S-omewhere Under the Headstone – A to Z Short Horror Film Review Series

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You can tell that this series is winding down as the titles are getting less and less creative and more and more ridiculous. I had a vision of an undead Dorothy Gale, singing to a skeletal Toto in an alternate Kansas. Hence the title.

Today, we travel to Canada, France, Australia, Ireland and the UAE! Yes, I said the UAE! So, enjoy the trip. Keep your arms and legs inside the article. And don’t tease the driver! It’s hard to control an article when you have been dead as long as he has.


Sebastian’s Voodoo (2008)

What would life be like if you were a voodoo doll, among a group of voodoo dolls, overused by a very vengeful person? What if you decided to take matters into your own hands and change your fate? Written and directed by Joaquin Baldwin, distributed through the National Film Board of Canada and winner of 28 awards.

The Secluded House (2012)

Rather long for a short (34 minutes), this found footage film from Australia was written and directed by Dion Cavallaro and Paul Evans Thomas. An abandoned house is the source of disappearances. A group of teenagers and their camera go there to see what they can (and can’t) see.

Editor-in-Chief’s Note: This is one of my all time favorite found footage films on Youtube! Definitely worth the watch.

Self-Assembly (2014)

Ray Sullivan, Irish director, brings you parents who suffer a horrible loss. They come up with an interesting means to deal with the loss, the may not work out for the best. From the man who brought you “Maisie.” See the “M” article.

Something (2010)

A Cyriak animation. I’d tell you more, but I really can’t really explain what you will see. It definitely is something, though.

Saving Face (2012)

Director Leo Boxleitner brings you a new spin on a wife getting ready to go out for the evening with her husband. Short, sweet and to the point.

Satan in Prison (1907)

Georges Melies gives you an idea how comfortable Satan could make a prison cell for himself. And how quickly he could hide it from his jailer.

Spoon (2011)

Drew Daywalt, again. What can I say? The man is a machine! A woman talks about her husband and his abuse that brought her to prison. Done as a monologue.

Scrambled (2013)

Faisal Hashmi, a filmmaker from the United Arab Emirates, gives an interesting vision of living alone, while watching “Night of the Living Dead,” late at night.

I have to admit that I am really impressed with the few films that Hashmic House has produced. They give a fresh perspective of horror with some innovative ideas. As a result, here is another film about a college library and the numbers 1, 2 and 3.

Cold Feet (2014)


As we pull the article into the garage and put on the parking brake, I wish to thank those that fuel these little journeys. Vimeo, YouTube and IMDB have been a constant source of information and often great films. Article “T” is in the works.

In the meantime, enjoy and support Short Films, all Short Films!

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About Ernie Fink

Ernie Fink has been a fan of film, mainly in the genres of horror and mystery, in equal parts, for over fifty years. His love of horror in the cinema begins with "King Kong" and in literature with Edgar Allan Poe and Bernhardt J. Hurwood.  With mysteries, he skipped from the Hardy Boys right to Hercules Poirot, only to find John Rebus and Harry Hole waiting in the wings. He has been known to read subtitles extensively, and rarely leaves a theater until the lights come up.
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