Short Film, Horror (Sorted by Number of Votes Descending)



1. An Andalusian Dog (1929)

Not Rated | 16 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

7.7
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Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí present 16 minutes of bizarre, surreal imagery.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Pierre Batcheff, Simone Mareuil, Luis Buñuel, Pancho Cossío

Votes: 49,848

2. Frankenweenie (1984)

PG | 29 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

7.2
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A young boy sets out to revive his dead pet using the monstrous power of science.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Shelley Duvall, Daniel Stern, Barret Oliver, Joseph Maher

Votes: 12,342

3. Saw (2003)

Not Rated | 9 min | Short, Horror, Thriller

7.4
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David, an orderly at a hospital, tells his horrific story of being kidnapped and forced to play a vile game of survival.

Director: James Wan | Stars: Leigh Whannell, Paul Moder, Katrina Mathers, Dean Francis

Votes: 11,279

4. Rakka (2017)

Not Rated | 22 min | Short, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.3
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A tale of a dystopian future where an unknown alien group have colonised the earth and humans struggle to fight back.

Director: Neill Blomkamp | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Eugene Khumbanyiwa, Robert Hobbs, Carly Pope

Votes: 8,428

5. The Alphabet (1969)

4 min | Animation, Short, Horror

6.7
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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.

Director: David Lynch | Star: Peggy Lynch

Votes: 7,860

6. Rabbits (2002)

43 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

6.9
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In a nameless city deluged by continuous rain, three rabbits live with a fearful mystery.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Scott Coffey, Rebekah Del Rio, Laura Harring, Naomi Watts

Votes: 7,724

7. The Big Shave (1967)

Not Rated | 6 min | Short, Drama, Horror

7.0
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In the process of shaving, a young man cuts himself. A lot.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Star: Peter Bernuth

Votes: 7,111

8. The Grandmother (1970)

Not Rated | 34 min | Animation, Short, Horror

7.1
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A young boy plants some strange seeds and they grow into a grandmother.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Dorothy McGinnis, Richard White, Virginia Maitland, Robert Chadwick

Votes: 6,829

9. 9 (2005)

Not Rated | 11 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.7
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A rag doll fights a monster that has been stealing the souls of his people.

Director: Shane Acker

Votes: 6,675

10. Lights Out (V) (2013)

Not Rated | 3 min | Short, Horror, Mystery

7.6
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When you are all alone in a small dark room, what do you fear the most? Is it the temporary blindness or is it the uneasy deep feeling that someone, or rather something, is observing your every move?

Director: David F. Sandberg | Star: Lotta Losten

Votes: 6,454

11. The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon (2008)

10 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

7.7
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The epic story of one man's encounter with what could be the most relentless murderer of all time.

Director: Richard Gale | Stars: Paul Clemens, Brian Rohan, Melissa Paladino, Michael James Kacey

Votes: 6,373

12. Batman: Dead End (2003)

Not Rated | 8 min | Short, Action, Horror

7.3
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The Joker has escaped from Arkham and Batman must once again bring him in - once and for all. Unfortunately for the bat, there is something even more sinister than the Joker waiting in the alley for the dark knight detective..

Director: Sandy Collora | Stars: Clark Bartram, Andrew Koenig, Kurt Carley, Jake McKinnon

Votes: 6,085

13. Six Men Getting Sick (1966)

4 min | Animation, Short, Horror

5.6
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A short continuously looping animation of six grotesque human figures vomiting.

Director: David Lynch

Votes: 6,008

14. The Strange Thing About the Johnsons (2011)

28 min | Short, Drama, Horror

7.2
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A dark domestic horror drama about the ties that bind and the ties that really bind.

Director: Ari Aster | Stars: Billy Mayo, Brandon Greenhouse, Angela Bullock, Danièle Watts

Votes: 5,775

15. Ghosts (1996)

Not Rated | 39 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

7.5
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The mayor of a nameless town gathers a mob to confront a hermit living in a "haunted house." When the mob arrives however, the man has a few tricks up his sleeve to convince them that he's not all that bad.

Director: Stan Winston | Stars: Michael Jackson, Pat Dade, Amy Smallman, Edwina Moore

Votes: 5,657

16. Aftermath (1994)

Not Rated | 30 min | Short, Horror

5.7
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A short film wherein a man working in a morgue mutilates and defiles one of the corpses.

Director: Nacho Cerdà | Stars: Pep Tosar, Jordi Tarrida, Ángel Tarris, Xevi Collellmir

Votes: 5,470

17. Cat Soup (2001)

34 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.6
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A young anthropomorphic cat goes on a psychedelic journey with his sister in order to save her soul.

Director: Tatsuo Satô

Votes: 5,462

18. Zygote (I) (2017)

Not Rated | 23 min | Short, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.2
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Stranded in an Arctic mine, two lone survivors are forced to fight for their lives, evading and hiding from a new kind of terror.

