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"A special treat in every way"





"Raw emotion & authentic dread"


"A stylish, gripping short"





"One of the most effective horror shorts I've seen" 







Berlin Shorts Interview with Prano Bailey-Bond





"There appears to be something deeply metaphorical here surrounding the dissolution of a family unit"






"Pries your brain apart, and drags you through the luminous VHS gateway to revelation."






"It was as if these films held some kind of metaphysical power that could change someone’s personality"






"Every single frame is like a painting, beautifully composed, a sumptuous feast for the eyes"






"An aesthetically gore-geous throwback to the video nasties era and all that VHS quality goodness"






"An ultra-stylish and thoroughly entertaining work from a highly promising filmmaker" 






"Perhaps I was driven by some demon?" Prano on NASTY 






"An overall dread that infects all" Horror Happens' Jay Kay's Top 10 Horror Shorts of 2016






Short film | 15 minutes

Shooting format 16mm & S8mm

Production company - Soul Rebel Films


It's 1982. Twelve-year old Doug is drawn into the lurid world of VHS horror as he explores the mysterious disappearance of his father.



Best Music - Scottish Independent Film Festival 2018

Best Int'l Short - Women in Horror Film Festival 2017

Best Short Film - Stormy Weather Film Festival 2017

Best Scream Queen - Stormy Weather Film Festival 2017

Grand Prize - Int'l Competition Winner - Dijon Short Film Festival 2016 

Excellence in Directing Short Form - Cinematic Arts Film Festival 2016

Best Sick Chick Flick - Sick Chick Flicks Film Festival 2016 

Best Actress in a Short Film | Madeleine Hutchins - Fly Film Festival 2016 

Best Sci-Fi / Horror - Sunderland Shorts Film Festival 2016 

Bronze Skull - Morbido Film Festival 2016 

Best International Short - Fantaspoa International Fantastic Film Festival 2016

Best Short Film - Stranger With My Face International Film Festival 2016

Best Director - North Wales International Film Festival 2016 

Best Picture - Maverick Movie Awards 2015

Best Director - Maverick Movie Awards 2015

Honorary Mention - Nashville Film Festival 2016

Highly Commended - UnderWire Festival 2015

Award of Merit - IndieFest Awards 2016



BFI London Film Film Festival 2015 

Lund Fantastic Film Festival 2015

Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2015

BogoShorts Film Festival 2015

UK Film Festival 2015

Slamdance Film Festival 2016

London Short Film Festival 2016

(nominated: Best Woman Director)

British Shorts Berlin Film Festival 2016

(Jury Award short list)

Landshuter Kurz Film Festival 2016

(nominated: Deadline Award)

Palm Springs International ShortsFest 2016 

Seattle International Film Festival 2016

Melbourne International Film Festival 2016

Rhode Island International Film Festival 2016

Woodstock Film Festival 2016

Mecal Barcelona Short & Animation Film Festival 2016

Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival 2016

Cinedelphia Film Festival 2016

Motel X - Lisbon International Horror Film Festival 2016

Abertoir Horror Festival 2016

Mayhem Horror Film Festival 2016

Film Fear - Film4 at Home in Manchester 2016

Snake Valley Film Festival 2016

Dundead Horror Film Festival 2016

Film Leben Festival 2016

Cannes Short Film Corner 2016

London Independent Film Festival 2016

Etheria Film Festival 2016

No Gloss Film Festival 2016

STUFF Film Festival 2016

Scream Queen Tokyo Film Festival 2016

FLY Film Festival 2016

Dundead Horror Film Festival 2016

Night Visions Film Festival 2016

NanoCon Science Fiction Film Festival 2016

Krakow Film Market 2016

Fantosfreak Festival 2016

FMK International Short Film Festival 2016

Dragon Con Independent Film Festival 2016

L'Etrange Festival 2016

Women Texas Film Festival 2016

Kolkota Shorts International Film Festival 2016

Defy Film Festival 2016

Milwaukee Short Film Festival 2016

Fenetres Sur Courts 2016

Rome International Film Festival 2016

Fright Night Film Festival 2016

Les Femmes Underground Film Festival 2016

The Chiddingly Festival 2016

The Directors Chair Film Festival 2016

InShort Film Festival 2016

Wreak Havoc Film Festival 2016

Fright Night Theatre Film Festival 2016

Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2016

Sick Chick Flicks Film Festival 2016

(nominated: Best VFX)

TerrorThon Boston 2016

Razor Reel Flanders Film Festival 2016

Great Lakes International Film Festival 2016

Spooky Empires International Horror Film Festival 2016

Ax Wound Festival 2016

Slaughter in Syracuse 2016

Leeds International Film Festival 2016

Spooky Empire's International Horror Film Festival 2016

Atlanta Horror Film Festival 2016

South London Shorts 2016

St Louis International Film Festival 2016

Misty Moon International Film Festival 2016 (nominated: Best Film)

Boca de Inferno 2016

International Film Festival of the Cinematic Arts 2016

Unrestricted View Horror Film Festival 2016

The Shawna Shea Film Festival 2016

LED - Accademia del Cinema di Enziteto 2016

Directors Circle Festival of Shorts 2016

Screamathon - Short Sighted Cinema 2016

Shivers Film Festival 2016

PDXtreme - Portland Underground Film Festival 2016

Fright Meter Awards Top 25 Horror Shorts of 2016

Other Worlds Austin 2016

Kolkata Short Film Festival 2016

Sweet Art Film Night 2015

Cine Excess Cult Film Festival 2015

Scare-A-Con 2015

Buried Alive Film Festival 2015

I Filmmaker International Film Festival 2015

Fargo Fantastic Film Festival 2015

Lille European Film Festival 2017

Tampere Film Festival (WIFT screening) 2017

Stormy Weather Horror Festival 2017

Final Girls Film Festival 2017

Limelight Film Awards 2017

Twisted Dreams Film Festival 2017


DOUG - Albie Marber

CAROL/MUM - Madeleine Hutchins

EVIL DAD - James Cutler

CHERYL - Joanne Gale

VALERIE - Kimberley Adams




WRITER - Anthony Fletcher

DIRECTOR - Prano Bailey-Bond

PRODUCERS - Meghna Gupta & Helen Mullane


DOP - Annika Summerson


COSTUME - Saffron Cullane

HAIR & MAKE UP - Ruth Pease


EDITOR - Flaura Atkinson

COLORIST - Edwin Metternich



COMPOSERS - Seven Locks Studio




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