Watch: Horror Short 'Shhh' Inspired by Guillermo del Toro's Dreams

October 23, 2013
Source: Vimeo

Shhh Short Film

"His time runs out, for the monster's hunger is surely here to stay." Time for a bit more horror to creep you out this month. Another well-made short from Mexico/Canada that we need to feature is one called Shhh, inspired by the lucid dreams of director Guillermo del Toro during childhood. It runs about 10 minutes and it definitely has a very creepy atmosphere and one ugly "monster" that hungers for a little boy's hair every time he goes to the bathroom. Del Toro wasn't involved in making this (though he should mentor these filmmakers), but he did provide a quote they've been touting: "strong visuals and solid atmosphere!" I would definitely agree, this is the perfect short to freak out little siblings if you have any. Happy Halloween!

Hat tip to GeekTyrant for first finding this online. Watch Freddy Chávez Olmos & Shervin Shoghian's Shhh:

From Vimeo: Shhh is a tale about a young boy, who uses his imagination to overcome his monstrous bully at night. Tired of being scared, Guillermo eventually takes matters into his own hands. Inspired by the lucid dreams of director Guillermo del Toro during childhood. This is an anti-bullying project created in our spare time with a low budget. A tribute to one the filmmakers we look up to since we were kids, Guillermo del Toro. It couldn't have been completed without many sleepless nights and a lot of help & support from our talented cast, crew, family and colleagues. The film had a great response in the festival circuit and we're very happy to finally share it with all of you here. Shhh is directed by Freddy Chávez Olmos & Shervin Shoghian and already played at festivals throughout 2012 and 2013. For more, visit their official website. Thoughts?

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1 Comment


Absolutely brilliant.

DAVIDPD on Oct 23, 2013

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