The Grey Matter is a new horror short film that gives a dark horror comedy spin on having a parasite sharing your body. Some of the special effects are a little disturbing but the overall tone of the short is pretty good. Peter McCoubrey and Luke McCoubrey are responsible for giving us this nice treat. Simon is a desk jockey who shares his body with Brian. Thats enough build up, watch the video below.
The film is a dark horror comedy starring Ebon Moss-Bachrach (Girls, John Adams) as an office stiff who, after suffering a mysterious injury, finds himself stumbling through a courtship with a coworker played by Lucy Walters (Shame, Power)... but something strange is afoot. With the romantic guidance of a creature unearthed from his head wound, he finds himself stumbling through an absurd, increasingly unorthodox, and potentially fatal attraction.
I work with my brother Luke who’s my DP as well as co-director and what started with two music videos for a college friend’s band, grew into a half way decent career making music videos and TV commercials. The short arose from our desire to delve a bit deeper into character and story than the parameters of music video or commercial ever could allow.
Having a soft spot for the genre movies of the 80s, we’ve always loved way they often bounced around from horror--to comedy--to enigmatic--to just flat out weird… as well as their inventive use of practical FX. Films like An American Werewolf in London, Return of the Living Dead, Big Trouble in Little China,The Fly, Brain Damage and Brazil all had a level of influence over the film’s initial conception. We wanted to honor the wild, inventive, and playful spirit of those films but at the same time create a film that felt modern, cinematic, and hopefully leave the audience wanting more.
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