This is a fun short that riffs on the old monster movie tropes. A security guard plays a prank with a squid monster costume, but finds himself mistaken for a real monster.
Simple concept, great execution. I particularly like the sound design, which at times drops you into the characters’ state of mind, and which does a great job selling sticky, slimy, gooey substances in true lagoon creature tradition.
The filmmakers have kindly put up a six minute making of video as well:
They found the costume was much heavier than expected, creating many challenges for lead actor Paul Hassal in the filming. Co-director/co-writer FX Goby says, “Sometimes I just closed my eyes and tried to get the shot done. And I think that was a bit painful for Paul.”