Rather than tricking you into watching a featured-length horror film, we’ve decided to spoil you by giving you a spooky treat instead. Yup, no tricks and just a spooky treat. And what’s the spooky treat we are about to offer, you ask?
Written and directed by Brian Crano, the horror short film is produced by Michael Klein and executive produced Brian Crane, David Craig, and Max Hurwitz. Starring Amanda Seyfried, Cory Michael Smith, and David Craig, the 18-minute short film was shot on location in New York and premiered at SXSW in March 2014.
The short film won the best horror/thriller at San Diego Comic Con Film Festival and the best international short film at Tyrolean Interpendent Film Festival. It has been making rounds at over 20 international film festivals screenings and it was chosen as a Vimeo Staff Pick.
But what’s the charm behind this horror short film?
“Dog Food” follows Declan (played by Gotham star Cory Michael Smith), a butcher who opened a butcher shop together with his beloved dog, Ralphie. Declan receives puzzling threats on a daily basis but he always seems unfazed about it until Ralphie went missing.
At the same time, he was invited to have dinner with Eva, a beautiful woman (played by Amanda Seyfried) she met when he was working in the butcher shop. But perhaps he should just reject her invite because that’s when everything starts to go wrong in this 18-minute short film, which is precisely the charm of the short film.
We won’t spoil the ending but we must say, the twist in the end is terrifying yet satisfying.
For more details on Dog Food, visit the film’s official website.