Up 4,475 this week

Red Balloon (2010)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 299 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 5 critic

A young female babysitter is chatting to her friend when the young girl she's watching disturbs her. She hangs up the phone and goes upstairs to investigate. She finds her screaming and ... See full summary »

0Check in

10 Best Back-to-School TV Shows

Dust off your varsity jacket and get excited for fall with our list of the 10 best back-to-school TV shows.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 307 titles
created 19 Dec 2011
a list of 468 titles
created 15 Aug 2013
a list of 1364 titles
created 16 Aug 2014
a list of 75 titles
created 11 months ago
a list of 343 titles
created 2 months ago

Related Items

Search for "Red Balloon" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Red Balloon (2010)

Red Balloon (2010) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Red Balloon.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Suckablood (2012)
Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A gothic tale of a girl scared to suck her thumb - lest the monstrous Suckablood should come.

Director: Ben Tillett
Stars: Robin Berry, Holly Jacobson, Samuel Metcalf
Don't Hang Up (2016)
Horror | Thriller

An evening of drunken prank calls becomes a nightmare for a pair of teenagers when a mysterious stranger turns their own game against them...with deadly consequences.

Directors: Damien Macé, Alexis Wajsbrot
Stars: Sienna Guillory, Gregg Sulkin, Garrett Clayton
Lights Out I (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

When Mark Daniels, a 33 year old born and bred Londoner and married father to Rebekha, 6, suddenly loses his job after 15 years at Canon Construction, he turns to childhood friend, Sam ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Shaw
Stars: Kelly Ann Bourne, Andy Demetrio, Joe Elias
Death Scenes (2012)
Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

On a dark and stormy night, a man is interrogated for a series of grisly slayings, but all is not quite as it seems.

Director: Joel Morgan
Stars: Robin Berry, Charlie Bond, Ayden Callaghan
Short | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Damian Mc Carthy
Stars: Fintan Collins
Alexia (2013)
Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Although Alexia, Franco's ex-girlfriend, has been deceased for some time, Franco still has her as a contact on his social network. When he decides to delete her and move on, something strange starts to manifest through his computer.

Director: Andrés Borghi
Stars: Sergio Berón, Pilar Boyle, Paula Carruega
Pictured (2014)
Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A creepy picture plays with the fear of a woman. But maybe there is any connection between the girl on the picture and the woman who trys to find out the secret behind the glas.

Director: David F. Sandberg
Stars: Lotta Losten
The Passing V (2014)
Short | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A mysterious woman, a missing child and an ominous past converge on two detectives in this frightening tale.

Director: John Wynn
Stars: Lana McKissack, Nathan Moore, Bonnie Bower
Peekers (2008)
Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: Mark Steensland
Stars: Albert Braun, June Braun, Mike Lechner
Short | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A sleep deprived office worker photocopies a "Black Hole" late one night - Suddenly the possibilities seem endless. Will greed get the better of him?

Directors: Philip Sansom, Olly Williams
Stars: Napoleon Ryan
The Closet II (2011)
Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Drew Daywalt
Stars: Bonnie Aarons, Brea Grant, Kaylee Score
Knock I (Video 2011)
Short | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Casie, a bright young college girl is home alone and up late studying for her finals when she suddenly hears a strange knocking on her front door.

Director: Deric Nunez
Stars: Felicia Diny, Deric Nunez


Credited cast:
Gareth Bennett-Ryan
Rachel Bright ...
Chantal Eder
Taryn Kay ...
Tiffany Moorton ...
Dorothy (voice)
Niamh Palmer Watson ...
Tez Palmer
Kirsten Hazel Smith ...
Girl on film (as Rebecca Pitkin)


A young female babysitter is chatting to her friend when the young girl she's watching disturbs her. She hangs up the phone and goes upstairs to investigate. She finds her screaming and standing up on her bed but can't find anything wrong. She calms the child down and goes back down stairs. This happens several times but things get more ominous and creepy as the babysitter has to investigate the supposedly safe little bedroom. Written by NavQ

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Short | Horror | Thriller

Parents Guide:



Official Sites:



Release Date:

27 October 2010 (France)  »

Box Office


£6,000 (estimated)

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs




See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Positive horror short.
16 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Julie, a young babysitter, finds herself constantly disturbed by the young girl she is babysitting one night. Julie assumes the girl is just having nightmares, but little does she know – the nightmare is in the home.

I love it when a horror films needs little time to give me a few good chills, and Red Balloon did just that for me. The idea of a babysitter facing any type of horror is not an original idea, but when you can take an unoriginal idea and still keep the viewer engaged then you have a winner. Our story is constantly moving with little time wasted and nothing but proper development taking place, which thankfully did not take very long for things to really get going. The horror provided was excellent, and came via a sweet twist very reminiscent of the incredible clown scene from Amusement. It was not an original idea, but it was one that is rarely used despite being creepy as hell and guarantee to deliver goose bumps as it did for me. The film does end rather abruptly, especially when all you want is more of the awesome antics going on, but hey – this is a short film.

Writers/directors Damien Mace and Alexis Wajsbrot, SFX maestros by trade, did a fantastic job delivering this film to us. The atmosphere is perfect, the sets are great, we get good performances from all (two) involved, and they execute the horror to perfection, resulting in some darn good chills that I did not expect to see in a short film.

Overall, Red Balloon is a great horror short that provides an effective story that results in great horror thanks to awesome direction. At only 13 minutes total the film will not provide as much horror as a full length effort, but the amount of horror you get in such a short package makes for a highly recommended watch if you can find it.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Pretty sweet horror short. shocktokyo
Discuss Red Balloon (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: