Tuck Me In
October 20, 2014 2:27 PM   Subscribe

One minute horror film. By director Ignacio F. Rodó, based on this two sentence horror story from an AskReddit thread last year. Picohorror previously.
posted by sweetkid (24 comments total) 29 users marked this as a favorite
 
The first rule of the movie business is never work with kids, animals, or hybrid alien satan-entities that use human child "shells" as a disguise.
posted by turbid dahlia at 2:40 PM on October 20, 2014 [6 favorites]


That really seems like more than one rule.
posted by DigDoug at 2:41 PM on October 20, 2014 [5 favorites]


I feel like the way the kid stares casually at the dad at the end is really great, though the kid isn't the most natural actor.
posted by sweetkid at 2:42 PM on October 20, 2014 [1 favorite]


Realistically there's nothing to worry about until you reach about 25 or so total above and below the bed.
posted by roue at 2:49 PM on October 20, 2014 [1 favorite]


Wonderful! Although the part of me which cannot simply enjoy things makes me wish the filmmakers had cut the final shot of the kid at the end. Leaving the last shot of the father just starting to raise his head up, and therefore leaving us to wonder what he might see when he looked back in the bed, now that gives me chills.
posted by Panjandrum at 3:04 PM on October 20, 2014 [17 favorites]


That look on the dad's face says "Oh, shit, I don't know which identical twin is on the bed."
posted by I-baLL at 3:12 PM on October 20, 2014 [2 favorites]


The first rule of the movie business is never work with kids, animals, or hybrid alien satan-entities that use human child "shells" as a disguise.

That really seems like more than one rule.


Only if you believe there's a significant difference between children, animals and satan-entities.
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 3:25 PM on October 20, 2014 [2 favorites]


nice.




I now look forward to the expansion of this nifty little idea into a full-on concept that will itself become a treatment, a screenplay, a movie, a franchise. None of which will come close to the original one minute item.

Actually, I guess I'm not looking forward to any of that.
posted by philip-random at 3:29 PM on October 20, 2014 [2 favorites]


Next up on Micro Fiction Theater: Baby Shoes.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 3:35 PM on October 20, 2014 [8 favorites]


You know what though, a fake three minute trailer for a Michael Bay feature length bastardization would just be awesome.
posted by odinsdream at 3:35 PM on October 20, 2014 [3 favorites]


VO: In a world....
Staccato cuts of close-up eyes darting
VO: ...of twin evils...
Cars turning over, exploding.
posted by odinsdream at 3:38 PM on October 20, 2014 [4 favorites]


Now do this one:

Little Eleanor was playing upstairs in her room when she heard her mother call her from the kitchen: "Ellie, come down here please!"

Ellie ran downstairs, but as she passed the cupboard under the stairs, an arm reached out and pulled her inside.

It was her mother. "Don't go in the kitchen," she said, "I heard it, too."

posted by sourwookie at 3:57 PM on October 20, 2014 [24 favorites]


Six word horror story:

For sale: baby shoes, blood-free.
posted by item at 4:17 PM on October 20, 2014 [3 favorites]


...and DirtyOldTown beat me to it, I see.
posted by item at 4:18 PM on October 20, 2014


For sale: baby shoes, cowhide shoes.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 4:36 PM on October 20, 2014 [2 favorites]


So, I'm just going to leave this here.

previously

posted by Muddler at 7:41 PM on October 20, 2014 [5 favorites]


I'd probably round up both of them, tie them up and go into "McReady with blowtorch and petri dish" mode until I figure out which is the human boy.
posted by Renoroc at 8:33 PM on October 20, 2014


Why do that when you can take off and nuke the site from orbit?

Sure, man. You want to be sure.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 9:13 PM on October 20, 2014


That's not scary at all! I'm pretty sure I could kill both those puny children before they could harm me.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 9:13 PM on October 20, 2014 [2 favorites]


Always test the pilot light on your blowtorch before testing alien blood samples, kids.
posted by benzenedream at 10:26 PM on October 20, 2014


For sale: baby shoes, feet included.
posted by kyrademon at 6:22 AM on October 21, 2014 [3 favorites]


For sale: Baby shoes (picnic, lightning).
posted by Mister Moofoo at 8:10 AM on October 21, 2014 [1 favorite]


For sale: baby. Also shoes.
posted by gottabefunky at 10:37 AM on October 21, 2014


For sale: baby shoes. Fit hooves.
posted by reynir at 2:32 PM on October 21, 2014


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