Scary Shorts Starring Shorties

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The Challenge: create a scary movie on the theme of “young genius,” no longer than 30 seconds. The filmmaker Wes Craven (A Nightmare on Elm StreetScream) will judge the submissions.

The Films: live action, animation, and horror that truly defies categorization. Watch all the entries here.

The deadline to be considered for our contest is Sunday March 2, 2014 at 11:59pm ET.

Enter Studio 360’s Scary Short Film Festival

Check out these films made by or featuring some truly terrifying kids. 

Egg — submitted by Matthew from Austin, TX
A boy follow his genius into the woods to unlock the secrets of the universe.

Young Genius — submitted by Dave from Las Vegas, NV
A young mastermind tests his knowledge and finds something beautiful — and gruesome.


The Monster In The Closet — submitted by Dan from London
Rory tries to warn his father about the monster in the closet but his Dad fails to believe the young genius.


Every House Has A History submitted by Charlie from Chatham, NJ
A boy sees the horrors of the people who lived in the house before him.


Don't Talk To Strangers submitted by William from Warner Robins, GA
A creepy man, a clever girl, a great twist.