The Story

"Cutter" is about a teenage cutter in recovery and her overbearing mother being haunted by a ghost who seeks to keep them at odds.

The Ghost

The gruesome ghost of "Cutter" was created using practical effects over CGI - a product of the Emmy-nominated Hawgfly Productions team in Austin, TX. A combination of Jack from "An American Werewolf in London," Samara from "The Ring" and Freddy Krueger from "A Nightmare on Elm Street," she will be a new kind of monster. 

The Inspiration 

A Note from Lindsay 

Having been a cutter as a teenager, I immediately connected to Dan's concept and had to be a part of it. Over the course of writing a dozen+ drafts, we asked ourselves not only "what makes people jump?" but also "what makes people hurt?" I hope our film will reach a horror-loving audience who will not only experience the fun of suspense and shock of gore, but also leave thinking about the tough subject matter. From the time i saw "The Birds" in first grade, I've been addicted to the way horror movies challenge my comfort by offering a window into my fears. It only seems right that I address an issue that has always been important to me through a horror film. 

A Note from Dan

I started this project with two main goals in mind. First, to develop characters the audience will really identify with and care about when they are put in harms way. I find it frustrating when I'm watching a horror film that has all the elements to be scary except the character has not been fleshed out so I don't empathize with them. Secondly, I wanted to come up with a memorable monster that is terrifying but also still has some human qualities. I believe we all have monsters buried in our subconscious that can be provoked. some of the greatest monsters in horror films are exaggerated versions of what we fear we could become.

Original art by Logan Gordon

AN UPCOMING SHORT FILM BY DAN REPP & LINDSAY YOUNG

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