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HE SEES YOU: Spreading FREE Christmas Fear For Holiday Horror Lovers

1555401_976724365674608_7394481855274563600_n“Let’s make a horror movie this weekend!”

That’s basically how HE SEES YOU… the new short film from Blair Downey and Michael Hickey happened. The duo, fresh off the success of THE CALMING (which won Best Film and Scariest Film at the Nickel Independent Film Festival’s 48 Hour Horror Challenge), decided to take the same approach to their next film.

“There was no reason not to” says Downey “We proved we could make a good short film with no time and less money when we made THE CALMING.”

“There was a bit more prep this time around, which was nice” adds Hickey. “We were able to bring in some elements like our Santa suit and the ‘Christmas Tales’ book. We knew what we were doing a couple weeks out as opposed to the night before.”

The decision to make a holiday film was simply to give themselves more pressure.

“We figured planning a Christmas movie would make sure we stick to the deadline” laughs Downey, the man behind the story, “and what is creepier than those frigging elves?”

Downey is, of course, referring to the kneehugger elves that have taken over social media feeds the last number of Christmases. The two planned the no-budget short around the lore of the scout elves reporting naughty behavior to Santa Claus.

The pair have enlisted comedian Matt Wright to co-star with Victoria Holmes (The Calming). Patricia Andrews, Clare Power-Maunder, and Sandy Morris round out the cast with Bruce Brenton providing the sinister narration.

The film was shot over December 13-14, 2014 and edited in roughly the same amount of time, all for a three week release.

“We’re hauling it off the internet on Old Christmas Day (January 6, 2015). We’ll all be done with Christmas by then” assures Hickey. “But it will probably be back next year, and who knows, the ‘Christmas Tales’ book is pretty thick, maybe there’ll be a new chapter to go with it.”

HE SEES YOU…’s web-only release runs December 18, 2014 – January 6, 2015. The film is available at https://vimeo.com/114799953 and http://facebook.com/heseesyoufilm. You can follow updates on the film @heseesyoufilm on Twitter and Instagram.

HE SEES YOU: Spreading FREE Christmas Fear For Holiday Horror Lovers

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Chad Armstrong

President/Co-Owner at LC Films
Chad Armstrong is a writer/producer/director who was born and raised in Long Beach CA. In 2009 he relocated to Alabama where he founded LeglessCorpse, a site dedicated to independent horror films, and soon after created the indie horror distribution company LeglessCorpse Films (currently known as LC Films). Not only is he co-owner of LeglessCorpse.com and LC Films he is also President of the newly formed Back Aisle Video label. Chad's most recent feature film is Deimosimine, and currently in development on the feature film Blood Dancers 2: Full Moon.

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