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What are some good creepy, disturbing, or scary short films on youtube?

I'm looking for scary and creepy short films or art house films on the net. Doesn't have to be on youtube, could be on other sites as well.

Two concrete examples of what I'm looking for:

Pencil face.

There are monsters.

What I'm not looking for: clips from horror movies or tv shows, dodgy handheld cams of lights in the sky or other supposed 'paranormal' things, screamers, anything overly violent or gross (I'm looking for psychologically unsettling narratives, not physically disturbing).

Thanks.
posted by ollyollyoxenfree to Media & Arts (26 answers total) 85 users marked this as a favorite
 
The french doors.
posted by empath at 12:07 AM on October 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


BlinkyTM
posted by zombieman000 at 12:17 AM on October 2, 2011


Alma.
posted by obiwanwasabi at 12:19 AM on October 2, 2011


(A better link.)
posted by obiwanwasabi at 12:21 AM on October 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


The Cat with Hands

The YouTube channel Fewdio also has a lot of short horror videos along the lines of "There Are Monsters." It reminded me especially of "Mockingbird."
posted by Rhaomi at 1:01 AM on October 2, 2011


Ooh, also: Still Life.
posted by Rhaomi at 1:06 AM on October 2, 2011


Recorded Live scared the crap out of me as a kid. It's framed as a sort of comedy, but it isn't, it's just creepy as hell.
posted by evilcupcakes at 1:25 AM on October 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


Smile!
posted by Decani at 2:34 AM on October 2, 2011


Peekers.

ooh, this one gave me a shiver.
posted by Decani at 6:28 AM on October 2, 2011


Spider by Nash Edgerton shocked the crap out of me.
posted by dgeiser13 at 7:19 AM on October 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


I haven't watched many of the videos here Drew Daywalt Fear Factory YouTube Chanel, but Bedfellows from this interview at Salon really spooked me.
posted by crush-onastick at 7:40 AM on October 2, 2011


(Mockingbird, linked above is in the interview too)
posted by crush-onastick at 7:41 AM on October 2, 2011


Brothers Quay, Stille Nacht...
posted by ovvl at 8:05 AM on October 2, 2011


The Man in the Well is audio, not video, sorry. But it is available online and if you're looking for "psychologically unsettling narratives", I don't know a better one.
posted by marsha56 at 9:04 AM on October 2, 2011


The Sandman by Paul Berry.
posted by modernserf at 11:06 AM on October 2, 2011


Recorded Live scared the crap out of me as a kid. It's framed as a sort of comedy, but it isn't, it's just creepy as hell.

Dear god is evilcupcakes correct about this one. I can see it as being a comedy because the premise is silly, but it's filmed as a horror story, and a kid is unlikely to see any silliness in the premise. I certainly know I didn't the couple of times it turned up on HBO when I was little. The events in this film are definitely the kind of thing Nyarlathotep would be up to, IMO.
posted by JHarris at 11:10 AM on October 2, 2011


The ten steps
posted by Laura_J at 12:53 PM on October 2, 2011 [1 favorite]




The Phone Box. No Spanish language skills necessary, the film itself has no dialogue.
posted by kostia at 11:37 AM on October 3, 2011


Begotten: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101420/

Not exactly short (72 minutes), and it might be too "horror-y" for you, but check it out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubfkP1rweBo
posted by Cpt. The Mango at 2:12 PM on October 8, 2011


Any of David Lynch's Rabbits shorts?
posted by MrFish at 4:21 PM on October 8, 2011


This section of Syndromes and a Century unsettles me. And let me reiterate: Lynch.
posted by MrFish at 5:41 PM on October 8, 2011


Un Chien Andalou is more surrealist than creepy. Though I will never forget the first time I saw the razor blade scene. You'll know the one
posted by northxnorthwest at 6:42 AM on October 9, 2011


Some great flicks in here -- my wife and I are having a hell of a fun night watching them!
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 7:32 PM on October 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


Here is a beautifully creepy stop-motion animation made by Tommy Thompson (2011).

"High Strung"

http://vimeo.com/23382450
posted by kilczar at 2:20 PM on November 10, 2011


I know I'm late to the party on this, and it's "found footage," but 'The Hunt' is excellent

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTTJQs2f2Uo
posted by Nickster79 at 5:23 PM on April 10, 2012


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