Fortnite Celebrates Horror Filmmakers in Shortnitemares

The third installment of Fortnite’s hit film festival, Short Nite, is back and bringing scares. From October 28 at 6 PM ET until November 1 at 6 PM ET, Shortnitemares will be screening seven spooktacular animated short films in the all-new Shortnitemares Theater, built by Quantum Builds in Fortnite Creative

This stacked lineup features two world premieres: The Eye, produced by Aaron Sims Creative with support from Epic Games, and We Will Be Monsters, produced by Universal Pictures in partnership with Epic Games. Utilizing Epic’s Unreal Engine 5 (Early Access) and MetaHuman Creator, The Eye follows an intergalactic maintenance worker called to repair a drone on a strange planet, where she encounters a hostile force that won’t let her leave. We Will Be Monsters, created with Unreal Engine and MetaHuman Creator, is the debut of an all-new mini-series featuring Universal’s The Bride of Frankenstein in a globe-trotting quest to rescue her fellow Monsters from their ill-fated destinies.

The Shortnitemares Theater features a hauntingly decorated festival room, where all seven films will be running continuously for the duration of the Shortnitemares event. Additionally, each of the seven films will have its own uniquely themed virtual room, so players and their friends can choose specific shorts to watch together.

Shortnitemares is the concluding event for Fornitemares, the popular Halloween-inspired in-game celebration that happens annually in Fortnite. This year’s Fortnitemares showcased new updates inside the game throughout the month of October, including new Universal Monster Outfits like Frankenstein’s Monster and The Mummy, scary experiences built by the Creative community, and brand-new Ariana Grande Cosmetics and her Monster Hunter Questline.

To learn more about Shortnitemares, visit the Fortnite blog. For a recap of all Fortnitemares festivities, click here.