Watch Free on IMDb: Horror Shorts

by Dr-Faustus | created - 05 Jan 2018 | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public

Enter If You Dare: A list of horror short-films and horror-themed IMDb-Original episodes available for free instant viewing on IMDb.

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1. IMDb Originals (2015– )
Episode: By the Numbers: 'The Shining' (2019)

Not Rated | Short, News

Have you ever wondered which scene in 'The Shining' took the most takes to film? Or how many ways Stanley Kubrick hid references to his alleged involvement in filming the moon landing? Well we dove into those crazy stats, and more, in this edition of By The Numbers.

Votes: 8

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3. IMDbrief (2018– )
Episode: The Most Anticipated Horror Movies of 2020 (2019)

3 min | Short, News

In this IMDbrief, we give you a month by month breakdown of the most terrifying horror movies coming out in 2020.

Star: Alex Logan

Votes: 49

4. So Far (2018– )
Episode: 'Halloween Kills' (2020)

TV-PG | Short, News

Jamie Lee Curtis is back to fight Michael Myers, and some familiar faces are joining her. Here's what we know about 'Halloween Kills' ... so far.

Star: Lluvia Bermudez

Votes: 7

5. Casting Calls (2018– )
Episode: 'Halloween' (2018)

Not Rated | Documentary, Short, Talk-Show

The latest installment of the 'Halloween' franchise marks the return of Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode - a killer role that almost went to another actress. Who else almost starred in the horror classic?

Votes: 10

6. IMDb on the Scene - Interviews (2017– )
Episode: Halloween (2018)

Not Rated | Talk-Show

IMDb cuts to the chase with 'Halloween' director David Gordon Green about his sequel to John Carpenter's 1978 cult classic. Plus, star Jamie Lee Curtis, producer Jason Blum, and the legend himself, John Carpenter, who also composed the film, give perspective on working with Green and the 40-year legacy of the original.

Stars: Jason Blum, John Carpenter, Jamie Lee Curtis, David Gordon Green

Votes: 9

7. Through the Lens (2017– )
Episode: John Carpenter: Defining Carpenteresque (2018)

Not Rated | Documentary

In October 2018, several filmmakers were added to the Oxford English Dictionary in adjective form. Since John Carpenter wasn't one of them, we'll travel "Through the Lens" to define the legendary director's style and influence - to define Carpenteresque - and why the term belongs in the dictionary.

Star: Alex Logan

Votes: 22

8. Halloween (2011)

29 min | Short, Horror

This is a homemade fan film that was made in 2011.

Director: Jon Cheshire | Stars: Jon Cheshire, Hannah Ford, Mandy Hudgins, Michael Hudgins

Votes: 34

IMDb External Viewing: Halloween (YouTube Video).

10. Driving Lessons (2012)

5 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

In John Carpenter's 1978 classic HALLOWEEN, Michael Myers was suddenly able to drive a car after having sat in a sanitarium staring at the wall since childhood. While the filmmakers ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Green | Stars: Kane Hodder, Joel David Moore

Votes: 37

IMDb External Viewing: Driving Lessons (Short Film).

11. Michael vs Jason: Evil Emerges (2019)

29 min | Short, Action, Horror

The two most iconic killers face off and battle to the death.

Director: Luke Pedder | Stars: Joshua Pedder, John Pedder, Christopher Goldup, Michael Holmes

Votes: 109

12. Jason Voorhees vs. Michael Myers (2015)

10 min | Short, Horror, Thriller

Micheal and Jason fight against each over using water bending skills.

Director: Trent Duncan | Stars: Cheyenne Hess, Ryan LeMonnier, Rebecca Rose Goodman, Shelly Gene Latane Alexin

Votes: 102

13. Through the Lens (2017– )
Episode: Bloody Beginnings of the Summer Camp Slasher (2020)

Not Rated | Documentary

Through 13 Watchlist picks, we resurrect the bloody roots of the prototypical summer camp slasher: 'Friday the 13th' (1980).

Star: Alex Logan

Votes: 15

14. IMDbrief (2018– )
Episode: Can LeBron James Resurrect Jason Voorhees? (2018)

Not Rated | Short, News

LeBron James' company SpringHill Entertainment is in talks to reboot 'Friday the 13th'. There's just one problem... who owns Jason Voorhees?

Star: Alex Logan

Votes: 22

15. What to Watch (2020– )
Episode: Halloween Movies on Prime Video (2020)

Documentary, Reality-TV, Talk-Show

Prime Video has you covered this Halloween with three movies to stream whether you want the terror of a groundbreaking zombie film, an adventure to discover alien life, or a whodunit that will keep you guessing till the very end.

Star: Jeff Luppino-Esposito

Votes: 10

16. IMDbrief (2018– )
Episode: Stream & Scream: The Best Haunted Houses (2020)

Short, News

On this IMDbrief, stream and scream along with us as we break down our Watchlist of the best haunted houses on screen.

