Screenwriter and author C. Robert Cargill is no stranger to the creepy, the weird and the just plain bonkers, thanks to his work on the chilling “Sinister” film franchise and his popular “Dreams and Shadows” fantasy book series. And next month, things are going to get all the more strange — so sorry — when Scott Derrickson’s “Doctor Strange” hits the big screen, co-written by Cargill himself.
But if you can’t wait until November 4 to check out what the Texas native has been working on, you can check out a brand new short, penned by Cargill and directed by Nikhil Bhagat, that harnesses some of the scribe’s greatest strengths, including an evocative setting, a complex leading character and some unexpected twists.
In the short, “As They Continue to Fall,” Cargill and Bhagat introduce us to an unnamed protagonist who is saddled with a seemingly lifelong affliction: He can see angels. Sounds cool, until the short flashes back to a youth marked by bullying so harsh — goodness knows kids aren’t too into peers who can tap into other worlds — that it’s clearly impacted his adult present. Oh, and those angels? Maybe not such good guys after all.
Check out the short below.