welcome everyone to what I hope can be a marvelous beginning to a new series. I guess you could say that I am a connoisseur of short films and to my dismay…. generally, people don’t care. But that ends today, because I’m going to take you on a journey through the art, the craft, the […]

Missing Halloween – 31 SPOOKS of October FINALE ( HAPPY HALLOWEEN!)

We finally made it Halloween everyone, the spookiest day of the year. To celebrate the occasion, I just don’t have final animation, but arguably one of the best, that from the very beginning I knew was going to be in the 31 Spooks, was arguable one of the convincing few that convinced me to make […]

Lora Vicious – 31 SPOOKS of October

Some of these horror shorts can be such downers, I guess I found it appropriate to bring in a bright and bubbly personality to calm your nerves and who better than Lora Vicious. Lora Vicious is kind and friendly vampire waifu girl created by Kryssen Robinson over at YowLife Productions. Lora was created for Halloween […]

Greed – 31 SPOOKS of October

Where’s the 3D animation at? Well right here, Greed is an animated short final project by Alli Sadegiani. I’m not going to lie to you I have no clue how to interpret Greed, there’s obviously some sort of warped and twisted self-reflection in the form of a demented allegory… but when I got to interpret […]

Waiting – 31 SPOOKS of October

Today’s new addition to the spook library brings us all the way to Ireland to appreciate the work of Emlyn Boyle. Waiting is the follow up to Boyle’s YouTube hit short animation One Winter’s Night and played at the 2013 Belfast Film Festival. Boyle is an experimental artist that dabbles in multiple mediums, but I’d […]

Zero – 31 SPOOKS of October

I need a zero! I’m holding out for a zero at the end of the ni-ght! Welcome to Zero, not going to  waste too much time introducing the creators of the short because if you’ve been following along Zealous Creative was featured before and I talked about all there works when I talked about the […]

Children’s Toys/ No Monsters – 31 SPOOKS of October

Welcome to Autodale, a safe home for you and me. Robots are our friends and with their help order and harmony is achieved. How beautiful it is to grow up in such a … perfect governed state.  David James Armsby created two shorts in this city of the future that illustrated the way robots and […]

The Witch’s Heart – 31 SPOOKS of October

Witches are spoopy, but not so much in this short. I’m sorry to the animators in this short that was not nominated for one of the 30 shorts showcased in the Thailand Animator Festival 4… at least as some sort of consolation welcome to the K at the Movies 31 Spooks of October. One Youtube […]