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1.
Invocation of My Demon Brother (1969 Short Film)
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Experimental short, featuring strobe-like erotic imagery with several shots of the Rolling Stones in performance and an original synthesizer score by Mick Jagger. (12 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Anger
 
2.
Meshes of the Afternoon (1946 Short Film)
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A woman returning home falls asleep and has vivid dreams that may or may not be happening in reality. Through repetitive images and complete mismatching of the objective view of time and space, her dark inner desires play out on-screen. (14 mins.)
 
3.
Cat Soup (2001 Short Film)
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A young anthropomorphic cat goes on a psychedelic journey with his sister in order to save her soul. (34 mins.)
Director: Tatsuo Sato
 
4.
Absurd Encounter with Fear (1967 Short Film)
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A Man approaches a Women in a field. (2 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
5.
Horror Hayride (1992)
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Director: Steve Mims
 
6.
Apocalypse Pooh (1987 Video)
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A collage of scenes from Winnie-the-Pooh cartoons overlain with dialogue from Apocalypse Now. (8 mins.)
 
7.
Divided Into Zero (1999 Short Film)
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A non-linear surrealistic horror film documenting a man's broken descent into isolation, body mutilation, paedophilia and murder. (34 mins.)
Director: Mitch Davis
 
8.
The Image (1969 Short Film)
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An artist's painting comes to life, and haunts him. (13 mins.)
 
9.
The Alphabet (1968 Short Film)
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A woman's dark and absurdist nightmare vision comprising a continuous recitation of the alphabet and bizarre living representations of each letter. (4 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
10.
Eclipse of the Sun Virgin (1967 Short Film)
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(17 mins.)
Director: George Kuchar
 
11.
Ursula (1961 Short Film)
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Young Ursula plays in a tree and ruins her fancy dress. Her elderly mother teaches her a cruel lesson about whether things can ever be mended; what Ursula learns about how to behave may not be what her mother intended. (11 mins.)
 
12.
Bring Me the Head of Charlie Brown (1986 Short Film)
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Charlie Brown is on the run from the Peanuts Gang after the Great Pumpkin puts a bounty on his head in this wild animated student short by Jim Reardon. (4 mins.)
Director: Jim Reardon
 
13.
Umshini Wam (2011 Short Film)
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Named after the Zulu language struggle song, the compiled shenanigans of an eccentric South African couple with wheelchairs and guns and their attempts to prove they are not to be trifled with. (15 mins.)
Director: Harmony Korine
 
14.
Bambi Meets Godzilla (1974 Short Film)
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Bambi is contentedly nibbling the grass, seemingly unaware of his impending encounter with Godzilla. What will happen when the two finally meet? (2 mins.)
 
15.
Malice in Wonderland (1982 Short Film)
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A jet-propelled white rabbit flies through the vulva of a supine woman into a wonderland where people and objects turn inside out... (4 mins.)
Director: Vince Collins
 
16.
A Fantasy (1908 Short Film)
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The first all-animated film in history, a series of scenes without much narrative structure, but morphing into each other. (2 mins.)
Director: Émile Cohl
 
17.
Swing You Sinners! (1930 Short Film)
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(8 mins.)
Director: Dave Fleischer
 
18.
Chromophobia (1966 Short Film)
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An invading army destroys all color in a harmless town and brings it in a state of depression. Then a jester arrives. (10 mins.)
Director: Raoul Servais
 
19.
Scorpio Rising (1965 Short Film)
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An army of gay/nazi bikers make their engines roar and ride the way to pain/pleasure as sexual and sadistic... (28 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Anger
 
20.
Fingered (1988 Short Film)
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FINGERED is an art film that's constructed like a regular movie. Lydia Lunch plays a phone sex operator/prostitute... (25 mins.)
Director: Richard Kern
 
21.
The Evil Cameraman (1990 Short Film)
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(12 mins.)
Director: Richard Kern
 
22.
The Bogus Man (1980 Short Film)
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A look at a conspiracy involving the United States president. (11 mins.)
Director: Nick Zedd
 
23.
Michael Jackson: Thriller (1983 Video)
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A night at the movies turns into a nightmare when Michael and his date are attacked by a hoard of bloodthirsty zombies - only a "Thriller" can save them now. (13 mins.)
Director: John Landis
 
