Short Film Of The Day: Forest Falls

Why Watch? It’s better horror than most of the stuff hitting theaters and home entertainment.

I’ve fallen in love with Finite Films because they use audience participation in a fascinating way – they take constraints on their filmmaking directly from their fans. In Forest Falls, the constraints include using a location from a famous horror movie, featuring a character whose attempt to quit smoking is important to the plot, and a dozen others. They’ve taken those dogmatic rules and built an unsettling horror film that’s definitely by the book – it’s just unclear which book it is.

The tried and true cabin in the woods story gets a new flavor, and a production company proves they need a distributor on their side. From the writing to execution, it’s excellent work all around.

What does it cost? Just 26 minutes of your time.

Check out Forest Falls for yourself:


Trust us. You have time for more short films.

A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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