Star: Alex Logan

Votes: 8

17. IMDb on the Scene - Interviews (2017– )
Episode: Welcome to Blumhouse (2020)

Not Rated | Talk-Show

IMDb sits down with the casts of 'The Lie' (2018), 'Nocturne' (2020), and 'Black Box' (2020), three of the films that comprise "Welcome to Blumhouse" on Prime Video. The casts weigh in on Halloween favorites and devilish double-features.

Stars: Mamoudou Athie, Mireille Enos, Madison Iseman, Joey King

Votes: 19

18. IMDb Originals (2015– )
Episode: 2017 Halloween Movies: The Movie (2017)

Not Rated | Short, News

Looking for something to watch this Halloween? IMDb breaks down what to expect from this year's horror films in our horror movie parody trailer.

Votes: 46

19. IMDbrief (2018– )
Episode: Best Halloween Screams to Stream (2018)

Not Rated | Short, News

The witching hour is upon us, gals and ghouls, so let's bask in all the spooky glory of what to watch with the Best Halloween Screams to Stream on today's IMDbrief.

Star: Alex Logan

Votes: 22

20. The IMDb Show (2017– )
Episode: IMDb on Location: Halloween Costumes (2018)


"The IMDb Show" host Danielle Robay hits the streets to find out what movie and TV characters you should transform into for Halloween.

Star: Danielle Robay

Votes: 16

21. The IMDb Show (2017– )
Episode: "The IMDb Show" On Location: Halloween & Horror Fun (2019)


"The IMDb Show" gets spooky and hits the streets to find out what horror movies scared you as a kid and what celebrities you want to go trick-or-treating with.

Votes: 14

22. Monster Problems (2015)

6 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

Three hungry monsters meet their match in a child's bedroom on Halloween night. The 17th annual Halloween short film from filmmaker Adam Green and ArieScope Pictures.

Director: Adam Green | Stars: Derek Mears, Kelly Vrooman, Colton Dunn, Jeff Lewis

Votes: 98

23. The Fog of Courage (2014)

TV-Y7 | 8 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Proposed CGI pilot for a revival of Courage the Cowardly Dog (1999) show. Courage unearths a cursed amulet which unleashes the furious spirit of a dead man who wants it back in order to be reunited with his lost love once again.

Director: John Dilworth | Stars: Arthur Anderson, Marty Grabstein, Paul Schoeffler, Wallace Shawn

Votes: 174

24. La Noria (2018)

12 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

A young boy who loves to draw and build ferris wheels encounters strange creatures that turn his life upside down.

Director: Carlos Baena

Votes: 338

IMDb External Viewing: La Noria (YouTube - Full Movie).

25. The Last Halloween (I) (2014)

11 min | Short, Horror

Four young trick-or-treaters set out on a door-to-door adventure - making their way from house to house, collecting strange treats as they go - that could very well end up being... the Last Halloween!

Director: Marc Roussel | Stars: Ron Basch, Emily Alatalo, Angela Besharah, Julian Richings

Votes: 147

IMDb External Viewing: The Last Halloween (YouTube).

26. The Box (X) (2018)

5 min | Short, Horror

Playing makebelieve alone in the woods, a little boy in a wizard costume stumbles upon an ancient box sealed with a classical padlock, which he picks open.

Directors: Jessica Curtright, Santiago C. Tapia | Stars: Travis Burnett, Bonnie Soper

Votes: 73

IMDb External Viewing: The Box (YouTube - Full Movie).

27. The House on Oak Street (2016)

19 min | Short, Thriller

Four middle school kids discover the unimaginable when, on Halloween night, they venture into the old house on Oak Street.

Director: Kyle Misak | Stars: Bradlee Curtis-Chase, Avery Marshall, Alysse Angelo, Aiden Sokol

Votes: 20

28. Happy Halloween (2001)

10 min | Horror, Short

At Halloween Night, four young people drive with their car through a car wash that turns into a ghost train and the contours between reality and fantasy start to blur.

Directors: Gaby Bahlsen, Simon Bahlsen | Stars: Navid Navid, Marius Frey, Sabrina Strehl, Natascha Hockwin

Votes: 51

IMDb External Viewing: Happy Halloween (YouTube Full Short).

29. Trick (I) (2019)

14 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

A group of teenagers hold a seance in attempts to prove or disprove an urban legend about children that went missing on Halloween night.

Director: Elwood Quincy Walker | Stars: A.J. Danna, Chloe Glassel, Ryan Kearton, Emily Joy Lemus

Votes: 17

IMDb External Viewing: Trick.

30. Jack Attack (2013)

Not Rated | 8 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

Jack's favorite babysitter Elizabeth introduces him to the art of pumpkin carving on Halloween night. Nothing will ever be the same.

Directors: Bryan Norton, Antonio Padovan | Stars: Helen Rogers, Tyler Rossell, Brazen, Steve Anderson Jr.

