Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

No, that headline is not a joke. Actor Shia LaBeouf has made his directorial debut with a 10 minute horror short film for hip hop star Kid Cudi, based on his single “Maniac”. The short stars Kid Cudi and Cage (his collaborator on the single) and can be seen below. Warning, though, the short is pretty gory and excessively violent for something so short.

The black and white and cineme verite style mixed with the overall story make this seem way too heavily inspired (as in, it’s the exact same story shot in a very similar style) by the excellent Belgian film, Man Bites Dog. Regardless, the short is well made and definitely worth a look. I’d like to see what this trio could bring to a feature length film.