As with the books, The Horror Club has decided to name the top four short films we have given the highest ratings to. We have decided not to choose episodes from any of the wonderful web-series we were fortunate to watch, only from standalone short films. We have also decided to choose four, because we have three short films that received four and a half stars, and one that got a full five!
So, without yapping on further, here they are:
1) Oni-Gokko (Tag) directed by Shane Ryan:
Our thoughts: A wonderful script, emotional and hard-hitting, with two effective performances from its lead actress, Oni-Gokko is you that you ask for in a horror film that doesn’t rely on jump scares.
2) Goodnight directed by Diane Michelle:
Our Thoughts: Subtle in its approach, with such a wonderful script, Goodnight is a short film that hits all the notes.
3) Soundbite directed by Michael Coulombe:
Soundbite has it all: great direction, skilful acting, and most importantly, an interesting and timely message. It has the potential to work as a web-series.
4) Knock-Knock directed by Maxence Rapp:
Knock-Knock is a well-crafted film, focusing on a human flaw and putting a unique spin on it. Maxence Rapp might just be on to something.
Thanks to all the filmmakers that sent their work in, and also to those who chatted with us. Bring on 2019!