We Want To Hug This Short About Two Kids With Competing Imaginations

If you need a good happy-cry, take a few minutes to watch Playground, the sweetly animated short film by Ryosuke Oshiro. A boy who has always considered himself a "lone wolf" gets into a competition of imagination with a classmate who, like him, dreams of superpowers, magical forests, and grand cities. » 11/27/14 1:31pm Yesterday 1:31pm

This Starts As A Cute Toy Soldier Movie—Then Reveals The Terrors Of War

In order to cope with the battle around him, the soldier in this short film imagines a land where toy soldiers kill only balloons, shoot daisies from their rifles, and receive chocolate coin medals. But even in his imagination, he can't escape the horrifying truth about war and what it costs the people who fight. » 11/26/14 11:30am Wednesday 11:30am

An Aging Fisherman Becomes Intimate With An Increasingly Human Lobster

No, the short film Caterwaul isn't a tale of bestiality, but it is one of a strange relationship between a lonely fisherman and the lobster he decides to take home one day. Even as the lobster longs for the sea and becomes increasingly un-lobster-like, the man can't bear to part from his crustacean companion. » 11/24/14 4:00pm Monday 4:00pm

Survivors Of A Nuclear War Find A Secret Bunker—But There's A Catch

Phoenix 9 is an impressive post-apocalyptic short film set after a nuclear war has devastated the world. A ragtag group of survivors are seeking sanctuary, and they've become a family in the process. But things get complicated when they come across a secret military installation that may be too good to be true. » 11/18/14 4:40pm 11/18/14 4:40pm

What Dating Is Like In A City Plagued By A Giant Rampaging Kaiju

All cities have their problems, but this city is perpetually dealing with a fire-breathing monster that forces people to change plans, ignore relationship problems, and—oh yeah—run for their lives. This short comedy follows a group of self-centered 20-somethings navigated life in the shadow of Gammatar. » 11/13/14 8:00pm 11/13/14 8:00pm

Watch Pilot For Orson Welles' Little-Known Version Of The Twilight Zone

The Orson Welles Show would have been Citizen Kane director's answer to anthology TV series like Alfred Hitchcock Presents and The Twilight Zone. The show never made it past the pilot, however, leaving us with just one brilliant episode about an endocrinologist and an apparent fountain of youth. » 11/10/14 4:40pm 11/10/14 4:40pm

A Monster Joins A Crew Of '80s Yuppies—And Is Cooler Than Everyone Else

Lloyd is a go-go '80s guy who wants the best of everything—cars, cigars, food, his girlfriend—and, more importantly, he wants to flaunt it all in front of his equally materialistic friends. But then a ghoulish creature named Philippe joins his social circle—and proves better than Lloyd in every way. » 11/07/14 3:20pm 11/07/14 3:20pm