Kids, you’re not allowed to watch this one this short traumatized Portuguese children and they’re way more hardcore than… where ever you come from dear reader. There’s a monster in the closet… every child’s worst nightmare but what if the real monsters don’t lurk under a bed or behind our closet doors. What if monsters took many shapes and forms.

Please enjoy today’s short: Behind Closed Doors.

While I question this film in terms of quality animation (c’mon it looks like Angela Anaconda… but like 10% less creepy) but something just works with the odd textures, pitched up voice, 3-D environments and such that just create this unsettlingly vibe that just matches the tone and mood. I like the one YouTube comment from Tantur Gone who said “The ending is like the end of Thriller from the legend Michael Jackson” because yeah can’t argue with that.

This film is by Johnny Buttons who I feel bad for as his short film might not have gotten the recognition he hoped for. According to his website, both a Portuguese news station covered a story in which this animation “traumatized” children who viewed it in their English Class (8 and 9 years old) and had a 2013 film We Are What We Are Almost, maybe, sorta was plagiarized the short. I can’t really judge without watching the film, the comparisons are similar, but the idea isn’t overtly complex or original either. Mr Button has been pretty quite since… 2009 besides for some reels there’s nothing to promote yet but he’s heavily advertised a new project “coming soon” and with his grim aesthetic could his return be coming this October?

That’s it for today’s spooky short, be sure to check back tomorrow for another. Be sure to like and follow/subscribe to the feature creator to support the short shown and to like and follow me to follow along and support 31 spooks of October. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a spooky, scary month. Goodbye now.

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