Doc's Favorite Shorts

by DrNostromo | created - 4 months ago | updated - 3 days ago | Public

These are just short films that I've run across that tickled my fancy, so to speak. I now have a website devoted to my favorite short films, with direct links for your viewing pleasure, at:

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1. The Armoire (2017)

Short, Horror

A struggling actress moves to Hollywood where she discovers a piece of furniture in her apartment is haunted by a malicious ghost.

Director: Evan Cooper | Stars: Kirk Baltz, Hannah Barlow, Bradley Rose, Strange Dave

Votes: 107

2. Bedtime (2014 Video)

2 min | Short, Horror

A mother attempts to comfort her child who believes there's a monster under the bed.

Director: Jonathan Castillo | Stars: Jen Hall, Carmen House

Votes: 15

3. Meow (III) (2017)

13 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

MEOW is a bloodstained genre mash offering life lessons in demonic cats, dubious landlords and overbearing mothers.

Director: Christopher Jopp | Stars: Eleonore Dendy, Shawn Dunbar, Charles Hubbell, M.P. Johnson

Votes: 66

4. The Banishing (2013)

Not Rated | 12 min | Short, Horror

Two sisters decide to take the supernatural into their own hands.

Director: Erlingur Thoroddsen | Stars: Alicia Harding, Danielle Kotch, Haley Kotch, Stephanie Wortel

Votes: 105

5. The Tour (I) (2014)

15 min | Short, Horror

Darkmoor Manor is England's most haunted house, its doors closed to the public. It is now just part of a tour which helps attracts visitors to a struggling town. That is until the tour ... See full summary »

Directors: Alex Mathieson, Damon Rickard | Stars: Jessica Cameron, Heather Dorff, Tom Gordon, Damon Rickard

Votes: 85

6. Playing Doctor (2015)

Short, Comedy

A child takes the classic kiddie game of 'Playing Doctor' a little too literally.

Director: Jon Kovel | Stars: Patrick Carlyle, Laura Chinn, Kiel Kennedy, Madeline Walter

Votes: 31

7. You're Missing (2016 Video)

1 min | Short, Horror

A woman walking home alone at dusk starts seeing her own image on Missing Girl posters.

Director: Andrew Adams | Star: Marissa Rivera

8. Woman in the Book (2016)

Short, Horror

Two hikers find a book and the pages reveal something horrifying.

Director: Justin Martinez | Star: Maria Volk

Votes: 17

9. Itsy Bitsy Spiders (2013)

12 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

Edwin has a dark obsession with drawing spiders. His mother does her best to curb his increasingly odd behavior, but unbeknownst to her, a terrifying mystery will soon be solved with the help of these sinister drawings.

Director: Bertrand Paré | Stars: Julian Feder, Jessica Galinas, Britt Prentice, Matthew Vorce

Votes: 99

10. One Please (2014)

7 min | Short, Horror

Mommy and daddy love you very much.

Director: Jesse Burks | Stars: Michael Berryman, Catherine Burks, Sailor Holland, Alan Rackley

Votes: 176

11. Special Day (2018)

6 min | Short, Horror

On the night of her 18th birthday, Emily's family gather together to reveal a secret to her - a secret that will shape the rest of her life.

Director: Teal Greyhavens | Stars: Maya Bowman, Laura Wernette, Caesar James, Langdon Ferguson

Votes: 71

12. Cured (I) (2016)

9 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

A young woman, possessed by a demonic entity, encounters a doctor with a very unusual method for performing exorcisms.

Directors: Jesse Burks, Eric England | Stars: Michael Berryman, Scout Taylor-Compton, Sailor Holland, Mika Boyle

Votes: 60

13. Balance (1989)

7 min | Animation, Short, Drama

A group of fishermen on a precariously balanced platform fight over a trunk.

Directors: Christoph Lauenstein, Wolfgang Lauenstein

Votes: 4,561

14. 3 Verses (2016)

13 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

A girl reaches a psychic looking for help after a ghost besieges her home.

Director: Antonio Yee | Stars: Laura Mariscal, Edvan Galván, Daniela López, Dayhana García

Votes: 53

15. Zominic (2013)

2 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

Despite his monstrous appetite, proud mum Rachel is happy to sacrifice everything for her bouncing zombie boy.

