31 Days to Scare ~ Huluween 2018

The Facts:

Synopsis: Eight up-and-coming filmmakers have the opportunity to showcase their horror-themed short films on Hulu throughout the month. The filmmaker with the highest levels of viewer engagement and the highest scores from a panel of expert judges will win $10,000 towards production of their feature length film.

Review: Here’s something a little different, the streaming service Hulu.com has launched Huluween, a short film competition that asked eight filmmakers to create spooky films for easy consumption (and a $10,000 prize). The films are all about 5 minutes and run the gamut from sinister and clever (Lippy) to benign and cliché (Urn). Thankfully, most are nice little treats with a few tricks along the way. If you have a half hour to spare and want to view all of the Huluween short films, visit http://www.youtube.com/hulu or navigate to Hulu.com.

CARVED
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0BvhGhkuvI
Synopsis
: A boy’s choice of an ugly pumpkin results in an unusual Jack-O-Lantern.
Directed & Written by: Justin Harding

THE GILLYMUCK
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-y3FxktsdA
Synopsis
: The cute cuddly Gillymuck has pretty teeth dear, but it keeps them out of sight.
Directed & Written by: Dan Samiljan

HAUNTED, HORRIFYING SOUNDS FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YN8ZwviC-A4
Synopsis
: A musician’s money grab Halloween composition unleashes the haunting sound of his own mother’s death.
Directed by: Rodney Ascher
Written by: Basil Quartermass

LIPPY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Qz2Ay1K5Ig
Synopsis: Two teenage friends caught shoplifting must face the wrath of an unforgiving security guard.
Directed & Written by: Lucy Campbell

THE BOX
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlSK5hxchr0
Synopsis
: A little boy unknowingly releases something perilous from within an ancient box.
Directed by:
Santiago C. Tapia
Written by:
Jessica Curtright & Santiago Tapia

THE HUG
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIgxob1_v-k
Synopsis
: An animatronic panda at a rundown pizza place seems to be out of order… until little Aden gives it a hug.
Directed ,Written & Produced by: Jack Bishop and Justin Nijm

THE RIZZLE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfALLlKcces
Synopsis
: A mysterious video on the internet provokes viewers to perform an old, ritualistic dance.
Directed by: Josh Tanner
Written by: Josh Tanner & Jade Van Der Lei

URN
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NH_xiF4TBxY
Synopsis
: A woman scatters her mother’s ashes into a lake, but finds it’s not so easy to throw away her past.
Directed & Written by: Ben Steiner

 

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