Release date23 September 2006 (2006-09-23) (FantasyCon Short Film Showcase)
4 October 2007 (2007-10-04) (United Kingdom) WriterPaul Campion (screenplay), Hadyn Green (screenplay), Mike Roseingrave (screenplay), Paul Campion (story) CastPaul Campion, Elisabeth Pinto, Beth Charlesworth ScreenplayPaul Campion, Hadyn Green, Mike Roseingrave Similar moviesPaul Campion directed Night of the Hell Hamsters and Eel Girl
TaglineFrom the very pits of hell, furry death on four tiny stumpy feet.
Night of the hell hamsters trailer
Night of the Hell Hamsters is a 2006 comedy horror short film in which demonic possessed hamsters terrorize a young babysitter and her boyfriend. It was rated 6.4/10 on IMDb.
Karl pays his girlfriend Julie a surprise visit while she is babysitting her neighbour's children. He brings with him a Ouija board that Julie has been asking to play with. However, unhappy about messing around with the occult, Karl has deliberately left the board at home. Determined to have her way, Julie fashions a makeshift Ouija board out of an innocent child's alphabet toy, and, when Karl is bitten by one of the hamsters, she uses a drop of his blood to consecrate it. The couple then attempt to summon up a spirit, unaware that they have come up with the name of a demon, which arrives in a bolt of lightning, electrocuting the family hamsters and then possessing their dead bodies, turning them into demonic possessed zombie hamsters .
Director Paul Campion and producer Elisabeth Pinto play two of the Giant Zombie Rabbits in the intro sequence.
2006 FantasyCon, Nottingham, England
2006 HorrorFest, England
2006 Nevermore Film Festival, North Carolina, USA
2007 A Night of Horror Film Festival, Sydney, Australia
2007 The Angry Film Festival
2007 Zompire Film Festival, USA
2007 It Came From Lake Michigan Film Festival, USA
2007 Another Hole in the Head, San Francisco, USA
2007 Fantasia Film Festival, Montreal, Canada
2007 Rhode Island International Film Festival, USA
2007 Dark Carnival Film Festival, USA
2007 Vine Film Festival
2007 Encounters Short Film Festival, England
2007 Tabloid Witch Awards, USA
2007 Ravenna Nightmare Film Festival, Italy
2007 ScreamFest LA, USA
2007 Hollywood Horror Sc-Fi and Fantasy Film Festival
2007 Thriller! Chiller!, USA
2007 Eerie Horror Film Festival, USA
2007 B-Movie Fest
2007 Big Mountain Film Festival, New Zealand
2007 Terror Film Festival, USA
2007 Show Me Shorts, New Zealand
2007 Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre Festival, Argentina
2007 Big Issue Film Festival, England
2008 Seattle True Independent Film Festival, USA
2007 Best Horror Film, Vine Short Film Festival, USA.
2007 Best Director, A Night of Horror Short Film Festival, Australia.
2007 Audience Favourite, Zompire: The Undead Film Festival, USA.
2007 Audience Favourite, Big Mountain Short Film Festival, New Zealand.
2007 Best Cinematography, Tabloid Witch Awards, USA.
2007 Honorable Mention, Tabloid Witch Awards, USA.
2007 Best Short Film, Terror Film Festival, USA.
2007 Best Editing, Terror Film Festival, USA.
2007 Best Music Score, Terror Film Festival, USA.
2007 Best Special Effects, Terror Film Festival, USA.