"I feel dislocated and ghost-like. I am a cadaver bored with its own funeral." Horror and noir blend together to eerie effect in John Pata's short film, Pity. Following a well-received festival run, we now have Pata's new short for Daily Dead readers to enjoy:

Press Release -- "Separation can be a terrible thing. It can break you down physically, mentally, and emotionally. The person you once were can begin to slip away. How much agony will it take before you lose yourself? Would you realize just how far gone you are? This is a portrait of a man at the bottom, struggling to find an answer, after the wrong things happened at the wrong time. This is a story of loss.

Wisconsin’s very own Head Trauma Productions, in association with The Line Film Co., is thrilled to release its latest short film, Pity. Written and directed by John Pata (Dead Weight), based on the short story Prowler in the Yard by J.R. Hayes of Pig Destroyer, and starring Jake Martin as the tragically unbalanced Anonymous, Pity had a strong and successful festival run throughout 2014 and 2015. The film earned Best Noir Short at the PollyGrind Film Festival 2014 and multiple nominations from the Diabolique International Film Festival, FilmQuest, and the New Orleans Horror Film Festival.

Pity is a snapshot—a moment in time—capturing a darkness we all harbor. We typically do everything we can to ensure our darker being remains dormant. However, at times, outside forces can unknowingly release the other side. The outcome can be painful, frightening, and heartbreaking.

Dark, gritty, and clocking in at just over seven minutes, Ambush Bug from AICN Horror "found every second to be pitch-perfect." HTP is releasing a limited run of Blu-rays and DVDs containing an in-depth look at the making of the film, on-set featurettes, commentaries, a fantastic photo gallery, and even a black-and-white version of the film—all for a short. Might sound a little excessive, but that's how HTP likes to do it.

Blu-Rays and DVDs are up for pre-order now at http://HeadTraumaProductions.bigcartel.com. Note: Special features will only be available on the physical releases.



Derek Anderson
About the Author - Derek Anderson

Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.