Short Film: ‘SHHH’ Channels Guillermo del Toro’s Childhood Nightmares

SHHH short film 1

Why Watch? There’s a reason that young Guillermo barely has any hair left, and it’s the same reason he’s afraid to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night.

Gorgeously framed with an antique horror feel, this short from Freddy Chavez Olmos and Shervin Shoghian delivers a Gothic story about standing up to bullies (with just a little twisted revenge in the mix). The child acting is what it is, but the real stars are the fairy tale feel and the disgustingly good creature design (Dr. Finkelstein from Nightmare Before Christmas meets Alien?). It’s simple but satisfying. Perfect for this time of year.

What Will It Cost? A little over 8 minutes

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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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