Cathedrals will fall, the river will run red... and THE BIRD will be SLAUGHTERED!



– By Stephen Harper

What’s ambitious about director Alex DiVincezo’s five minute short is that he’s decided to tell a complete narrative within its short timescale and from one individual perspective. All set in one blacked-out room, focused solely on… Continue reading

REVIEW: Bedtime

– By Stephen Harper

You wait ages for a bus and then two come along at once! How ironic that reviewing a series of four short films at once, two would be based on themes of sleep paralysis (read our… Continue reading

REVIEW: Spectrum

– By MovieCritic NextDoor

There’s nothing like waking from one of those nightmares that you can’t entirely shake off. No matter how often you tell yourself it was just a dream and it’s over now, you’re still at least half-convinced… Continue reading

REVIEW: Defarious

– By Stephen Harper

Having no prior knowledge to what Defarious was about or its premise kind of worked in its favour. This eleven minute short from award winning director Chase Michael Pallante plays with the theories of sleep paralysis.… Continue reading

REVIEW: Cold Hell

– By Dave Cliffe

Late at night, down and out Turkish taxi driver Ozge (Violetta Schurawlow) witnesses a brutal murder of a prostitute in her apartment building. Horrified from seeing the attacker carry out the brutal attack, things go from… Continue reading

REVIEW: The Black Gloves

– By Sooz Webb

It’s refreshing, with cinema frequently oversaturated by jump scares, gross out torture porn and the like, to revisit our genre roots, and rediscover the beauty of horror as art. Gothic Noir thrillers of the 1940’s are… Continue reading

REVIEW: Hell’s Kitty

– By Sooz Webb

Cats are, well, most words to describe them are a tad too strong for this review, so pick your favourite, most colourful adjective and let’s go with that one. They’re also cutesy-pie little fuzzballs that light… Continue reading

Slaughtered Bird Films’ horror short film, BURN, nabs festival awards!
We don’t like to blow our own trumpets here at The Slaughtered Bird but, y’know, FUCK IT – we’re damn proud of our debut film production, BURN, created in collaboration with Dragon Egg Media! Since post-production finished last year, our 15-minute short has received numerous excellent reviews, been busy finding its feet on the festival circuit and gratefully receiving many Official Selection laurels from around the world, and now it’s picked up its first award… or three! Read on...
INTERVIEW: David Naughton
untitled It’s not every day you get to speak to the lead actor in possibly your favourite horror film of all time. Especially on a Tuesday. Tuesdays are usually rubbish! David Naughton should need no introduction to horror fans. Back in 1981, An American Werewolf In London had unprepared cinema goers laughing heartily one second and jumping out of their seats in terror the next. Its tale of two young American tourists coming face-to-teeth with a legendary lycanthropic beast perfectly married a genuinely funny script with razor sharp editing, groundbreaking special effects and a flawless cast to create a monster movie that is still many people’s benchmark today Read on...
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