Horror Tag Archive

Live Action, Premiere

Liam Pinheiro-Rogers’ ‘London’s Forgotten’ Asks Why the Pernicious Cycle of Knife Crime Refuses to End

Liam Pinheiro-Rogers unpacks the expanded ambitions and creative decision-making behind the uncanny atmosphere of his haunting anti-knife crime drama.

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A Toxic Relationship Becomes an All-Encompassing Nightmare in AJ Prager’s Short ‘Seeing Other People’

Amanda Prager reveals how she translated her experience of being in a toxic relationship into a paranoid fantasy short about escaping a controlling partner.

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Animation

Mansi Maheshwari Depicts the Nightmarish Nature of Parental Lies in Feverish Animated Cannes Short ‘Bunnyhood’

Mansi Maheshwari walks DN through how she created the intense and frenetic scrawled animation style of her manic Cannes-selected NFTS grad short.

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An Accidental Murder Leads to Escalating Chaos in James Button & Kristaps Kazaks’ ‘The Corpse Series’

Co-Directors James Button & Kristaps Kazaks talk us through the evolution from short to web series to featurette of their blood-soaked slasher comedy.

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A Screenwriting Professor Experiences a Kafkaesque Descent in Harry Sherriff’s ‘Jeremy: A Nightmare’

Harry Sherriff returns to reveal how his creative development at the NFTS informed his latest nightmarish comedy about a man pitted against his doppelgänger.

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Live Action

A Filipino Immigrant Worker Battles the Horrors of Assimilation in Paris Zarcilla’s Acerbic Debut ‘Raging Grace’

DN alum Paris Zarcilla dissects the claustrophobic tone and character-driven visual language of his chilling gothic SXSW winning feature debut.

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Live Action, Premiere

A Strange Noise in the Night Leads to a Spooky Encounter in Ben S. Hyland’s Comedy Horror ‘Bleep’

Ben S. Hyland reveals how he used misdirection to great comic effect in his short about a bickering couple investigating a strange unidentifiable noise.

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Max Lincoln’s Comedy-Horror ‘Rhyme or Die’ Subversively Critiques the Merciless Nature of the Creative Industries

Director Max Lincoln talks about devising imaginative kills and being inspired by the ruthless nature of the creative industries for his bloody comedy-horror.

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Live Action

Evil Reigns on Both Sides of the Camera in Josefin Malmén & David Strindberg’s Meta Short ‘A Bloody Mess’

Josefin Malmén & David Strindberg talk through the practical challenges of rendering themselves on screen for their self-referential comedy horror.

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Live Action, Premiere

An Injured Young Man Incites a Surreal Encounter in Björn Rühmann’s Psychological Thriller ‘MirrorMirror’

Björn Rühmann discusses the use of darkness and shadow to emphasise the aura of mystery in his unsettling psychological thriller.

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Jim Vendiola’s Horror-Comedy ‘Pretty Pickle’ Reveals Why Our Lover’s Quirks Are Perhaps Best Left Alone

Jim Vendiola talks about marrying disparate moments of eroticism, mystery, horror and comedy in his unconventional and shocking tale of modern dating.

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Live Action, Premiere

Masculinity Is a Toxic, Menacing Curse in Dima Barch’s Gripping Queer Russian Horror Short ‘Dead End’

Dima Barch walks us through his use of long takes, dynamic lighting set-ups and an ambiguous mode to create an ambitious and menacing queer horror film.

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