Grab your chainsaws, stock-up on those necessary supplies and prepare yourself for some apocalyptic viewing. With the zombie genre showing no signs of losing popularity anytime soon, here at Directors Notes we’re using Halloween as the perfect excuse to bring together 6 of our favourite short films featuring the living dead:

I Love Sarah Jane

Director: Spencer Susser
Jimbo is 13 and can think of only one girl — Sarah Jane. And no matter what stands in his way-bullies, violence, chaos, or zombies-nothing will stop him from finding a way into her world.


Director: Ben Howling & Yolanda Ramke
Stranded in the midst of a zombie apocalypse, a man sets in motion an unlikely plan to protect the precious cargo he carries: his infant daughter


Director: Nicolaï Belce-Kennedy
An isolated underground parking security guard finds trouble when he tries to rescue a young woman stuck in a car trunk.


Director: Cole Schreiber
The story of a young American solider who dies in WW1 and ninety years later unearths himself from a grave in the European countryside. Shot over the course of a week in Mendocino County, Morongo Valley and New York City, the film is a dark, but beautiful meditation on a wayward soul’s pursuit of peace.

Undying Love

Director: Omar Hauksson
A young man faces his daily routines in a city where zombies dominate the streets looking for fresh meat. In constant danger he dares to go outside to look for food and other means to survive. Equipped with his baseball bat and padded clothes he carefully checks every corner before passing and life is all about survival in this city that seems to have only one pulse, his own, until he meets a stranger in trouble and he must intervene.

Play Dead

Director: Andres and Diego Meza-Valdes
A zombie apocalypse unites a ragtag pack of dogs in the ruined streets of Miami. Immune to the epidemic, they must stick together to survive in the midst of ferocious undead and human survivors. Sit. Stay. Play dead.

Zombie hand image author – Eustace Dauger | Used under the Creative Commons Licence

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