Today's Leap Day – the one holiday that doesn't have a horror movie devoted to it. To correct that situation, we've asked each and every FEARnet employee to submit a pitch for a FEARnet film they would make that's based on, inspired by, or entitled 'Leap Year'. Our next proposal comes from Adam Rydell. Check it out below.
Shards of Winter
a ten minute short about that which could some day be
February 29th 2016 would be the day when the Reverse Groundhog would successfully seize the throne to bring 29 years of winter. In the morning of the 29th, the most well-trained Reverse Groundhog would get to be the one to step out into the sunlight to see if he can see his shadow or not. The most well-trained Groundhog had to have eaten the most peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in the last 4 years. This was quite the challenge seeing as how their most delightful treats were no more than mere used automobile tires. Klazda stepped up with a whopping total of 924 sandwiches. Klazda sees his shadow and jolts to life as his new found powers enable him to see as if he was much taller than he was before. As he looks down he not only sees his own shadow, but a ghastly sight of himself as a giraffe. As he runs back into hiding, sadly without knowing how to physically control his new form yet, his eye balls get horribly impaled by 2 giant thorns all over the cave entrance. As his eyes are impaled in slow motion, you see a flash of winter sweep over the planet from the left of the frame to the right just as the spikes are impaling Klazda. As Klazda lays on the quickly-hardening and freezing ground, his comrades join around him in a moment where words were not necessary. Silently Klazda's blood leaks out of his eyes and flows into the ground. As the blood touches the ground it explodes like millions of shards of ice connecting with the oxygen. Never before had his friends seen such a captivating sight. As everyone looks up, the world is now a dark and blistering ice age.