Why Watch? I caught this short at Fantastic Fest when it played in 2011, and I’m glad it’s finally online because it deserves to be seen by a wider audience. The hook here is a young man (Luke Sorge) waking up in a bathtub full of ice, staring down at bloodied instruments in a sink and trying to maintain his sanity while a massive staple job runs up his side. But if this is your normal snatch-and-grab liver job, why are the doors and windows barred shut?

Jimmy Weber‘s intense little horror flick plays off of the aggressive physicality of Sorge’s performance (as well as some well place atonal music) to put you in the sweaty boxer shorts of the guy going through the unthinkable. While it’s admittedly minimal when it comes to story, it makes up for it with a gruesome bit of practical effects and a self-surgery that’s difficult to watch in the best way.

What will it cost you? Only 6 minutes.

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