Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Cannibals and Carpet Fitters, The Working Class vs. a Monster

Elite military tactical teams.  Genius scientists working in super secret labs.  Beautiful heroines in tight black leather body suits.  Yep....we've all seen these well equipped peeps save the world from monsters and the un-dead. Appealing on film, but unlikely in the world we actually live in.  Hence, "Cannibals and Carpet Fitters."  This 19 minute short (view it on Vimeo by clicking this link Cannibal ) utilizes real people that we are likely to meet in our daily lives to fight the evil foes that torment us.
By way of plot, Mrs. Hanning (Jenny Stokes), a sweet old dame, lures unsuspecting saps into her house.  Once inside, Hanning delivers them to the clutches of a monstrous cannibal (Darren Maffucci) living in the basement.  This fiend then eats them and then Hanning chomps on the remaining fingers and eyeballs.  Enter two carpet fitters, Colin (Darren Sean Enright) and Dean (Richard Lee O'Donnell, who also penned the screenplay). These schmucks aren't tactically trained, have no superpowers, are a bit dumpy in stature, and only armed with carpet fitting tools.  Once trapped, they will have to do battle with the creature, escape, and deal with the sadistic old lady. Can they prevail?  If they lived in Atlanta, would the whole zombie apocalypse that befell our planet and spawned "The Walking Dead" been avoided?
This witty, semi-comedic, gory, and horrific tale hopes to develop into a feature film someday.  Judging from this short, the gore will be piled pretty deep.  If you are desiring some gore and a few laughs today, click on the link above and watch "Cannibals and Carpet Fitters," brilliantly directed by James Bushe. Oh yes!  If you would like to be a part of this project, click this link ( Cannibal Kickstarter ) to see how to do more.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review, love the reaction to our carpet fitter hero's, they "aren't tactically trained, have no superpowers, are a bit dumpy in stature"