Decadent, gluttonous banquet guests, seated "Last Supper" style, all facing the same direction. Why? To see the show, of course! To ramp up the creep-out factor, diners sport disturbing animal masks. Enter the Wolf, clearly in charge, evil gleaming through his mask's small eye holes, as menacing music builds. At his signal, the performance begins. What does the diabolical host have in mind for his unwitting guests? Click here to watch the short "M is for Music" and find out. Then click the "Like" button above the video to vote for this excellent short.
2012's successful "The ABCs of Death" horror compilation features 26 shorts, one for each alphabet letter, with titles like "D is for Dogfight." The producers chose 25 films and ran a contest for the "T" movie, with Lee Hardcastle's claymation "T is for Toilet" as winner. On the heels of that success, "ABCs of Death 2" will feature 25 hand-picked shorts and challenges directors to submit selections for the letter "M."
Laurence Gustavo Cooper, a name well known in Jacksonville filmmaking circles, offers the deliciously nasty "M is for Music," featuring Tom Martin (as the Wolf) and violinists Dana Osan and Areayl Cooper in key roles. Martin previously starred as Bobby in Cooper's award-winning zombie short "Velvet Road," a stunning piece of cinematography chronicling a 1960s zombie apocalypse in the Southern U.S. "Velvet Road" wowed the 2011 festival circuit, leading FearNet to include the piece on their website for streaming. Click here to watch.
Producer for "M is for Music" Duane A. Sikes recognized Cooper's talent early, having also produced "Velvet Road" and Cooper's soon-to-be-released first full-length feature, "Copiii: The 1st Entry." In "Copiii," newlyweds embark on unconventional honeymoon, a road trip across Florida visiting unusual spots. When they stop in Cassadaga, the "psychic capital of the world," a tarot card reader delivers a warning regarding a 500-year-old demonic curse. Click here to watch the trailer.
In less than four minutes, without dialogue, the grotesquely beautiful "M is for Music," filmed at The Florida Yacht Club, offers intriguing ideas and unexpected consequences, executed to perfection. Click here to watch the short. Then click the "Like" button above the video to vote for "M is for Music." Voting ends November 14, so vote now.