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

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.

Image credit: Screenshot via TIFF