Director: Neill Blomkamp | Stars: Dakota Fanning, Jose Pablo Cantillo

Votes: 5,407

19. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1949)

Approved | 34 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.8
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In a small town, a brewing romantic rivalry with a local tough and a school-teacher culminates in a terrifying ride in the night.

Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney | Stars: Bing Crosby, Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colvig, Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires

Votes: 5,123

20. The Skeleton Dance (1929)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Family, Short

7.7
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The clock strikes midnight, the bats fly from the belfry, a dog howls at the full moon, and two black cats fight in the cemetery: a perfect time for four skeletons to come out and dance a bit.

Director: Walt Disney | Stars: Walt Disney, Carl W. Stalling

Votes: 4,864

21. Firebase (2017)

Not Rated | 27 min | Short, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.0
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While fighting the Vietnam war, both sides face a new kind of threat that neither of them were prepared for.

Director: Neill Blomkamp | Stars: Steve Boyle, Nic Rhind, Robert Hobbs, Chris William Martin

Votes: 4,849

22. Alien: Covenant - Prologue: The Crossing (2017)

3 min | Short, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.1
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Dr. Elizabeth Shaw repairs David on an abandoned Engineer vessel as they continue their search for humanity's creators.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace

Votes: 4,744

23. Alien: Covenant - Prologue: Last Supper (2017)

5 min | Short, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.6
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The main crew of the Covenant and their android Walter enjoy a final meal before cryosleep on their way to a remote planet.

Director: Luke Scott | Stars: Demián Bichir, Billy Crudup, Nathaniel Dean, Carmen Ejogo

Votes: 4,364

24. Fallen Art (2004)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.7
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A volunteer soldier plummets to his death. A photograph is taken and sent by courier to a huge man, who adds it to his macabre collection.

Director: Tomasz Baginski | Stars: Arkadiusz Jakubik, Marcin Kudelka, Dariusz Toczek

Votes: 4,207

25. Frankenstein (1910)

Unrated | 16 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

6.4
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Frankenstein, a young medical student, trying to create the perfect human being, instead creates a misshapen monster. Made ill by what he has done, Frankenstein is comforted by his fiancée ... See full summary »

Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Mary Fuller, Charles Ogle, Augustus Phillips

Votes: 4,200

26. The Astronomer's Dream; or, the Man in the Moon (1898)

Not Rated | 3 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

7.5
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An astronomer falls asleep and has a strange dream involving a fairy queen and the Moon.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Jehanne d'Alcy, Georges Méliès

Votes: 4,148

27. Cargo (2013)

7 min | Short, Drama, Horror

7.6
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Stranded in the midst of a zombie apocalypse, a man sets in motion an unlikely plan to protect his infant daughter.

Directors: Ben Howling, Yolanda Ramke | Stars: Andy Rodoreda, Alison Gallagher, Ruth Venn, Yolanda Ramke

Votes: 3,977

28. Huldra and Photographer (2019)

8 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

8.5
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A nature photographer accidentally captures a beautiful but sinister Huldra that is not what she seems.

Director: Maria Johnsen | Star: Tor Inge Langberg

Votes: 3,583

29. The House of the Devil (1896)

Not Rated | 3 min | Short, Horror

6.7
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With the help of a magic cauldron, Mephistopheles conjures up a variety of supernatural characters.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Jehanne d'Alcy, Jules-Eugène Legris, Georges Méliès

Votes: 3,435

30. Evil Nature (2018)

2 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

7.7
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A man pitted against a genetically altered pumpkin must end the ghastly gourd before it ends him.

Director: Darin Beckstead | Star: Christian Busath

Votes: 3,253

31. The Haunted House (1921)

Unrated | 21 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

7.0
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A bank clerk ends up in a seemingly haunted house that is actually a thieves' hideout.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox, Joe Roberts, Edward F. Cline

Votes: 3,122

32. Mamá (2008)

3 min | Short, Horror

6.9
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A young girl wakes up and tells her sister that their mother has returned home.

Director: Andy Muschietti | Stars: Victoria Harris, Berta Ros, Irma Monroig

Votes: 3,114

33. Horrorific (2018)

TV-MA | 15 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

8.6
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HORRORIFIC is the story of a grim reaper, visiting four clueless friends on Halloween night.. Henry and his sweetheart Kristin are fooling around in the bedroom, while Sid and his closest ... See full summary »

Director: Lior Kolontarov | Stars: Lior Kolontarov, Shalom Kolontarov, Kameron Triche, Savannah Vinson

Votes: 3,033

34. Rubber Johnny (2003)

6 min | Animation, Short, Horror

7.3
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An experimental music video about a wheelchair-bound boy who morphs and moves to an Aphex Twin song. The experience gets weirder when he takes cocaine and everything gets out of control.

