V Vant to Suck Your Blood– A to Z Short Horror Film Review Series

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Okay, just as no self-respecting Dracula would say “Blah, Blah, Blah,” (Thank you Adam Sandler in “Hotel Transylvania”), no Dracula ever said “I vant to suck your blood.”

I did say that titles were hard to come by! Worse than that, there are no vampire films on this list.

Here we are at the Letter “V.”

I have been focusing on destinations lately. Today, we have the US, England and France. Pretty dull. But these dull spots are filled with zombies, aliens, weird kids, monsters, and vanishings. Hope you have fun!

Velvet Road (2011)


What would the Zombie Apocalypse look like during the 1960’s in the American South amid the racial tensions there? Here is a what if. Brought to you by writer/director L. Gustavo Cooper, who has a horror resume that includes both short and feature-length films.

Vessel (2012)


You can watch Vessel Here: https://vimeo.com/groups/114474/videos/40253847

A cross-county red-eye flight disappears. Inside, the humans are being turned into something else and a little girl in hiding is the only witness. The word “Vessel” has a dual meaning in this film. This is directed by Clark Baker, who is better known as a Producer of a couple of Adult Swim show, namely, “The Eric Andre Show” and “Check It Out! With Dr. Steve Brule”. There is nothing funny about this film.

Victorian Undead (2012)


Before “Pride & Prejudice & Zombies”, there is this short film. A bit amateurish, but zombies are zombies, and everybody loves them. Written and directed by Ross Shepherd, of Sussex, England, which appears to be the location for most of his films. He has done a number of shorts with a diverse array of subjects.

Vincent (1982)


It took a while to get to Tim Burton, but here he is! An animated tale of a boy with dark interests. Vincent Price narrates. An early work.

The Vanishing Lady (1896)

Georges Melies makes his future wife, Jehanne D’Arcy, disappear under a cloak, only to reappear as a … Well, you’ll see!

Vicious (2015)

Directed by Oliver Park, a UK film showing a woman returning home to find the door unlocked. Is she home alone? Oh, yeah, her cell phone isn’t working either.

Vermin (2015)

Home decorating is rarely this difficult. Montana’s Danny Donahue is the writer and director of this and several other horror short films.

Once again, we come to the end of another letter. My fervent hope is that you, dear viewer, have been enjoying these films. These have been just a scratch of the surface of the volume of short films on the web. If you search by yourself, who knows what genius you might stumble upon.

As always, Vimeo, YouTube and IMDb have supplied most of the films and information. I did have to check Wikipedia about Georges Melies’ wife. The personal life of movie people has always been the part of the Silver Screen edition of Trivial Pursuit where I was weakest.
Continue to enjoy!

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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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