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WATCH: Clive Barker Likes This Queer Horror Short. You Might Too


Shade Rupe submitted this creepy and atmospheric gay slasher clip, “T is for Trick,” into the ABCs of Death short film contest, in which filmmakers vie for $5,000 and the chance to have their work included in a feature film alongside top talents.

Rupe’s currently ranked 13th out of 171 entries, so if you like “T is for Trick” vote for him! Out horror master Clive Barker did—and he sent some encouraging words too.

“That was an elegantly shot, sharply edited and strongly conceived and directed four minutes of film-making. Colour me impressed. You managed to imply a whole range of character options for us, from which entirely plausible narrative solutions spilled. Very fine, courageous work from you and your actors. I hit the heart to say I’d been there. I hope it helps and i will certainly make sure my guys do the same.”

Pretty sweet.