Maynard's Top 15
Best Horror / Horror-Related Short Films 2014
Super-short but very well made and rather remarkable 2-minute-adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe's dark and depressing 22-line-poem "Alone". [The first of 4(!) Kipp flicks on this list]
Cool-looking and super-tense film that starts out as weird horror-drama, but ends up as Cronenbergian "Scanners"-like shocker.
Speaking of the devil... erm, David Cronenberg ;-) Odd, eerie and unsettling POV-chiller. Body-horror for your mental cinema.
Kipp-flick #2: his most unconventional, most exceptional film to date, dealing with pain and body horror. A killer fo a thriller
First of three(!) Halloween-themed flicks on this list. Fabulous and entertaining little creepfest, full of striking visuals, eerie images and great costumes.
Another wonderfully Cronenbergian 2014 short film: super-bizarre but highly unique science fiction with impressive practical effects and extremely imaginative low-budget CGI effects.
Ryan M. Andrews'
MY OLD MAN
Brilliantly directed and superbly paced, dialogue-heavy and delightfully dark chiller with yet another stunning performance by my favorite Canadian Robert Nolan.
MASSACRE AT FEMUR CREEK
Super-entertaining and hilariously badass love letter to 80s slashers and the 80s per se, packed with hilarious dialogue, fun kills and adorably amazing nods to "Stand By Me".
Edgar Allen Poe's BERENICE
Kipp-flick #3: 21st century Poe, a nearly perfect combination of modern arthouse horror and classic gothic horror. Visually stunning, dream-like, and also pretty unsettling.Corey Norman's
Second Halloween-flick on this list. A captivating, hypnotizing and fascinating little creepfest, very scary, very suspenseful, but also pretty amusing. Tickle-tastic!
Short-film-mastermind Patrick Rea did it again: another Rea-tastic film, excellently written and directed, extremely complex, extremely elaborate and with a mindblowing end twist.
THE LAST HALLOWEEN
Third and final Halloween-flick on this list. Another high-quality short film by the super-talented Marc Roussell, gripping, intriguing and atmospheric, full of stunningly-designed masks, uber-pretty costumes and ace make-up effects.
Funny, super-entertaining and highly rewatchable little funfest with a fantastic cast [Rest in Peace, Athena Baumeister], amazing-looking make-up effects and some fantastic Jerry-Goldsmith-esque music.
Mindbending, mindblowing and deeply fascinating little piece of art somewhere in the vein of Mark Romanek and early Peter Weir, packed with mesmerising images and bafflingly amazing scenes.
Kipp-flick #4. Probably the best thing he has ever done. Incredibly directed and edited, stunning-looking, with pitch-perfect acting and accompanied by an unbelievably eargasmic soundtrack. 6 minutes of cinematic perfection. Alex-cellent!