Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

The 8 Scariest Short Horror Films Online


Horror is a genre that lends itself particularly well to the short film format. Just the merest flash or suggestion of something unusual is often more effective and more insidious than something like a head-spinning girl, or even a hundred of the little darlings.

And the internet is awash with these terrifying miniature gems, so we've picked out a selection of the very scariest.

Don’t watch before bed time. Or by yourself. Or with the lights off. Actually, think very seriously before watching any of these at all.

Lights Out

You’re just off to bed and you switch out the lights. But wait, did you see something? No. Sure…

Tuck Me In

More unsettling than out right scary, this one’s a creepy take on the monster under the bed classic.

He Dies At The End

The clue’s in the title, right? Wrong. An almost unbearable build up, involving just a man and a computer, to an ending which is, well, we won’t ruin it.

The Smiling Man

A man is out for a late night walk and comes across a smiling man. Nothing scary about that…

One Last Dive

It’s short, to the point and may induce cardiac arrest.


A short film so scary that Guillermo del Toro made it into a feature (skip to 0.50 to avoid his intro). Mummy’s home… 

The Closet

What do people do when they think no one is watching? Pretty horrifying stuff it turns out, especially mum (again).


A woman in bed with her boyfriend gets a call in the middle of the night from her boyfriend. But if he’s not there then…


creepy hero.jpg

The 25 creepiest movie posters ever


The 25 scariest movies on Netflix right now


20 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Psycho


The 8 Scariest Shows On Netflix


12 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About 28 Days Later


30 Films You Need To Get Excited About In 2015



Deadpool director quits over 'creative differences' with Ryan Reynolds

Has the 'merc with the mouth' just mouthed off one too many times?

by Tom Fordy
24 Oct 2016

Your first look at Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

Why can't it be May already?

19 Oct 2016

Oasis rejected Trainspotting for this hilarious reason

You've gotta roll(ing stock) with it

19 Oct 2016

This year's 15 most terrifying films to watch on Halloween

Chances of weeping behind your sofa: high

by Tom Fordy
19 Oct 2016

Pixar animators spent 5 years making this dark cowboy film

This is why they're the best

18 Oct 2016

Leonardo DiCaprio is producing a new Captain Planet movie

There's a headline we didn't expect to write

18 Oct 2016

QUIZ: Can you match these famous opening lines to the films?

Being attentive in the cinema is about to pay off

17 Oct 2016

Watch Ben Affleck's slick new thriller The Accountant for FREE

We, dear reader, are bringing you his latest blockbuster for absolutely nothing

14 Oct 2016

Stop everything, the New Star Wars: Rogue One trailer is here

Guess who's back

13 Oct 2016

The 25 scariest movies on Netflix right now

11 Oct 2016