Horror Movie Matters:#3: The Shorts: Bedfellows 2008, Dir. Drew Daywalt, Still Life 2005 Dir. Jon Knautz He dies at the End 2008 Dir. Damian McCarthy

#3: The Shorts: Bedfellows 2008, Dir. Drew Daywalt, Still Life 2005 Dir. Jon Knautz He dies at the End 2008 Dir. Damian McCarthy

So far, this list has covered some of the classics and some very important cultural milestones, but I wanted to take some time to discuss the burgeoning form of short horror. Comedy and horror rely on many of the same tactics, and under this concept, if you can tell a joke in a short form, surely you can scare people in the same amount of time. All three of these filmmakers are talented and each of their films are worthy of your time. Each of these films were recommended to me by my friend Steve Giuliano and I couldn't be more grateful. So if you want your pants scared off but you don't have two hours, watch one of these, they'll get the job done.

Bedfellows 2008, Dir. Drew Daywalt

This short is perhaps the best example in the short form of Hitchcock's mystery versus suspense. this mean little tale switches from one to the other perfectly.

Still Life 2005 Dir. Jon Knautz

This film quietly sneaks up on you, gets under you skin and leaves you feeling hollowed out all in under ten minutes.

He Dies at the End 2008 Dir. Damian McCarthy

This film has a clever concept, but is really all about the suspense. By the way, the title gives away the ending.

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