Be careful what you give out on Halloween if you don’t want “trick” instead of “treat”
Yummy Meat: A Halloween Carol is a fun and gory offering in the short horror film genre that really gives you a lot in a 5-minute bite of horror. Yes, I said bite; for two reasons. First off, the film is about a dentist named Amber (Miracle Laurie) who decides that handing out toothbrushes instead of candy is a great idea for the trick or treaters that come to her door. (So, dentist, bite, get it?) Second, she tries to give the toothbrush to the cutest little wolf ever (Lucas Jaye), who does not see the humor in brushing his fangs. Thirdly, there may be some biting.. well, you need to see the film for yourself.
Yummy Meat: A Halloween Carol, directed by John Fitzpatrick, was recently shown at the Los Angeles Shriekfest. I actually saw it earlier in the year at Scary Endings on You Tube. I loved it the first time I saw it, and I loved seeing it again. I got a few toothbrushes and plastic toys over the years on Halloween, and I didn’t appreciate them any more than our wolf does here.
This short story by Sean Decker (Dread Central) is written well, made me laugh and jump in the same instant, and satisfied my horror weirdo need for a blood thirsty story. I have to admit, when I realized that the little wolf may not be so cute after all, I was excited to see what would happen to the smart ass dentist! As a SFX makeup artist myself, I was really pleased to see the results.
The film also stars Luke Albright as the husband who is no help at all and Lou Ferrigno Jr. as… well, the surprise in the film.
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