In January 2014 the radio program Studio 360 announced a contest: make and submit a 30-second horror film. I love short films (not to mention short stories, short plays, short-sheeting, and Short People, but that’s another story) so I jumped on the idea and immediately wrote a script that was…weird. I didn’t intend to write a traditional horror film but instead wanted to offer something that was a little weird, a little unnerving, and that might require some thought.
I passed the script to a friend who passed it to a friend, a young director named Donny Black whom I really hope to see a lot more of in the future. He liked the idea and filmed it. I hope you like it too.
In retrospect I also wish I’d called it The Heroine’s Revenge.
Below is his one minute version of a more traditional film. It’s dark and hilarious, but also creepy so consider yourself warned.