Short Fuse Season 1
We’re eager to present to you this year's totally gruesome, hair-pulling extreme, and unnervingly relatable series of horrific films in “Short Fuse.”
Holy Mother of the uncanny! We’re eager to present to you this year’s totally gruesome, hair-pulling extreme, and unnervingly relatable series of horrific films in “Short Fuse.” Get ready for a monster roller coaster that takes you to not only the grotesquely sensual and painfully real, but also to the most surreal of other worlds. Happy nightmares everyone!
Director - Helena Coan
Three voracious renegade teenagers going through major changes inhabit a vacant English suburban home in hopes of finding some dinner. Is this all just a phase, or a portent of things to come?
Director - Fredrik S. Hana
A stunningly surreal intermedial tale that follows man’s first interaction with intraterrestrial life. Through the use of found footage and genre mixing, the film asserts both an eerie uncertainty and curiosity about the unknown.
Director - Ruwan Heggelman
In MIME, from 2020’s Celebration of Fantastic Fest, Ruwan Heggelman introduced us to an interdimensional visitor who just can’t figure human beings out. In GNOMES, Heggelman reveals the dark underbelly of the fairy tale forest — follow those sparkly magical mushrooms at your peril.
IN THE FLESH13m
Director - Daphne Gardner
As her morning ritual to release sexual frustration, a woman pleasures herself with her bathtub faucet. That is until the faucet explodes with dirty water and she starts leaking a sinister black goo. With no help from her superintendent “from hell,” shit inevitably hits the fan in this offbeat psychological body horror.
Director - Ali Faisal Mostafa
An ambulance driver grieving his wife’s murder recollects that fateful night during an unnervingly long night shift.
PROM CAR '9112m
Director - Brian Otting
A couple of high school dorks are about to lose their virginities in the back of a minivan on prom night when they witness the unspeakable. PROM CAR ‘91 is a charming coming-of-age story that has it all — romance, thrills, gore, and most importantly: Kung Fu.
Director - Will Lee
The dark designs of a sinister cult collide with the commitment issues of a young woman on the precipice of receiving a marriage proposal. Gnarly body-horror ensues.
Director - Jacen Tan
What seems to be a mutually shared fetish of squishing cockroaches turns into something much more nuanced.
Director - Ethan Soo
The grisly specter of foreign military intervention and generational trauma resurfaces in the form of a rug that’s gifted to a Cambodian adoptee. A historical nightmare that feels all too topical.