Whenever people stumble on a mysterious natural phenomenon that grants them powers in movies, things don't generally turn out so well.

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You'll have to watch Burnt Grass to find out exactly what goes awry with the short film's central couple when they discover a patch of their lawn with the ability to duplicate organic material.

The film veers from the "look at the normal, young couple" set up a bit too quickly into complete creepy madness. I would've liked for things to progress more gradually, but then again, it's a short film.

Burnt Grass was one of the Short Cuts at Toronto International Film Festival this year, and it definitely won an award in my heart for most ominous puppies.

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Image credit: Screenshot via TIFF