Short Movie Roundup 26 March 2023


Director: Wesley Mellott

Chilling creature feature starring a group of young filmmakers and a creepy ass scarecrow. It’s similar to a few of the existing Scarecrow movies out there however it has a much more bitter and twisted ending which is always appreciated.

Mellott is quite dynamic with his approach to filming, taking every strange angle he can find as his characters attempt to film a documentary about a town that just vanished overnight. being the ever eager kids that they are, nothing is going to deter them from this hot and spooky story. A little bit of pranking goes a long way in these situations and to top it off there’s a bit of a relationship power struggle.

The monster in the flick is a high point as even after the reveal it remains quite mysterious, it’s stunning work with great results, hopefully there’s more work from this team to come.

The Night Courier

Director: Tabitha McDonald & Mason McDonald

At the center of the McDonald’s bloody thriller is a simple story of a group who are protecting and feeding a particularly interesting individual who needs to snack before he becomes very unpleasant. But there’s so much more to this little epic where a world of covert kidnapping and murder is everyday, or in this case every night. ..

It unfolds in mysterious ways, a woman returns home, and seems to begin her night routine but then a man returns home.. who’s house is this? The movie turns into a bit of a cat and mouse chase throughout the night but it has a delicate and captivating storytelling that’s not too far from Jordan Peel if I can be so bold.

There’s a wealth of great cinematography, acting and a juicy narrative that I sincerely hope that this team continues to make movies and maybe one day this will become something bigger, one for the best of the year list for sure.


Director: Justin Daering

The opening sequence is full of joy as a couple seem to have their dreams come true when they are successfully impregnated and can start their family but things are quite what they seem in Justin Daering’s reality bending alternative universe, one step from the x files and vivarium, humans believe that a new alien species have arrived as the second coming and as these new jesus folk are instantly a class above all humans we struggle along as second


Director: Heidrik á Heygum

Memories and the dead haunt a carer when she finds herself trapped on a cold island looking after an elderly woman while she’s haunted by her past. There’s a lot of typical faces being reflected in windows and shadowy long haired women lurking around and even the now slightly overdone clicking a light on and off while the ghost appears and disappears trick, but despite the odd trope that the movie tumbles into , there’s a fresh approach to the story telling and it’s a gray world that snuggles between The Dark and any Scandinavian thriller, it feels cold and


Director: Matt Berry

A man struggles daily with the sounds he can hear coming from the apartments in his building. An uninspired writer trying to get past his latest block, spends his time jogging in the park and making friends with the new tenants but ever so often he can hear strange sounds which stir him into a frenzy until one day he has to do something about it.

It’s brilliant in terms of presentation and storyline, it unfolds like a classic thriller, something Poe would be proud of.

Hopefully you enjoyed this week’s list, if there are any short movies that you can recommend please let me know.

You can find a list of all my Short Movie Roundup’s here.

My Favorite  Short movies of …. 2019 , 2020, 2021 , 2022


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