Child Eater - a short film by Icelandic Erlingur Óttar Thoroddsen has been released online and even featured as Vimeo Staff Pick. Watch the film here below.
Erlingur makes horror films and studied directing at Columbia University. Child Eater was first shown in 2012 and was well received at six different film festivals including Reykjavík International Film Festival (RIFF).
Erlingur received the SCREAMFEST LAUNCHPAD AWARD at the Screamfest Horror movie festival in North America in 2013 for his short film The Banishing.
The Child Eater crew now wants to make a full length horror movie and is looking for funding through the Kickstarter website.
CHILD EATER takes place over the course of one very long night. Helen isn't thrilled about babysitting little Lucas and it certainly doesn't make it any easier that he's convinced he hears breathing coming from his closet. But it's just his imagination, right?
When Helen goes upstairs to check on Lucas late at night, she's shocked to find an empty bed. Lucas is missing … and his closet door is wide open. Now she's got no choice but to follow his trail deep into the woods, the same woods where, decades earlier, an infamous serial killer preyed on children and ate their eyes in order to keep himself from going blind.
Needless to say, Helen is in for quite a ride ...
CHILD EATER - a feature horror film
by Erlingur Thoroddsen