10 Horror Short Films Hollywood Should Adapt To Full Length

Two to twenty minutes of terror that deserve the full two hours.

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Horror is a film genre which has as many floppy, forgettable garbage films as it has really solid ideas, so much so that sometimes the really solid ideas become floppy, forgettable garbage films that wasted all their potential.

That said, horror is a genre full of possibilities, in which good, great, and even legendary films are able to find their audience, whether they be entirely original concepts or be based off of existing IP.

Some of the best horror films have, in recent years, come from equally effective and often much scarier short films, with Andrés and Barbara Muschietti's MAMA and David Sandberg's Lights Out as examples of masterful short-form horror stretched out into feature film length by Guillermo del Toro and James Wan respectively.

Horror short films (many of them available for viewing for free on youtube and other streaming sites) have made for some of the best fear-filled viewing of the internet age.

Whether to celebrate the Halloween season or just feeling the skin-crawling hunger for horror sometime in Mid-June, here's a list of some of the internet's best short horror films that have the added bonus of being ripe for Hollywood pickings, with stories that can make the transition to cinema without too much fuss.

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Writer, artist, animator by profession. Indie comics creator, looking to bring LGBTQ+ characters and Filipino culture into mainstream Western media. A Marvel geek with a DCAU childhood. || Writer of the superhero, Filipino political spec-fic novel BAYANI (Amazon, Gumroad) || Writer/artist of the Filipino urban fantasy LGBTQ+ webcomic BEHKomiks (Tapas.io) || Editor/contributor to The Pinoy Monster Boyfriend Anthology and The Pinoy Monster Girlfriend Anthology short comics collection (Gumroad) || All listed works written in English.

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