Category Archives: Short Shrift Theater

Shuffling On My iPod: The Arcs

Black Keys frontman/keyboardist/lyricist Dan Auerbach has put together a very cool side project called The Arcs that is a fully collaborative band made up of Auerbach and some notable indie music notables like Richard Swift, Homer Steinweiss, Nick Movshon, Kenny Vaughan, Leon Willis and members of the group Mariachi Flor De Toloache. If that eclectic grouping wasn’t interesting enough it turns out that the inspiration behind most of the songs on The Arcs’ LP are inspired by the Floyd Mayweather/Manny Pacquiao fight from earlier this year. At least something good has come from that shitty over-priced borefest because I have enjoyed all the songs I have heard from The Arcs so far with the posted song, Stay In My Corner, being my current favorite.

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Short Shrift Theater: Treevenge

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The perfect short film for the holiday season, TREEVENGE shows us what could happen if the Christmas trees ever decided to rise up and attack mankind. Yes that sounds ridiculous but this is a gory, bloody, violent hoot of a movie that I predict many will add to their holiday viewing schedules after seeing it.

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Short Shrift Theater: Secret Santa

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This is a very fitting short film for this time of year from Amalgam Studios and it manages to pack a major wallop into a barely 3 minute running time.

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Short Shrift Theater: Five Minutes

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5 MINUTES is an interactive zombie film and in this universe the first symptoms that someone is becoming a zombie is a loss of memory within the first five minutes of exposure. So throughout the film you are presented with relatively simple tasks to prove your memorization skills are intact.

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Short Shrift Theater: Tuck Me In

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The award winning TUCK ME IN is quite possibly the creepiest 1 minute ever put on film. Check it out and see if you agree with me.

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Short Shrift Theater: Steadfast Stanley

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This is one of the most heartwarming animated shorts I have seen in a while despite all of the animated corpses traipsing around. Not even the zombie apocalypse can keep a faithful dog away from his beloved master. I also loved the animation especially the scraggly lined drawings of the zombies. And Stanley is just the best cartoon doggie ever!

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Short Shrift Theater: Lights Out

This short from the Bloody Cuts “Who’s There” Horror Short Film Challenge is one of the creepiest shorts i have seen in a while. It also gets more tension in it’s three minute running time than some full length movies fit into two ours. Check out the video after the cut.

 

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