Illustration for article titled Short Horror Film Examines Why Its Important to Pay Attention When the Apocalypse Begins

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.

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