Today I am launching an extra dimension to my "released on this day" repertoire. There are so many wonderful short horror films made every year, and yet they get very little recognition. I intend to feature 1 (or 2) per day, with information as to where they premiered. A few (precious few) are very famous; most are much more obscure. Some are much longer than others, though the average time for each is around 10 minutes (and I will not be including, for the most part, silent films in this-despite the Edison production still shown above). There are so many horror goodies lurking in these mini-films--it's time to start recognizing and enjoying them more.
Today's inaugural posting comes from a film that debuted last year at London's FrightFest (which is going on right now and has a whole line up of shorts premiering...well...today--see the lineup here and here). If you have stopped here before, you may have noticed my listing of Female Horror Directors in the margin (you can check that here or click the photo of the gorgeous Ida Lupino to your right). This short is special, it is a full on sound experience (so grab those headphone). It was written and directed by Roxanne Benjamin, who has served as a producer on some awesome horror projects (XX being amongst them!) and worked on the series "House." So without further adieu, I give you Final Stop.