Regular readers of Horror Freak News know we’re huge fans of the cutting-edge, boundary-pushing short films produced and promoted by the folks at CryptTV. In all honesty, my love affair with CryptTV goes back even farther than my tenure here (as anyone who’s seen my stomach can attest!).
I was part of an online fraternity called The Crypt Family, a community that still exists in many personal and professional connections that were made. Back in the day, Crypt founder Jack Davis asked our input after a video uploaded and shared on Facebook resulted in some unexpectedly negative (and accusatory) feedback.
Happy Meal Horror is everything one expects from the folks at Crypt: It’s stylized, unflinching, and extremely entertaining. But was the 5-minute short pushing a sociopolitical agenda? Specifically, was Happy Meal Horror a satirical and bloody comedy or part of an animal rights campaign aimed at shaming omnivores?
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Obviously, our consensus was that Happy Meal Horror, while making a statement about factory farming, was made for purposes of entertainment, never intending to throw shade in anyone’s direction. Now that the short has been uploaded on CryptTV’s YouTube channel, however, chances are the “controversy” will flare again.
Give Happy Meal Horror a look-see below and let us know what you think in the Comments section! Propaganda or satirical entertainment? Let the debate begin!
Official Synopsis: Happy meals are HORRIFYING if you’re a cow…
Writer/Director: Rocky Curby
Music: Patrick Meissner
Sound: Jae Kim
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