A starving boy eats a toe he finds sticking out of the ground. Later that night, something ghastly comes to his bedroom wanting it back.
Directed by: Neal O’Bryan and Chad Thurman
A boy is on the hunt for food in a world that looks like it’s severely lacking any. He sees a crow and tries to catch it, but ends up flat on his face. He looks up to find a toe sticking out of the ground, so he decides to break it off and take it home. Once home, he steams, and eats it. However, will this become his last meal?
First and foremost this is a must see film just to watch the stop motion. To start the boy looks awesome with a lot of focus on how his eyes react to everything going on. They set him up in a dark and creepy setting, including a run down shack. They add some nice details here and there showing they really know what they’re doing.
“Toe” is really amazing to watch, and gets even better once danger comes whispering at the boy. The creature they make is even more terrific than the boy. It takes the weirdest they created to this point to a new level. The only complaint might be in how it ends. It’s an interesting shot, but maybe it could have gone in a different direction.
*Shown at the 5th Annual Popcorn Frights Film Festival