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7 Creepy Horror Shorts You Can Watch Right Now

Short, sweet ... and terrifying.

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As any true horror fan knows, a movie doesn’t need to be long to deliver serious scares. In fact, many horror shorts, including two on this list, were so terrifying that they actually inspired feature-length films. No need to download from Amazon or purchase on iTunes: you can watch these seven chilling shorts right now.

1. First Like

Social media can be…a nightmare.

2. Bloody Mary

For the life of us, we don’t understand why people continue to try and summon Bloody Mary. As this short shows, nothing good will come of it.

Related: The Legend of Bloody Mary

3. The Smiling Man

First it’s just weird. Then it gets seriously disturbing.

Related: A Sinister Smile: What is “The Grinning Man”?

4. Lights Out

This infamous viral hit won awards, and inspired the feature-length film Lights Out.

5. Mama

This is another terrifying short that inspired a feature-length film: Mama, produced by Guillermo del Toro.

Related: A Child Without a Soul

6. He Took His Skin Off For Me

This one might just seem straight-up bizarre, but the creepiness factor only grows, and the short actually offers a chilling commentary on relationships.

7. Night of the Slasher

This award-winning horror short is a funny, bloody take on traditional slasher movie tropes, all the way down to the killer’s Leonard Nimoy mask, which pays homage to Michael Myers’ William Shatner mask.

Feature still from "He Took His Skin Off For Me" via Ben Aston / Vimeo