Marcus Alqueres, whose superhero short Flying Man was optioned by Sony last year, takes on the horror genre with Lasiurus. It’s about a guy who’s so lost in his routine—and, unfortunately, has also forgotten to charge his phone—that he doesn’t notice that doomsday is happening all around him.
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It’s like the beginning of Shaun of the Dead, except much darker and more menacing, and with creepy swarms of bats instead of zombies. Alqueres aims to expand the story into a feature-length film eventually.