31 Short Horror Films Available Online Right Now

Even though they can easily be viewed as appetizers, short films are very much the whole meal when executed well. This list containing 31 film titles, all available online, presents various elements of horror to satisfy the entire spectrum of viewers’ appetites.

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VIFF 2022 REVIEW: ‘Stars at Noon’ is an Uninspired Blunder

Claire Denis newest feature falls short of her regular genius in ‘Stars at Noon’

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Psychological Patriarchy and Covert Submission in ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ (2022)

Major spoilers for ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ ahead!  “Psychological patriarchy is a “dance of contempt,” a perverse form of connection that replaces true intimacy with complex, covert layers of dominance and submission, collusion and manipulation. It is the unacknowledged paradigm of relationships that has suffused Western civilization generation after generation, deforming both sexes, and destroying the…

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TIFF 2022 REVIEW: Lena Dunham Rediscovers her Voice in ‘Catherine Called Birdy’ (2022)

Catherine Called Birdy catches filmmaker Lena Dunham at her most confident yet

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Women in Crime Films, and Why Female Leadership Should Be Celebrated

“Female leadership and ambition should be celebrated for how creative and beautiful they can be, even in the wake of violence.”

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TIFF 2022 REVIEW: ‘Triangle of Sadness’ – Ruben Östlund’s Satirical Dark Comedy Is a Riot

“Östlund can dress entertainment in an intellectual cloak and give it a unique taste like no one else” There’s no doubt that Ruben Östlund is one of the best mockers of contemporary cinema today. As the director has mentioned, his previous films The Square (2017) and Force Majeure (2014) were about people trying to avoid…

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Jean-Luc Godard: A Life with a Beginning, Middle and an End, but not Necessarily in That Order

It would be hard to believe that cinema’s most revolutionary voice would go gentle into that good night. On the 13th of September 2022, and entirely in keeping with the fearlessness that marked out his creations, the 91-year-old iconoclast chose a time and place of his own making.  As a critic, Godard railed against bourgeois…

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“Only the Parts of Us Will Ever Touch Only the Parts of Others”: Hotboxing Human Connection in ‘Compartment No. 6’ (2021)

‘Kuosmanen wipes away this alternative story, and instead history is relegated to the sidelines of this film about forging human connection based on little other than present circumstances and emotional necessity.’

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TIFF 2022 REVIEW: Mia Goth Catches the Light in ‘Pearl’ (2022)

“An ode to the dawn of cinema and a reminder of the death of the American Dream.” At the height of the Spanish Influenza and the coup de grace of World War I, an isolated farmhouse occupies acres of land in the southern United States. Inside lives Pearl (Mia Goth), a spirited and passionate young…

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Not Racist, Just Lonely: The Rampant Use of Orientalism in ‘Lost in Translation’ (2003) 

“Ultimately, in ‘Lost in Translation,’ it is through the act of reinforcing the stigmatized image of an Asian man, rather than the act of challenging it, that the main theme of the film is established.”

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