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Short: Rats

Directed by: Mark Logan Written by: Mark Logan Cast: Nicholas Vince, Laurence R. Harvey, Jessica Messenger Something lurks in the dark shadows of the castle as Bill spends the night cataloguing the extensive library.  As Rats, the new short from Solitary director Mark Logan, begins, historian Bill (Nicholas Vince, Hellraiser, Night Breed) arrives at the picturesque Montague Castle. In…

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Short: Avant Macabre

Directed by: John Shelton Written by:John Shelton Cast: John H. Shelton, Steven Chamberlain,  This five minute short teams poems with atmospheric imagery, focusing on the horror of the message, and the emotions they elicit from the film maker. It’s a very nice idea, and something rarely done these days, but I’m not sure what the…

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Short: Mindless

Directed by: Katie Bonham Written by:  Katie Bonham Cast: Nicholas Vince,  Eloise Daye, Kate Danbury It was around twelve months ago that I reviewed a little short, The Paperround. It showed great promise and was an effective, almost dialogue free short. A year later director Katie Bonham brings us the follow up, Mindless. Nicholas Vince plays Peter, a seemingly…

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Short: Die Sitter Die!- Rupert

Directed by: Lee Boxleitner and Sam Boxleitner Written by:  Sam Boxleitner, Lee Boxleitner and Alex Holcomb Cast: Lee Boxleitner Caitlin Reilly, Demille Cole-Heard Strapped for cash a young woman answers the call for a babysitter. Directorial duo The Boxleitner Brothers hit as often as they miss on Die! Sitter! Die!: Rupert, a sporadically effective but unquestionably inventive spin…

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Short: Remnant

Directed by: Andy Stewart Written by:  Andy Stewart Cast: Lucy Goldie, Nicholas Vince Claire Miller is afraid to fall asleep. Plagued by nightmares, she finds herself waking in strange places with no recollection of how she got there. As her mental state gradually deteriorates, Claire will soon find out that the reasons for her problems have been with…

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Short: The Paper Round

Directed by: Katie Bonham Written by:  Katie Bonham Cast: James Watts, Theresa Lamb, Drew Kemp, Ryan Hill  The Paper Round is set over three consecutive mornings during the daily newspaper delivery. Tormenting the inhabitants of one house on his round each day.   Katie Bonham’s new short is a story of a man stuck in his own…

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Short: Ink

Directed by: Andy Stewart Written by:  Andy Stewart Cast: Sammy Hayman A crazed tattoo fan hatches a scheme to have the ultimate body art adorning his skin… with the cheapest possible cost.   Whilst this is the most recent of Andy Stewart’s stunning shorts, it is also the one I’ve decided to review first. Unlike the previous…

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Short: The Tour

Directed by: Alex Mathieson, Damon Rickard Written by:  Alex Mathieson, Damon Rickard Cast: Jessica Cameron, Heather Dorff, Tom Gordon  Two American tourists explore the haunted local ‘Dartmoor House’ with the help of a local tour guide in this creepy ghost story.   The Tour is a great little film playing on the typical haunted house scenario, with…

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Short: She

Directed by: Chelsey Burdon & Mark Vessey Written by:  Chelsey Burdon & Mark Vessey Cast: Fiona Dourif, Phillip James  Stuck in a domineering and controlling relationship, She is backed into a corner and plans the ultimate revenge.     I had no idea what “She” was about, I managed to see this film up at Grimm up North…