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Trick 'r Treat Director Mike Dougherty's Short Film Will Be The Highlight Of Your Halloween

By TK Burton | Videos | October 13, 2011 |

By TK Burton | Videos | October 13, 2011 |

What’s more adorable than children? Children digging up bodies and playing with the gooey bits within.

No, really. Below is a short film from Mike Dougherty, director of the sublime and vastly underrated (and underwatched) 2007 film Trick ‘R Treat, a fantastic little anthology of horror that, for reasons that will eternally baffle me, was never released in theaters (despite being quite literally one of the best horror movies of the last decade). Dougherty hasn’t done much since then other than some screenplay work, so it’s nice to see him behind the camera, even if it’s only for a couple of minutes.

The short, cleverly titled Making Friends, was made for the cable channel FEARnet, and it’s adorable and horrifying and charming and gory and sweet, and it’s a testament to Dougherty’s abilities that he so seamlessly incorporates all of those traits into two short minutes (with no dialogue, to boot). Watch it. It’ll be the best part of your day. Trust me.

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