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This Week's Saturday Shorts: A Horrific Explosion of Terror!

Published at: Nov. 16, 2013, 6:27 p.m. CST

Hello ladies and gentlemen, Muldoon here with this week's edition of SATURDAY SHORTS, the online screening room that showcases badass films created by readers like you and me. I'm not sure if you've noticed, but the past few weeks have been a little "M" exclusive as they both showcased only films created for the ABCs OF DEATH 2 competition. Well let's shift gears and dive into some familiar waters, unrestricted imaginative awesomeness. This week we're going to have some fun with a few horror films I think you'll get a kick out of. Next week will include a doc, some comedy, and perhaps an experimental film or two - but for now, let's make with the blood, guts, and terror! A few of these are a little on the long side (running time style) than most of the shorts I tend to feature, and because I think they're totally worth your time, I'll only be screening four films this week. Last week's Talkback was pretty ideal, directors interacting with folks who had questions and whatnot - so hey, how about we try to get that again? Start a discussion, ask a question, critique the tar out of these (just don't be a jerk). I'll spare you from my enthusiastic ramblings here, let's just hop on in and watch some cool films, eh?

Go grab yourself some popcorn, lock your kids in a closet, kill the lights, relax and check out this little weekly film fest we've got ourselves here:

ONIONHEAD

TRT: 6:00

First film fresh out of the gate this week is Catero Colbert with a rather fun story that's straight out of an eighties slasher flick. (Golden) "Sixty years ago a giant grotesquely disfigured man roamed the woods of a rural Louisiana community. The locals cruelly nickname him Onionhead. When a young girl was found murdered, he was wrongfully blamed. An angry mob came for him, killed him then buried his dismembered remains in an unmarked grave. Many years later a young teenage couple meets the resurrected monster, when four children unwittingly release him from the grave that trapped him for decades." I hear Catero's got a damn cool robot flick in the can that he's working on. Fingers crossed, it's as much fun as this one!

Onionhead from oretac on Vimeo.

CLICK

TRT: 14:26

Next up we've got a beautifully executed (slick) flick from director William Prince. "At the end of a long day, five children look to fill the remaining hours of sunlight in an abandoned building. A location that leads them to discover why we are afraid of the dark." If you like what you see, then be sure to hit up the film's site or William's site for more kickass films!

CLICK - SHORT FILM from TAKAGARI on Vimeo.

TOSSER

TRT: 15:28

Now let's take a dip into existential horror with Steven and Wayne Benson (Denovo Pictures). "A lone hotel guest discovers that in some rooms there is one way in...and no way out..." If you're curious about what else Denovo Pictures is up to, then follow their Twitter with @denovopictures!

Tosser from De Novo Pictures on Vimeo.

PSYCHO GUNSLINGER

TRT: 14:24

With our last short of the day, we've got Chris Patton's black and white western horror piece. "Set in 1898, a group of laborers led into the mountains by a greedy treasure seeker find themselves splintered when a lethal mountain man punishes them for their trespass."

Psycho Gunslinger from Chris Patton on Vimeo.

(TRAILER TIME) - BEDBUG trailer

TRT: 0:39

And here's a creepy trailer from a Saturday Shorts Vet, Joe Ballarini. "About a young girl and the monsters in her house."

Bedbug Trailer from Bedbug on Vimeo.

That's it for this week's picks! Next week should have significanlty less horror, so if this week wasn't really for you - fear not! But while you are here, check out some past shorts by clicking any of the links below:

Genre Explosions (1/28/12)

Mixed Genre Bag (2/4/12)

Mixed Bag (2/11/12)

Horror/SciFi (2/18/12)

Comedy (2/25/12)

Mixed Bag (3/3/12)

Horror (3/10/12)

Genre Mix (3/17/12)

Mixed Bag (3/24/12)

Mix (3/31/12)

Drama/Thriller (4/7/12)

Mixed Bag (4/14/12)

Comedy (4/21/12)

Animated (4/28/12)

Horror/SciFi (5/5/12)

Comedy (5/12/12)

Mixed Genre Bag (5/19/12)

Drama (5/26/12)

SciFi (6/2/12)

Horror (6/9/12)

SciFi (6/16/12)

Animated (6/23/12)

Supernatural Goodness (6/30/12)

Comedy (7/7/12)

SciFi Explosions With Aliens (7/14/12)

Comedy (7/21/12)

Mixed Bag (7/28/12)

Science Fiction (8/4/12)

Creature Features (8/11/12)

Drama (8/18/12)

Animation Craziness (8/25/12)

Mixed bag of Awesome (9/1/12)

Dark Comedy Extravaganza (9/8/12)

Random Bits of Fun (9/15/12)

Comedy (9/22/12)

Damn Fine Horror (9/29/12)

Goofy Comedy Laughsplosion (10/6/12)

Drama (10/13/12)

Genre-Fest (10/20/12)

Horror (10/27/12)

SciFi (11/3/12)

Genre Explosion (11/10/12)

Drama (11/17/12)

Genre Explosion (11/24/12)

Genre Basket of Awesome (12/1/12)

Genre Marathon (12/8/12)

Hilarity-fest (12/15/12)

