It’s rare for a short film to play in the Toronto International Film Festival’s Midnight Madness program, which is why it’s was a huge deal that those who attended last September witnessed Davy Force and Nick DenBoer’s fucking bonkers Canadian short “The Chickening.”
The Shining gets a digital remix in this poultry-infused reworking of Stanley Kubrick’s horror classic, the TIFF program touted.
What you’ll see is footage from Kubrick’s adaptation of Stephen king’s novella only repurposed in a way that is reminiscent of the madness behind “Too Many Cooks.” It’s the kind of hallucinatory nightmare you wish to have each and every night.
And now, after touring the festival scene, which also included Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas, “The Chickening” is online for your clucking pleasure! Set your YouTube to repeat because you’re never going to want this to end…