Director: Michelle Fox | Stars: Kitty Boo Ford, Carl Kennedy, Eilidh Talman

Votes: 20

16. Dual (2018)

11 min | Short

A child psychologist attempts to reach a troubled little boy with a violent history, but her efforts unleash the demonic fury of his "imaginary friends" in the process.

Director: Justin Staggs | Stars: Julianna Drajkó, Andy Rocco Kraft, Troy Antoine LaFaye, Sam Landman

Votes: 19

17. The Candidate (I) (2010)

19 min | Short, Mystery, Thriller

An underhanded company man is offered assistance by a secret organization that immerses him in forces beyond his control.

Director: David Karlak | Stars: Robert Picardo, Tom Gulager, Meghan Markle, Vyto Ruginis

Votes: 722

18. The Thing in the Apartment (2015)

11 min | Short, Horror

There's something in Lindsay's apartment...

Director: John Ross | Stars: Melia Renee, Carly Jones, Ryan Allan Young

Votes: 173

19. R'ha (2013)

6 min | Animation, Short, Sci-Fi

A member of an alien species is being interrogated and tortured by a machine.

Director: Kaleb Lechowski | Star: David Masterson

Votes: 1,328

21. The Dollmaker (2017)

10 min | Short, Horror, Mystery

A grieving mother latches on to a magical surrogate for her lost child. But small miracles come with big consequences..

Director: Al Lougher | Stars: Perri Lauren, Sean Meehan, Daniel Martin Berkey, Aiva Onfroy

Votes: 137

22. Deathly (2015)

13 min | Short, Horror

Following the tragic death of his wife, a man is unsettled by chilling events in their house.

Director: Mike Williamson | Stars: Alan Ruck, Kathleen Wilhoite, Christina Elizabeth Smith, Mickey Keating

Votes: 48

23. The Visitant (I) (2014)

7 min | Short, Horror

A mother protects her children from a demon inside their home.

Director: Nicholas Peterson | Stars: Dee Bradley Baker, Ashleigh Buxton, Sibyl Gregory, Doug Jones

Votes: 76

24. The Last Seance (2018)

16 min | Short, Horror

Over the course of one terrifying seance, two sisters must defeat an evil demon.

Director: Laura Kulik | Stars: Nicole Alexandria, Aubriana Clingingsmith, Juliana Clingingsmith, Ryan Denman

Votes: 13

25. Rue: The Short Film (2017)

11 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

Enraged by an unseemly love affair between best friend and teacher, a student carelessly awakens a wraith that feeds on its victim's most shameful regrets.

Director: Derek Franson | Stars: Morgan Taylor Campbell, Brad Dryborough

Votes: 23

26. Strings (V) (2015)

5 min | Short, Action, Sci-Fi

A woman is kept sedated by a cold-blooded kidnapper.

Director: Jimmy Loweree | Stars: Roy Elghanayan, Georgia King, Matthew Simmons, Travis Warner

Votes: 24

27. Click (II) (2010)

15 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

At the end of a long day, five children look to fill in the remaining hours of sunlight before they return home. Bored, and looking for a new playground, they enter an imposing, decaying ... See full summary »

Director: William Prince | Stars: Francesca Parker, Lucy Hird, Daniel Leach, Samuel Holland

Votes: 78

28. Don't Let Them In (2015)

13 min | Short, Horror

Dan Metzger, a struggling author, consumed with the urban legend of the Black Eyed Kids, fears his obsession has led their evil to his door.

Director: David Lawrence | Stars: Hoyt Richards, Julia Parker, Elizabeth Sandy, Kate Schwab

Votes: 75

29. The Twilight Zone (1985–1989)
Episode: Little Boy Lost/Wish Bank/Nightcrawlers (1985)

TV-PG | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

"Little Boy Lost": a woman, struggling with the decision to settle down and raise a family or embrace her accelerating career, befriends a strange boy who seems to be stalking her. "Wish ... See full summary »

Directors: Rick Friedberg, William Friedkin, Tommy Lee Wallace | Stars: Season Hubley, Nicolas Surovy, Scott Grimes, Diane Sommerfield

Votes: 301

31. Drudge (2013)

9 min | Short, Horror, Thriller

What was supposed to be a romantic night in for a young couple, quickly turns into a terrifying encounter with Drudge... A new face of horror is born.

Director: Kheireddine El-Helou | Stars: Jessica Mann, Cheetah Platt, Cameron Simmons

Votes: 82

32. Night of the Slasher (2015)

12 min | Short, Horror, Thriller

A teenage girl must commit horror movie sins such as drink alcohol, do drugs, and have sex to lure a killer and finish him off.