Horror-ish Creepfest (12/22/12)

SciFi Craziness (12/29/12)

Genre Explosion (1/5/13)

Animation (1/12/13)

Drama, Drama, Drama (1/19/13)

Mixed Bag (1/26/13)

More Mixed Bag (2/2/13)

More Mixed Bag (2/9/13)

Assorted Bits of Genre (2/16/13)

Horror Goodness (2/23/13)

Genre Explosion! (3/2/13)

Laughter in Film Form (3/9/13)

Drama (3/16/13)

Genres Galore (3/23/13)

The Sphere; Montauk; Meth; Anamnesis (3/30/13)

Stan Lee Parkour; Mediating Kidnapper; Red; Bullet Head; Shadow (4/6/13)

Carrot & Stick; Queen of Hearts; Paintwork; Trophy Wife; BFC: Big F*ckin Chicken (4/13/13)

Victorian Undead; The Glitch; Saw Misgivings; Dave Vs. Death (4/20/13)

Gratitude; Boo!; Game of Dim(Wits); How I Met Your Father (4/27/13)

Allure; Titans of Newark; The Knightswoon; The Magic Box (5/4/13)

Don't Move; Experimental; Blackout; Birthday Boys (5/11/13)

Abe; Judge Minty; Robto; The Bubble (5/18/13)

Unsaid; Time; Spare The Bullets Not His Life; The Forge; The Mortician (5/25/13)

Ice Cream; Giraffic Park; The Spell Book; Pop; Chris' Wire (6/1/13)

The Tea Party; Dawn; The Earth Rejects Him; Hangin; Faces: Why Do We Have Them? (6/8/13)

Dead-Funny; Dead Reel; Buckles; So Dark; Secret Identity (6/15/13)

Woman Who Hates Plants; La Donna E Pericolosa; Tranquility Inc.; Rock-Paper-Scissors; Air On Shelves (6/22/13)

A Killer Surprise; Hitchcock Assembled; The Arsehole Gene; Kill Him; Only in Dreams (6/29/13)

Mirage; Laundry Night; Kiss; Mathilda (7/6/13)

Machete Get Ready; En Passant; Eg Anda; Fade To Black; Shocker (7/13/13)

PostHuman; The Flying Man; Departure; Lucy; Nemesis (7/20/13)

I shot JFK; List; Ten Thousand Days; Sick Day; Bolero (7/27/13)

I'm Such a Carrie; Motherland; Mutt; Falling Apart; Save The Kiss (8/3/13)

The Olympians; Land Of Giants; Genesis; Melissa!; Vaccine; Promotion (8/10/13)

Through the Night; Spoiler; Everything Happens For a Reason; Blindsided; Star Wars Speed Dating (8/17/13)

The Video Dating Tape of Desmondo Ray, Aged 33 & 3/4; White With Red; Sinkhole; The Autumn Girl; Melt; Ghost Train (trailer) (8/24/13)

Nitro Warriors 2; Vindicate; Ashtray; Three Legged Horses (8/31/13)

Sleep Walk; Star Drunk; Obsolescence In Love; Sunisoid (9/7/13)

Neon Killer; Future Duck; It Felt Good To Have This Pain; The Golden Age; Minotaur (9/14/13)

The Offering; Ligeia; The Red Valentine; Meme Comes To Life And Is Pissed; Frontier: The Rising Shadow (9/21/13)

The Troll; Boats; Lucy; Until The End; We Are Brothers (9/28/13)

If I Had a Heart; Bill Carter's "Anything Made of Paper" ; M Is For Marble; Overs; Rumor Macchina (10/5/13)

Battle For Employment; Mapper; Deep Red Dandelions; Applications; Trailer: The Fuzz (10/12/13)

M Is For Merry Christmas; Shellshock; Deadly Garden; A Decision; Elite Comics Commercial (10/19/13)

M is for Mario; M is for Misandry; Matryoshka; M is for Mime; M is for Mourning; M is for Maggots (11/2/13)

M is for Merman, M is for Midget, M is for Missing, M is for Messiah, M is for Monstricide (11/9/13)

If you have a short and think it belongs here or are on the fence about whether to send it in, please do send it in - I'd love to see what you've put together. I've already seen hundreds of fresh new filmmakers' shorts and like any good addict, I need more!

Shoot me an email at "Mike@aintitcool.com"

In the subject line include:

“SHORTS” + “Your film’s name” + “The film’s genre”

Then, in the body of the email, please include a synopsis of the film and any contact information you might think I need or would want published. The more info you send my way, the more info there is to put with your short.

Please don’t feel the need to submit multiple times. 

Remember, the filmmakers might still be in the audience, so feel free to share your thoughts in Talkbacks below. (JUST DON'T BE AN ASSHOLE). I picked them, so you know I think highly of all of these, but how about you fine folks? How'd you like 'em?

 

 

BY THE WAY: If you've had a short featured here, that means that I personally am a fan of your work, so feel free to shoot me any kind of news on new projects/films/whatever. I can't say I'll be able to help or in what capacity, but I'm interested in your work and am always down to see more! (Keep making cool stuff, everyone!)

 

- Mike McCutchen

"Muldoon"

Mike@aintitcool.com

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