Sandy is grievously forced to break it off with the boy of her dreams in order to avert him from meeting her unusual parents.
Fck’N Nuts is an absurdist horror comedy written and directed by Sam Fox (Bad Acid, Unagi), produced by New Orleans filmmaker Joe Badon, and starring Maddie Nichols (Emergency, Creepshow) and Vincent Stalba (Lessons in Chemistry, Claws, The Blood of the Dinosaurs). The film was awarded a production grant from MovieMaker Magazine and was filmed on location in New Orleans.
Fck’N Nuts lives up to its namesake by tossing all of your general short horror film rules out of the window and attempting something rather bizarre. Sure, the film is still grounded in film-making fundamentals, it just chooses to take a more avant-garde approach to horror elements, teasing us with what we think we know is going on while making us question our sanity at the same time.
The film follows a common life event that most of us have sadly had to endure: the breakup. This one, unfortunately, doesn’t go that well. While Sandy tries her damnedest to get her true love, Dan, to understand that meeting her parents is simply out of the question, Dan convinces her that he can handle them, no matter how nuts Sandy claims them to be.
The meat of the horror lies right before the short film’s big reveal when Dan and Sandy venture forth into her parent’s home. What follows is a clever metaphor from writer/director Sam Fox detailing the horrors of growing up as a simple ol’ regular girl with parents that you obviously could never bring anyone home to. The house’s hellish landscape and the parents’ bizarre behaviour are a clear reimagining of Fox’s young adult memories. A situation that I am sure many would be able to relate to.
Without spoiling the film’s absurdist ending, I will say that I absolutely did not see it coming. I was pleasantly fooled, imagining something far macabre than I was eventually fed. As the credits began to roll, I found myself pleasantly surprised with a stupid smile across my face—a telltale sign that the film had achieved that which it had set out to do.
The film was selected for and has played at a number of festivals, where it walked away with:
Once it is done with its festival run, we’ll update you on where it will be available to watch. Thanks for reading and as always, stay sordid. The poster and trailer are below.
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