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.
Synopsis: A boy’s choice of an ugly pumpkin results in an unusual Jack-O-Lantern.
Directed & Written by: Justin Harding
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
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
Synopsis: Two teenage friends caught shoplifting must face the wrath of an unforgiving security guard.
Directed & Written by: Lucy Campbell
Synopsis: A little boy unknowingly releases something perilous from within an ancient box.
Directed by: Santiago C. Tapia
Written by: Jessica Curtright & Santiago Tapia
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
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
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