On the nineteenth day of Christmas, Glass Eye Pix gave to me “Love, Cheryl”, a gloriously wicked and satisfying tale of vengeance and karmic justice.
The 2018 Creepy Christmas Film Fest from Beck Underwood and NYC-based production company Glass Eye Pix delivers a wonderfully crafted love letter to old school horror anthology classics like Twilight Zone and Tales From the Darkside.
Devin Febbroriello’s “Love, Cheryl” has both an intriguing setup and wonderfully mischievous payoff. It also features a stellar performance from its leading lady, Alissa Jessup, in a perfectly nasty role that’s a joy to watch.
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.
When asked how her prompt, TOYS, inspired her cheeky tale of just desserts, Febbroriello explained:
“I find many things about Christmas creepy… so I was more than delighted to adventure back into the darker side of the holiday spirit for round 2 of The Creepy Christmas Festival. The prompt TOYS made me think about tech toys as some of the most coveted holiday gifts, and how that plays into the obligation and expectation of gift giving within social dynamics. This took me to the dark side of the extravagance of folks thinking they need all this “stuff” in order to experience the holiday. Then last spring, I watched a step mom hand wash an ugly homemade platter from her step daughter’s early childhood and that instantly brought the whole story together!”
DEVIN FEBBRORIELLO is a writer/director and lead producer behind Serpent Power Productions, a moving image creative studio. With an appreciation for magic realism, mysticism, dark irreverent comedy & relationship drama/psychology – her work reflects her own deep dives into love, grief, and mystery.