Set in a spacious castle-like mansion, a mother warns her child about the dangers of sucking her thumb, and curses her to a gruesome fate if she does it again.
I can tell a lot of care went into this short from directors Ben Tillett and Jake Cuddihy, from the choice of location and set dressing everything was cohesive and entertaining. The story is told in rhyme like a children’s bedtime story, complete with the threat of a fate so terrible it could only be told to a kid who is being put down for the night. From the way the story was shot it seems as though Sam Rami had a particular influence, certain angles and over the top moments called Evil Dead to mind.
At under seven minutes long there is no reason not to check out this film from Bloody Cuts Films.