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On the tenth day of Christmas, Glass Eye Pix gave to me “Eighteen Reindeer”, a dark and surreal short that’s as beautiful as it is creepy.

The 2018 Creepy Christmas Film Fest from Beck Underwood and NYC-based production company Glass Eye Pix continues to dazzle and delight with day 10 of the fest, a stunningly gorgeous yet ghastly short from James Felix McKenney. With exceptional music from Tim Feleppa and mesmerizing visuals ranging from the ethereal to the macabre, McKenney’s “Eighteen Reindeer” will have you transfixed for the entire duration of this impressive three-minute short.

Beginning December 1st and leading up to Christmas Day, the Creepy Christmas Film Fest will highlight one original horror short a day from talented and up-and-coming filmmakers. In a similar vein to the highly creative horror anthology film ABCs of Death, each filmmaker is given a holiday-themed prompt to inspire their short film.

For his short, James was given the prompt REINDEER. He explains his creative process:

“I was given the word REINDEER. Not an easy one, especially if you don’t have access to the animals themselves. I know, who does, really? I struggled with this one a bit, but ended up doing what I often do. I just went out to the studio and started screwing around with reindeer shapes, then messing with the edit until I ended up with something I didn’t completely hate. It is my hope that the unsuspecting viewer will not completely hate it either.”

JAMES FELIX MCKENNEY is a New York based, DIY filmmaker whose odd little feature films include Automatons, Satan Hates You and Hypothermia. He’s also been known to make toys, comics, oddly shaped candy, and other nonsense.

Check out “Eighteen Reindeer”, James Felix McKenney’s submission for Day 10 of the Creepy Christmas Film Fest below. 


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