RAISE YOUR OWN HELL
A young couple's carefree life is ended by the delivery of a bundle of horror.
When I set out to write this short I wanted to take a break from comedy and make a legitimately terrifying horror film. A book I read on how to write horror films recommended I write down all my fears and base my film around the one that scared me the most. I only wrote down one fear, but it was bone chilling nonetheless: Deciding whether or not to have children.
Obviously that subject matter wasn't the freaky thriller I was hoping for, but the thought of having a kid is still scary to any sane person. So in hopes of understanding why I feel that way, my friends and I turned it into a campy 80s horror comedy spoof. Special Delivery lays out all the reasonable and completely selfish reasons for not having kids, manifest into a stork puppet trying to deliver some 30 year olds a baby. Asking the viewer are they ready to raise their own hell?
After pitching Liquid Death the idea for the film, they graciously provided their delicious canned water to murder our thirst on set. This allowed us to severely cut down on unnecessary plastic waste.