Goddamn, do I love horror short films. If a feature-length is a main course than a short film is a candy bar. It’s not going to fill you up, but it will hold you over for a while. Besides showing 7 very promising feature-length films this year at Tribeca Film Festival, they also threw up genre shorts! The Deadbolt shorts program has a damn nice line up this year. Take a look at them below and check back soon for SJP’s review of all of them!
Following a gruesome accident, a man finds himself stuck and injured on a remote road in the dead of winter. Help is on the way, but who will get there first?
A culinary connoisseur and a chef go on a hunt for a rare animal.
· The Exit Room
In 2021, an imprisoned journalist faces a government execution. As the executioner nears, he contemplates a desperate escape attempt to return to his young family.
· The Girl with the Mechanical Maiden
An inventor takes an unorthodox approach to childrearing after the death of his wife.
· Honeymoon Suite
Service is the top priority at a modern boutique hotel in Beijing, and the new guest service manager, Ally, aims to keep it that way after a mysterious American VIP arrives and begins wreaking havoc. As the night grows more fantastical, Ally must tame this beastly terror of a guest while risking her own life to protect his secrets, the hotel’s reputation and her own job.
· Peanut Butter & Jelly
A young runaway is kicked out of her group home after a vicious altercation. As she travels up to Harlem, where her father is a low-level drug dealer, she is assaulted by a mysterious creature and left for dead.
· The Root of the Problem
In the candy-colored world of 1950s suburbia, a reluctant young housewife suspects that the friendly neighborhood dentist is hiding a horrible secret. Is it just the anesthesia at work, or is there something more sinister hiding below the surface?
A young girl who lives in a remote wrecking yard is forced to confront the town bullies when they travel out to torment her father.