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'Fun-Size Horror' Will Bring You 31 Deliciously Creepy Short Films This Month

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Remember those little bite-size candy bars you used to get trick-or-treating? They weren't small, they were 'fun-size.' Now apply the same logic to another Halloween staple—the scary movie—and and you get Fun-Size Horror, a project involving a group of local filmmakers who created 31 horror shorts, all to be released in October.

Filmmaker Zeke Pinheiro, a friend of LAist, says came up with the idea for Fun-Size Horror when he realized he knew several talented filmmakers via his various social circles who all wanted to create, but were lacking the means.

"One person would be lacking camera equipment, but could do post; another would have sound equipment, but needed a camera, etc. Together, we had all the diverse array of skills needed to make a movie, so all I did was kind of put everyone together and say, 'make stuff,'" he said.

Each of the resulting 31 horror shorts is unique, and there's something for every taste.

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"We've got ghost stories, demon possessions, vicious vampires, people buried alive, Lovecraftian tales filled with tentacles, horror-comedy, straight up comedy, and one of the most creative slasher films I have ever seen called Quad," Pinheiro said.

There's Bitter, a comedic short about a group of gypsies who are also roommates, perpetually cursing one another over faux pas. One piece, Bad Eggs, is told entirely with hand puppets. Mr. Hendrix is the chilling story of a father who discovers that the same boogeyman that plagued him as a young child is now terrorizing his stepdaughter. And in Mother, a expecting woman has "the worst sonogram reveal in the history of pregnancy."

The films will be released in chunks in starting October 27 via five websites—DreadCentral, BloodyDisgusting, ShockTilYouDrop, Collider and HitFX. Each film, no more than five minutes long, will appear for one 24-hour period on each site for being replaced by the next batch. Eventually, all the shorts will be available via a yet unscheduled VOD release.

The first batch includes titles like Choice Cuts, Knock Knock, Happy Birthday, When they say... and the aforementioned Mother. More info about the films is available via Fun-Size Horror's Facebook page.

See the project trailer below:

Fun Size Horror Trailer from

Fun Size Horror is being produced by Pinheiro, Mali Elfman, Curtis Andersen and Michael May.

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