It’s Okay

DAVID CRONENBERG is adapting “FOXED!” into a full length film!

A little while ago, I wrote about a short horror film titled “It’s Okay[read that here!] and mentioned that short films are becoming a fascination of mine. I like how they’re full length stories, but instead; they’re short, they’re sweet, and best of all: they have all the elements an actual film would have, but in a shorter time frame! Although I’m [naturally] all about the horror shorts, today I want to talk about a different type of short film – stop motion animation.. specifically one in particular: Foxed!.

Directed and written by James Stewart, Foxed! has been sweeping awards and earning itself nominations throughout the film festival scene since it’s release in 2013! Now – as of last week – it’s finally available to watch online for the first time in two years! [hold out until the end of the post to watch Foxed! in all it’s glory!] If that’s not enough to satisfy you, what’s even more exciting than that is that body-horror Director David Cronenberg has confirmed that he will be producing an adaptation this particular short into a feature length film!

Being as the characters and story still naturally belong to Stewart, he will be writing and directing the feature length adaptation of his original short, which will still blend traditional stop-motion animation with 3D techniques, kind of like Coraline, James & The Giant Peach, and The Nightmare Before Christmas [along with many other films] all had. If you’ve never heard of Foxed!, read the synopsis for the short [and presumably – the adaptation as well] which can be found below! The full length feature is set to be released in theaters in 2017, with no date or full length trailer set as of yet.


“When young Emily is kidnapped by foxes and forced to work in the mysterious underground Blue Goo Mines, she must use everything she’s got to get back home and uncover the foxes’ secret plan!”


So check out Foxed! : It’s a short film – clocking in at just under 5 minutes – but it’s definitely worth checking out for the atmosphere it gives off, it’s dark and moody feeling, and it’s voice acting is top-notch. It’s been nominated for [and won] tons of awards and with a full length adaptation of it on the way, that alone tells you that it’s worth watching. As I said, it’s finally available to watch online [via Vimeo] but because I simply cannot get enough of it, I’ve gone so far as to post it below. Let me know in a comment or two what you think of Emily‘s adventure in the Blue Goo Mines, and as a question of the day: Do you think she’ll escape the foxes and figure out their dark plan?

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It’s Okay: [2015] because guilt can be HAUNTING experience!

Have you ever felt like guilt is something of a heavy feeling? Something so heavy, that it’s weighing you down – and following you everywhere you go? That’s how the [unnamed] guy in It’s Okay probably feels. It’s a horror short [and I mean ‘short‘] – clocking in at only about 4 minutes – but the atmosphere is dark and gloomy [I like this..a lot] and for something that was made at home, it’s is an extremely polished [short] film. The Director: Alex Kline clearly puts his technical abilities on proud display for all to see. There’s only two actors in the entire film, but the dynamic between the two work [though I think the ‘man’ could have acted a little more scared..just my two cents!]

It’s clear that this short is influenced by J-horror, but It’s Okay feels very bare bones, and it doesn’t screw around – it’s short, it’s effective, it’s atmospheric and best of all; it gets to the point.. especially if it’s so short. After watching it two or three times over, you start to pick up on little hints of foreshadowing, especially the first shot – we need more of that in today’s film industry! I feel that foreshadowing, while still used, isn’t used effectively. Obviously there are exceptions, like my favorite example found in Shaun Of The Dead, when Ed reveals the whole plot of the movie – in a single sentence..though that’s getting a little off topic. What I’m trying to get at is It’s Okay is an interesting short horror film about a man’s take on guilt – everyone experiences it differently, and for different reasons; it’s just a matter of how you cope, or why you feel it.

I’m not saying that this short is the best thing I’ve seen, but I’m saying it’s effective in it’s atmosphere. It’s Okay boasts a crisp image and clear/smooth editing to help the brief feature fly right by, while still being memorable. There’s very little dialog, but that helps set the tone. If you’re interested in watching It’s Okay, it’s available [for free] on Youtube; or better yet – down below.

So now I turn to you, what are your thoughts on short films? Are they a fun way to keep yourself entertained? Or do you consider them a waste of time, and you prefer the longer, bigger budget-ed films? If you do like horror shorts, which is your favorite? Let me know your thoughts on horror shorts and It’s Okay in the comments, or over on social media: Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr .

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