February 1, 2023

#ShortMovieMonday – The Gloaming (2013)

The Gloaming (2013)The Gloaming is a 2013 short horror film written and directed by Sean Smith. It was made independently and shot in rural Co. Cavan, Ireland.  It was co-produced by Lauren Murphy. The film has screened in festivals all over the world – from South Africa to Lisbon to Sitges to Manchester – and has picked up a few awards along the way.

The Gloaming Synopsis

Ireland, 1849. The Great Famine. As a church bell tolls and the gloaming descends, a father and son working the land are forced to confront an ancient evil.

Review & Recommendation

I’m not going to bother with a plot recap for a movie with a running times less than 10 minutes. Suffice to say The Gloaming is well worth your time to watch. What dialog is here is spoken in Gaelic but is subtitled in English though I’m not sure the subtitles are even necessary – everything you need to know is put right forth in front of your eyes.

For such a short film (running time is less than 6 minutes) there’s actually a ton developed. The scenery is beautiful, the sound it top notch and what action we get is intense. Halloween is behind us for this year but I’m happy to be able to share films like The Gloaming with our readers – it keeps the creepy vibe that we love going. Strong recommend.

Watch the film and leave us a comment with your thoughts!


I've been a fan of horror and slasher movies for as long as I can remember. I consider the original Halloween to be the best horror movie of all time and my guilty pleasure horror flick would be The Exorcist III. You can find me on Twitter at @406Northlane or TikTok @406Northlane where I'm sure I'll offend you at least once a day.

View all posts by Chewie →
Notify of

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x