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The iHorror Awards 2024 are officially underway, presenting an opportunity for horror fans to learn more about these emerging top filmmakers in horror cinema. This year’s selection of short film nominees showcases an impressive range of storytelling prowess, featuring everything from psychological thrillers to supernatural hauntings, each brought to life by visionary directors.

At A Glance – Best Horror Short Film Nominees

As we introduce the films competing for the title of Best Horror Short Film, fans are invited to watch these compelling works of horror, provided below, before casting their vote on the official iHorror Award Ballot. Join us in celebrating the remarkable talent and creativity that define this year’s nominees.

The Queue

Director Michael Rich

The Queue

An internet content moderator confronts the darkness within the videos he screens. “The Queue” directed by Michael Rich

Director’s Website: https://michaelrich.me/

Cast: Burt Bulos as Cole Jeff Doba as Rick Nova Reyer as Kevin Stacy Snyder as Betty Benjamin Hardy as Bert

We Forgot About Zombies

Director Chris McInroy

We Forgot about the Zombies

Two dudes think they found the cure for zombie bites.

More About “We Forgot about the Zombies”: The goal with this was to have fun and to make something fun. And not even the one day in a wasp-infested barn in the middle of the Austin summer could stop us. Major thanks to the cast and crew for making this with me.

“We Forgot about the Zombies” Credits: Damon/Carlos LaRotta Mike/Kyle Irion Producer Kris Phipps Executive Producer Matthew Thomas Co-Producers Jarrod Yerkes, Stacey Bell

Maggie

Director James Kennedy

Maggie

A young care worker unleashes a supernatural force when she attempts to put a widower into care.

More About “Maggie”: Starring Shaun Scott (Marvel’s Moonknight) and Lukwesa Mwamba (Carnival Row), Maggie is an intelligent social horror about a reclusive old widower living in a state of decay. Upon seeing his poor living conditions, a young NHS health worker attempts to remove him from his home and into private care. However, when strange things start happening around the house, she discovers that maybe the lonely old man isn’t completely alone after all and her life may be in grave danger.

“Maggie” Credits: Director/Editor – James Kennedy Director of Photography – James Oldham Writer – Simon Sylvester Cast: Tom – Shaun Scott Sandra – Lukwesa Mwamba Maggie – Geli Berg 1st AC – Matt French Grip – Jon Hed Art Director – Jim Brown Sound Recordist – Martyn Ellis & Chris Fulton Sound Mix – Martyn Ellis VFX – Paul Wright & James Kennedy Colourist – Tom Majerski Score – Jim Shaw Runner – Josh Barlow Catering – Laura Fulton

Get Away

Director Michael Gabriele

Get Away

Get Away is a 17 minute short film developed by Michael Gabriele and DP Ryan French specifically for Sony to demonstrate the cinematic ability of the Sony FX3. Set in a remote vacation-rental in the desert, the film follows a group of friends who play a mysterious VHS tape… followed by terrifying coincidences.

Forgotten Lake

Directors Adam Brooks & Matthew Kennedy

Forgotten Lake

You’ve tasted the BEER, now experience the FEAR of “Forgotten Lake”, LOWBREWCO Studio’s most ambitious video release to-date. Both terrifying and downright tasty, this short film will scare the blueberries right out of ya… So, crack open a can of Forgotten Lake Blueberry Ale, grab a handful of popcorn, turn the lights down low and experience the legend of Forgotten Lake. You’ll never take summer for granted again.

The Chair

Directed by Curry Barker

The Chair

In “The Chair,” a man named Reese discovers that an antique chair he brings into his home might be more than it seems. Following a series of unsettling events, Reese is left to wonder whether the chair is possessed by an evil spirit or if the true horror lies within his own mind. This psychological horror challenges the boundary between the paranormal and the psychological, leaving audiences questioning what’s real.

Dylan’s New Nightmare: A Nightmare on Elm Street Fan Film

Directed by Cecil Laird

Dylan’s New Nightmare: A Nightmare on Elm Street Fan Film

Cecil Laird, the Horror Show Channel & Womp Stomp Films proudly present Dylan’s New Nightmare, a Nightmare on Elm Street Fan Film!

Dylan’s New Nightmare acts as an unofficial sequel to Wes Craven’s New Nightmare, taking place almost thirty years after the events of the first film. In our film, the young son of Heather Langenkamp, Dylan Porter (Miko Hughes), is now a grown man trying to make his way in the world his parents raised him in–Hollywood. Little does he know that the evil entity known as Freddy Krueger (Dave McRae) is back, and eager to once again break into our world through the son of his favorite victim!

Featuring Friday the 13th franchise alumni Ron Sloan and Cynthia Kania, as well as the special effects makeup work of Nora Hewitt and Mikey Rotella, Dylan’s New Nightmare is a love letter to the Nightmare franchise and was made by fans, for the fans!

Who’s There?

Director Domonic Smith

Who’s There

A father struggles with survivors guilt, as all of his emotions have come to point after he attends a repass.

Feeding Time

Directed by Marcus Dunstan

Feeding Time

“Feeding Time” emerges as a unique blend of horror and fast-food culture, presented by Jack in the Box in celebration of Halloween. This 8-minute short film, developed by a team of Hollywood horror veterans including Marcus Dunstan, unfolds on a Halloween night that takes a dark turn, integrating the launch of the new Angry Monster Taco. The creative minds behind this project have spun a narrative that captures the essence of horror with an unexpected twist, marking an intriguing entry into the horror genre by a fast-food chain.

We encourage you to immerse yourself in this great collection of short horror, let your voice be heard by casting your vote on the official iHorror Award Ballot here, and join us in eagerly awaiting the announcement of this year’s victors on April 5th. Together, let’s celebrate the artistry that makes our hearts race and our nightmares vivid—here’s to another year of exceptional horror that continues to challenge, entertain, and terrify us in the best way possible.



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