Short Film - 2017 - 4 Minutes
In the final act of a slasher film, Bruce attempts to reclaim his manliness and impress the final girl by finishing off the killer.
Writer/Director/Producer: Nicholas Payne Santos
Producer: Matthew John Lawrence
Assistant Director: Kristy Richman
Assistant Camera: Gina Hackett
Location Sound: Brian Velsor
Sound Design/Mix: Jordan Eusebio
Makeup Artist: Shondell Baijoo
Production Assistant: Jason Savio
Original Score: COSMIC MONSTER
Emily: Rebeca Robles
Bruce: Eric Whitten
Killer Santa: Ben Elder
STILLS / BTS
At the end of September 2016, I sat down to write a script like no other I'd written before: a feel-good romantic comedy. By Halloween, the screenplay had morphed into a meta-horror-comedy about machismo in film. Not exactly what I set out to write, but a story that spoke to me, nonetheless. As a kid, my friends and I had movie marathons every weekend, renting VHS tapes from the local Blockbuster's horror section. HOLIDAY FEAR picks up at the very end of a typical Slasher movie, where the killer is seemingly dead, but wakes up with a vengeance just as the heroes thought they were safe. The film takes on what it means to be a man in a relationship while poking fun at the genre that I love.