May 13, 2017

Short Film Saturday: From the Guts (2014)

It's got to be hard making short films, as no matter how great they may be, as they kind of disappear into the nether after their initial Festival Circuit runs are finished, if they are even lucky enough to get one.

That's why we've decided to showcase some of the many great Horror Shorts that are out there floating around the Interwebs: some are scary, some are fun, and every now and then, we even find one that's a work of art.

The bottom line is that plenty of time and effort went into making them, so they at least deserve to be seen, don't they?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4632710/
"A social worker in a primary school must manage the case of a student who hasn't been attending classes for several weeks. When she arrives at the boy's house, she discovers an unexpected reality."

This Argentinian short clocks in at 25 minutes, which is cool because it'll be nice to check out a longer short film for a change.


From the Guts was a great watch that was not only visually impressive, but it had creepy atmosphere to spare. And it was pretty bloody. And it has a creepy kid, which always makes things better.

Here's what I never understand in horror movies though, short or otherwise: You have a character who ends up in a creepy situation, and instead of getting the hell out of there, their idiot brains makes them linger. The girl in this movie finally realizes "Hey, I need to go" and looks terrified, but then she stops in the yard to make a phone call?

Call someone when you're a few miles away, dumb ass!

That small annoyance aside, this is a finely-crated Horror short, and even though it's 3 years old now, I'd love to see what writer/director Leandro Cozzi could do with a long-form effort.

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