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Short Film Of Death: ‘Mousetrap’ Snaps Shut With Gleeful Gore

M is for Mousetrap

Why Watch? To celebrate The ABCs of Death 2‘s search for the second 26th director, we’re posting 13 contest entries for 13 days. All of which start with M is for.

Today’s is Mousetrap from Craig Stewart.

This manic short features a man driven mad by the presence of a mouse in his cereal boxes. With quick, smooth editing, it manages creepy comedy alongside the kind of tension built by pulling back (sweat forming on your forehead) the neck-breaking wire to its linchpin. Plus, you wouldn’t want to be neighbors with our hero, and the final bit of gore is absolutely fantastic.

What Will It Cost? Around 3 minutes

You can vote for M is for Mousetrap here.

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A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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