It is believed to be the first horror and vampire film.
A nightmarish graveyard provides the background for a quartet of dancing bones.
Excerpt from Two Vintage Films by Salvador Dalí and Luis Buñuel: Un Chien Andalou and L’Age d’Or by Colin Marshall for Open Culture, in Film, June 29th, 2012
While studying at the University of Madrid in the late 1910s, a young Luis Buñuel befriended an even younger Salvador Dalí. The first fruit of their association, a short film called Un Chien Andalou, appeared a decade later, in 1929, and quickly achieved the international renown it still has today. Several elements had to fall into place to bring this cinematic dream — or cinematic nightmare, or, most accurately, something nebulously in-between — into reality.
Link to the full article and the source: http://www.openculture.com/2012/06/two_vintage_films_by_salvador_dali_and_luis_bunuel.html
Youtube.com Synopsis: ... a very sombre and intense visual poem, a black lyric, if you like, but full of an open dramatic energy which puts it well above a formal or rhetorical exercise on Time and Eternity. In the visual form of the monuments of the Pere-Lachaise cemetery in Paris, the persistent and impenetrable geometric masonry gets to be less a symbol of death than a death-like sensation.- Donald Sutherland
Excerpt from Angel Games in a Machine world Walerian Borowczyk’s Les jeux des anges (1964), December 01, 2011, by Patricia Bass for Eastern European Film Bulletin
The film was made in France, six years after Borowczyk moved from Poland to collaborate with such French cinematographic stars as Chris Marker, whose influence upon the film is clear. Marker’s unique photographic style (see: La Jetée, 1962, the “roman-photo” constructed from rapidly montaged still images) is evident in the speed of the moving “beings” of Borowczyk’s film, as well as in his still shots, mechanical camera movements, and rapid scene changes.
Link to the full article and Source: http://eefb.org/archive/december-2011/les-jeux-des-anges/
Youtube.com description: A nondescript man is trapped in a sinister flat, where nothing seems to obey the laws of nature.
Description: A young boy plants some strange seeds and they grow into a grandmother.
Youtube description: The film was completed in 1972 but was only widely distributed in 1980. Anger began filming around 1966, hiring a young musician named Bobby Beausoleil to act and compose the soundtrack. The film was abandoned in 1967 because Anger claimed the film footage had been stolen by Beausoleil. (Beausoleil and others said that Anger had simply spent all the money for the film.) Anger began filming again several years later, with British singer Marianne Faithfull appearing in the film. Chris Jagger, brother of Mick Jagger, was originally slated for the role of Lucifer.
Youtube.com description: Vincent is a 1982 stop-motion short film written, designed and directed by Tim Burton and Rick Heinrichs. At approximately six minutes in length, there is currently no individual release of the film. It can be found on the 2008 Special Edition and Collector's Edition DVDs of The Nightmare Before Christmas as a bonus feature and on the Cinema16 DVD American Short Films.
Brief description: "Curiosity Killed" concerns Dan (Kevin McCarthy) and Cynthia (Margot Kidder), a couple whose marriage is a shadow of its former self. Dan's pal, Billy (J.A. Preston), offers some friendly advice on how to get Cynthia out of his life once and for all; however, Cynthia has plans of her own for Dan. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Youtube.com description: This six-minute film stars Videodrome's Les Carlson, and was written and directed by David Cronenberg as part of Preludes, a series of short films produced for the 25th anniversary celebration of the Toronto International Film Festival in 2000.
Youtube.com description: Din of Celestial Birds is the second film of an unofficial trilogy of experimental films by E. Elias Merhige, the first film is Begotten.
The film deals with the concept of evolution as well as the birth of consciousness.
Youtube description: One of the extras on Inland Empire, Blue Green is a surreal, ambient short "film" capturing the mood and the lone tone of a giant industrial setting. True to the Lynchian form, psychological feel takes precedence over coherence and logic of the plot, if any, and interpretation is completely open to the individual's perception.
Youtube.com description: Horror always follows the phone that rings in the middle of the night...
Excerpt from Treevenge, review By Jason Sondhi for Short of the Week
The film is a Christmas film, centering around the sadistic violence of the evergreen tree trade. The first half of the film depicts depraved, violent sorts of fellows gleefully chopping down trees. The trees cower and scream at the genocide, but are ultimately powerless in the face of the vicious aggressors. But even trees reach a tipping point and they will have their revenge. A gleefully gruesome revenge.
LInk to the full article and the source: http://www.shortoftheweek.com/2009/07/20/treevenge/
Tagline: To all babysitters: it will give you the willies. To everyone else: it will give you the willies. 13 creepy minutes.
IMDB summary written by Pedro Cristiani: A fragile border separates our world from the realm of darkness, where nightmarish creatures await in the shadows. Only one thing is standing in their way: a secret order of priests, who devote their souls to protect this border. They are the 'Deus Irae'.
IMDb.com description: Mr. Olivares has already recovered, but now he needs a vacation. To go to some heavenly place where he can relax and blithely enjoy himself.
Brief description: Jesus is always willing to lend a hand to those in need, but there are others ... that will taste his fist.
Youtube.com description: The darkly poetic fable of a little girl who witnesses the birth of five terrifying supernatural beings that bring about her demise.
Youtube.com description: When a young, deaf schoolgirl is bullied and left to take the long walk home alone, she realizes that she's being followed and a frantic game of cat and mouse begins. Growing ever more sinister as it becomes clear that she may never make it home again.
Youtube.com description by Eddie Adamson: My film is based around a teenage boy who finds himself being stalked by the mythical being 'Slender Man' over a period of days. It has been heavily inspired by the game 'Slender' by Parsec Productions, as well as many Horror Films I have been influenced by.
Youtube.com description: The feature film, MAMA, was released in theaters on January 18, 2013, was based on a short film of the same name from Andy and Barbara Muschietti. This exclusive look at the original short film is presented by Guillermo del Toro and includes one of the scariest scenes del Toro has ever seen. The craftsmanship, ingenuity, and horror presented by the Muschiettis made him want to be a Producer for the feature film.