What do you think about when you lie await at night? People... or things creeping into your house, your room... your bed?
What lurks in the dark is exactly what director Drew Daywalt set out to scare you with in his rather excellent short film Bedfellows, which he describes as a vision of the universal Boogeyman:
Everybody has an idea of what the boogeyman looks like to you, when you close your eyes and think back to when you were a child. That was the face I was convinced the boogeyman had. I looked at him in Bedfellows and he really creeped me out. Normally I don’t get creeped out, but he did it. He’s a cross between Captain Howdy from The Exorcist and Nosferatu, and those two scared the heck out of me!
Watch the spooky video, or just read the spoilerific breakdown if you have less than two minutes and / or your phone is being irritating and not loading the video or something...
Enter the Bedfellows breakdown...
Fig. 1: When the phone rings in the middle of the night and you're, like, UGH.
Fig. 2: Babe? Danny! *Prod, nudge, harass* hand me my phone?
Fig. 3: Hey, this is Danny, sorry to wake you...
Fig. 4: Then- then who... or what... is in bed next to me?
Fig. 5: THIS.
Fig. 6: Um, don't touch it, you fool.
Nah, I'm not gonna spoil the last shot for you. Watch it, it's a scare that can only be experienced through the medium of video...
Note: Perhaps you've seen shots from this short horror movie as a gif or meme before? I know that I had and it's satisfying to learn where it originated!