Shortcuts to Hell (2013)
Cast: Ben Price, Jon Campling, Joanne Mitchell, Dominic Brunt, Leo Charlton, Taya De La Cruz, David Ellis, Kathryn Gardner, Julie Graham, Paddy Jenkins, Jennifer Taylor Lawrence, Annie Lees-Jones, William Ludwig, Daniel Mahony, Matthew Mellalieu
The UK"s Shortcuts to Hell is comprised of 26 short films. Yes it is similar to what The ABC"s of Death horror anthology pulled off recently. The trailer looks awesome in what the new directors did with their small budgets. I for one think that some of the short films in The ABC"s of Death was a little crappy or overly perverted but some were real gems. The same for VHS, some were good and some were awesome. Make sure you check out the trailer and keep i mind the small budgets.
From the Press Release
Movie Mogul, in association with FrightFest and Horror Channel, is to release an anthology of the 26 best short films from the 666 Short Cuts To Hell national talent search competition.
An essential collection of shorts for anyone serious about horror and the directors of tomorrow, SHORTCUTS TO HELL: VOLUME 1 is available on iTunes and BlinkBox from August 23, 2013 – to coincide with the announcement of the winner of the competition at Film4 FrightFest 2013. The winner will receive a cheque for £6,666 from the judging panel, which includes Tom Six, Paul Hyett and Emily Booth.
All of the films were made under the same six grueling restrictions. Filmmakers had to choose from one of six existing titles, make their film no more than three minutes long, spend no more than £666, harnessing no more than six cast, six crew, six lines of dialogue and just six hours of shooting time.
The results and creative interpretations of these restrictions vary considerably but all provide compulsive and entertaining viewing.
Shortcuts To Hell: Volume 1 is an exciting new platform, which clearly demonstrates the wealth of filmmaking talent there is on offer within UK shores.
Synopsis:Movie Mogul, FrightFest and the Horror Channel showcase emerging horror talent, served up as 26x 3min bite sized short films, from new UK Directors.