That said, please do watch and enjoy!
By Will Rot
Will Rot WILL creep you the fuck out with this three minute short, a warning for any parents out there with a serious lack of Halloween spirit!
By Michael Dougherty
Most fans of Trick 'r Treat have probably already seen this, the animated short Dougherty made that ended up becoming the feature length anthology, but it's a must see for anyone who hasn't. Witness where it all began for Sam!
By Michael Dougherty
While we're on the subject of Sam, here's one of several short films Dougherty made this year in conjunction with FEARnet, as a way of promoting their Halloween day 24 hour marathon of Trick 'r Treat. This one sees Sam helping a lonely little boy make a new friend to go trick or treating with!
By Marvin Suarez
Yep, this one's got the same title as the one above and though it has a similar start, it's very different and quite a bit longer. This 'Making Friends' tells the story of an eight year old stutterer whose mother leaves him alone on Halloween night. After being tormented by the neighborhood kids, he exacts his bloody revenge.
THE TIFFANY PROBLEM
By Adam Green
So Green makes a short every year for Halloween and you should probably watch all of them every single year. That said, The Tiffany Problem is one of my favorites he's done, which is why I selected it. As i've always believed, you're never too old to trick or treat or engage in a bit of Halloween hijinks, which this comedic short with a sinister climax is a testament to. Keep an eye out for a Victor Crowley cameo!
THE TRICK OR TREATER
By Eric England
This one comes from the guy responsible for the upcoming horror flick Madison County and it gives terrifying new meaning to the act of eating candy on Halloween!
By Michael J. Goldberg
A ghost torments a young woman on Halloween night ... but is it really a ghost or just a mischievous trick or treater? Find out in this funny short with a clever twist!
THE BAD COOKIE
By Drew Daywalt
If you're into short horror films then you surely know the name Drew Daywalt, a prolific name in the abbreviated terrors game whose work i've featured several times on this here blog. Perhaps Daywalt's most off the wall short takes place on Halloween and centers around a killer .... pumpkin shaped cookie. The Gingerdead Man aint got nothin' on this little baked bastard. This is one you gotta see!
MY FRIEND JOSH
By Shaun Springer
Similar to the above two 'Making Friends' shorts, this award winning short tells the tale of a lonely little girl on Halloween, who has nobody to trick or treat with. She makes an unlikely friend while wandering through the graveyard in this heartwarming seven minutes of Halloween adventure.
TRICK OR TREAT
By Greg Benson
The barriers of the living and the dead collide on Halloween night in this funny and creepy short that sees two aspiring filmmakers being visited by a ghost of Halloween past. Needless to say, this is one trick or treater they will eternally regret answering the door for!