Crypt TV, the new digital genre studio co-founded by Hostel and Cabin Fever director Eli Roth, will exclusively premiere "The Horrors of AutoCorrect" for free on Sunday, May 31.
Nick Principe (Laid to Rest) and Jaquelyn Fabian star in the 6-minute horror/comedy short. It marks the directorial debut of Alex DiVincenzo, who also penned the script and produced for Grimbridge Productions.
In The Horrors of AutoCorrect, Jenny's quiet evening at home watching a scary movie is interrupted by a stalker who can't quite master the art of text messaging. The result is a "sidesplitting, clever commentary on contemporary communication" (All Things Horror) that pays homage to such genre favourites as Scream and A Nightmare on Elm Street 2.
"I couldn't be more excited for people to see The Horrors of AutoCorrect," comments DiVincenzo. "It's truly an honor to release it through Crypt TV. Not only do I have the utmost respect for Eli Roth, but the platform provides an exciting outlet for original content."
Watch the trailer on YouTube
To be notified when the full short is released on May 31, be sure to "like" the Crypt TV and Grimbridge Productions pages on Facebook.
The Horrors of AutoCorrect's online premiere follows a successful run through the film festival circuit. DiVincenzo is currently working on his next short, a '50s throwback titled Trouser Snake.