Director: Chris Cunningham | Stars: Shelly Weiss, Elvis Fetic, Percy Rutterford, Chris Cunningham

Votes: 3,007

35. Hair-Raising Hare (1946)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.0
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A sneaker-wearing, hairy monster chases Bugs through a castle belonging to an evil scientist.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 2,844

36. Keratin (2020)

7 min | Short, Drama, Horror

1.0
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An isolated man's ritualistic pursuit of creation in the heart of a dark, dense forest.

Directors: Andrew Butler, James Andrew Mackenzie Wilson | Stars: Robert Strange, Jason Thorpe

Votes: 2,813

37. Alma (I) (2009)

Not Rated | 6 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

7.2
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Alma, a little girl, skips through the snow-covered streets of a small town. Her attention is caught by a strange doll in an antique toy shop window. Fascinated, Alma decides to enter.

Director: Rodrigo Blaas

Votes: 2,786

38. Fireworks (1947)

20 min | Short, Drama, Horror

7.0
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A dissatisfied dreamer awakes, goes out in the night seeking a 'light' and is drawn through the needle's eye. A dream of a dream, he returns to bed less empty than before.

Director: Kenneth Anger | Stars: Kenneth Anger, Gordon Gray, Bill Seltzer

Votes: 2,587

39. Treevenge (2008)

16 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

7.3
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Christmas trees ripped out of their forest plan revenge against people enjoying the holidays.

Director: Jason Eisener | Stars: Jonathan Torrens, Sarah Dunsworth, Maris Morgan, Jayden Taylor

Votes: 2,560

40. Outer Space (1999)

Not Rated | 10 min | Short, Horror

7.1
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Footage from The Entity (1982) is edited into an abstract nightmare.

Director: Peter Tscherkassky | Star: Barbara Hershey

Votes: 2,426

41. Within the Woods (1978)

Not Rated | 31 min | Horror, Short

6.4
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While spending a weekend at a remote cabin, Bruce desecrates an Indian burial ground and becomes re-animated, making way to kill his friends.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Mary Valenti, Scott Spiegel

Votes: 2,419

42. Saw Rebirth (2005)

6 min | Animation, Short, Horror

5.9
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This comic, set in the world of SAW goes back in time to explore the events that spurred the transformation of mild-mannered John into the monstrous Jigsaw.

Directors: Jeff Shuter, Daniel Viney | Stars: Whit Anderson, Stan Kirsch, Jeff Shuter, George Williams

Votes: 2,348

43. Megan (II) (2018)

Not Rated | 8 min | Short, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.3
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When a young Scientist becomes entangled in a military mission to deliver the only antidote that will save mankind, she finds herself not only fighting for survival but also being confronted by demons from her past.

Director: Greg Strasz | Stars: Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Garret Sato, Ralf Moeller, Yuki Sakamoto

Votes: 2,272

44. Rare Exports Inc. (2003)

8 min | Short, Action, Comedy

7.8
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An elite trio of expert hunters venture into the woods to track and capture an especially rare and dangerous prey for the Christmas season.

Director: Jalmari Helander | Stars: Otso Tarkela, Tommi Korpela, Jorma Tommila, Tazu Ovaska

Votes: 2,263

45. BlinkyTM (2011)

13 min | Short, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.0
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A young boy living in the near future looks for an escape from a home with arguing parents. As a way to cope with the recent arguments from his parents he receives a robot companion that he ends up abusing.

Director: Ruairi Robinson | Stars: Max Records, Jenni Fontana, James Nardini, Joe Childs

Votes: 2,192

46. The Great Piggy Bank Robbery (1946)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.7
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After reading his favorite Dick Tracy comic, Daffy Duck has a surreal dream in which he is Duck Twacy, a private eye on the trail of an army of horrifyingly grotesque villains who stole every piggy bank in town, including his own.

Director: Robert Clampett | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 2,136

47. The Black Imp (1905)

Not Rated | 4 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

7.0
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A traveler at an inn is harassed by a mischievous devil in his room.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 2,093

48. The Tell-Tale Heart (I) (1953)

Passed | 8 min | Animation, Short, Crime

7.5
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A madman tells his tale of murder, and how a strange beating sound haunted him afterward.

Director: Ted Parmelee | Star: James Mason

Votes: 2,027

49. Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (1954)

38 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

7.0
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Historical, biblical, and mythical characters gather in the pleasure dome and become part of a visual feast of superimposed images, hallucinations, and decadence.

Director: Kenneth Anger | Stars: Samson De Brier, Marjorie Cameron, Joan Whitney, Katy Kadell

Votes: 2,018

50. The Fall (V) (2019)

PG-13 | 7 min | Short, Horror

7.0
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A masked mob cruelly punish a lone masked man in this nightmarish short film.

Director: Jonathan Glazer | Stars: Susanne Brown, Lee Byford, Christopher Jupp, Nicola Stokes

Votes: 1,981


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