director of I CAN SEE YOU and Shudder’s DEADWAX,
premieres at Creepy Christmas!
Download the original score by Graham Reznick at
From Fessenden: “I love the idea of improv animation, a kind of run and gun immersion where you are discovering the shots and story as you go and animating in the moment. I knew I had a play on words with my Creepy Christmas prompt SLEIGH, so I wanted a tone that oscillated between menace and merriment, which I guess is how I experience reality anyway. I conceived of a mischievous elf who was either building a sleigh or plotting a murder. I bought a snap-together Lego Star Wars figure and molded the elf-flesh on top and then I sewed his groovy elf-threads. All the other cast members were plucked off the shelves in my lair. What an opportunity to see all these iconic characters in a movie together. Much appreciation to all the artisans who designed the fabulous creatures that haunt and inspire me. Thanks to Will Bates for the music. Thanks most of all to Beck for giving me this assignment and for offering to help and for letting me say “no I want to do it on my own.”
Catch up on all the festive Creepy Christmas films HERE
by Larry Fessenden
UNDER THE CHRISTMAS TREE
by Jenn Wexler
by Graham Reznick
Keep up with daily premieres
and binge view films you may have missed
with our interactive advent calendar.
ON THE NINTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, GLASS EYE PIX GAVE TO ME “CRAFTY”, A WICKEDLY FUNNY AND UNFORGETTABLE SHORT FROM THE CREEPY CHRISTMAS FEST FOUNDER.
Beck Underwood’s funny, fiendish, and exceedingly creative stop motion short “Crafty” feels destined to become a holiday classic. It’s a brilliantly executed short that made me smile from ear to ear, from the hilariously unexpected opening scene to the gloriously mischievous ending you won’t see coming. Just when you think there’s some heartwarming holiday cheer woven into this well-crafted tale of terror, Underwood devilishly reminds us all that this film fest isn’t called Creepy Christmas for nothing!
Beginning December 1st and leading up to Christmas Day, the Creepy Christmas Film Fest will highlight one original horror short a day from talented and up-and-coming filmmakers. In a similar vein to the highly creative horror anthology film ABCs of Death, each filmmaker is given a holiday-themed prompt to inspire their short film.
From Morbidly Beautiful: “On the third day of Christmas, Glass Eye Pix gave to me “Cavity”, a macabre metaphor for self destruction via the most unlikely of gateway drugs. The 2018 Creepy Christmas Film Fest from Beck Underwood and NYC-based production company Glass Eye Pix serves up a sinfully sweet treat for day three of the fest, with the deliciously dark and twisted “Cavity” by Glenn McQuaid.”
For more Holiday madness, go to CREEPYCHRISTMASFEST.COM
From Slash Film: This year, Glass Eye Pix and curator Beck Underwood have reanimated their “Creepy Christmas Film Festival” after a ten-year dormancy. The premise is simple. Underwood gathered a collective of ambitious genre filmmakers and asked them to create their own Christmas Horror themed short films. Every day until Christmas Day – we’re talking December 1st to 25th – a new Christmas horror short will premiere online as part of a digital advent calendar withholding cheery chaos (which you can find here). Bookmark it, check back during lunch or each morning or before bedtime, unwrap a new gift.
New interviews and exclusive photos busting out across the web with one day to go before
The Creepy Christmas Film Fest 2018 launches.
PASTE MAGAZINE: “Ten years ago, the joyful tidings of the holiday season were rent asunder by the arrival of an altogether more macabre December celebration: The Creepy Christmas Film Fest. The brainchild of filmmaker Beck Underwood and actor-director Larry Fessenden’s Glass Eye Pix studio, which has brought us the likes of The House of the Devil and Stake Land, it consisted of a digital advent calendar that once a day offered internet denizens a slew of new, original horror shorts.”
RUE MORGUE: “The festive fiends at Glass Eye Pix want you to have a scary Christmas all December long, so they’re launching a daily short-film showcase tomorrow, and they gave us some exclusive photos and words on the festival!”