Short Film of the Day: T Is For Talk

Why Watch? An unseen villain, a simple request, and a gruesome outcome.

For the next week or so, we’ll be shining a spotlight on some of the short films from the ABCs of Death competition going on right now to find the 26th director for the upcoming horror anthology. Each entry starts with the letter T and has to pick a T-word to use in a deadly way.

The results include movies like this one from director Peter Haynes who decided to kill people with talking.

Is it wanton gore or a keen insight into our relationship to media? The answer is probably somewhere between the two, but this gorgeously shot piece inspires fear directly because of its lack of information, it’s impressionistic character development (which is there, but not by much), and the horrifying act committed in its closing seconds. It’s the exclamation mark that comes after the red stuff spills liberally.

What does it cost? Just 4 minute of your time.

Check out T is For Talk for yourself:

T IS FOR TALK (2011)

If you liked it, go vote for it or go check out more ABCs of Death contest entries.

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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