Hello, everyone! Welcome back for another installment of our “Sunday Shorts” series, which is part of Daily Dead’s 2022 Indie Horror Month celebration. Last weekend, we brought you a collection of killer horror shorts (you can check out last Sunday’s selections HERE), and now we’re back with four more bites of fright for you to enjoy.

Today’s “Sunday Shorts” selections include Andy Chen’s Close Your Eyes, La Oscuridad (The Darkness) by Jorge Sistos Moreno, Aaron Fradkin’s The Ballerina, and Pains from Justin Brooks. Check out all four horror short films below and be sure to head back here throughout the rest of April for all of our ongoing Indie Horror Month coverage.


Close Your Eyes (Directed by Andy Chen)

Synopsis: A musician's quiet evening turns into a night of terror when he sees his roommate sleepwalking.

La Oscuridad (The Darkness) (Directed by Jorge Sistos Moreno)

Synopsis: Marina, a former elementary school teacher, emerges badly bruised on the shore of a lake. After a lengthy track through the hot Mexican sun, she lands at the primary school where she once worked. 

The Ballerina (Directed by Aaron Fradkin)

Synopsis: A ballerina is haunted by her reflection.

Pains (Directed by Justin Brooks)

Synopsis: A woman locks herself away from the world as she fights the demons within her. The very monster she is trying to hide starts slowly ripping her apart from the inside. 


Go HERE to catch up on all of our Indie Horror Month 2022 features!

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    About the Author - Heather Wixson

    Heather A. Wixson was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, until she followed her dreams and moved to Los Angeles in 2009. A 14-year veteran in the world of horror entertainment journalism, Wixson fell in love with genre films at a very early age, and has spent more than a decade as a writer and supporter of preserving the history of horror and science fiction cinema. Throughout her career, Wixson has contributed to several notable websites, including Fangoria, Dread Central, Terror Tube, and FEARnet, and she currently serves as the Managing Editor for Daily Dead, which has been her home since 2013. She's also written for both Fangoria Magazine & ReMind Magazine, and her latest book project, Monsters, Makeup & Effects: Volume One will be released on October 20, 2021.