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This Week's SATURDAY SHORTS: Aliens, Eyeball Gore, and Creepy Trees!

Hello ladies and gentlemen, Muldoon here with this week's lovely lineup of short films created by fellow AICN readers like you and me. (Yes, technically it's still SATURDAY - so hizzah! Not late!) As the holiday season is upon us, hopefully you fine folks are able to take a few days off of work and catch up on some excellent shorts you might not have seen otherwise (well that, and "spend time with your family"). We've got five unique films below that don't require being unwrapped - they're good to go right out of the box. So if you've got the time, then sit your butt down and enjoy some oddities!

Go grab yourself some popcorn, lock your kids in a closet, kill the lights, relax and check out this little weekly film fest we've got ourselves here:


TRT: 1:54

Let's kick this puppy off right - with an animated film that will rock your world. Ian Higginbotham brings us a truly bizarre rendition of a sweet date night. "Two alien teenagers visit a small town for a night of intergalactic fun.  Body horror and hilarity ensue!" If you're curious and want to check out more work from Ian, then hop on over to his website, his art blog, or follow the guy on Twitter (@ianlaser).

Date Night from Ian Higginbotham on Vimeo.


TRT: 10:25

Next up is a kickass short from Eric Demeusy. "The last two members of an organized crime dynasty meet up the night after their entire crew was killed on a job that went wrong." If you like what you see and want to check out more on Eric, zip-zap over to his website. It's actually a pretty interesting site - with a ton of his VFX work, like his work on PACIFIC RIM, GAME OF THRONES, TRON LEGACY, and more!

Scorpion - Short Film from Eric Demeusy on Vimeo.


TRT: 2:56

Holy shit. Adam Brown brings us a gnarly film - a genuinely dark comedy. "A couple's pranks get a bit out of hand." And, per usual - if you like what you see and want to see more from Adam and Bull Moose Pictures, then be sure to check out their website. Again... holy hell is this one too real and yet so unreal. I dig it.

RAT TAIL from BullMoose Pictures on Vimeo.


TRT: 18:46

Here we have a tree horror adventure from Fergal Costello that's inspired by the early works of Sam Raimi and Peter Jackson. "Tobias Quill, a down on his luck horror-novelist retreats to a house in the countryside to write his next opus. He didn't bet on the tree behind his new home being evil however; and it wants him dead. We follow Tobias as he struggles to finish his book as the tree attacks him; leading to a climactic confrontation with the tree and the sinister man who seems to know exactly what the tree is capable of."

Tobias and The Tree - Fergal Costello Short Film from Fergal Costello on Vimeo.


TRT: 17:39

Last, but not least we have an incredible film from the McCoubrey Brothers. "An office stiff wakes up in an alley mysteriously covered in blood. In the aftermath, he attracts the attention of his beautiful coworker, granting him a new lease on life …but something strange is afoot." For more information on Peter and Luke McCoubrey, hit up their website and take a look around!

The Grey Matter from Peter McCoubrey on Vimeo.

All right folks, I'll catch you all next week with a handful of fun films for you! Have a great holiday, whichever one you celebrate.



The Awareness; The 4th Rule of Gremlins; The Simple Carnival "Geek Like Me;" Showbiz Leech; The Fall And Rise of Mickey (1/4/14)

All's Fair; The Case of The Missing Garden Gnome; The Wizard And The Werewolf; Last Remnants (1/11/14)

La Petite Mort; Bruce Lee Played Badminton Too; Micropolar; Imperial Highway; Sigur Ros - "Varúð" (1/18/14)

The Misinventions of Milo Weatherby; Lifted; The Rinsing; Ashes; M is For Maltese (1/25/14)

Rivotanana; End Of Dates; First Date; The Last Girl (2/1/14)

Cockatoo; Hematiet; SLR; Sheridan; A Horny Ghost Named Buster (2/8/14)

Summersale; Gorilla Warfare; Steve From Accounting; M is For Mind Meld; The Godfather: A Look Back (2/15/14)

Poppetje; In Vain; The World Is Burning; The Central Park Snowman Project; Mission (2/22/14)

La Boca De Leon; Bedbug; Wax; Skin; Something (3/1/14)

Luna; Logan Must Make Star Wars; Rocco; No Strings Attached; Blessing In Disguise (3/8/14)

Plastic Love; Audrey Moon River; The Afrobats; The Flying Lesson; Strike (3/15/14)

Timeholes; Child Eater; Walter Don't Dance; Low Hanging Fruit; Love Hitch (3/29/14)

House of Thrones; The Hunt; Tumbleweed!; Tolerated; The Colour of Her Eyes (4/5/14)

#PostModem; No Help; The Hobbit Games; College Romance; Lost Voice (4/12/14)

Book 1; Compliments; Twiller Parkour #2; They Say; Bikini Girls Vs. Dinosaurs Trailer (4/19/14)

Chomp!; NSFL; In The Black; Everyone's A Comedian; Zenith (4/26/14)

