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- HORROR SHORT FILMS                                                           

Horror short films aim to create a sense of fear, panic, alarm, and dread for the audience. These films are often unsettling and rely on scaring the audience through a portrayal of their worst fears and nightmares. Horror films usually center on the arrival of an evil force, person, or event. Traditionally, Horror films incorporate a large amount of violence and gore into the plot.


Scout is delighted to share the official selection for this category.

Makeout Massacre by Jared Marino

(Canada)
NOMINEE

A young couple spend romantic time in an isolated area, only to realize they might not be the only ones. This film contains graphic violence and may be disturbing to some viewers.


Age Category: 19-24

Numinous by Laura Kulik, Robert Martinez

(United States)
NOMINEE

Instead of the normal joy and excitement a first-time mother-to-be feels when pregnant, Shelly suffers from overwhelming terror and dread.


Age Category: 19-24

NYCTO by Carley Byers, Peti Deer

(United States)

Nancy, a quirky nyctophobic, flicks on one of the dozens of eclectic lamps that fill her home. A thriller radio show hauntingly narrates Nancy’s actions as the story from the show parallels what is happening to her.


Age Category: 19-24

Shelly by Emmet Dotan, Zack Weiner

(United States)
NOMINEE

Shelly is the story of a Halloween party gone very, very wrong. This film contains graphic violence and may be disturbing to some viewers.


Age Category: 19-24

Shhh by Clara Foss Billing, David Ostenfeld

(Denmark)
NOMINEE

On the first night in their new house, Marie and her mom are awoken by a strange sound. Marie’s mom quickly hides her in a moving box.


Age Category: 18 and under

Swipe Right for Murder by Raine Bracken

(Canada)
NOMINEE

An aspiring crime writer, forced into online dating by her best friend, finds her perfect match on a website.


Age Category: 19-24

The Black Basilisk by Edward Loupe

(United States)

A woman, trying to get away with murder, receives help from the creature who lives in the drain under her bathroom sink.


Age Category: 19-24

THE EVIL MONSTER by Rubén Pascual Tardío

(Spain)

A young girl is afraid of an evil monster who comes for her every night.

Disclaimer: Content in this film includes sexual assault, abuse, child abuse, pedophilia, and incest which some viewers may find triggering.

Age Category: 19-24

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