October is the month for the true horror gourmet. In celebration of All Hallows Eve—and all things terrifying—Gourmet Horror is presenting a different short horror film for each day of the month. Make yourself a tasty snack, draw the blinds, turn out all the lights…and watch today’s featured horror short.
If you dare, that is.
WHAT’S ON THE MENU: Today’s selection comes to us from Israel’s Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, in Jerusalem. In the Tall Grass is a dialog-free computer-animated feature that evokes David Lynch’s peculiar brand of industrial unease, right down to the sludgy ambient soundtrack.
Joseph is mentally deviated. He is a prisoner of his own flat, and always at permanent war with his own mind. In reality, where desires, memories and nightmares are mixed together, there’s no escape for the tortured soul. He will either win this battle—or will be condemned forever.
Alexii Muftoll co-wrote, directed, and performed motion capture for the film for his graduation project at Bezalel. Nadia Dubijansky served as co-writer and did the art direction, character design, and texturing. The ominous sound design is by Arjen Schut. Federico Lusthaus is the modeling and technical artist, and Isca Mayo did the animation. Enjoy this hot blast of Kafkaesque cinematic grit. RUNTIME: 7:51