On the twelfth day of Christmas, Glass Eye Pix gave to me “Merry Creepy Christmas”, a simple yet brilliantly executed short from Mickey Keating.
The 2018 Creepy Christmas Film Fest from Beck Underwood and NYC-based production company Glass Eye Pix adds a little indie star power to its extraordinary lineup, with an impressive short from innovative filmmaker Mickey Keating. In his short “Merry Creepy Christmas”, he combines simple but striking visuals with exceptional sound design to great effect — in a memorable short designed to be played loud!
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, Mickey was given the prompt CHRISTMAS LIGHTS. He had this to say about his participation in the fest:
“When the original Creepy Christmas came out, I was immediately hooked and found myself revisiting it often throughout the years. I’d always hoped that one day we’d get to see its triumphant return and am so excited that this is the year. To be asked to be a part of this is a dream come true, and so I decided to make a nightmare with CHRISTMAS LIGHTS. For best results, please wear headphones. Merry Creepy Christmas!”
One of my favorite indie horror filmmakers, MICKEY KEATING is a director and writer known for Psychopaths (2017) Carnage Park (2016), Darling (2015) and Pod (2015). He is also is the host of The Core — a twisted celebration of the magic of genre filmmaking exclusively on Shudder.
Check out “Merry Creepy Christmas”, Mickey Keating’s submission for Day 12 of the Creepy Christmas Film Fest below.