Votes: 226

IMDb External Viewing: Jack Attack (YouTube).

31. The Jester (II) (2016)

Not Rated | 10 min | Short, Horror

After a closing shift on Halloween night, a man stumbles upon what seems to be the embodiment of Halloween itself. Trick or treat?

Director: Colin Krawchuk | Stars: Colin Krawchuk, Michael Sheffield

Votes: 241

IMDb External Viewing: The Jester.

32. The Jester: Chapter 2 (2018)

11 min | Short, Horror

The Jester returns in this sequel short film to continue to spread his Halloween cheer.

Director: Colin Krawchuk | Stars: Rebecca Rose Goodman, Nick Lewis, Michael Sheffield

Votes: 113

IMDb External Viewing: The Jester: Chapter 2 (YouTube).

33. IMDbrief (2018– )
Episode: Our Favorite On-Screen Witches (2019)

Short, News

On this Hallo-witchy IMDbrief, we break down an on-screen history of witchcraft and some of our all-time favorites sorceresses.

Star: Alex Logan

Votes: 16

34. IMDb Trailer with Commentary (2016– )
Episode: 'The Witch' Trailer With Commentary (2016)


Director Robert Eggers gives IMDb exclusive commentary about the trailer for his latest film, 'The Witch.'

Star: Robert Eggers

Votes: 10

35. IMDb Originals (2015– )
Episode: Shot for Shot: 'The Witches' (2020) vs. 'The Witches' (1990) (2020)

Not Rated | Short, News

Does Robert Zemeckis' 'The Witches' film look familiar? Check out our side-by-side comparison with scenes from Nicolas Roeg's 1990 adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic novel.

36. Evolved (2018– )
Episode: The Addams Family (2019)


They're creepy, and they're kooky, and they're headed back to the big screen. Let's take a look at how our favorite family of misfits went from a cartoon in The New Yorker to the upcoming film 'The Addams Family'.

Votes: 22

37. The Nightmare Ends on Halloween II (2011)

8 min | Short, Drama, Horror

Freddy Krueger squares off in a savage battle against his peers Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers, and Leatherface. Can Freddy survive this ordeal? Or will Pinhead reclaim Freddy's demonic soul?

Director: Chris R. Notarile | Stars: Roberto Lombardi, Kevin Lennon, Chris R. Notarile, Josh Rothman

Votes: 322

38. Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash (2011)

14 min | Short, Action, Horror

Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees team up to seek revenge on Ash Williams. Lucy's haunting nightmares of Freddy resurface as he persuades her to read from the Necronomicon while Jason ... See full summary »

Director: Trent Duncan | Stars: Maddie Bright, Ashley Brooke, Patrick Driggett, Adam Henrickson

Votes: 177

39. Krueger: A Tale from Elm Street (2011)

10 min | Short, Horror, Thriller

Set in the 1970's. After a rash of horrible killings, the alleged Springwood Slasher is finally arrested and brought to justice. But Lieutenant Donald Thompson wants more than evidence and ... See full summary »

Director: Chris R. Notarile | Stars: Roberto Lombardi, Shawn Parr, Gracie De La Rosa, Kevin Lennon

Votes: 216

40. Krueger: Another Tale from Elm Street (2013)

7 min | Short, Horror

In Springwood, long before he became a demon of dreams, Freddy Krueger stalked the streets under another name - The Springwood Slasher. A little girl will learn why she should never get into a stranger's car.

Director: Chris R. Notarile | Stars: Roberto Lombardi, Breanna Lakatos

Votes: 266

41. Krueger: A Walk Through Elm Street (2014)

6 min | Short, Drama, Horror

The origin story of Fred Krueger told from his own perspective.

Director: Chris R. Notarile | Stars: Roberto Lombardi, Vera VanGuard, Jacob Flowers, Andrea-Nichole Olivas

Votes: 161

42. Krueger: The Slasher from Elm Street (2014)

9 min | Short, Drama, Horror

Fred Krueger has a secret. You don't want to know what it is!

Director: Chris R. Notarile | Stars: Roberto Lombardi, Danica Metzger, Jacob Flowers, Jessica Buda

Votes: 152

43. Krueger: The Legend of Elm Street (2016)

14 min | Short, Drama, Horror

A short look at the history of Freddy Krueger.

Director: Chris R. Notarile | Stars: Roberto Lombardi, Jessica Buda, Shannon McDermott, Christian Chase

Votes: 104

44. Krueger: Tales from Elm Street (2017)

40 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

Before the Nightmare he was a real life killer

Director: Chris R. Notarile | Stars: Roberto Lombardi, Jessica Buda, Shannon McDermott, Shawn Parr

Votes: 50

IMDb External Viewing: Krueger: Tales from Elm Street.

45. New Tale: The Demon of Elm Street (2019)

11 min | Short, Drama, Horror