Revenge of The Threesome - Star Wars Light Sabe Duel III; Four Eyes; Her Story; Eleven Dimensions; Teewhy's "Stage Name;" Pinfall Kickstarter (5/3/14)

Charlie And The Nighthawks; Fatty In Wonderland; Recurring Symptons; Don't Hug Me I'm Scared: 2 (5/10/14)

Caterwaul; First Sight; Man Vs. Woman; Say Cheese; The Train (5/17/14)

Booby Traps; Hard Love; That Guitar Man; Ask An Astronomy Brain Parasite; Dada (5/24/14)

Great Moments In Rock & Roll History (The Never Happened); Vultures In The Void; Surveillance; A Woodcutter's Tale; The Hourglass Figure (5/31/14)

State Of The Union; "Behind Enemy Lines;" Woods Baseball; Rich/Fit/Successful; As You Were; Zombie Zealot (6/7/14)

Rob Fetter's "Desire;" Sing-Song; Dead End Job; Torturous; Guided by Voices "Bad Love Is Easy To Do" (6/14/114)

Fear, Inc.; Lights Out; 2AM: The Smiling Man; Sneeze; The Music of Erika Zahn (6/21/14)

When The Zombies Come; Nice Mustache; Harry White And The Cursed Medallion; Love Connection; The Book of Joe (6/28/14)

Mis-Drop; Mech: Human Trials; The Sunman; Time Travel Lover (7/5/14)

Sky-Caper; Goodnight Harvey; Bro; Buck Shot; The Art of Motion; Ticked Off (7/12/14)

Foam Drive Renegades; How To Survive Working 9 To 5; Fantastic Foe; Abinormal; Banana Seat (7/19/14)

Tiny Dancer; Spacewalk; Sissy Boy; Witchfinder; Uncanny Valley (7/26/14)

Bobby Beats; Birth; I Am Become Death; In A Dream; A Bloody Shade of Red (8/2/14)

Between Days; Blue Balls; The Amazingly Ordinary Story; The Gunfighter; Short Love Story (8/9/14)

Certified Organic; Jennifer Lawrence Is Coming; Helen Iris: Watch Dog; Hubert's Ghost; Loose Ends (8/23/14)

Rise Of The Kitchen Appliances; The Apprentice; The Koan; White Meat (8/30/14)

Hiccup; Buck Savage In: The City Of The Damned; Garlic Bread Man Vs. Superbo Lasagna Man; Hard Boiled Cop (9/6/14)

L4st; Salesman; Bear Binko's Binko Bear Mace; Drive-Thru Window; Despertar; Dead Man's Party Pitch (9/13/14)

Common Shiner's "Social Mediasochist;" Antiheroes; Tandem; The Answer (9/20/14)

Where The Red Fox Lies; The Keeper; Envoy; Spontaneous Amphetamines; The Golden Ticket (9/27/14)

Mouse-X; The Hitch; Dosing; Nightwatch; Resignation (10/4/14)

The Light Of The World; Nitro Warriors: Dare To Connect; Fractures; Johnny's Speakeasy; Twilight; Arrival (10/11/14)

Flesh Computer; Back Again; Burned; Running The Gammatar; Star Wars: Please Kathleen Kennedy (10/25/14)

Sea Devil; Star Wars VII: Comedy Sketch; The Archivist; Office Guys; The Halloween Costume (11/1/14)

Breathe; Strangers; You Only Die Once; Sunrise With Earth (11/9/14)

Phoenix 9; La Loteria; Quentin and Lisa... At The Grocery Store; Oppenheimer (11/15/14)

Little Old Lady; Green Eyed; The Mountain Below; Rejected; It's Only a Movie (11/22/14)

Counter Parts; Penguin; Self-Assembly; Loves of a Cyclops; Loud and Deep (11/30/14)

Snow Balls Deep; Employee of The Month; Golden Box; The Moped Diaries; Krampus Bells (12/6/14)

The Landing; Whipping Boy; The Ballad of Jeffrey Dahmer; Howl (12/13/14)


If you have a short and think it belongs here or are on the fence about whether to send it in, please do send it in - I'd love to see what you've put together. I've already seen hundreds of fresh new filmmakers' shorts and like any good addict, I need more!

Shoot me an email at ""

In the subject line include:

“SHORTS” + “Your film’s name” + “The film’s genre”

Then, in the body of the email, please include a synopsis of the film and any contact information you might think I need or would want published. The more info you send my way, the more info there is to put with your short.

Please don’t feel the need to submit multiple times. 

Remember, the filmmakers might still be in the audience, so feel free to share your thoughts in Talkbacks below. (JUST DON'T BE AN ASSHOLE). I picked them, so you know I think highly of all of these, but how about you fine folks? How'd you like 'em?



BY THE WAY: If you've had a short featured here, that means that I personally am a fan of your work, so feel free to shoot me any kind of news on new projects/films/whatever. I can't say I'll be able to help or in what capacity, but I'm interested in your work and am always down to see more! (Keep making cool stuff, everyone!)


- Mike McCutchen



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