Fear Rises Again in Upcoming Horror Short “Lion”

Writer and director Davide Melini (Dario Argento’s Mother of Tears: The Third Mother and “Penny Dreadful”) is set to release a new horror short film this Halloween, and it is studded with stars both on screen and behind the camera. Shot with the RED EPIC Dragon 6K, the synopsis of …

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What Happens in College…: An SML Review of “Heir”

Do you remember when you were in college and you did something that you regretted immediately afterward? Something that haunts you and drives you even now, years later? (Is it just us?) We’re not expressly told what happened between Denis and “Dad” Gordon 20 years ago, but it seems that …

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Celeb Interview: Dawn Brown of Monster Shop, Inc.

Dawn Brown has worked on the sets of major motion pictures as a concept artist and set designer, including the Hunger Games trilogy, Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, and J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek. Recently, Dawn created her own stop-motion animation studio and is launching a series of web shorts based …

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Mischievous “House of Monsters” Web Series Looking for a Kickstart

Step inside the House of Monsters! Hollywood concept artist Dawn Brown (Pirates of the Caribbean, The Hunger Games) wants to develop a web series around her stop-motion animated short film from 2012, House of Monsters. Based on character designs from Warren Manser (Man of Steel, Thor), the web series will …

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“Black Spot” Adds an Extra Dimension to Short Films

Still saving those bicolored 3D glasses from that grindhouse screening you went to decades ago? It’s finally time to use them again. British filmmaker Luther Bhogal-Jones, previously seen here on SML, has recently released “Black Spot,” a 3D short film in the classic red and cyan style. Here are excerpts …

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Anti-Twilight Short Gets a “Dark” Sequel: An SML Review of “So Dark”

Legends change. But curses do not. And vampires do not sparkle. Those were the lessons from “So Pretty,” labeled the “anti-Twilight” story by Film School Rejects. The highly-anticipated sequel, labeled “So Dark,” was released on June 4, 2013. In it, we see the return of Sean, the 200-year-old vampire with …

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What’s that Ticking Sound?: An SML Short Film Review of “Saw Misgivings”

The only thing this monster loves more than B-level horror films is a good, cheeky horror spoof. And nobody does cheek better than the British. Stuff Monsters Like recently screened “Saw Misgivings,” a 2012 short film from UK-based production company Loonatik and Drinks. According to the film’s director: ‘Saw Misgivings’ …

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There’s Blood in Them There Hills – An SML Review of “The Prospector’s Curse”

Everyone I’ve ever known has felt strongly about redheads, to one extreme or the other. Redhead haters rejoice – this time, it’s all her fault. In “The Prospector’s Curse,” takes us back to the Klondike Gold Rush, a time when mustachioed gentlemen run to the defense of the town whore. …

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