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You already hate going down into your dark, damp, spidery, probably ghost-infested basement—and creepy short film Two Birds, about a woman who discovers something deeply horrible when she ventures to her home’s subterranean level—won’t help that phobia one bit.

Props to filmmaker Brendan Beachman, who somehow makes a well-worn horror trope feel totally fresh and scary. And double props to him, actually, for filming this eerie tale in his own cellar, a place he presumably actually has to visit on a semi-regular basis. Eek!