I’ve got an amusing Halloween horror comedy short for you to watch today called "Monster Problems." It centers on three monsters who are looking to eat a little boy in his bedroom after he goes to bed. Unfortunately for them, the boy is a lot smarter than they are, and he knows how to keep the monsters at bay.
The short was directed by Adam Green (Hatchet, Frozen) for ArieScope Pictures’ annual Halloween short film. It stars Derek Mears (Friday the 13th 2009), Kelly Vrooman (The Chica Show), and Colton Dunn (Key & Peele).
When talking about how this year's short film came about, Green explained:
“I was thinking about the ridiculous things we do as children to protect ourselves from the monsters lurking under our beds and in our closets… and then realized that perhaps those things aren’t actually so ridiculous after all. I mean, we might laugh at the concept of being protected by our bed covers or joke at the philosophy that a simple nightlight can actually scare away hungry monsters looking to devour us… but at the same time, when you look at the success ratio of 'nightlights vs. children eaten by monsters' you kind of have to give credit where credit is due. If you’ve seen this year’s DIGGING UP THE MARROW (our latest feature film) than you know just how much I personally want to believe that monsters are real. So by my calculations… if monsters are indeed real and yet no children are being eaten by them… then clearly the childhood rituals of 'jumping into bed,' 'hiding under the covers,' 'nightlights,' and even the ultimate secret weapon of 'calling for Dad' must actually work, right? Of course it helped that I happened to have 3 extremely talented comedian friends that I knew I could call upon to portray the three monsters that I created for this year’s short.”
The short turned out to be entertaining, and I hope y’all enjoy it!