The ABC’s of Death 2: The 26th Director contest has been underway for quite some time now and the submissions are piling up. If you head over to the official contest page you can scroll through clip after clip of horror short films. While I haven’t been able to watch every entry this one has caught my eye the most so far. M is for Manure captures everything I would like to see in the winning submission.
It has a villian, a hero, some in distress, a creepy farm setting and a slight twist at the end. More importantly it uses the time alloted very effectively to bring us a gritty and creepy represenation for the letter “M.” The short has an Evil Dead quality to it and is shot beautifully. Don’t take my word for it shit for brains, check it out for yourself.