A short film, or short-length film, is any motion picture not long enough in running time to be considered a feature film. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences defines a short film as “an original motion picture that has a running time of 40 minutes or fewer, including all credits”. In the United States, short films were generally termed short subjects from the 1920s into the 1970s when confined to two 35mm reels or less, and featurettes for a film of three or four reels. “Short” was an abbreviation for either term.
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Episode # 701, Night of the Blood Beast, (1958), /w Once Upon a Honeymoon (1956) Review
NASA Don’t Preach Night of the Blood Beast (1958): 7 out of 10: In this 50s sci-fi Roger Corman quickie a returning astronaut (Michael Emmet) […]