An award winning adaptation of Josh Saltzman’s gruesome short story of the same name, taken from his horror anthology “Strange Yarns”.
Mark and Jenny, a financially struggling couple, take part in a mysterious paid experiment that sees them locked in a room together for one month. They’re provided meals through a dispenser, meals which they ravenously devour because they’re overcome with an insatiable hunger. Eventually the food stops coming, and with only each other in the room, what will they do? They’re still hungry...
Five Course Meal explores whether the instinct of love or hunger is stronger—and with that concept Five Course Meal entertains, disgusts and delights the audience with something outrageously fun to watch.
This short is meant for body horror fans who have a passion for in-camera practical effects. Special attention was made in making the audience feel like they were trapped in the same room as our characters. This cinematically immerses them in every slimy texture and slurping sound of our dark story, though grotesque close-ups and uncomfortable sound design.
Five course meal is a real crowd-pleasing ending with inevitable result of what happens when you just can’t stop EATING.
Five Course Meal held its *WORLD PREMIERE* at the Edmonton Short Film Festival on October 13, 2018. The film won Best Horror. Since then, Five Course Meal has screened over 125 times at genre film festivals around the world.
Screening highlights include the renowned UK genre film festival, FrightFest, in London, several members of the European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation, such as MOTELX in Portugal—and emerging horror film festival Popcorn Frights in Florida. Other regions of the UK also enjoyed Five Course Meal, with screenings held at the well-known Leeds International Film Festival and Sheffield’s Celluloid Screams.
Five Course Meal was was recognized numerous times with awards, including Best FX and Make-Up from the Molins Horror Film Festival in Spain—one of the oldest dedicated horror film festivals in Europe.