Fans of Lovecraft and Weird Fiction will get a kick out of this short film by Mike Diva: Thresher. Following an man trying to get into a locked room, we find that there’s just some doors that shouldn’t be opened.

The film was one of the top five finalists in a contest that Guillermo del Toro and Legendary Entertainment presided over.

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There’s all the trappings of a fun gothic horror story here: old, Victorian-style home, an anonymous hero played by Nick Gregorio who’s obsessed with opening a locked door, clocks that stop and of course, some unimaginable horror from beyond, this is a great, short story that would have made Lovecraft proud.

[The Blood Shed]