What’s a shy twenty-something with mother issues doing in a horror film? Perhaps Mona isn’t such a trailblazer in that respect, but her macabre tale will be told in a showcase emphasizing diversity—and brevity. Think of it as a haiku of terror. Fans of short form horror can look forward to the launch of Vera Miao’s Two Sentence Horror Stories on the digital platform Stage 13, following the premiere of the first episode, Ma, at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.
Ma is satisfyingly eerily as a short film in its own right and it leaves us wanting to see more of the series, which is pretty much all that could be asked of it. There have indeed been some great horror shorts recently—a trend Ma happily continues. Easily recommended for horror fans, Two Sentence Horror Stories is coming to Stage 13 after screening at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.