Our Horror channel has been really quiet in of late, with only 5 new additions in 2018. We’re about to double that count, as starting with yesterday’s pick, Reverse, we’ll be scary daily in the lead up to Halloween. Check back frequently for those new films, but for those who want to binge now, here is a brand new playlist curating some of the best of the S/W back-catalog. 

Aside from today’s list, in 2017 we added a pair of horror-themed collections that are worth checking out: the death of the undead master, George Romero, inspired the creation of 9 Great Zombie Shorts, and at this time last year we put together A Truly Scary Short Film Playlist, focused on classically scary shorts that get your heart pumping. This year’s playlist has a slightly different bent however. We want to highlight films that are a bit more in our curatorial wheelhouse, films that are really creepy. These are unsettling stories, some of which are explicitly horror, but also some that aren’t. What they share is the ability to really, truly, unnerve you. 

So, here are 8 films picked by our curators here at S/W! Enjoy, and your feedback is welcome as always in the comments below. 

Horror Matt Richards

The Disappearance of Willie Bingham

Inmate Willie Bingham is the first man selected to undergo a gruesome new punishment introduced under the State’s revised stance on capital crime.

Drama Parker Hill

Homing In

Joan is startled when she finds a strange man in her house, but the situations begins to feel all too familiar.

Horror Daniel Gray & Tom C J Brown


The life of a misguided and intensely focused man, chronicled through his oral obsessions. A creepily offputting short that played Sundance and SXSW

Drama Ben Aston

He Took His Skin Off For Me

The story of a man who takes his skin off for his girlfriend, and why it probably wasn't the best idea...

Sci-Fi Christopher Frey


As gravity appears to fail all around them, the inhabitants of a neighbourhood begin to mysteriously float into the sky.

Horror Marc Riba & Anna Solanas


Teo survives isolated in a house constantly besieged by a horde of stray dogs in this raw & uncompromising stop-motion short

Horror Santiago C. Tapia & Jessica Curtright

It Began Without Warning

'The time has come,' the Walrus said. And all the little Oysters stood and waited in a row. From Couper Samuelson, Executive Producer of GET OUT. Co-Producer Efren Ramirez.

Horror Lucy Campbell

The Pig Child

An ambitious scientist takes the perilous decision to inseminate herself with an embryo combining both human and animal cells in this dark Horror from British director Lucy Campbell.

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