Every Halloween, I always feel bad for the 14, 15 and 16 year-olds out there who are right in that in-between Halloween stage. You're too old to go trick-or-treating (unless you're a girl and have a younger sibling to parade around the neighborhood), and you're too young to start invading the Halloween party circuit. Ahh, the glorious Halloween party circuit -- where every costume has the word 'sexy' added to it. I asked my 19 year-old sister what she was wearing to her Halloween parties, and she told me she was dressing up as a pharmacist. I twisted my head a bit in confusion, until she revealed that she was going as a "sexy pharmacist." Unfortunately, guys really don't have the option of dressing up as a sexy garbage man, but I digress.

If you're under 14, then Halloween is the greatest holiday in the history of holidays (okay, not counting those free presents you get from Santa on Christmas). Not only do you get to dress up as your favorite character (with mom and dad's approval), but people actually give you free candy ... and lots of it. And all you have to say is "trick or treat." That's it. (And people wonder whether or not heaven really exists -- c'mon, when you're a kid, heaven is Halloween.) However, for us grown-ups who have to work today and are having a hard time getting into the spirit of things, I've assembled a few spooky shorts for you to watch during one of those many 15-minute breaks the boss doesn't know about.

As always, if you should stumble upon a cool short film you feel would be perfect for Eat My Shorts, please send all links, tips and suggestions (trust me, I love hearing from all of you) to shorts AT cinematical DOT com. Yes, it's that simple. Happy dress up and eat candy day folks! Let's go watch some shorts ...

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