Horrible Imaginings Film Festival

"Twisted Innocence" Short Film Showcase

Expired September 8, 2020 12:00 AM
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There is something that generally unifies much of horror fandom: our exposure to the genre started at an early age. This is not 100% true, but it is quite prevalent. With all the fear that horror movies will destroy kids' lives and make them into delinquents, it is more true that what it really does is make them horror fans, horror artists, horror filmmakers, horror writers, or, like myself, horror curators. It is also quite true that horror is at its most potent when we are kids, our imaginations are boundless, our life outlook less jaded. For me, childhood and horror are not strangers at all, but rather perfect relatives. How fun it is, then, when we get stories where children are not the target of terror, but the source of it. Not all of the short films here are exactly that, though--some are about other forms of innocence, and the horror is less overt than a scary kid. I am quite fond of this collection.

An adorable stuffed rabbit manifests terror and chaos after it is rejected as a gift from an aunt to her niece.


"There is absolutely something here that I haven't seen before -- exploring the bond between sisters after one has had a child. Having an older and younger sister myself, the interaction between the characters had me all in. And using a stuffed animal as a source of anxiety in seeking acceptance/approval when someone you love has a child and you don't...brilliant." -Programmer Macon Wilson


"Clever use of timing and had a great WTF sequence. You also had a character that you could invest in plus the lighting and score were great! Well done!" -Programmer Jay Kay


Spider One dropped out of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts, started the band POWERMAN 5000. Released eleven albums (and counting), enjoyed platinum success and toured the world. Directed several music videos. Served as an on air personality for the horror network FEARNET. Created and co produced the horror/comedy TV series DEATH VALLEY for MTV.

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    7 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    World Premiere
  • Director
    Spider One
  • Screenwriter
    Spider One
  • Producer
    Spider One
  • Cast
    Krsy Fox, Michelle Carter, Spider One, Kealan O'Connor