Director: Shant Hamassian | Stars: Lily Berlina, Scott Javore, Adam Lesar, David Swann

Votes: 257

33. The Blue Door (2017)

9 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

A home care nurse comes to realize that the old woman she cares for is not what she seems.

Director: Paul Taylor | Stars: Janie Booth, Annie McGrath, Gemma Whelan

Votes: 89

34. Morgu (2017)

6 min | Short, Horror

A child with special powers refuses to leave the house her mother sold.

Director: Erika Grediaga | Stars: Alejandra Gollas, Lexi Harvey, Marta Okulicz

Votes: 21

36. Time (II) (2013)

Not Rated | 7 min | Short, Drama, Sci-Fi

Time (2013) is about one young boy's exploration of the foolish idea of time travel might actually be possible. The 12-year-old James already endures a dysfunctional upbringing But now has ... See full summary »

Director: Liam Connor | Stars: Nicholas Hamilton, Alix Bidstrup, Evan McGarrity, Dylan Vaughn-Jones

Votes: 70

37. Daughter (2002)

14 min | Short, Horror

You just woke up from an unspeakable nightmare. How does it feel? Relief? How would you feel if when you woke, the nightmare had just begun? Shae Powell, a successful single mom, wakes up ... See full summary »

Director: Eduardo Rodriguez | Stars: Jennifer-Ashlyn Qualey, Marcie Seklecki

Votes: 230

38. Stereoscope (2017)

Short, Horror

An old box with an unusual View Master toy mysteriously appears on the doorstep of a young mother.

Director: Alexander Babaev | Stars: Mark Furze, Ginger Greenspun, Amelya Hensley, Sara Lassner

Votes: 84

39. The Brain Hack (2015)

20 min | Short, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A metaphysical thriller for the digital generation.

Director: Joseph White | Stars: Edward Franklin, Alexander Owen

Votes: 639

40. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: The Obsolete Man (1961)

TV-PG | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

In a future totalitarian society, a librarian is declared obsolete and sentenced to death.

Director: Elliot Silverstein | Stars: Burgess Meredith, Fritz Weaver, Josip Elic, Harry Fleer

Votes: 2,363

41. Super (2015)

5 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

When a mysterious girl falls into the sights of a violent stalker, she is left with only one means of survival...

Director: Matt Inns | Stars: Nathan Kennedy, Maggie Watts

Votes: 28

42. Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King (2006– )
Episode: Battleground (2006)

53 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

An assassin is besieged in his apartment by an Army of toy soldiers after killing their maker.

Director: Brian Henson | Stars: William Hurt, Bruce Spence, Mia Sara, Krista Vendy

Votes: 804

43. Les liens de sang (2014)

4 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

In a family headed by a tyrannical father, the younger daughter will regain their freedom on her birthday.

Directors: Sophie Kavouridis, Manon Lazzari, Marion Louw, Simon Pannetrat, Thomas Ricquier

Votes: 39

44. The Mimic (2016)

Short, Horror

A child is having trouble sleeping in the new house.

Director: Jon Kovel | Stars: Joseph Hunsaker, Ace Marrero

Votes: 30

45. The Black Hole (2008)

3 min | Short, Comedy, Crime

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 | Star: Napoleon Ryan

Votes: 2,809

46. He Lives in the Woods (2016)

Short, Horror

When your house is enfolded by the palpable darkness of a claustrophobic and dense forest, always remember: whatever you do, never invite inside the one who lives in the woods.

Director: Landon Stahmer | Star: Brianna Brill

Votes: 24

47. Singularity (II) (2015)

9 min | Short, Action, Sci-Fi

In the midst of a war between humans and sentient androids, a Delta Force team must battle a dangerous enemy to rescue the US President.

Director: Samuel Jørgensen | Stars: Alex Castillo, Craig Bachmann, Mark Hyde, Amahaad Lee

Votes: 163

48. Monsters (IV) (2015)

13 min | Short, Horror, Sci-Fi

Jenn lives in an underground bunker, protected from the monsters that now ravage the world. This is the day that she goes outside...

Director: Steve Desmond | Stars: Caitlin Carmichael, Ione Skye, Christopher Wiehl, Joey Luthman

Votes: 214

50. 2084 (2015)

4 min | Short, Comedy, Sci-Fi