Horrible Imaginings Film Festival

"Twisted Innocence" Short Film Showcase

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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.

While having a tea party, a little girl loses her temper and things get bloody.


Synopsis: From the filmmaker of the award-winning short film ​"Earworm" comes​ "Tea Time!" A story about a sweet little girl having an innocent backyard tea party with her toys… or so it seems. When no one else is looking, her toys come to life as real people and it’s revealed that ​she's actually their mob boss with a score to settle! Meanwhile, her oblivious brother is raining on her parade with his insistence that he and his action figure get to play too! Will ​the toys escape her bloody wrath?​ ​It's Calvin and Hobbes meets Scarface! With a special appearance from WWE Champion Rob Van Dam.


Director: Tara Price. In addition to "Tea Time" ​Tara wrote and directed the critically acclaimed horror/sci-fi short film "Earworm," an Official Selection of over 50 film festivals around the globe and winner of 10 awards. Starring Ernest L. Thomas (from "What's Happening!!" and "Everybody Hates Chris") the film is now available on Amazon Prime. Prior to that Tara penned and produced the award-winning sci-fi short "The Routine” and the throw-back comedy "Another Grace & Johnny Adventure: Zombie Island!" She also directed the 80s-themed music video for the song "The Worst Thing" by The Skanx. Tara ​recently moved to southern Maine where she lives next to a graveyard with her husband and their two weird cats.

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    6 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Tara Price
  • Screenwriter
    Tara Price
  • Producer
    Tara Price, Katie Barrie, Billy Hanson
  • Cast
    Kennedy Barrie, Steven Kirk, Alex Alexander, Hisato Masuyama, Tripp Barrie, Rob Van Dam