24.
Vincent (1982 Short Film)
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Young Vincent Malloy dreams of being just like Vincent Price and loses himself in macabre daydreams which annoys his mother. (6 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
25.
The Sandman (1991 Short Film)
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On a dark night, as the clock strikes eight, a mother sends her child upstairs to bed with only a candle for light... (10 mins.)
Director: Paul Berry
 
26.
25 Ways to Quit Smoking (1989 Short Film)
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The perilous road to kicking the habit is explored in twenty-six vignettes that include various professionals and contraptions. (5 mins.)
Director: Bill Plympton
 
27.
The Secret of Wendel Samson (1966 Short Film)
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(33 mins.)
Director: Mike Kuchar
 
28.
The Awakening (1990 Short Film)
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A high school student falls asleep while sitting in class. When he wakes up, all time is frozen, except for him. (8 mins.)
 
29.
Din of Celestial Birds (2006 Short Film)
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Din of Celestial Birds is a trip through the evolution of consciousness.
 
30.
Gerorisuto (1990 Short Film)
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(12 mins.)
Director: Shôjin Fukui
 
31.
Knights on Bikes (1956 Short Film)
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(10 mins.)
Director: Ken Russell
 
32.
Chainsaw Maid (2007 Short Film)
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A sexy maid equipped with a chainsaw is a family's only hope against hordes of the undead zombies. (7 mins.)
Director: Takena Nagao
 
33.
Fresh Guacamole (2012 Short Film)
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Transforming familiar objects into fresh guacamole. (2 mins.)
Director: PES
 
34.
Western Spaghetti (2008 Short Film)
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Everyday objects become delicious ingredients as we learn how to cook spaghetti through stop-motion photography. (2 mins.)
Director: PES
 
35.
Lupo the Butcher (1987 Short Film)
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An unhappy butcher, kvetching as he swings his cleaver at a side of meat, cuts off several rib steaks and lets them fall to the floor... (3 mins.)
Director: Danny Antonucci
 
36.
Life Is Flashing Before Your Eyes (1984 Short Film)
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(3 mins.)
Director: Vince Collins
 
37.
Satan at Play (1907 Short Film)
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In an unnamed place, his majesty Satan is bored. Despite his servants exertions, nothing can be found to cheer him up. (9 mins.)
 
38.
Boat (2007 Video)
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A journey into night. (8 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
39.
Darkness Light Darkness (1989 Short Film)
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A human body gradually reconstructs itself as its various component parts crowd themselves into a small room and eventually... (6 mins.)
Director: Jan Svankmajer
 
40.
Meat Love (1989 Short Film)
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Two pieces of meat fall in love. (1 mins.)
Director: Jan Svankmajer
 
41.
Budet laskovyy dozhd (1984 Short Film)
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Animated Film based on Ray Bradbury's novel "The Martian Chronicles", on the short story called "There Will Come Soft Rains..." (10 mins.)
 
42.
Sirene (1968 Short Film)
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Monsterlike cranes reign over an inhospitable harbour as prehistorical reptiles. The only human being they accept is a lonesome fisherman. He is to witness a strange encounter between a ship's mate and a mermaid. Imagination or reality? (9 mins.)
Director: Raoul Servais
 
43.
Marvo Movie (1967 Short Film)
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(5 mins.)
Director: Jeff Keen
 
44.
White Lite (1968 Short Film)
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(3 mins.)
Director: Jeff Keen
 
45.
Blue Cat Blues (1956 Short Film)
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As Tom prepares to commit suicide, Jerry recounts the cat's hopeless lover's pursuit of the opportunistic lady that led to this. (7 mins.)
Stars: Paul Frees
 
46.
The Haunted House (1929 Short Film)
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Mickey seeks shelter from a storm in a house that turns out to be haunted. The skeletons command him to play the organ; they dance and play along. (7 mins.)
 
47.
The Big Shave (1968 Short Film)
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In the process of shaving, a young man cuts himself. A lot. (6 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
48.
The Way to Shadow Garden (1954 Short Film)
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This way madness - or experimental filmmaking - lies. A solitary man in coat and tie enters an apartment that may be a converted garage... (10 mins.)
Director: Stan Brakhage
 
49.
Fireworks (1947 Short Film)
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Depicts a dream sequence about the brutal rape and torture of Anger himself (as a teenager) by a group of sailors on the street (after trying to pick one of them up). (20 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Anger